Released: January 19, 1988 

So Far, So Good... So What!

On Megadeth's third LP So Far, So Good... So What!, the band continues to prove that in the right hands, sheer density and force of riffs can work as hooks unto themselves. With this album, Megadeth goes to another level and Dave Mustaine and his band prove once again why they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal. What you will hear is some of the most killer, heaviest, assaulting thrash metal ever unleashed. This album reached #28 on U.S. Billboard charts and was certified Platinum in 1998.

  • Into the Lungs of Hell

    Into the Lungs of Hell

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    [Instrumental]
  • Set the World Afire

    Set the World Afire

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Red flash, clouds choking out the morning sky
    They said it'd never come, we knew it was a lie
    All forms of life die now, humans all succumb
    Time to kiss your ass goodbye, the end has just begun

    Distorted figures walk the street, it's 1999
    Weeds once underneath your feet have grown to vines

    Solo - Mustaine

    Bodies melted like a candle, a land without a face
    No time to change your fate, no time left, it's too late

    The arsenal of Megadeth can't be rid they said
    And if it comes the living will envy the dead
    Racing for power and all come in last
    No winning first stone cast
    This falsehood worldly peace
    It's treaties will soon cease
    No one will be left to prove that humans existed
    Maybe soon the children will be born open fisted
    We all live on one planet it will all go up in smoke

    Solo - Mustaine

    Too bad they couldn't see this lethal energy
    And now the final scene, a global darkening

    Solo - Mustaine

    Dig deep the piles of rubble and ruins
    Towering overhead both far and wide
    There's unknown tools of World War III
    Einstein said "We'll use rocks on the other side"
    No survivors!

    Solo - Mustaine

    Set the world afire!

    Solo - Young

    No survivors, set the world afire!
  • Anarchy in the U.K.

    Anarchy in the U.K.

    Music & Lyrics by: Glen Matlock/Johnny Rotten/Paul Cook/Steve Jones

    Right now
    I am an Anti-Christ
    And I am an anarchist
    Don't know what I want,
    But I know how to get it
    I want to destroy, possibly?

    Cause I want to be Anarchy
    No dog's body

    Anarchy for the U.K.
    It's coming sometime it maybe
    I give a wrong time, stop a traffic light
    Your future dream is a shopping spree

    Cause I want to be Anarchy
    In the city

    Solo - Mustaine

    Of many ways to get what you want
    I use the best, I use the rest
    I use the enemy
    I use anarchy

    Cause I want to be Anarchy
    It's the only way to be

    Solo - Jones

    Is this the M.P.L.A.?
    Is this the U.D.A.?
    Is this the I.R.A.?
    I thought it was the U.K.
    You're just another country

    Solo - Young

    And other cunt-like tendencies
    Cause I want to be Anarchy

    Solo - Young

    Cause I want to be Anarchy,
    You know what I mean?

    Solo - Young

    Cause I want to be an Anarchist
    Again I'm pissed, destroy!
  • Mary Jane

    Mary Jane

    Music by: Mustaine

    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    Forgive me father, for I have sinned
    I'm a child of the air, I'm a witch of the wind
    And I'm still awake

    Solo - Young

    Mary Jane

    Solo - Mustaine

    From the earth, up through the trees
    I can hear her calling me
    Her voice rides on the breeze
    Oh, it's haunting me

    No, can't get away
    No, there's no escape
    I'm going crazy
    If I know I'm going crazy
    I must not be insane

    Beware my friends, as you pass by
    As you are now, so once was I
    As I am now, so you must be
    Prepare my friends to follow me

    Forgive me father, for I have sinned
    I'm a child of the air, I'm a witch of the wind
    Fingers gripped around my brain,
    No control, my mind is lame
    I'm in the astral plane, and I'll never be the same
    Never, never, never, never, never, never
    Never, never, never

    Beware my friends, as you pass by
    As you are now, so once was I
    As I am now, so you must be
    Prepare my friends to follow me

    It hurts so bad
    I can't breathe
    Prepare to follow me
  • 502

    502

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Pull over shit head, this is the cops
    Full tank, pockets lined with cash
    Full throttle, gonna rip some ass
    Drive all day, and through the night
    Romance the road, winding left and right

    Stars above guide me, the moonlight is free
    A feeling inside me, and the whole world to see

    Driving fast makes me feel good
    Speed of light trapped under my hood
    Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do
    Driving the interstate, I'm stopped for a 502

    Solo - Young

    Hundreds of miles rolled off today
    Signs lose their meaning, minutes tick away
    Dirt roads to interstates, I must have drove them all
    Cigarettes and burgers, caffeine and alcohol

    Drive until daybreak, always on the go
    Life on the freeway, night shift, dawn patrol

    Driving fast makes me feel good
    The speed of light trapped under my hood
    Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do
    Driving the interstate, I'm stopped for a 502
    Stopped for a 502, next time it's gonna be you

    Solo - Mustaine

    Stars above guide me,
    A feeling inside me
    I drive until daybreak,
    Life on the freeway is Hell!
    I'm coming through
  • In My Darkest Hour

    In My Darkest Hour

    Music by: Mustaine

    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    Solo - Mustaine

    In my hour of need,
    Ha, no, you're not there
    And though I reached out for you,
    Wouldn't lend a hand

    Through the darkest hour,
    Your grace did not shine on me
    Feels so cold, very cold,
    No one cares for me

    Did you ever think I get lonely?
    Did you ever think that I needed love?
    Did you ever think, stop thinking
    You're the only one that I'm thinking of?

    You'll never know how hard I tried
    To find my space and satisfy you too

    Things will be better when I'm dead and gone
    Don't try to understand, knowing you, I'm probably wrong

    But, oh how I lived my life for you,
    Till you'd turn away
    Now, as I die for you,
    My flesh still crawls as I breathe your name
    All these years, thought I was wrong,
    Now I know it was you
    Raise you head, raise your face, your eyes,
    Tell me who you think you are?

    I walk, I walk alone
    To the promised land
    There's a better place for me
    But it's far, far away

    Everlasting life for me
    In a perfect world
    But I got to die first,
    Please God send me on my way

    Solo - Mustaine

    Time has a way of taking time
    Loneliness is not only felt be fools
    Alone, I call to ease the pain,
    Yearning to be held by you
    Alone, so alone, I'm lost,
    Consumed by the pain
    The pain, the pain, the pain
    Won't you hold me again
    You just laughed, ha-ha, you bitch

    Solo - Mustaine

    My whole life is work built on the past,
    The time has come when all things shall pass,
    This good thing passed away

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine
  • Liar

    Liar

    Music by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    You take great pride in never having lived up to anything
    Lie, steal, cheat and kill, a real bad guy
    Your Daddy is a wino and your Mommy is quite insane
    From alter boy to sewer rat, you don't give a damn
    Your Sister is a junkie, gets "it" any way she can
    Your Brother's a gay singer in a stud leather band
    Your girlfriend's got herpes to go with your hep and AIDS
    There ain't one person you know you ain't ripped off yet

    Solo - Mustaine

    Look deep in the mirror, look deep into its eyes
    Your face is replaced, a creature you despise
    I know what you're made of, it ain't much I'm afraid
    I know you'll be lying until you dying day

    Make up your stories, truth's so hard to say
    Brain is numb and your tongue will surely dig your grave
    Your mind is sickly from Alzheimer's Disease
    And decadence and debauchery killed your memories

    You're a liar, liar, liar, everyone can see
    You're a liar, liar, liar, it's all you'll ever be
    You're a liar, liar, liar, it's what you mean to me
    You're a liar, liar, lies

    Start trouble, spread pain
    Piss and venom, in your veins
    Talk nasty, breathe fire
    Smell rotten, you're a liar
    Sweat liquor, breathe snot
    Eat garbage, spit blood
    Diseased, health hazard
    Scum bag, filthy bastard
    Greasy face, teeth decay
    Hair matted, drunk all day
    Abscessed, sunken veins
    Rot gut, scrambled brain
    Steal money, crash cars
    Rob jewelry, hock guitars
    Rot in hell, it's time you know
    To your master, off you go

    Solo - Young

    You're a liar, a fucking liar
    Filthy liar, liar
    You fucking liar

    Solo - Mustaine

    Liar!
  • Hook in Mouth

    Hook in Mouth

    Music by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Cockroach in the concrete with courthouse tan and beady eyes
    A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies
    A little man with a big eraser's changing history
    Procedures that he's programmed to, and all he hears and sees
    Altering the facts and figures, events and every issue
    He can make a person disappear and no one will ever miss you

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    You say you've got the answers, well who asked you anyway?
    Ever think maybe it was meant to be this way?
    Don't try to fool us, we know the worst is yet to come
    I believe my kingdom will come

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M is for money and you know what that cures
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    Put your hand right up my shirt
    Pull the strings that make me work
    Jaws will part, words fall out
    Like a fish with hook in mouth

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    I'm not a fish, I'm a man
    Hook in Mouth
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