Where were you when it happened?
Where could you be found?
Were you at the front of the stage?
Or in the underground

From SF out to Old Bridge
NY back to LA
The world of metal changed forever
Back in the day
Well that was back in the day

And if you weren't there
It doesn't matter anyway
Because you wouldn't understand
Live to die and die to play
Every day and place
Leave a path of metal
Across the world from stage to stage
Well that was back in the day

And if you weren't there
It doesn't matter anyway
Because you wouldn't understand
In denim and leather
We were all part of one force
Knocked Rock and Roll on its ass
And put metal on the course


Back in the day
You weren't there
It doesn't mater
Because you wouldn't understand
This is our way of life
A life that was born free
To follow orders how to live
Was never meant to be
Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh
Peals of thunder, sheets of lighting

The power hits the stage
The music was exciting
The mania raged
On, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh
We all had the fever
Our ears started to ring
Feeding this wildfire
Consuming everything

Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh
Metal's King back then
And still is this today
Others imitate or challenge
But it never goes away
On, oh-oh, oh-oh

Lyrics submitted by Charlie the man

"Back in the Day" as written by Dave Mustaine

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI will agree with you on one thing. Metal is not as huge as it was in the 80's or early 90's. But that doesn't mean Metal is nearly dead like some of you are saying. Metal was just big in the mainstreme during the 80's nad 90's. Thats part of what tainted some of the more mainstreme stuff like Metallica. If Metallica never got huge like they are they would probably be putting out good albums still. But when they got famous it became about the money. It meya come off that I don''t like Metallica in what i just wrote. It's worth noting that I like old Metallica and over 70 metal bands. More than about 5 of those bands are still realeasing plain old good Metal and not Rock, or Nu Metal, or Rap, or Pop. Those 5-10 bands that don't release anything are becauses A) One of the main/only conastant member died or the band broke up. B) the band went the Metallica path. the Metal stays the same, the media coverage is different. Also, this song is badass.
    SuperSpamAwayon April 03, 2007   Link

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