"Bad Omen" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Down fell the stars and they splashed in the sea.
"Mi nomine baphomet," come dance with me.
Sacrifice the virgins, spiritual rites.
Their master has come, the moon is full tonight.
Drinking, dancing, they worship and toast.
The Devil, who's watching, with demons remote.
Fire, rising, racing in your blood.
Possessed, naive, his service is done.
Bloody blasphemy
Sinister's the word as the demons take their fill.
An orgy's taking place, human blood will spill.
And act of worship as they conceive the ghouls.
Satan has their souls, they sing pagan tunes.
The ceremony is sure to be cursed.
They wait for his blessing but down comes the worst.
Their bodies, soulless, a corpse from the grave.
Their minds are helpless and no one can save them,
No one can save them.


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"Bad Omen" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentThis song is about people worshipping the devil. They have a big ceremony where all sorts of immorality is going on, and they invite Satan and hope that he gives them his blessing. Instead, his demons rape and destroy the people and Satan takes their souls.
    BadMagickon October 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfucking awesome riffs, WAY underrated
    Fotang_inAon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMustaine was quoted as saying of these lyrics, "I had to jumble (the lyrics) up because it was a bona fide hex, so it was kind of like gobbledygook, unless you get lucky and you know something about witchcraft you're not going to be able to deduce what that spell is."
    Has anyone translated this?
    toad1eon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMustaine was quoted as saying of these lyrics, "I had to jumble (the lyrics) up because it was a bona fide hex, so it was kind of like gobbledygook, unless you get lucky and you know something about witchcraft you're not going to be able to deduce what that spell is."
    Has anyone translated this?
    toad1eon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRITUALISTIC SACRIFICE!!!! This song rocks so hard.
    Ritual by Master's Hammer is a fucking awesome Black Metal album. ^^
    havana4saleon September 13, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI’m not a big Megadeth fan but this is an awesome song. I love how original the song is. Their aren’t many song about devil worship. I intro and solo are breathtaking too. The “Sacrifice the virgins” line always makes me smile for some reason.
    thrashgrunge4lifeon May 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI agree with BadMagick. Looks like it's about a Satanic cult who sacrifices Bible-abiding Christians as offerings for the devil. They expect reward from Satan but instead they are double-crossed. Specifically, it sounds as if Satan turns them into his mindless slaves when they had expected to be followers of his but still have power and all of their normal mental capacities. That's my take on this one.
    ScreenNameNeededon June 21, 2012   Link

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