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Megadeth lyrics

Album: The System Has Failed [2004]

Tracks12
 01  Blackmail the Universe
 02  Die Dead Enough
 03  Kick the Chair
 04  The Scorpion
 05  Tears in a Vial
 06  I Know Jack
 07  Back in the Day
 08  Something That I'm Not
 09  Truth Be Told
 10  Of Mice and Men
 11  Shadow of Deth
 12 My Kingdom
all Megadeth lyrics



Blackmail the Universe
This is breaking news
It appears that Air Force One was shot down
Somewhere over the Middle East this morning
By a sleeper cell of rogue terrorists, firing a Stinger Missile
The Pilot and all passengers are unaccounted for
The Presidentís whereabouts are presently unknown and he is presumed missing
The Vice President, Secretary of State, and principles of the military are assembling
Our nation stands at DEFCON 3

The greatest crisis, will someone come for me?
I "red, white and blew it."
Unleashed revenge, my body is detained
How could anybody do this?
Betrayal, I peel away the days
Medals are useless, Uncle Samís forgotten me
Iím not important, no one will ever come
Iíll never be found, God get me out of this hell

Nuclear battlefields energized
Cold wars are heating up again
The tensions mounting
People lift up your fists in revenge

The stage is set
Who will be the first to blink?
We canít go to war
Remember that "Vietnam thing"
Peace at any price
With a gun to your head, bang, bang
Weakness runs in your family
Well, what runs in mine is death
Solo- Poland

This is your 5 minute warning
Burn all your classified documents
And if cooler heads donít prevail
First strike from a political dead man

Appeasement only makes the aggressor more aggressive
He understands only one language Ė action!
And he respects only one word Ė force!
No sign of them stopping, no time for back channel communiquťs
We need all the help we can get, air strikes and invasions!
Retaliate, I say!

The will of good men can not counter the terrible strain of war
Solo- Poland
Solo- Mustaine

Blackmail the Universe with the greatest of calamities
Awaken those sleeping giants in the dust of the ground
With their skin destroyed, unjust to innocence
Lawful possessor of the worldís last 24 hours
Solo- Mustaine

Terror and ugliness reveal what death really means
And in hatred you see men as they really are
If chosen over heaven, Earth will have been for them
All along, only another region of hellback to top
Die Dead Enough
Solo- Poland

Its twilight and I wake up hot
My bodyís soaked in a cold, cold sweat
I reenact the lurid scenes
And clawed engravings in my head

Oh, I canít punch hard enough and I run
I canít kick high enough and I run
I canít shoot straight enough and I run
I canít hold on enough and I run
Oh, I canít stay down enough and I run
I canít take pain enough and I run
I canít bleed fast enough
I canít die dead enough

The air is thick, but the oxygenís thin
My heart is beating like a drum, boom!
And ice is flowing through my veins
Explosives on my lips and in my lungs

Oh, I canít punch hard enough and I run
I canít kick high enough and I run
I canít shoot straight enough and I run
I canít hold on enough and I run
Oh, I canít stay down enough and I run
I canít take pain enough and I run
I canít bleed fast enough
I canít die dead enough

I donít know what Iím running from
And I donít know where Iím running to
Thereís something deep and strange inside of me I see

I donít know what Iím running from
And I donít know where Iím running to
Somethingís compelling me to run into the dark

And now I am more driven than before
And now I live just to settle score
And now I feel the nearness of your breath
Now I introduce you to your death
Solo- Poland
Solo- Mustaine
Solo- Poland

I am more driven than before
I live just to settle score
I feel the nearness of your breath
I introduce you to your death
I canít punch hard enough
I canít kick high enough
I canít shoot straight enough
I canít hold on enough

I canít stay down enough, die dead enough
I canít take pain enough, die dead enough
I canít bleed fast enough, die dead enough
I canít die dead enough, die dead enough
(End Ėsolo- fills Poland)
_______________________________________________

The System Will Fail September 14th!back to top
Kick the Chair
FUTURE RELEASE ONLINE FROM TODAY

Kick The Chair
Dawn breaks evenly today
On the truth and the lie
All rise, court's in session
We're hanging someone high

Justice means nothing today
Now that the courts are for sale
Pick a crime from the menu, pick a sentence and defend you
And pay up the down payment called bail
The system's for sale

Kick the chair, the rope's tight
Just like one quick wrench, the tooth is out
Friend or foe, I gotta hang 'em dead
Or they'll come back around
Kick it!

The court's wrong when it keeps track
Of victories and defeats
The press that never rest just waits
For somebody's soul they can eat

Justice means nothing today
Now that the jury's for sale
Guilty or not, the verdict's a lie
You're going to jail
The system has failed

Kick the chair, the rope's tight
Just like one quick wrench, the tooth is out
Friend or foe, ya gotta hang em dead
Or they'll come backback to top
The Scorpion
This is 100% correct.



My life is everything
that feeds my thirst.
That causes sin.
My wants are all I care.
No shame or guilt.

There's nothing there.
Look deep into my face.
I sell deceit without a trace.
Fear not what I can do
Unless you want it done to you


As I climb onto your back
I will promise not to sting.
I will tell you what you want to hear
and not mean anything.
Then I'll treat you like a dog
as I shoot my venom in.
You pretend you didn't know
that I am The Scorpion.


Myself. I'm centered in.
There's nothing else.
There's never been.
And my dream to be left alone
With the sadness, the madness.
On my own.

Look deep into my soul.
It's black as coal.
Like a bullett hole.
Fear not. Get on your knees.
There's no defense.
You'll do what I please.


As I climb onto your back
I will promise not to sting.
I will tell you what you want to hear
and not mean anything.
Then I'll treat you like a dog
as I shoot my venom in.
You pretend you didn't know
that I am The Scorpion.

As I climb onto your back
I will promise not to sting.
I will tell you what you want to hear
and not mean anything.
Then I'll treat you like a dog
as I shoot my venom in.
You pretend you didn't know
that I am The Scorpion.

My lies, to reach the shore
I aggrandize. And nothing more.
My hopes to steal away.
All that you love.
I'll soon betray.
Look deep into my past.
The pain I feel is unsurpassed.
I'm not a lowly scorpion.
I'm so much worse.
I'm the fall of man.back to top
Tears in a Vial
This is 100% correct.

This may seem all too confusing.
How I could walk away from something so rare.
But you see, it all got too demanding, yeah.
And I just didn't care.
I just didn't care if I cared.
If I cared.

Lately I've been left wanting
But not wanting you.
Attraction that once was
is no longer there.
And it sucks to be taken for granted.
When the veil is drawn and there's only air.


I had to walk away.
Give up something I loved.
For what I loved even more.
And save my tears for you.


Everything has lost its meaning
I had to let it go.
To find myself, myself
and start something new. Brand new.
Forced to look deep in the mirror
and face who I really am.
Now it's just me
'Cause I can't afford you.

I had to walk away.
Give up something I loved
For what I loved even more.
And save my tears for you.
I gave up something I loved.
For what I loved even more.
And I saved my tears for you
In a vial.
And I walked away.back to top
I Know Jack
SOLO>>MUSTAINE

I SERVED WITH JACK KENNEDY
I KNEW JACK KENNEDY
JACK KENNEDY WAS A FRIEND OF MINE
SENATOR YOUR NO JACK KENNEDY

SOLO>>MUSTAINEback to top
Back in the Day
Megadeth - Back In The Day


Where were you when it happened?
Where could you be found?
Were you at the front of the stage?
Or in the underground?

From SF out to Old Bridge
New York back to LA
The world of metal changed forever
Back in the day

Well that was back in the day
And if you weren't there
It doesn't matter anyway
Becuase you wouldn't understand

Live to die and die to play
Every day and place
Leave a path of metal
Across the world from stage to stage

Well that was back in the day
And if you weren't there
It doesn't matter anyway
Becuase you wouldn't understand

Solo >> Poland

In denim and leather
We were all part of one force
Knocked rock and roll on its ass
And put metal on the course

Higher!
Solo >> Polamd
Higher
Solo >> Mustaine
Higher!
Solo >> Polamd
Higher
Solo >> Mustaine
Back in the day
Solo >> Mustaine
You weren't there
Solo >> Mustaine
It doesn't matter
Solo >> Mustaine
Becuase you wouldn't understand

This is our life
A life that was born free
To follow orders how to live
Was never meant to be
Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

Peals of thunder, sheets of lightning
The power hits the stage
The music was exciting
The mania raged
Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

We all had the fever
Our ears started to ring
Feeding this wildlife
Consuming everthing
Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

Metal's King back then
And still is to this day
Others imitate or change
But it never goes away
Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-ohback to top
Something That I'm Not
THIS IS OFF THE NEW ALBUM "THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED"


YOUR MIND TELLS YOU THAT YOUVE LOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
YOUR DRIFTING AND YOU DONT BELIVE IN ANY ONE
TO LOSE WHAT LITTLE YOU HAVE TO BE PROUD OF
AFRAID YOU CANT DO THIS AGAIN,AH!

YOU SAID THAT NOTHING COME IN BETWEEN US
THE WAY OF GETTING THINGS WE WANTED DONE
THEN ENISSOPHOBIA HELD YOU UNDER ITS INFLUENCE
UNTIL YOU COMPROMISED YOUR STYLE

solo>>mustaine

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU HAS BEEN ONE BIG CHARADE
WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW THAT THE WELLS RUN DRY? CRY?
TO SELL OUT ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND STAB THEM IN THE BACK
ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE AND SOMETHING THAT IM NOT

WHEN YOU FORCED ME INTO DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
MARK MY WORDS NO ONE LOVES YOU VERY MUCH,YEAH MARK EM
AND WHEN YOU TRIED TO CHANGE ME AND TRIED TO REPLACE ME
YOU COULDENT HELP BUT END HATING YOU,HMM

BEING A FRAUD CAN ONLY LAST SO LONG YOU SHOULD KNOW
TILL WHAT YOU SENSED AS A CHILD RETURNS YOU BABY
TO CHOKE OUT THAT TOLD YA "MONEY AND FAME"
WOULD FILL THE CRATER THAT YOU DUG FOR YOURSELF

solo>>mustaine

UNLIKE YOU IM NO VISION TO MY SELF LEST YOU FORGET
YOU DIDNT EVER MAKE METAL BUDDY METAL MAD YOU
TO CRUSH AND RUN OVER EVERY ONE ON THE WAY
ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE AND SOMETHING THAT IM NOT

A STRANGER TO YOURSELF HA YOU PISSED ME OFF AGAIN
I WONT BE DRIVEN BY YOUR NEEDS ANY MORE
WHAT YOUD BECOME TO DO OR BE AS CLEAR TO SEE FOR ME
ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE AND SOMETHING THAT IM NOT

solo>>mustaine

IT MAKE ME SICK TO HEAR YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME
I KNOW YOU LOVE ONLY WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
IF YOU WERE THE ONE THAT WAS LEADING THE CHARGE
WOULD YOU NOTICE IF I MISSED A DAY OR TO
BUT THATS IMPOSSIBLE

WE ALL LAUGHED AT THE PARODIES THAT YOUD BECOME
NOW YOUR PAIN SLOWLY PAID BACK HAS BEGUN
SO ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION OR IN YOUR WORDS "BETRAYAL"
BEFORE IT GETS MUCH WORSE END THIS SELF SABATOGE

solo>>mustaine

ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE AND SOMETHING THAT IM NOT

solo>>mustaine

SOMETHING IM NOT,SOMETHING YOU ARE
SOMETHING IM NOT,SOMETHING YOR ARE

SOME THING THAT IM NOT...YETback to top
Truth Be Told
Song: "Truth Be Told"
Artist: Megadeth
Album: The System Has Failed


This is the first tale of death in the world
When Cain struck down Abel, a family broken
Since then mankind's dominated his own kind
To insult and injure, there's no such thing as peace
Till death do us part, will the last

Truth be told - Sin lies at the doorway
Truth be told - Hell's open for business now
Truth be told - The soul cries out for revenge
Truth be told - And death is upon the ground
All around

The battle ain't over without spoils of war
Just cause it is written does not make it so
When you dance with the devil wait till the song's over
I ask myself, "How bad do I want you to live?"
My anger is near, will the last

Truth be told - Sin lies at the doorway
Truth be told - Hell's open for business now
Truth be told - The soul cries out for revenge
Truth be told - And death is upon the ground
All around
Solo - Mustaine
Solo - Mustaine

Tribulation strikes and we're hit hard
Still you just go on your way
Head in the sand, ignoring the rain
Just like the flood in Noah's day
In his day
Solo - Mustaine

Can't punish those ruining the Earth
It's suicide to some degree
Because we are all guilty, guilty as sin
There will be no peace, never for you and me
Solo - Mustaine

Before al Qaeda and Bin Laden
Long before Hitler and Hussein
Ever since the first muder was committed
The verdict's always been the same
Been the same, wrong!
Solo - Mustaine

The cursed future just repeats the past
There's hell to pay and stones to cast
So there will be no peace, never no peace
Till the last truth be told by you and me
Solo - Mustaineback to top
Of Mice and Men
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

Back when I was just seventeen
I thought that I knew everything
I could make it in this scene
To be a rising star that only gleamed
But all the answers disagreed
With the questions held for me

I was legal now at twenty-one
I knew the way the world should run
My God, just look what I have done
Simply drunk and having fun
I looked for friends, but I found none
All alone at twenty-one

The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

At twenty-five I was surprised
That I was even half alive
Somehow I managed to survive
I felt my body's doing time
And in my back, a hundred knives
All from my friends at twenty-five

And now as Gabriel sounds my warning bell
I'd buy your life, if you would sell
A year or two, if less compelled
So live your life and live it well
There's not much left of me to tell
I just got back up each time I fell

The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and menback to top
Shadow of Deth
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY DAVID(PSALM23)
BUT IT CAN BE FOUND ON THE ALBUM "THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED" SONG #11





AUXILIUM MEUM A DOMINO

THE LORD IS MY SHEPARD;I SHALL NOT WANT
HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES
HE LEADETH ME BESIDE STILL WATERS
HE RESTORETH MY SOUL

HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAMES SAKE
YEA,THOUGH I WALK THE THE VALLEY OF SHADOW OF DEATH
I WILL FEAR NO EVIL;FOR THOU ART WITH ME
THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT ME

THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES
THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL;MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR EVER

SOLO>>>MUSTAINEback to top
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