"Youthanasia" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
Who'd believe with the way things are here
We'd be going anywhere telling people how to live?
Who's believe we'd spend more shippin' drugs and guns
Than to educate our sons? Sorry but that's what they did
I can't help but think,
Someone's forsaken you and me
Luck deserted me and the truth beat out my brains
Men rise on stepping stones of their selves to higher things
I've stepped over many bodies on my way
Thanks for the information don't need no more anything
We are the damned of all the world with sadness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars, we've been hung out to dry
You didn't want us anyway and now we're making up our minds
You tell us how to run our lives, we run for Youthanasia


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"Youthanasia" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Megadeth song
    MoonBarker83on May 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is from the same titled ablum released in 1994.

    This can be passive, as in discontinuing an individual's life-sustaining treatment, or active, as in mercy killing - putting to death a person who, due to disease or extreme age, can no longer lead a meaningful life.
    Shamseeron June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally think it's about how our generation's pretty much been thrown out to dry. Our generation's not gonna have Social Security, we're already using money we should be saving on ungodly gas prices and the generations before us really don't seem to care. As Dave said it.

    Who'd believe with the way things are here
    We'd be going anywhere telling people
    How to live?
    Who'd believe we'd spend more
    Shippin' drugs and guns
    Than to educate our sons? Sorry but
    That's what they did
    motorheadbangeron August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically what motorhead said. It's about how a country going down the crapper affects the next generation.
    Medalhedon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShamseer...you're talking about euthanasia, and we don't need a definition that has nothing to do with anything. Youthanasia is a play on the word. Motorhead is correct. Look at the album art. You whore.
    zazzblammymatazon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty much what Motorhead said.

    But also, our parents, grandparents and other ancestors made the world what it is today (which isn't good), and they're the ones teaching us how to live, so how much hope can we really have? We can't follow the steps they dictate if we want to see any progress.
    ZioShiraion December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty much what Motorhead said.

    But also, our parents, grandparents and other ancestors made the world what it is today (which isn't good), and they're the ones teaching us how to live, so how much hope can we really have? We can't follow the steps they dictate if we want to see any progress.
    ZioShiraion December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty much what Motorhead said.

    But also, our parents, grandparents and other ancestors made the world what it is today (which isn't good), and they're the ones teaching us how to live, so how much hope can we really have? We can't follow the steps they dictate if we want to see any progress.
    ZioShiraion December 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think that the first couple lines could also be about how the US goes around telling other countries things like "oh, we're so awesome" and just causing problems, while there are already so many problems in the US itself.
    Octavianon May 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentamazing song youthanasia is my background
    boozer11on August 30, 2009   Link

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