"502" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
"Pull over, shithead, this is the cops!"
Full tank, pockets lined with cash
Full throttle, gonna rip some ass.
Drive all day and through the night,
Romance the road, winding left to right.
The stars above guide me, the moonlight is free.
A feeling inside me and the whole world to see.
Driving fast makes me feel good,
The speed of light trapped under my hood.
Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do.
Driving the interstate, stopped for a 502.
Hundreds of miles rolled off today.
Signs lose their meanings, minutes tick away.
Dirt roads to interstates, I must have drove them all.
Cigarettes and burgers, caffeine and alcohol.
Drive until daybreak, always on the go.
Life on the freeway, night shift 'til dawn patrol.
Driving fast makes me feel good,
The speed of light trapped under my hood.
Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do.
Driving the interstate, stopped for a 502.
Stopped for a 502, next time it's gonna be you.
Stars above guide me
This feeling inside me
I drive until daybreak.
Life on the freeway is Hell.
I'm coming through



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"502" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentThe 502 code was used in LA County when this song was written. The 502 designates a DUI or DWI, driving while intoxicated. The song is basically about driving very fast and feeling free as the driver breaks numerous laws in his vehicle.
    GhostOfWaron June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyup u r correct on that one, this songs kicks the mad ass like mad truck drivers, like the whole album kicks the mad ass like mad truck driver.
    Warhammeron June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe riff in the interlude after he slams the door is the same as metal militia by metallica
    Dressed2Depresson March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGhost of war knows what he's talking about. And Warhammer is an awesome band. Anyway, this song is about a guy who drives drunk all the time. I learned in some suicide prevention class that reckless driving and constant drinking are signs that you want to kill yourself. So this song is about someone who is obviously not afraid to die, and he may even welcome death.
    aceticaon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentghost....i cant beleive what your doing...probley thought no one would find out to. i mean come on
    paladin5777on June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncidentally, Mustaine was arrested for a 502 not long after this track was done.
    FreeFragSGSon October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncidentally, Mustaine was arrested for a 502 not long after this track was done.
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    XD




    Me and my Dad were talking about this song, and he said a 502 is like a super motor for cars.
    I don't know, just throwing something out into the ring.
    But this song is still awesome. I love the car chase in the middle.
    invader_kibbyon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat song plays in the backgroud during the car chase in the middle?
    Korennon January 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment502 of course...just like kiss back in the day.
    chantardon September 15, 2008   Link

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