"The Scorpion" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
My life is everything
That feeds my thirst that causes sin
My wants are all I care
No shame and 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, oh oh!

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 treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

My self I'm centered in
There's nothing else, there's never been
And I dream, to be left alone
With the sadness, the madness of my own
Look deep into my soul
It's black as coal like a bullet hole
Fear not, get off your knees

There's no defense, you'll do what I please, oh-oh!
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 treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh
As I climb onto your back, I promise not to sting
I tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
'Cause you knew all along I am a scorpion, ya!

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 deal is unsurpassed
I'm not a lowly scorpion
I'm so much worse; I'm the fall of man


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"The Scorpion" as written by Di Meng Xing

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    General CommentThe Scorpion and the Frog is a fable of unknown author, though often mis-attributed to Aesop.[1] The story is about a scorpion asking a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion reassures him that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown as well. The frog then agrees; nevertheless, in mid-river, the scorpion stings him, dooming the two of them. When asked why, the scorpion explains, "I'm a scorpion; it's my nature."


    This song is obviously about human nature, and the fact that we betray and deceive. The "Scorpion" is a great metaphor for humans.

    "I'm not a lowly scorpion
    I'm so much worse; I'm the fall of man"
    ThePhilosopheron April 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPersonally, I think this song is more political. The "scorpion" is the metaphor of a backstabber.
    The person manipulates others to get only what he wants, and after he's done with whoever, he just backstabs them and leaves them for dead.
    TCLeon June 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really know how he was a bully. Even reviews of the album this song was on (The System has Failed), states this album and all the songs on it are heavily political.

    Sources:
    avrev.com/music/revs/…
    knac.com/…

    Also, the cover art and title name show that the album is about politics. Unless of course you just downloaded the song rather than bought the CD as I have. =)

    PS: Have a nice day ^^
    TCLeon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta bully in high school? are you fucking kidding me? I should kick the shit out of you for that.
    xheihachion September 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does not signify the use or abuse of drugs, the TV reports are just add-ons signifing ways of backstabbing, the lyrics alone can show you for example 'as i climb onto your back i promise not to sting' First step acknowledged "Trust'' with trust the 'scorpion' a simile used to personify the back stabber, scorpions are one of the many creatures in this world that cannot express facial expressions for the mere fact that their face has no true detail, basically they have a constant poker face just what a back stabber needs to get into your head if they let off any sign that they are gonna let you down then they are how do i say 'fucked', many people think that gazing into the eyes of the scorpion will let off a sign if it is just warning you or is actually about to sting 'look deep into my face sell deceit without a trace' that there says it all. Just simply this song is about becoming good friends with someone gaining their trust and taking them down.
    SatanicFordgeon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, here are the real lyrics:

    My life is everything
    That feeds my thirst that causes sin
    My wants are all I care
    No shame and 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, oh-ohhh!

    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 treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
    You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

    My self I'm centered in
    There's nothing else, there's never been
    And I dream, to be left alone
    With the sadness, the madness of my own
    Look deep into my soul
    It's black as coal like a bullet hole
    Fear not, get off your knees
    There's no defense, you'll do what I please, oh-oh!

    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 treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
    You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

    As I climb onto your back, I promise not to sting
    I tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
    I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
    'Cause you knew all along I am a scorpion, ya!

    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 deal is unsurpassed
    I'm not a lowly scorpion
    I'm so much worse; I'm the fall of man
    visyxx6on September 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a freakin marvelous song! I totally adore it! although I have no idea what it means
    Kaicille Erison September 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! I`m addicted, I guess this music comes from heaven...

    Well it`s obvious the song concerns drug dillers, although the radiovoice in the beginning is speaking about drugs..
    SoulMate*on January 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is similair to She-Wolf, simply about deceptive women. Besides, the She-Wolf section on their official website was names to "The Scorpion" when this album was released. Isn't that an indication.

    Also the last line"I'm not, a lowly scorpion, I'm so much worse - I'm the fall of man" is also a dead give away, lol.
    King Kaputon July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUhhh

    vlame is stupid
    the_clairvoyanton September 26, 2006   Link

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