"Elysian Fields" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
Uneasy feeling, burning out my eyes
I hope the end is less painful than my life
I stand on trial before the gods
On Judgment Day
A blink of an eye between
The cradle and the grave
One last look at visions of flesh
The last best hope of man on earth
Pontius Pilate still washing his hands
The world don't want to be saved
Only left alone
Elysian Fields...
We are storming the heavens
To raise our swords and shields
We ascend to our destiny
To the Elysian Fields
Soaring to the sun
With blood upon their wings
Superstitious dust left twisting in the wind
Man still has one belief,
One decree that stands alone
The laying down of arms
Is like cancer to their bones


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"Elysian Fields" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentThe song has a religious meaning to it.

    One last look at visions of flesh
    The last best hope of man on Earth
    Pontius Pilate still washing his hands
    The world don't want to be saved
    Only left alone

    This is when Jesus was on trial. Pontious pilot washed his hands before deciding to put Jesus' life to an end.

    It's also about destiny. The elysian fields is heaven.

    We are storming the heavens
    We raise the swords and shields
    We ascend to our destiny
    To the Elysian Fields

    It can also have the meaning of war. How fighters fight for their land and freedom and most of them die in battle and go to the elysian fields which is heaven.
    rust in peaceon July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know the Elysian Fields as the place un Hell where the heroes and the virtuous go to rest for eternity, in Greek Mythology. But I like how every meanings here are different, yet really interesting.
    OrgasmicPotatoeon September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentChristianity says Jesus was sacrificed for man's sins. A sacrifice for a new begining. I think the song dipicts how man still sins against man, hence "the world don't want to be saved" verse. Very deep song which to me is describing how man continues to defy God.
    dmarsdenon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about It is in Men's nature to fight, and wars will never be ended. And because of this when men is accepted into heaven it will try and take over heaven
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentelysium fields are a place of green fields of tranquility where people go when they die if they've been good in life, according to roman mythology!
    flaminmofoon February 14, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe Elysian Fields, or the Elysian Plains, were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.
    AllHailDioon November 30, 2009   Link

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