"Madhouse" as written by Joseph A. Bellardini, Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
White coats to bind me, out of control
I live alone inside my mind
World of confusion, air filled with noise
Who says that my life's such a crime?

Trapped, in this nightmare
I wish I'd wake
As my whole life begins to shake
Four walls, surround me
An empty gaze
I can't find my way out of this maze

'Cause I don't care
Fall in, fall out
Gone without a doubt, help me
I can't take the blame
They don't feel the shame

It's a madhouse
Or so they claim
It's a madhouse
Oh, am I insane?

My fears behind me, what can I do
My dreams haunt my sleep at night
Oh no, won't learn their lesson, white fills my eyes
And only then they see the light


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"Madhouse" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General CommentThis song means insanity baby! Yeah!
    sleighteon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of anthraxs' best songs with joey singing. It is completely talking about how it feels to be insane. I think of all the songs on GTA:vice city this was my fave on the metal station.
    pockymanon September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWasn't really a METAL station... but most of it was metal...

    But yes, great song, fun to outrun the cops to on vice city too..
    IRoxYerSoxon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentV-rock was the 80's hair metal station..
    mattalacon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot really. There was a lot of hair metal, but then there was Anthrax and Slayer, too.

    Anyway... it's about insanity and being in the madhouse, like you guys already said.
    Good song, I like it.
    Eliminationon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking awesome!
    TwistedSisteron December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, if you're gonna mention the bands on V-ROCK that weren't hair metal, you can't forget about Megadeth! Come on!
    loudchildon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song and Joey's vocals suit the song perfectly. The lyrics are pretty straightforward, and I think you are all correct.

    One thing, though...did anybody notice that the guitar riff during the verses sounds like the guitar riff in the bridge of the Judas Priest song, "Breaking The Law"? Who sees the similarity? Anyway, once again, great song!
    Guitar King 93on August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. joey's vocals are awesome! awesome guitar riffs too! all in all, a great rocker song!
    MoMoneyPitcherAce22on August 16, 2007   Link

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