"My Kingdom" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
The flag that I once planted as a king I abandoned
And now I reclaim this banner by God my sword and my name
In a truce sealed by blood within this metal skin and all that I own
Blood, bone, and courage in my veins and the heart that pumps it

Drink from the chalice and be reborn
And the land with me, it will change and transform

A fighting man sworn to the quest it is the doom of man that they forget
I have awoken the dragon and all around me the mist of his breath
Good and evil, there never is one without the other, his brother
Always there where I least expect it, it will burn me to cinders

The futures taken root in the present son
Don't look into my heart, least of all your own

No man who is false can win in combat against the truth
When he lies he murders some part of the world, we must find what was lost
Hearth and home, wife and child were not for me, I was not yet done
I never knew how empty my soul was until it was refilled

Mad distemper strikes both beggars and Kings
The Necromancer's hard teachings of war and quest

I am given the right to bear arms and power to meet justice
I have lived through others for far too long,
And carried my guilt, my causes, my sins
I hope in the hereafter when I owe no more to the future
That I can be just a man


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"My Kingdom" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General Commentok... Here is my very literal interpretation of the song.

    There once used to be a great warrior who fought for a cause. He was victorious and decided to settle down. However, a transformation occurs in his life (literally, it says "drink from the chalice and be reborn") and he discovers that his job is not quite done yet. He understands that the past events were only a prelude to something even bigger and that he has to take up the sword again. And now, having reached the truth, he feels reborn and fights with even greater conviction.

    Well, that's it, taking it from a literal point of view. Of course, it can all be an allegory.
    LaughingSkullon August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about King Arthur or St. George, im not sure.
    Ben2k9on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"When he lies he murders some part of the world"
    Lyrics by cliff burton in "to live is to die"??
    Might be a famous saying
    anyway can someone tell me why my version only says "my kingdom" instead of my kingdom come
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe actual title is " My Kingdom"
    Hellbound9281on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard an interview with Dave where he said this song is about him reclaiming his place in metal royalty. He said that just before he wrote it someone was telling him how in the 80's he was the king of writing huge metal riffs, but in the 90's he kind of abandoned his title. Thus: "The flag that I once planted as a King I abandoned
    And now I reclaim this banner by God, my sword, and my name". He did go more into it but that's all I can remember at the moment.
    Theme Dreameron February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about satan and when he is released after the 1000 year millenium mentioned in Revelations in the Bible. It talks of how he steals the souls of humans and even uses some of their bodies through possesion. Just as he is doing with this singer. He speaks of the dragon that he will unleash and that is also in revealtions. He loves to decieve humanity and rob humans of the truth. We know the truth. We ate the apple. And the last sentence is what hell is. Instead of having peace and true love for eternity he would rather feel pain as a man for eternity. God is pure love and the judge. If he didnt punish us for hurting others he wouldnt be loving or a just judge. But He showed us He'll forgive us of what we did. And he gave himself as an example, proved his propheys, and became flesh and died for our sins. Accept love. Jesus is love! Dont be a man for eternity.
    seraphimnjon February 01, 2014   Link

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