"Time: The Beginning" as written by Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine and Bud Prager....
Father time, I'm running late
I'm winding down, I'm growing tired
Seconds drift into the night
The clock just ticks till my time expires

You were once my friend
Now I know I can't tie your hands
The days I saved I couldn't spend
They fell like sand through the hourglass
No time to lose, no time to choose

Time taking time, it's taken mine
Scenes of my life seem so unkind
Time chasing time creeps up behind
I can't run forever, and time waits for no one
Not even me

An enemy I can't defend
My final place a deadly end
Life's just a speck in space
Dreams of an eternal resting place

I can't get any younger
Time has brutal hunger

Time taking time, it's taken mine
Scenes of my life seem so unkind
Time chasing time creeps up behind
I can't run forever, and time waits for no one, waits for no one
Not even me


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"Time: The Beginning" as written by Dave Mustaine Bud Prager

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    General CommentDave giving up & giving in to Death. His voice is so magically soul touching & haunting. This song brings me to tears, beautifully saddening.
    Megadethgirlon April 09, 2017   Link
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    General Commentahhhh I love this song so much! The meaning is basically about how we are all growing older. Dave's voice sounds awesome and the dynamics work so well. I must have played this song 1000 times over and over!
    michellew2kon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    eversiuson December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe most beautiful thing I ever heard. O.O
    MuZikFrEaKBGon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song. Yes, it is basically about how we're all growing old and that there's nothing we can do about it. The bass is so simple in this song yet it, along with the vocals, is what makes this song.
    Lynibethon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the very few gems from Risk.
    MetalNickon March 08, 2009   Link

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