"Good Mourning/Black Friday" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Hey, I don't feel so good.
Something's not right,
Something's coming over me
What the fuck is this?

Killer, intruder, homicidal man
If you see me coming run as fast as you can.
A bloodthirsty demon who's stalking the street
I hack up my victims like pieces of meat.
Blood thirsty demon, sinister fiend,
Bludgeonous slaughters, my evil deeds.
My hammer's a cold piece of blood lethal steel,
I grin while you writhe with the pain that I deal.
Swinging the hammer, I hack through their heads,
Defiant defiler, you're next to be dead.
I unleash my hammer with sadistic intent.
Pounding, surrounding, slamming through your head, yeah!
Their bodies convulse in agony and pain.
I mangle their faces 'til no features remain.
A blade for the butchering, I cut them to shreds.
First take out the organs then cut off the head.
The remains of their flesh now sop under my feet.
One more bloody massacre, the murder's complete.
I seek to dismember, a sadist fiend.
And bloodbaths are my way of getting clean.
I lurk in the alleys, wait for the kill
I have no remorse for the blood that I spill.
A merciless butcher who lives underground.
I'm out to destroy and I will cut you down.
I see you and I'm waiting for Black Friday
Killer, intruder, homicidal man
If you see me coming run as fast as you can.
A bloodthirsty demon who's stalking the street.
I hack up my victims like pieces of meat.
I lurk in the alleys, wait for the kill.
I have no remorse for the blood that I spill.
A merciless butcher who lives underground.
I'm out to destroy and I will cut you down.
It's Black Friday, paint the devil on the wall.

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"Good Mourning/Black Friday" as written by Gabriel Andre Yared Dave Mustaine

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  • +2
    General CommentWhy does this have only 1 comment (now 2)? This has got to be one of their best songs!
    SilenzXEon December 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, just love the dark and creepy intro, straight from hell!
    The lyrics have no deep meaning IMO, just one of Mustaine's many twisted thoughts, like alot of songs on KIMB. (which is prolly my favorite record, too) It's just Megadeth being Megadeth in the early days, not looking for a fuck to give, just being themselves.
    PrideWithinMySoulon January 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is my all-time favorite Megadeth song. Absolutely incredible. The musical component is insane and complex at the same time. And the words...WOW! No hidden meanings here-just the frenzied tale of a lunatic serial killer on the rampage. Serial killers are certainly not an uncommon theme in heavy metal but Mustaine really cranked out something special here. The descriptions in this song are absolutely horrific. This is also apart from other "serial killer songs" in that it does not seem to be describing a particular non-fictitious killer. Slayer's "Dead Skin Mask" is about Ed Gein and "213" is about Jeffrey Dahmer. Then there's also Fear Factory who has "Suffer Age" which describes John Gacy. Contrarily, Mustaine appears to have taken the approach of describing a fictitious killer. The only real-life killer that comes to mind that seems to come even remotely close to Mustaine's description is Jack the Ripper. The Ripper did "stalk the streets" as he murdered prostitutes as opposed to killers such as Gacy, Bundy and Dahmer who would commit their murders in far less incriminating locations. Additionally, Mustaine is clearly describing the actions of a frenzied madman. In other words, Dahmer, Bundy and Gacy would not really fit Dave Mustaine's "profile." Dahmer, Bundy and Gacy are considered "organized" serial killers: their crimes are carefully planned out, they cover their tracks meticulously (at least initially) and they are able to blend seamlessly into society without anyone being the wiser. In contrast, most of the Ripper's retroactive profilers (not all but most) describe him as the "unorganized" type: frenzied, overcome by his urge to kill, not necessarily someone who could portray themselves as "normal" within society and perhaps not particularly intelligent. So it is plausible that Mustaine could be describing the Ripper. My guess, however, is that it is not about an actual person. But of course, the main point is not who it's about but the power and the fury of Mustaine's description. The words Mustaine chooses portray the serial killer phenomenon perfectly. The visuals described are legitimately disturbing. The part that gets me more than any is "Killer, intruder...stalking the street." The word "intruder" is particularly haunting: the implication is that he may come for you no matter where you are. The "stalking the street" phrase is also very powerful. The nightmarish image of a being that's "bloodthirsty" and is in the act of "stalking" that usually comes to one's mind first is the thought of being stalked by an animal in the woods. But here we are describing a "stalker" who is one of our own: a human being. Furthermore, he's doing the "stalking" on the streets where intuition would tell one that they would be perfectly safe. After all, the victim is walking the city streets amongst other civilized human beings where they ought to be safer in theory than being out in the woods with a bunch of animals. But alas, one of their own has come for them and done so on their own city streets. This sinister story then comes to a gruesome ending as the killer performs a symbolic ritual (as a great many number of serial killers do) following his crime. In his case, he paints an image of Satan on the wall, most likely with the victim's own blood. An absolutely WILD tale from the mind of Dave Mustaine. Then of course, there's the incredible musical performance. This is my fave from Megadeth for sure. Just masterful.
    ScreenNameNeededon June 19, 2012   Link
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    General Commentapparently there was a song by the sex pistols with the same name
    TorsoFuckon June 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is interesting how grammar can make a difference. During 2 sections of the song, the placement of a period or comma makes the difference between subject and object. I always heard this as "killer, intruder, homicidal man, if you see me coming run fast as you can." That is, Mustaine pictures himself as the killer, who is stalking evil people. This happens again in the line, "I seek to dismember a sadist fiend." Depends on whether or not there is a comma in the middle there. It is a little clearer in the line, "Deviant defilers, you're next to be dead." Of course, the serial killer motif may be a metaphor for God (or Satan's) judgement. Mustaine has always written eloquently about good and evil. Even when he is the perpetrator of wrong, there are consequences (see "Wake Up Dead.") There are several songs on "Peace Sells" that are almost absurd in their ambiguity. I think this song is pretty clear.
    jackblack23on November 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentShame Dave refuses to do this live... (does he still refuse?)... but I can kinda see his point lol. Great song though if it's not taken too seriously.
    Tricky1979on March 13, 2014   Link
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    daniel1259on November 09, 2015   Link
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