"Burnt Ice" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
He said he'd try just a little bit
He didn't want to end up like them
And now he blames the voices of a toothless wonder
Pounding on the door to make the next score

Anything for a hit, any sin to pay for it
For that next bowl, he'd sell his soul

Spiral to destruction, it's too late to break the spell
He wants the ride to stop on the freight train straight to hell
Without the truth he'll never find in a dungeon of his lies
His cause of death, high speed on burnt ice

Always looking at the ground, a broken, beaten man
Memories of his family are calling after him
He can hardly thing, hardly walk
Phone keeps ringing, he can't talk
With just one hit the pain would go away
But he's dead if he does

Shadow people follow him everywhere he goes
Looking over his shoulder, the paranoia grows


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"Burnt Ice" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentMeth.
    Dudafroson June 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's Crystal Meth, also known as "ice". The "toothless wonder" bit is the notorious long-term side-effect of meth abuse.

    I love Megadeth, but fuck sanctimonious ending tracks like this from Rehab-Born-Agains. Is he talking about someone else, or is he really referring to himself?
    whiterabieson August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about somebody getting caught up in drugs.
    It says, "He said he'd try just a little bit
    He didn't want to end up like them
    And now he blames the voices of a toothless wonder
    Pounding on the door to make the next score"
    He tried it once, but then got addicted, and couldn't stop.

    This song may be about Mustaine's experience of drugs.
    cubemstron July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm becoming strangly in love with this song, I have no idea why, it's just so catchy =D

    I'll tell you one thing, Dave is an amazing person to me. His lyrics are thoughtfilling and interesting. He really knows how to get to your heart.

    This song makes me feel horrible for people on ice. It's there fault they started, but still, it's sad.
    invader_kibbyon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo whiterabies, i read somewhere that it has nothing to do with Dave himself. He said it is just about people who use Meth and the affects it has on them. He said he asked some people he knew who were users so he could get the facts straight about it.
    CrazedMusicFan555on September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's what I thought. But still, singing about someone else's problems is a little sanctimonious, don't you think? Not all users are addicts. (Not that I'm advocating it.)
    whiterabieson October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho cares whether it's about Dave or just someone he knows , thats his buisness, the point is that it's perfectly worded imo and it's exelent that Dave cares about people enough to enlighten them about the negative power of addiction through song
    SimpleSmileson May 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! Ending solo is intense! I've never done meth before but the solo feels like it builds up until the end its "bleeding fingers" and then it "dies". Just like a high from meth until the intense "overdose" do death from it. Megadeth's solos really do follow moods and lyrics nicely :D
    Poison Was The Cureon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont think its too sanctimonious...i mean...its not like hes saying literally "dont do meth. it is bad. i never did drugs"

    ....or something like that

    anyways...not my favorite on the album....but its still on one of the best megadeth albums to date.

    IRON MIADEN!on February 04, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionBest song from UA, hands down. The solos are fantastic.
    MetalNickon March 18, 2009   Link

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