"Black Swan" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
I thought a desires worth any pleasure,
Can never really be a sin in vain
One hundred and one shots of opportunity,
I'd gladly take them all again and again and again

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
Now I'm here, with the Devil on my own
Just like a churchyard shadow, craving after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

I promised on my soul, not to get carried away
It always starts on psychedelic, and then it turns to black
My head starts swaying, I forgot what was that I was saying
I don't know where I am, and I'll never, never make it back

I sealed my fate, and I paid my debt
I fell from grace with deep regret

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
Now I'm here, with the Devil on my own
Just like a churchyard shadow, craving after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me
Just like a churchyard shadow, there's nothing left to see
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

My angel's left me, sorrows are my own
Now I'm here, with the Devil on my own
On my own

Just like a churchyard shadow, craving after me
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me
Just like a churchyard shadow, there's nothing left to see
It's only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

Just like a churchyard shadow, craving after me
There's nothing left to see, there's nothing left of me


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"Black Swan" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    My InterpretationIt's about drugs, Dave is talking about being high and going through psychedelia, blacking out, and memory loss.

    It also says ''I promised my soul not to get carried away.''
    He promised himself he wouldn't get carried away with the drugs, but he did. So he regrets it in a way.
    ''On my own.''

    The drugs chased away his loved ones.
    ilikedavemustaineon January 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe song graphs a course from a drug high to a low.

    The phrase black swan reminds me that historically it was thought that all swans were white and that finding a black swan was a surprising event. Maybe the addict looks forward to the high and forgets then gets surprised by the low.

    It also reminds me of inductive categorical inference, seeing a white swan and assuming incorrectly that all swans are white. A single black swan is all that's required to disprove the statement that all swans are white.
    nutshell02on August 10, 2014   Link
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    General Comment
    I'm not sure of the meaning of the lyrics..

    MEGADETH ! So Awesome song !

    FuckLimpbizkiton January 08, 2009   Link

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