"Caught In A Mosh" as written by Joseph A. Bellardini, Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
Why don't you listen to me when I try to talk to you
Stop thinking of yourself, for just a second fool
Shut up, shut up, I don't want to hear your mouth
Your mother made a monster,
Now get the hell out of my house
Bridge can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp the idiot convention

Which one of these words don't you understand
I'm caught in a mosh!
Talking to you is like clapping with one hand

What is it? Caught in a mosh!
What is it? Caught in a mosh!

Don't tell me how to do my job
There's the door, your name's on the knob
You're always in the way, like a beast on my back
Were you dropped as a baby, cause brains you lack
Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp, the idiot convention
Which one of these words don't you understand?

I'm caught in a mosh
Talking to you, is like clapping with one hand
What is it? Caught in a mosh!
What is it? Caught in a mosh!

Think-before you speak
Or suffer for your words
Learn, to give respect
That others, give to you
AAAAAAAAAAAh, the best you can do

Hey man!
I'm trying to reason but you don't understand
Talking in circles, we'll never get it straight
Just you and me in our theater of hate
Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp, the idiot convention
Which one of these words don't you understand?

I'm caught in a mosh!
Talking to you is like talking with one hand
What is it? Caught in a mosh!
What is it? Caught in a mosh!


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"Caught in a Mosh" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about stupid people, and relating dealing with stupid people and assholes to being "caught in a mosh" where everything is confusion, elbows and stomping boots... the song isn't literally about being in a mosh, or moshing at all.

    And to jp410, the Anger Burns thing is a different song entirely... Joey actually does sing "ooooooohhhh the best that you can do!" but it's high pitched and fast, so if you're not listening for it, you won't hear it. It's not unintelligible though. Well, not garbled nonsense anyway.
    PinheadXon February 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You're always in the way, like a beast on my back
    Were you dropped as a baby, cause brains you lack" - Win.

    But yeah, it's about being stuck in an argument with an idiot. Like when you're in a mosh pit, you don't get anywhere, you keep being stuck in the same place.
    Rusty Diamondson November 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI always attributed these lyrics to one of the mainstays of thrash metal:
    Disrespecting authority. Specifically, parents. I get so pissed off at my dad when I listen to this.
    Bass93on April 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments on this song yet? damn.

    this song is awesome. i don't know what else to say. one of my favorite anthrax songs.
    hermanator05on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, reminds me of my ex girlfiend!!!
    IICATSIIon January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. Nuff said.
    IRoxYerSoxon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF does it keep putting slashes in what i write?
    edgeinsbuddyon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the bass line in this song. I have probibly been to 100 concerts in my life, and hearing this song live is still the highlight moment. While I think there were better metal bands, few ever wrote a better song.
    eclipseownzuon May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrue, but some wrote songs without resorting to repeating the words "caught in a mosh!" as a chorus.
    The Knaveon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great.

    scott ian and i believe the bassist from anthrax used to go to CBGB's all the time and mosh. moshing was like a hobby or every day occurence for them back in the day. so scott wrote a song about it. simple as that. and as for the main riff [which is pretty sweet] the drummer came up with it, but they just transferred it to bass.

    and thats the jist of it.
    AppleShampoo72on May 26, 2006   Link

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