"Head Crusher" as written by Dave Mustaine and Shawn Drover....
Time to take your last walk in this world
Before your journey begins underground
But not before we torment you from your
Cell straight to hell with a short detour in-between

Begging for mercy, all alone
Unable to handle the pressure
Before his mortification, now let the torture begin

Death by the head crusher, Head Crusher!

The horrific torture device
For those who fail interrogation
The most painful technique ever known
People thirst for the worst, the skull's disintegration

Beaten, broken, in bloody rags
Adding insult to injury, he recants
But it's much too late, now let the torture begin

Death by the head crusher, Head Crusher!

On your knees, prisoner, take your position
Place your chin forward into the restraints
Your head slowly caves in from the compression
You faint in a blackout from the infernal pain

Twisting, turning the giant screw
Your teeth are breaking loose
Crushed and splintering into your mouth

Winding down, cutting through
Like broken glass being chewed
The fragmented skull and shattering bones
There's nothing you can do


Lyrics submitted by Rusty Diamonds

"Head Crusher" as written by Shawn Drover Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentGreat song. Is this going to be the best album they've done since Countdown to Extinction?

    I think the lyrics pretty much speak for themselves - They're about a torture device that was used in the Middle Ages, and that consists of a kind of iron helmet with a screw attached to the top of it placed on a pedestal on the ground. Criminals or war prisoners would place their heads inside the helmet, and their heads would slowly be compressed until they were completely crushed, either as an execution or to force a confession or secret from the prisoner.

    Go here to stream it now! roadrunnerrecords.com/music/…
    Rusty Diamondson July 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this song can't wait to hear the rest of the new album!
    NYYMEGADETH3457on July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti had thought this was about abortions from the beginning of the song.
    DragonMaster92on January 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    dmetrion March 01, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI really do agree with Rusty Diamonds because especially the part that says "The horrific torture device
    for those who fail interrogation" easily points to the Spanish Inquisition who resorted to torture to extract confessions so I'm going to say that this is exactly what this song is about.
    LuciFuron March 31, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe music video is weird. Cause most Megadeth vids aren't.(sarcasm) The song is about how we, the "innocent", want to see the scum of society suffer. The worst deserve the worst, in a sense. That is what the video seems to be conveying.
    DanStranger51on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti sing this song all the time ^___^
    JesusHitlerAdolfChriston July 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti sing this song all the time ^___^
    JesusHitlerAdolfChriston July 03, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis is about a guy who is picked on in high school. in the end he turns to his mother.
    funeraldanceron September 17, 2009   Link

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