"Die Dead Enough" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
It's twilight and I wake up hot
My body's soaked in a cold, cold sweat
I reenact the lurid scenes
And clawed engravings in my head

Oh, I can't punch hard enough and I run
I can't kick high enough and I run
I can't shoot straight enough and I run
I can't hold on enough and I run
Oh, I can't stay down enough and I run
I can't take pain enough and I run
I can't bleed fast enough
I can't die dead enough

The air is thick, but the oxygen's 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 can't punch hard enough and I run
I can't kick high enough and I run
I can't shoot straight enough and I run
I can't hold on enough and I run
Oh, I can't stay down enough and I run
I can't take pain enough and I run
I can't bleed fast enough
I can't die dead enough

I don't know what I'm running from
And I don't know where I'm running to
There's something deep and strange inside of me I see

I don't know what I'm running from
And I don't know where I'm running to
Something's 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

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 can't punch hard enough
I can't kick high enough
I can't shoot straight enough
I can't hold on enough

I can't stay down enough, die dead enough
I can't take pain enough, die dead enough
I can't bleed fast enough, die dead enough
I can't die dead enough, die dead enough


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"Die Dead Enough" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentDave Mustaine: "I wrote that last summer in San Diego. I was asked to write a song for the movie «Tomb raider II». I wrote that and then we turned it in. They liked the song and said here is the budget to record it. But it was not enough money. They only had $25000 to do it. You cannot make a fucking song for a movie with this amount. You can’t."
    phrozen_hearton June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this on Headbangers Ball...wow...that's all I gotta say is fucking wow! The video sucked, and the censoring was out of place (they should be shot for censoring the word 'death'), but the song kicked ass 100x over and then some.

    I URGE all of you, if you do not have "The System Has Failed" yet, GET THE FUCK OUT TO THE STORE AND BUY IT!
    Charlie the manon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentU bet!The video isn't all that great but the song totally ROCKS!!!It's good to see that at least Megadeth still hasn't lost its touch like Metallica.
    a_fake_plastic_treeon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Lara Croft. Mustaine was asked to write it for the soundtrack to 'Tomb Raider II'. The Studio liked the song but Mustaine was dissatisfied with the amount they were prepared to pay for it and the song was never used.
    Porchon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMustaine STILL owns. Metallica's style=Mustaine's. Of course Metallica won't admit it, but it is. :) Damn, the System has Failed = Gods gift to me. Just when I was about to give up on ALL releases.. Damageplan's cd was Nu-Metal with solos, the new BLS was a horrid studio nuclear bomb of birdshit.. man. This album, along with Shadows Fall.. Metal's coming back! Finally!

    Very few albums are on this one's level. A+ cd. Buy it NOW.
    Sandman-Xon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMetallica is a good band.But I just don't like them(Basically because they fired Mustaine and stole Master of Puppets from him).I think bands like Megadeth,Slayer,Pantera,DT are much better than Metallica.And I think Hammet is just an average guitarist.
    a_fake_plastic_treeon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I can't die dead enough "

    great paradox, isn't it?
    try to kill myself but I can't
    hehehe
    azathothvurfon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentremain me Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
    azathothvurfon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep the video really sucks but the music kicks asses
    azathothvurfon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMEGADETH aguante MEGADETH aguante MEGADETH
    MEGADETH aguante MEGADETH aguante MEGADETH
    MEGADETH aguante MEGADETH aguante MEGADETH

    This what we sing a loud as fuck everytime they come here to southmerica especially in Chile and Argentina were they are true Metal Gods
    azathothvurfon January 04, 2005   Link

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