"Reckoning Day" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
I like the way that I make you itch
And all the reasons I give you to bitch
And how I make you wanna scream in pain
And feel your life is just a losing game
I like the way that you let me in
The way you look when the walls cave it
I like the way that your stomach knots
And how you cry for it all to stop
I like the way that you fool yourself
And make believe there's nobody else
I like the way that you stand in line
And beg salvation from the empty skies

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the Reckoning Day

I like the things that you try to fake
And your face when I see you break
And that you say you will pray for me
You realize you are prey for me
I like the way you stay on attack
No matter what, I keep coming back
And how you try to hold me down
But you end up driven to the ground

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the Reckoning

Don't want no revenge (don't want no revenge)
Ain't no pay back time (ain't no pay back time)
It ain't called getting even (it ain't called getting even)
Here comes the Reckoning (Here comes the Reckoning)
Day, here comes the Reckoning
Here comes the Reckoning day
Here comes the Reckoning day
Here comes the Reckoning day
Here comes the Reckoning here comes the Reckoning day
here comes, is coming


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"Reckoning Day" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentI think this song is about drugs mainly heroin. Dave is talking from the drugs point of view.
    I like the way that you let me in
    The way you look when the walls cave in
    I like the way that your stomach knots
    And how you cry for it all to stop

    anyway thats what I think its about. In any case MEGADETH RULES
    skinticketon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs on youthanasia.
    Xanatoson December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs on youthanasia.
    Xanatoson December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNatural law is: What goes around comes around. You only have to get up one more time than you fall.
    larrybon June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Religion vs. Atheism or more specifically, Conservatism vs. Liberalism.
    All the things Dave says about the other side is consistent along with the things he says about himself. This could also be about Rock&Metal vs. Mainstream.
    After all, we don't want revenge, pay back or to get even. We just want a Reckoning.
    Sabre Runneron January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, cool album opener too.
    Pogo Popeon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it sounds like torture... Not like physical, but mental.. Like mind games of some sort. or something...
    PinkFloydrulezon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Its like Dave reads my mind. If I were to write lyrics they would sound just like this. I think we think alike. Everything he says and every lyric he writes makes sense to me and touches the core of my soul. I understand the man.
    altd2on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me. in my opinion. this song means that who ever she/he is speaking to. he/she DOES not like her. but uses her. i might be wrong, but tbh. thats what i think
    Tiddyon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite megadeth songs.... it sounds like a perfect theme for the SAW movies!
    buggie92on June 26, 2007   Link

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