"Dread and the Fugitive Mind" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Let me introduce myself I'm a social disease
I've come for your wealth leave you on your knees
No time for feeling sorry, I got here on my own
I won't ask for mercy, I choose to walk alone

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
If you shake my hand better count your fingers

What if I do get caught?
What if there is no judgment?
If I'm right I lose nothing, if you're right I lose it all
I ought to get caught because I'm doing something wicked
I'm guilty haunted by my fear and the only consequences
Are dread and the fugitive mind

You built walls to protect you so no one will infect you
Pursued by those out there that vanish in thin air
Come a long way to find what you really left behind
You don't know when the end is but it's coming fast

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
If you shake my hand better count your fingers

What if I do get caught?
What if there is no judgment?
If I'm right I lose nothing, if you're right I lose it all
I ought to get caught because I'm doing something wicked
I'm guilty haunted by my fear and the only consequences
Are dread and the fugitive mind


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"Dread and the Fugitive Mind" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this is being taken a bit too deep. Sort of like Metallica's "Of Wolf And Man" isn't about alcoholism or drug abuse;its just about a werewolf. This song, to me, is outlining what a thief or what a criminal feels in their mind. It outlines their thought processes.

    "What if I do get caught?
    What if there is no judgement?
    If I ’m right I lose nothing
    If you ’re right I lose it all"

    That part of the song is just the way it looks. If the criminal is deemed to be the correct person in a court of law, they don't lose anything, but if they're prosecuted and say, sent to jail, they lose everything.
    Daexon June 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti saw religion in this really.

    "Let me introduce myself
    I ’m a social disease
    I ’ve come for your wealth
    And leave you on your knees"
    christianity. a social disease, (im sorry if i offend anyone btw. this is just what i found in the song) the church only wants your money, and leaves you on your knees.

    "What ’s yours is mine and what ’s mine is mine too
    If you shake my hand better count your fingers "
    basically the same as above.

    "What if I do get caught?
    What if there is no judgement?
    If I ’m right I lose nothing
    If you ’re right I lose it all "
    what if there is no heaven or hell means he can get away with his sins no problem. if hes right, he loses nothing, no hell. if religion is right, hes fucked and burning in hell.

    "I ’m guilty haunted by my fears
    And the only consequences
    Are dread and the fugitive mind "
    sinners are guilty haunted by their fears (religion's teachings) and the only consequence is dread (fear) and the fugitive mind (mind trying to deny religion having been tought since early stages of life for example.)

    "You built walls to protect you
    So no one will infect you"
    Churches.

    "You don ’t know when the end is
    But it ’s coming fast"
    religion saying "oh noes, its the apocalypse" over everything, when they really dont know when the end of days actualy is.
    fenixignitionon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"It's about judgment. The great paradox is if there isn't a God and you live your life like a good person, you haven't lost anything. If there is a God and you lived your life like a dirtbag, you're screwed. Basically what I'm saying is, 'What if there's no judgment?' I think a lot of times people have gotten up on the moral hilltop and yelled down to the masses down at the bottom of the valley about their spiritual superiority and it just alienates you." (Mustaine, 2001)

    As simple as that
    -Cote-on December 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is about a criminal who isnt sure about himself
    he does whatever he wants and even if he is caught by the police he dosent care but he wonders about like what happens after he dies and his only consequence is himself and his concionce, he takes whatever he wants and hes not sure if in the end he will be judged for it
    zeppelinrocks14on May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDave Mustaine. Need I say more?
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this song was about how Capitol Records was screwing over Mustaine, so this was his way of expressing his anger.
    downstoneon January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnaaa hes singing about the way hetfeild fuked him over
    elasticinvertedon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHetfield is shit compared to Mustaine.
    Street Spiriton April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, ok ok, get it through your heads, in reality and all honesty MUSTAINE SCREWED MUSTAINE! Now, I love Megadeth, they're my favorites, but Mustaine HIMSELF has said it was his addictions and bad temper that got him throw out. Get over it, douchebags,

    Now, for my comment, I kinda get the feeling about someone who steals shit, not because he wants to, but because he kinda has to.
    motorheadbangeron May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song a lot
    Anilandon October 22, 2006   Link

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