"A Secret Place" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
There's a secret place I like to go
Everyone is there but their face don't show
If you get inside you can't get out
There's no coming back, I hear them shout
Welcome to my hide away, my secret place
How I arrived I can't explain
You're welcome to, if you want to stay
But everyone just runs away
Let me in, get me out
Can't do more than twist and shout
Lost my soul without a trace
Found it again in my secret place
In disgrace
I hide from those that try to find me
Scary things that's right behind me
I lost myself, I must confess
I can't explain how I got this mess



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"A Secret Place" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General Commentto me, i think this song is about Dave's mind. It talks about how messed up his thoughts are and how when people try to "understand" him they get scared and worried. it also says how everyone has been "there", meaning that everyone has been in his shoes at some point in their lives and they just don't want to admit it.
    ClearConfusionon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDave Mustaine says that his secret place is inside his head. I think may be he was talked about his heroine addiction.and he always wanted to escape from drus, but he couldnt!
    we can see that from lyric
    "There's a secret place I like to go
    Everyone is there but their face don't show
    If you get inside you can't get out
    There's no coming back, I hear them shout"

    and in this line lines too

    "Let me in, get me out
    Can't do more then twist and shout
    Lost my soul without a trace
    Found it again in my secret place
    In discrace"
    Shamseeron June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe may also be talking about schizophrenia when he says "I hear them shout". He went inside his head to his secret place and he probably started hearing voices, maybe eventually becoming visual hallucinations. Now they won't go away.

    The personalities created with schizophrenia are really just pieces of yourself. Dave must've found his lost soul by realizing that he'd broken himself.

    That's what I got from the song, anyway.
    Promethon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow...!
    can't believe my eyes!!! only 3 comments???
    i love this song so much. it's my 2nd favorite on Cryptic after "Trust".
    and yeah! it's about mustain himself.
    Persian Boyon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song can be understood so many different ways. One has secret place inside it's mind. Maybe some X-Files stuff (If I recall video suggested something like that). Personally I like to think this as story of secret hideout middle of nowhere, heaven on earth that is not polluted by neon signs and plastic stuff...
    mWaltarion April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti aggree witha all of you uve all got valid points!
    but to me this song has always been the one song ill put on adter a really bad day and escape to my secret place its always helped me through the hard times and i thank mustain for telling us about his secret place!
    fresh1288on September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think you are all on the right track
    SimpleSmileson May 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. This along with Trust and Use the Man are the only ones I listen to from Cryptic.
    ThanatosDADon June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about escaping from the (hard) reality to your own 'secret place' using drugs (heroine) and the person finds himself addicted and confused.
    bazizon July 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's Dave being confessional and putting it out there...I think A Secret Place is about dealing with the dark side of the Force - my inner Alice Cooper (two black eyes and a twisted smile) - I dig the song's simplicity and razor sharp honesty
    Desperado70on November 09, 2011   Link

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