"Deathamphetamine" as written by and Gary Holt....
Life spent with lips on glass
Another hit, just one more blast
How long can you make it last?
Hit the pipe and vaporize
Feel the rush, so energized
Your longs being to crystallize
Try to stem the tide
From another five day ride
Don't you know your dead inside?
The world spins out of control
All amped up, nowhere to go
A glass house is all you know

Poison cloud hangs in the air
Breathe it deep, your only care
It's a nightmare, not a dream
Deathamphetamine!

Spun and sleep deprived
The calendar burns before your eyes
Another hit, for now revived
So many sleepless nights
Only whet your appetite
Strike a match, the torch ignites
See the shards start cracking back
Watch them turn your world to black
While waiting for the heart attack
All your dreams are dead and gone
I tell you now, it won't be long
Before death ends this marathon

Poison cloud hangs in the air
Breathe it deep, your only care
It's a nightmare, not a dream
Deathamphetamine!

Withered and sucked up
You're wasting away
Eyes sunken deep in your skull
You care not about yourself
Nor any other
Only if the pipe is full
Lick your lips
As you hover around the glass
Anxiously awaiting your turn
Depressed and paranoid
It's all gone to hell
Inhale as your world burns

Lost everything you own
Now waiting by the telephone
For the dope man to come home
All your friends and family
Are sickened by your need for speed
Only driven to exceed
So many years, so little time
For you to halt your life's decline
You've got to read the signs
Everything has come unwound
You've got to turn this shit around
Before you're six feet underground

Poison cloud hangs in the air
Breathe it deep, your only care
It's a nightmare, not a dream
Deathamphetamine!


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"Deathamphetamine" as written by Gary Holt

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    General CommentWhy the HELL does this song have only 6 comments? I'm not even a huge metal fan (pretty much just Metallica and Sabbath for me) but this is one of my favorite songs and seriously one of the greatest songs written in the past 15 years. And it has 6 comments.

    Oh but Green Day's new (s)hit single Know Your Enemy already has 10 times as many comments and it's been out for mere weeks. I weep for the future state of music, I really do.
    The Firmon May 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about their old guitarist blowing off the band due to his methamphetamine addiction, and hes killing himself with it, thus the title 'deathamphetamine'.its basically about how drugs fuck up your life.
    gopher636on February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty much sums it up, quality song, one of the best off the latest album
    Shadow of Oblivionon March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking love this song
    and lee atlus is an awesome replacement
    and works so well with holt
    linchpinon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's obviously a play on words, talking about meth and where it can land you. badass song
    mallcorekilleron March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about how you become addicted to meth and you dont care about anything or anyone else, and you sit there drugging yourself into an early grave and dont realize it cause all you care about is getting your fix (now that i think about it i guess it could apply to any drug). Anyways its another great thrash song, makes me want to just drop what im doing and start fucking shit up everytime i listen to it.
    MasterCrackeron July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti remember gary holt used to have a speed addiction himself but now he's clean!
    flaminmofoon January 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentif you listen to the song carefully and you know somthing about meth, then you can see that the song is not only about a meth user's life being destroyed by his addiction, but the actual song structure is structured like a meth trip, pay attention to the peaks and drops, also the time changes and alteration are there to sygnify the total uncontrol of the drug
    metalminion666on January 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Gary had Rick Hunolt in mind while writing these lyrics...
    Franco08411on July 11, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Gary had Rick Hunolt in mind while writing these lyrics...
    Franco08411on July 11, 2016   Link

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