Megadeth

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1. SUDDEN DEATH

His evil Highness born from disaster
To dominate and to kill
A glistening murder machine
False majesty standing perfectly still
A blitzkrieg raining down evil
On a mountain of black ice
Like a good old fashioned beating within
Inches of your life

While alone and left abandoned
With the sentence you've been handed
All your angels will ignore you
As your life flashes before you
Even still you keep on fighting
Through the thunder and the lightning
And now Heaven sends its love
Your sudden death from above

Once frozen like a prisoner depraved
Perched high atop the lithosphere
Set free from beneath the depths of hell
Bequeathing anything but despair
The beast is genetically programmed
Time to destroy, time to go berserk
To see the end of all wars
To see the end of the Earth

Stopping at nothing, punch drunk
From the blood that he's tasted
Tearing your soul apart
Not one bit of your pain will be wasted
Now death descends upon you
Like a bloody white dove
Bringing your retribution
Your sudden death from above

While alone and left abandoned
With the sentence you've been handed
All your angels will ignore you
As your life flashes before you
Even still you keep on fighting
Through the thunder and the lightning
And now Heaven sends its love
Your sudden death from above




2. PUBLIC ENEMY N° 1

Public enemy number one
Jailbait and a smoking gun
You won't believe the things I've done
Every killing was just for fun

Public enemy number one
Stole a car and I'm on the run
Moving on to the rising sun
And the trouble has just begun

Roses on your grave
I'll be on my way
There's no time to stay
With the enemies I've made

I'm invincible
You might say despicable
Punishments reciprocal
Public enemy number one

I'm unbeatable
My mind's untreatable
Punishments repeatable
Public enemy number one

Public enemy number one
With every bullet things come undone
There's no escape and I cannot run
Flirting death is just for fun

Public enemy number one
Fellow fugitives father-son
No regret for the things he's done
And the trouble has just begun

Roses on your grave
I'll be on my way
There's no time to stay
With the enemies I've made

I'm invincible
You might say despicable
Punishments reciprocal
Public enemy number one

I'm unbeatable
My mind's untreatable
Crimes, unrepeatable
Public enemy number one

They say that I'm wanted
For all those dead
But everyone who's tried
Got a bullet to their head

I'm invincible
You might say despicable
Punishments reciprocal
Public enemy number one

I'm unbeatable
My mind's untreatable
Crimes, unrepeatable
Public enemy number one

Public enemy!
Public enemy!
Public enemy!!
Public enemy!!!




3. WHOSE LIFE (IS IT ANYWAYS?)

Oooh, you're just in time
To get inside my head
Oooh, the war of words
You're underneath my skin

You hate the way I wear my clothes
You hate my friends and where we go
I see you in the shadows...
You think you know what's best for me
You hate everything you've seen in me
Have you looked in a mirror?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
Costs so much more than the price
I ain't gonna pay!

Yoooou only point out faults
Anxiety attack!

Yooou running your mouth
You stab me in the back!

You hate the way I wear my clothes
You hate my friends and where we go
I see you in the shadows...
You think you know what's best for me
You hated everything you've seen in me
Have you looked in a mirror?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
Costs so much more than the price
I ain't gonna pay!

Running your mouth...
Running your mouth...

Stab me in the back...
Anxiety attack...

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! Just Whose Life is This Anyway?

Just Whose Life is This Anyway?
Just Whose Life is This Anyway?




4. WE THE PEOPLE

Secret bureaucracy, it’s just a lie
The devil’s henchmen, in suit and tie
A sacred brotherhood; an ancient rite
Politicians and the double lives they hide

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We, the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves
The land of liberty needs a regime change
Until you no longer know right from wrong
The constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

Screams from the future, warn of calamity
The coming plagues of the new disease
The illuminati, one world currency
One world religion, one World everything




5. GUNS, DRUGS & MONEY

Drinking cold cerveza in a boiling hot saloon
Chasing shots of tequila, just about high noon
Outside Nuevo Laredo, deep in no man’s land
Become a killer or be killed; face down in the Rio Grande

Poverty will turn the life of any good man bad
All love and mercy ever learned, he’ll soon forget what he had

Guns, drugs, and money under the Mexican sky
Guns, drugs, and money; pick your poison or you die
Guns, drugs, and money; a pistol pressed to his head
Choose silver and you’re rich; you gonna die if you choose lead

He had a suitcase full of money, plenty of ammo for his gun
The sweat rolls down his dirty face, his plans have all come undone
It’s just a matter of time, no matter how he tries
He hears “Plata O Plomo, Gringo?” the last words before he dies




6. NEVER DEAD

The killers lie in wait for innocent blood
Swallow a lives of harmless souls
Walking a crooked path their wicked names will rise
Evil lives in the dark (It's right to be feeling wrong)
The torment never ends (It never ends)

The fire that burns inside!
That's blistering their brains!
That's makes them sacrifice!
That's driving them insane!
Trapped in this no man's land
Where angels dare to tread
Forever banned to the realms of the Never dead!

There is no one you can trust upon this grave
Die with those things with flu to sin
Feeding all the wars
They'll feed up in the end
Evil lives in the dark (It's right to be feeling wrong)
The torment never ends (It never ends)

The fire that burns inside!
That's blistering their brains!
That's makes them sacrifice!
That's driving them insane!
Trapped in this no man's land
Where angels dare to tread
Forever banned to the realms of the Never dead!

Dead swifts before you, to cross up to suicide
Imagine builds up in your body, you will be dying

For the rest of your life! In the realms of the never dead

The fire that burns inside!
That's blistering their brains!
That's makes them sacrifice!
That's driving them insane!
Trapped in this no man's land
Where angels dare to tread
Forever banned to the realms of the Never dead!




7. NEW WORLD ORDER

Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass
New world order, will hold the mass
A book written by the man
Used to control and command
All rights will be denied
Without the mark you shall die
No confession, all is known (All is known)
New world order, you shall be shown (Shall be shown)
Monitoring all wages
New world order comes in stages
Currency is obsolete
Feel the agony of defeat
Symbol of society today
A must have or you shall pay
As humans flesh leads the mind
Just as a pawn the last martyr dies
No confession, all is known (All is known)
New world order, you shall be shown (Shall be shown)
Where hath the apostles gone?
Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass
New world order, will hold the mass.




8. FAST LANE

You don’t know what I feel, I get behind the wheel
A feeling in my soul
I hyperventilate as I accelerate
Till I’ve lost all control

My speed becomes relentless
Contesting all my senses
White line appearing faster
Prompting death and disaster

My supersonic machine
Get out of my…

Fast lane, like a jet plane
Like a freight train, I’m driving insane
Addicted to the fast lane
Rushing to my brain
No time to explain, this is my domain
Addicted to the fast lane

I look into mirror, red lights are drawing nearer
They think I’ve met my match
But I shift into high gear, soon they just disappear
You can’t jail what you can’t catch

I hear the engines screaming
I’m burning up the…




9. BLACK SWAN

I thought at this hour, any pleasure, could never really be a sin in vain
One hundred and one shots of opportunity, I'd gladly take them all again and again, and again

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
Now I'm here, with the Devil on my own
Just like a churchyard shadow, creeping after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

I promised on my soul, not to get carried away
It always starts out psychedelic, and then it turns to black
My head starts swaying, I forgot what it was that I was saying
I don't know where I am, and I'll never, never make it back

I sealed my fate, and I paid my debt
I fell from grace with deep regret

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
And now I'm here, with the Devil on my own
Just like a churchyard shadow, creeping after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me
Just like a churchyard shadow, there's nothing left to see
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
Now I'm here, with the Devil on my own, on my own
Just like a churchyard shadow, creeping after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me
Just like a churchyard shadow, there's nothing left to see
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

Just like a churchyard shadow, creeping after me
There's nothing left to see, There's nothing left of me




10. WRECKER

It doesn’t matter what car you drive, she’ll wreck it
It doesn’t matter where you sleep at night, she’ll wreck it
It doesn’t matter where you go to work
Doesn’t matter where you go to church
Doesn’t matter just bad it hurts, she’ll wreck it

My bleached bones in the desert, it’s all that’s left of me

Poison ivy in your touch, being with you destroyed so much
Home wrecker
Deadly venom in your kiss, hell can’t be worse than this
Home wrecker

It doesn’t matter what you pretend, she’ll wreck it
It doesn’t matter what you defend, she’ll wreck it
It doesn’t matter how you live your life
Doesn’t matter anymore to your wife
Doesn’t matter even how you die, she’ll wreck that too

Like a vulture picking my bones clean, it’s all that’s left of me

Poison ivy in your touch, being with you destroyed so much
Home wrecker
Deadly venom in your kiss, hell can’t be worse than this
Home wrecker




11. MILLENNIUM OF THE BLIND

At the start of time
Many centuries ago
Came the spawning of Christ
And the Antichrist
And darkness fell upon our people
And the children, they were born faceless
Without eyes they could not see
Born unto themselves
They lived and they died
In the Millennium of the Blind




12. DEADLY NIGHTSHADE

Come now my lovely, won’t you
Take a midnight stroll with me?
Through the misty air the things
I keep I shouldn’t dare

My garden’s so inviting, and its
Deadly blooms are hiding
Be careful what you touch
Lest the grave is what you lust

Draw the blinds, you’re getting tired
Paralyzed, don’t close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the Deadly Nightshade

Each night at midnight
Dating back into the fog of time
Another victim falls
The things I’ve done; the voices call

The Hourglass runs out on us
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
The killers must be fed, the soil is red
Now that you’re dead

Delirium – your burning throat
Mania – your heart rate soars
Hallucination – you’re losing your mind
Suffocation – cannot breathe; you’re going blind




13. 13

Thirteen times I went to the well
To draw my thoughts, I’ll gather and tell
Like bricks that I’ve laid to build my life
Those that crumbled only caused me strife

Thoughts became words, cast into the sea
But they returned, always haunting me
Like a severed arm washed up on the shore
I just don’t think I can give anymore

Because I’ve lived, how many times do I have to die?
Because I’ve lived, how many lives do I have to die?

Thirteen times and it’s been lucky for me
After everything, you still want me to bleed
Thirteen ways to see the devil in my eyes
Because I stood here thirteen times and I’m still alive

At thirteen I started down this path
Fueled with anger, music was my wrath
Years of clawing at scars that never healed
Drowning my mind, the thoughts are too real

I can’t get out; I can’t jump out
Too much to face; I can’t erase