"High Speed Dirt" as written by and Dave/ellefson Mustaine....
Do it if you dare
Leaping form the sky
Hurling through the air
Exhilarating high
See the earth below
Soon to make a crater
Blue sky, black death
I'm off to meet my maker

Energy of the gods, adrenaline surge
Won't stop 'til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt

Paralyzed with fear
Feel velocity gain
Entering a near
Catatonic state
Pressure of the sound
Roaring through my head
Crash into the ground
Damned if I'll be dead

Energy of the gods, adrenaline surge
Won't stop 'til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt

Jump or die!
Dropping all my weight
Going down full throttle
The pale horse awaits
Like a genie in a bottle
Fire in my veins
Faster as I go
I forgot my name
I'm a dirt torpedo
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt


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"High Speed Dirt" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentI dont really think dave mustaine being the founder of the challenging and so very rhythmic "spider chord" and not to mention his incredible and very distinct poetic vocal power would write a song about a memorable sky diving experience.
    I could very well be wrong on this too but I am thinking its about the feeling and addiction to crystal meth.
    first off another slang word used for meth is "dirt". which would fit the title perfectly with the words "high speed"" in front of it
    also these lines seem to stick out..."exhilarating high"....."energy of the gods, adrenaline surge"......"loosing all my weight"..."fire in my veins"...and just so you know... dave has written lyrics to other songs about this substance struggle as well....look up the lyrics to "burnt ice"....lyrics are just like the music....it is what you make off it....thats the beauty of it all
    mikeyj420on April 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song totally relates to sky diving. Do it if you dare, leep from the sky, see the earth below! Thiz is one bad ass song by Megadeth, the song and lyrics!
    dmh9385on April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo it's about Suicide by jumping
    supernaut1978on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is definitely about skydiving... Mustaine says so in the Exposure of a Dream video.
    RnngBldon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was banned by clear channel after 9/11. Bastards.
    Hellscytheon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpfft.. it's megadeth..it's metal..lyrics don't mean shit in metal last i checked.. it just sounds cool and that's all you need.. i get the urge to punch people in the throat when they try to find deep meanings in metal songs
    RichardLGon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a skydiver who's chute fails to open. hense, he has become a "dirt torpedo".
    SpiralArchitectXon August 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@richardLG
    why cant a metal song have ameaning??? especialy talking about megadeth look at holy wars or countdown to extinction they have meanings
    paul mcnoodleon September 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about jumping out of a plane and hitting the ground at a high speed. Hence the the name 'High Speed Dirt'.
    Matthew_Xon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a song about getting the most out of the thrill of free-fall.
    addseale2on February 16, 2006   Link

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