"The Right To Go Insane" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
I barely get to the graveyard shift on time
After pulling another grueling 9 to 5
I live from credit card to check
The paper money's whirling by
And I hardly just
Just barely only just survive

I'm living on the edge
Reality is teetering
My mind is on the brink

How will I face the day tomorrow
If I can't make it through today
I've got nothing left to lose but my sanity
And the right to go insane

I've got nothing left to lose but my mind
I've got nothing left to choose
So I think I'll go insane

My stomach aches
Insufficient funds
My cheeks are gaunt
And my guts are overdrawn
My head pounds
Starvation's giving me the shakes
Too much squalor
Too much pressure
Now I'm getting pissed

I'm living on the edge
Reality is teetering
My mind is on the brink

How will I face the day tomorrow
If I can't make it through today
I've got nothing left to lose but my sanity
And the right to go insane

I've got nothing left to lose but my mind
I've got nothing left to choose
So I think I'll go insane


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"The Right to Go Insane" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +1
    General CommentThe music video was BADASS.

    SERIOUSLY. DRIVING A TANK?! HELLS TO THE YEAH.

    THAT AND THE SONG IS AMAZING.
    SilenzXEon May 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere the hell did you get that idea?
    It's about the everyday American citizen. (I hate saying that because it sounds weird, and there is no such thing as an 'Everyday' or an 'Average' citizen.)
    Lemon Scentedon October 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout an American citizen being wiped out by the recession, and has nothing left to lose but his sanity, and nowone can take away his right to go insane
    Shredder94on October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreaking bad as bass intro..!
    Megadethgirlon April 09, 2017   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningWell as most people know, the song is about Shawn Nelson the guy who drove a tank in San Diego in 1995 and was shot
    but I personally love the first part cause I HATE the graveyard shift especially that I pull a 11 to 7
    ZeusRockersonon April 24, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentits about daves recent marriage his sanity was just barely hanging on check out the music video itll make more sense
    imdieingtoliveon November 20, 2010   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis song is about a guy released from prison. His best friend ends up being a young child
    funeraldanceron September 17, 2009   Link

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