"Five Magics" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Bestow upon me knowledge
Wizard, all-knowing, all-wise
I want to rule my kingdom
Make sweet the breeze, not once defiled
Dethrone the evil prince's iron fists in velvet gloves of sin
Parade the grey-robed monks, the vestal virgins
And wheel the wyvern's in
Let the ceremony consecrate the marriage
Let me be the protege of five magics

Give me alchemy!
Give me sorcery!
Give me wizardry!
Thermatology!
Electricity!

Magic if you please
Master all of these
Bring him to his knees
I master five magics
Possessed with hellish torment
I master magics "5"
Hunting the abyss lord
Only one will stay alive
He who lives by the sword will surely also die
He who lives in sin will surely live the lie


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"Five Magics" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General Commentthe fact that this song is on Rust in Peace alone should be proof enough of how awesome it is
    Fotang_inAon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it's based on a book called Master of 5 Magics or something like that.
    gwilikers6on April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about mastering the 5 magics in ordr to overthrow the evil prince-duh.
    ceramic_elephanton May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure what the song means but I'm going to see them in concert tonight in Seattle and I hope they play it. The guitar solos are freakin awsome!
    rockrockson November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a book called master of the five magics wich the song pretty much explains the story
    rockrockson November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite song off rust in peace, and that's definitely saying a lot...it's either between this or tornado of souls..
    hermanator05on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe songs about becoming the master of 5 magics to become stronger than an evil wizard. Awesome song
    Painkilleron February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprobably about dave's experiences when he's high on his drugs. the intro harmony/solo captures the wierdness well.
    the ending is cool too.
    Josueon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere are 2 possible meanings to this song 1 the speaker lives under the oppressive Abyss Lord so he tries to master the 5 Magics But the Abyss Lord already masterd the 5 Magics so the speaker fail and dies as derived from the line " He who lives by the sword Will surely also die".Or the speaker deafets the Abyss Lord but is corrupted by the power he now weilds and becomes the new Abyss Lord as derived from the line"He who lives in sin Will surely live the lie".Personally I prefer the latter.
    Eru-kunon June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody ever research? Eru-kun has it perfect. The speaker want to overthrow the oppressive Abyss King. To do this, he journeys to master the 5 magics, but in doing so, becomes evil and power-hungry just like the Abyss Lord he opposes. Since the Abyss King already knew the 5 magics, he wins the fight. The hero dies, don't be mistaken. Resistance is futile, huh? Nice dead-on shot though Eru-kun.
    Mirxon July 28, 2008   Link

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