"Truth Be Told" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
This is the first tale of death in the world
When Cain struck down Abel, a family broken
Since then mankind's dominated his own kind
To insult and injure,
There's no such thing as peace
Till death do us part, till the last

Truth be told
Sin lies at the doorway
Truth be told
Hell's open for business now
Truth be told
The soil cries out for revenge
Truth be told
And death is upon the ground
All around

The battle ain't over without spoils of war
Just cause it is written does not make it so
When you dance with the devil
Wait till the songs over
I ask myself â??how bad do I want you to live?â??
My anger is near, till the last

Truth be told
Sin lies at the doorway
Truth be told
Hell's open for business now
Truth be told
The soil cries out for revenge
Truth be told
And death is upon the ground
All around

Tribulation strikes and we're hit hard
Still you just go on your way
Head in the sand, ignoring the rain
Just like the flood in Noah's day
In his day

Can't punish those ruining the earth
It's suicide to some degree
Because we are all guilty, guilty as sin
There will be no peace, never for you and for me
Before al Qaeda and Bin Laden
Long before Hitler and Hussein

Ever since the first murder was committed
The verdict's always been the same
The cursed future just repeats the past
There's hell to pay and stones to cast
So, there will be no peace, never be peace
Till the last truth be told by you and me


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"Truth Be Told" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentI've noticed that Megadeth basses alot of their songs on human hatred, specifically war. This song simply states that Mankind has been tied to violence long before the tyrannts that we have come to know today i.e: Hitler, Bin Laden, etc.

    They take it even farther by linking the future to being the repetition of the past, indicating that war will never end while mankind still exist.
    maverrick_zeroon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is ok for the start bit but gee the ending is FREAKIN SPECTACULAR, the fast megadeth we no and love
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreminiscence of Rust in Peace
    Fotang_inAon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, The System Has Failed has to be my fav cd from them other than United Abominations
    MetallicaToTheEndon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion this song is about the human condition and how there will never be peace because since the start of time their has been hatred and murder even when life was at it's most basic element. Honestly this is one of Megadeth's most powerful songs and such an accurate view of mankind, Dave Mustaine is one of the very few people in this world that has a very amazing perspective on life.
    TruthBeTold111on May 18, 2010   Link

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