"Something I'm Not" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Your mind tells you that you've lost your confidence
You're drifting and ya don't believe in anyone
To lose what little you have left to be proud of
Afraid you can't do this again, ah!

You said that nothing come in-between us
The way of getting things we wanted done
Then enissophobia held you under its influence
Until you compromised your style

Everything about you has been one big charade
What will you do now that the well's run dry? Cry?
To sell out all your friends and stab them in the back
It's something that you are, it's something that I'm not

When you forced me into doing what you love
Mark my words no one loves you very much, yeah mark em'
And when you tried to change me and tried to replace me
I couldn't help but end just hating you, hmm!

Being a fraud can only last so long, you should know
Till what ya sensed as a child returns, you little baby
To choke out the voice that told ya ?money and the fame?
Would fill the crater that you dug for yourself

Unlike you I'm no vision to myself, lest you forget
You didn't ever make metal, buddy; metal made you
To crush and run over everyone along the way
It's something that you are; it's something that I'm not

A stranger to yourself, ha! ya pissed me off again
I won't be driven by your needs anymore
What you'd become to do or be is clear to see for me
It's something that you are; something that I'm not

It makes me sick to hear you say you ?love me?
I know you only love what I can do for you
If you were the one that was leading the charge
Would you notice if I missed a day or two? But that's impossible!

We all laughed at the parodies that you'd become
Now your pain slowly paid back has begun
So, accept my resignation, or in your words ?betrayal?
Before it gets much worse, end this self-sabotage

Something that I'm not, something that you are, something I'm not
Something that I'm not, something that you are, something I'm not
Something that you are, something I'm not, yet


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"Something That I'm Not" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentYeah he's never been a huge fan, On his tour when I saw them he dedicated the song to Lars. I think this was specifically written for Lars. Some kid in the crowd had a sign that said "F**k Lars and Dave held up on stage and said this one was for him.
    Imperialski2000on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso he has disliked them alot more since they screwed him over SKOM
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Lars, specifically I read somewhere it was inspired by Metallica using the video of him for Some Kind Of Monster despite him telling them no, and that he came accross bad(I have had no interest in anything metallica's done since they put out that worthless corporate album garbage days or whatever it was called, once again making money off other people's talent's. I guess that's what they're good at)because he was stuck in san francisco for his birthday making that video because it was 2 days after september 11th and he couldn't fly back to pheonix to see his family and get his new car for his birthday, and then they asked his approval and he said no but they went ahead and used the video anyway. Would you forgive that coked up little weasel? Dave has been fucked over by that no-talent repetitive drummer one too many times, I guess. Seriously, Metallica's music hasn't been all that great since Cliff died, hell most of it isn't even worth listening to. Metallica's whole early success was due to the lingering music Dave left behind(hell for those of you who play guitar play Call of Ktulu and then Hangar 18, same damn chords in the same order and my guess is that kind of creative chording isn't something within the un-original playing style Kirk has the ability to create)
    TheAntiShredon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust simply you all are blind fans, listen to scorpion and other good songs of megadeth, you all think that if Dave says that, that is right, bullshit, have your own head, metallica does not suck 'cause they kicked Dave, it formed 2 GREAT bands, if they would'nt kick him out, who knows, maybe we would still be listening to sabbath or someth.

    --> TheAntiShred
    wasted 2 minutes of my life reading your post. being jelous is bad, boy.
    "Metallica's music hasn't been all that great since Cliff died" - yeah, right, One, NEM, Un4given, Sandman, SBT, AJFL, HOS, I can name all the songs, that all are just great, even St.Anger's songs, they simply are "not that they were before".

    you people should just have in mind one thing - Megadeth would never compose Fade To Black, One, Master Of Puppets, Creeping Death & others, as Metallica would not Hangar 18, Tornado Of Souls, Symphony Of Destruction and plenty of other songs. no one's better, it's just that Metallica is more famous.
    vlakaradoson March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is basically Dave Mustaines thoughts on Metallica.

    the last verse changes the whole song however, perhaps Dave knows that if the new album flops Megadeth may become like Metallica?
    Ben2k9on October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe word missing from the lyrics above is 'enissophobia'. It means an abnormal fear of being criticised or of having committed an unpardonable sin.
    Porchon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhen did he start hating metallica? i seen interviews of him saying nice things about the and him saying that he feels that he deserved being kicked of of metallica. is he being a hypocrite or what? dan't get me wrong, i love the deth.
    masterofdeathon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthes ALWAYS hated Metallica. heh, have you read any news on him recently? he openly called them in an interview about the 'Some Kind of Monster' documentry.
    Ben2k9on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah he's never been a huge fan, On his tour when I saw them he dedicated the song to Lars. I think this was specifically written for Lars. Some kid in the crowd had a sign that said "F**k Lars and Dave held up on stage and said this one was for him.
    Imperialski2000on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe thing is metallica are still more popular then megadeth. Its just not justice. I mean you would see the video to "st anger" get played more to lets just say "Of mice and Men" But i dont think megadeth have hit the lead yet, well not popularity wise but defently in music wise
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon August 27, 2005   Link

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