"How the Story Ends" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Far off on the horizon you can barely see their torches
But rest assured they're out there and they're coming
If you listen, the sound is growing nearer of infantry
Marching out a hypnotizing rhythm

Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends

Above the ring of clashing steel, they raise flags of war
A sign to all the warriors who cannot hear
Amidst smoke of cannonballs, they bang the drums of death
Pound a cadence out for those who cannot see

Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends
Poison the wells and scorch the earth, everything's slashed and burnt
You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends

Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends
Poison the wells and scorch the earth, everything's slashed and burnt
You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends


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"How the Story Ends" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentHas my favorite solo in the album, fucking great song too.
    humbucker413on October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sun tzu's book the art of war, specifically on the chapter on generallship and how to lead your troops
    Shredder94on October 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentriff lord rules
    ironmaideniston November 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationKick ass song, one of the best on Endgame in my opinion!

    A general or soldier is confident that his army will win a bloody conflict which will take place. They will play their battle tune, knowing they will slaughter the enemy.
    MisterExon November 27, 2010   Link

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