"Gears of War" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
(Gears of war, gears of war, gears of war, gears of war)
(Gears of war, gears of war, gears of war, gears of war)

Ethnic cleansing with no defending
These acts of genocide
A fatal ending with no surrendering
To cover up the crimes and lies

Smart bombs, precision guided armament
A more sophisticated way to end up dead
Still we search and invent such intelligent weapons
That kill each other like the gears of war
(Gears of war, gears of war)
Ho-rah!
(Gears of war, gears of war)

When you ride with thieves, then you die with thieves
Cross my heart and hope that you die (that you die)
When the smoke has cleared, the devil's in the mirror
And you see his warheads paint the sky, now you die!

Smart bombs, precision guided armament
A more sophisticated way to end up dead
Still we search and invent such intelligent weapons
That kill each other like the gears of war


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"Gears of War" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentOther than being called "Gears of War", there is nothing to suggest this is about the Xbox360 Game.
    Esp Griffynon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea where the grind the girl theory came from, because this is obviously sticking it to weapons research and saying that super weapons are just new ways mankind is killing itself. I do not agree with Megadeth's extreme left views, but I can't stop listening it to it. Damn you Megadeth!
    wudthefxupon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF!!! no posts!!!!!!!

    this song is awesome...cant wait for UNITED ABOMINATIONS!!!!!
    The_Unforgiven_Oneon December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile I think the lyrics for this are pretty good, I seriously disagree that this is better than RIP. That album and song had sooooo much thrashing metal fury. GoW is much slower than Megadeth's usual standard of fast n furious metal. Except for maybe the album Countdown to Extinction, Rust In Peace is (IMHO) the best piece of music ever put out by Megadeth. That said, this is a pretty good song. Absolutely can't wait for the next album! RATTLE YOUR DAMN HEAD!
    DeathRideron December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, it is for the game. They were sponsered by the game, and wrote a song for it. Either they were paid to make it or they are big fans of game, which I heard they were.
    UnholyGeminion January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^Sponsered during their tour I mean.
    UnholyGeminion January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, i just got to play Gears of War, and this has nothing to do with the game at all. Apparently, it is only inspired by it.
    MikeLBon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow the hell do you make this song out to be about someone trying to "grind this girl...?"
    Have you been smoking plastic? :P
    I_am_Anteon February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcelent song

    seems to be about our constant race to get better and better weapons, causeing more wars and more killing to become stronger

    humans arnt a strong collective inteligence :(
    sleepwalkersgearson March 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song actually appears on the game Gears of War for XBox 360. So yeah, it's about destruction through weapons research leading to mankind's death.
    Fade 2 blackon April 07, 2007   Link

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