"Sweating Bullets" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Hello me, meet the real me
And my misfit's way of life
A dark black past is my
Most valued possession
Hindsight is always 20-20
But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy
Speak of mutually assured destruction?
Nice story, tell it to Reader's Digest!

Feeling paranoid
True enemy or false friend?
Anxiety's attacking me and
My air is getting thin
I'm in trouble for the things
I haven't got to yet
I'm chomping at the bit and my
Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets

Hello me, it's me again
You can subdue but never tame me
It gives me a migraine headache
Sinking down to your level
Yea, just keep on thinking it's my fault
And stay an inch or two outta kicking distance
Mankind has got to know
His limitations

Feeling claustrophobic
Like the walls are closing in
Blood stains on my hands and
I don't know where I've been
I'm in trouble for the things
I haven't got to yet
I'm sharpening the axe and my
Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets

Well, me, it's nice talking to myself
A credit to dementia
Some day you too will know my pain
And smile its blacktooth grin
If the war inside my head
Won't take a day off I'll be dead
My icy fingers claw your back
Here I come again

Feeling paranoid
True enemy or false friend?
Anxiety's attacking me
And my air is getting thin
Feeling claustrophobic
Like the walls are closing in
Blood stains on my hands
And I don't know where I've been

Once you committed me
Now you've acquitted me
Claiming validity
For your stupidity
I'm chomping at the bit
I'm sharpening the axe
Here I come again, whoa
Sweating bullets

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"Sweating Bullets" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +4
    General CommentSchizophrenia is different than split personalities.
    averagejoey2000on February 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment..My name is dave Mustaine who could kick N0 C0DE 79's ass at guitar or a fight anyday
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1st of all N0 C0DE 79 you can suck my left testical
    2nd ive loved Led Zeppelin since i was 5 and i love megadeth and theirs really no reason to call down a great band
    3rd of all metallica can suck my right testical and then you and metallica could suck on my middle testical if i had one.
    and lastly if you had a true appreciation you wouldnt call 80's hair bands down cause they have influenced alot of todays bands
    So in conclusion megadeth is good and you can suck on my left testical.
    Iron madien/motley crue are good though
    Corrosive30on January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, its about a very paranoid/schizophrenic person. This song is great. I love it.
    kira midnighton July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this was about a bad relationship. Not being able to cope, perhaps in a marraige, then finally after feeling trapped murdering your partner. Very cool song :-)
    Phily Babyon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt also has things that could be references to nuclear war... mutually assured destruction, mankind has got to know his limitations, the general theme of being paranoid and being ready to kill someone out of fear, etc.
    ViLeMetalon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about Dave. His public persona versus his private one. the rock star image versus Dave Mustaine the man. The drug addict versus the musical genius. Very clever-I love it :O)
    michellew2kon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed with the person above. I love Megadeth! This is by far my favourite song.
    indie_rockrron January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with those 2 up there ^

    The vid to this song is trippy... lol
    IRoxYerSoxon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsecond favorite Megadeth song, A Tout le Monde is my favorite..

    but everytime i here this son i think of a schizophrenic person
    The Empty Pageon June 02, 2005   Link

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