"Lucretia" as written by and Dave/ellefson Mustaine....
Sitting up, late at night
I tiptoe through the darkness
Cold as hell, black as spades
Aware of my immediate surrounding
In my place I escape up into my hideout
Hiding from everyone
My friends all say,
"Dave you're mental anyway" hey!
Drift into a deeper state
I stalk the cobwebbed stairways
Dirt grits between my feet
The stair creaks, I precariously sneak

Hypnosis guides my hand
I slipside through the walkways
Sit in granny's rockin' chair
Memories are whirling by, yeah
Reminisce in the attic
Lucretia waits impatiently
Cobwebs make me squint
The cobra so eloquently glints
Moonbeams surge through the sky
The crystal ball's energized
Surely that like the cat waiting
Lucretia rocks away


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"Lucretia" as written by Dave Mustaine David Ellefson

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    General CommentLucretia is a ghost that lives in Dave Mustaines attic that Dave hangs around with sometimes. He sneaks up late at night so no-one thinks he's crazy.
    CJFon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMegadeth's intros fucking rule, and this song's intro is one of the best. Goddamn, when I'm in my car listening to RIP, I can't help but turning it up at this part.
    Seph6969on March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe crystal ball's energized
    Surely that like the cat waiting

    this peace reminds me of a witch
    witches and ghost are in the same catagory, so i still go with CJF.
    interesting though is that i am only starting to find out the meanings behind songs now that i play song, and in the meanwhile read the lyrics
    i'm not englis, so it helps a lot:)
    cdanovichon July 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah Cause He's friends all say "Dave ur mental anyway"..!! HEY..
    elasticinvertedon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2 comment????!!!!! whaa? HOW????
    this is one of the few great songs where Marty Friedman, thrash legend, showcases his full potential. Not to mention the vocals, which is pretty catchy, but really hard to understand

    I just wonder if mustaine's serious about this 'ghost' thing...
    Fotang_inAon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm. This is kinda weird, because my middle name is Lucretia. Same spelling and everything.
    ksa_fan13on December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe he's all fucked up on drugs when he wrote this song? it is so Dave you know
    noneformeimdrivingon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo, someone pegs the true meaning and the others just throw it out the window because Dave did drugs? What a social cliche. CJF has it perfect. Are you people on so many drugs you can't see that? Nevermind, I already know the answer to that.
    Mirxon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the 'hey' !! So great....
    qwerty1198on December 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song off of RIP!
    Poison Was The Cureon December 10, 2008   Link

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