"Ashes In Your Mouth" as written by and Dave/menza Mustaine....
People have round shoulders from fairing heavy loads
And the soldiers liberate them, laying mines along their roads
Sorrow paid for valor is too much to recall
Of the countless corpses piled up along the wailing wall

Melting down all metals, turning plows and shears to swords
Shun words of the Bible, we need implements of war
Chalklines and red puddles of those who have been slain
Destiny, that crooked schemer, says the dead shall rise again

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here
God have mercy

Now we've rewritten history
The one thing we've found out
Sweet taste of vindication
It turns to ashes in your mouth

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here
God have mercy

If you're fighting to live
It's okay to die
The answer to your question is
Welcome to tomorrow

Where do we go from here?
God have mercy

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here
God have mercy

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here
God have mercy


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"Ashes In Your Mouth" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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  • +3
    General CommentOne of my top 5 Deth songs.

    Ultimately I think the song is a general anti-war song. The sweet taste of vindication will turn to ashes in your mouth.

    I think it is describing about history repeating itself with the endless wars that we wage and ultimately
    we never learn from our mistakes. Hence "Welcome to Tomorrow!"

    Awesome song and also solos and one of the best drum outtro's ever!!
    bsparon September 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOmg this song defentely deserves more comments. Its the best song off countdown to extintion.
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefiantly one of the best songs from CTD.

    "Melting down all metals, turning plows and shears to swords
    Shun words of the Bible, we need implements of war
    Chalklines and red puddles of those who have been slain
    Destiny, that crooked schemer, says the dead shall rise again"

    Certainly a message of anti-war. But I believe it's about government creating their own Judgement day, their own vision of Armageddon to free the world of evil, expecting their good to win... perhaps from a power crazed leader?
    Honor Punkon January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHell Yeah this song needs more credit some of the best solo work EVER from Mustaine and Freidman and it just kicks ass
    robert_grim_reaperon September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant say this is the best song because in my opinion all megadeth songs are great. that is so great i cant choose between them
    sdfan00on February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an anti-war song. its about general hopelessness for the future of humanity. in future they cant see peace around the world, they can expect only wars in the future... everybody will fighting with each other, at last a day will come- The Judgement Day .
    Shamseeron June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed. This so is amazing. About the hopelessness of the endless warring of mankind (in my opinion). This song deserves way more comments
    captainsquallyon June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think many people miss that the song answers it's own question.

    Q: Where do we go from here?
    A: Tomorrow.



    Tomorrow is always where we go next.
    Pillvilleon January 07, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTHIS DESERVES MORE COMMENTS.
    ThanatosDADon June 10, 2008   Link

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