"I Thought I Knew It All" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
Somewhere there's a reason why things go like they do
Somewhere there's a reason why some things just fall through
We don't always see them for what they really are
But I know there's a reason just can't see it from this far
Maybe I don't like it, but I have no choice
I know that somewhere, someone hears my voice
I thought I knew it all
I thought I had it made
How could it end this way?
I thought I knew
Somewhere there's a reason why things don't go my way
Somewhere there's a reason that I cannot explain
Just like the change of season, just may not be my turn
But I know there's a reason, the lesson's mine to learn

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"I Thought I Knew It All" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentIt's about finding the meaning of life or something
    ceramic_elephanton May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcan't really figure this one out - it's kind of vague. it seems to be about learning and growing. like when you look back at the person you were and realize you didn't know sh*t.

    this song has a killer guitar riff in it. I LOVE IT.
    rogbon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree... But I think that this could be a song about a love wich ends badly...
    Mustaine can make fucking sad songs! And nice riffs too!
    alezeron May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEverything happens for a reason. The choices you made, the events that happen to you, all mold you into who you are. You have to learn the lessons and push on.
    riehlthingon December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really do love Megadeth, let's get that straight.

    I think this song is totally about Dave and how he feels. Like he got shit on after "the breakup"
    Freshly Bakedon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe way I see it is how Dave accepting things that he finds unpleasent (biting the bullet)
    Edenbeaston March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEdenbeast, I think you got it. I believe it's basically saying life can be a bitch sometimes, but you gotta accept it at that and move on.
    JoeWhoon May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI know this song very well...its about finding out that you will never fully understand life and that no matter how wise you are you will never come close to knowing everything.
    boozer11on July 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProbably an expression of some of his feelings of revelation that came from his christian rebirth. Best way I could think of putting it.
    rambo919on December 22, 2011   Link

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