"Symphony of Destruction" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
You take a mortal man
And put him in control
Watch him become a god
Watch people's heads a'roll
A'roll, a' roll

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the symphony
Of destruction

Acting like a robot
Its metal brain corrodes
You try to take its pulse
Before the head explodes
Explodes, explodes

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the symphony

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the symphony
Swaying to the symphony
Of destruction

The earth starts to rumble
World powers fall
A'warring for the heavens
A peaceful man stands tall
Tall, tall

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the symphony

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the symphony
Swaying to the symphony
Of destruction


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"Symphony of Destruction" as written by Joey Demaio

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +6
    General CommentThis is one of Megadeth famous songs with political meanings..it talks about how political leaders exploit the general people in their country and leads them to havoc and distruction for their own selfish purposes..which can be seen in the first 2 paras..
    You take a mortal man,
    And put him in control
    Watch him become a god,
    Watch peoples heads a'roll
    A'roll...
    Just like the Pied Piper
    Led rats through the streets
    We dance like marionettes,
    Swaying to the Symphony...
    Of Destruction

    In the second verse talks about what happens when the general people tries to protest against this so called leaders...
    Acting like a robot,
    Its metal brain corrodes.

    they starts to act like emoitonless robots and take heartless measures to stop their protest/movement..
    You try to take its pulse,
    Before the head explodes.
    Explodes...

    they starts to put military laws and riot polices and tear gas and rubber bullets on those protesting people..

    But in the last para megadesht seems to be optimistic by saying that those leaders dont last in the end..they fall..and they had to resign in the face of movement of the general people..

    The earth starts to rumble
    World powers fall
    A'warring for the heavens,
    A peaceful man stands tall
    Tall...

    DeepMeaningson September 04, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm no fan of megadeth but I luv this song, it's too true and wow...amazing.
    dark_eyez_666on June 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love how political the lyrics are but whats makes this song for me is simply how aggressive the riff is. One of Megadeth's best songs
    thrashgrunge4lifeon February 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentguitar solo is amazing so fast so well placed and over so quickly amazing talent
    tommy321on January 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhatever the true meaning is, it's still a sweet fucking song!!!
    SwiftImmortal_1on September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its all about the world leader stuff for the first two verses and chorus but for the last verse i think its about ghandi because he made the powers crumble by being peaceful and at the end he stood tall
    dark_maidenon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI ocnsider this to be the best song that the band has every made
    SuperGoku82on March 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsallut deepmeaning,thanxo . Ur comments r nice.
    One_Winged_Angelon September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about nuclear war.
    Ben2k9on September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING SONG
    GODDon November 12, 2004   Link

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