"Of Mice And Men" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

Back when I was just seventeen
I thought that I knew everything
I could make it in this scene
To be a rising star that only gleamed
But all the answers disagreed
With the questions held for me
I was legal now at twenty-one

I knew the way the world should run
My God just look what I had done
Simply drunk and having fun
Looked for friends, but I found none
All alone at twenty-one

The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

The fire burns on and on
That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men

At twenty-five I was surprised
That I was still even half alive
Somehow I managed to survive
I felt my body's doing time
And In my back a hundred knives
From friends at twenty-five

And now as Gabriel sounds my warning bell
I'd buy your life, if you would sell
A year or two, if less compelled
So live your life and live it well
There's not much left of me to tell
I just got back up each time I fell
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men
The fire burns on and on

That drives me on till all is gone
Except the simple plans
Of mice and men


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"Of Mice and Men" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentA very simple song both musically and lyrically but at the same time it's very deep and meaningful.

    Its basically about life and how life often doesn't go the way you want or planned it to but even though terrible stuff can happen it doesn't mean you can't have a life. Life is full of great challenges and hard lessons but you never fail until you give up. Keep fighting for your life and eventually you will find happiness and peace even though it may not be the life you pictured or hoped for when you were young, but you can still be satisfied and achieve things in this hard but great journey.
    svowheelson December 04, 2008   Link

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