I am the author, dream up your pain
Drink as did Bacchus, rebel just like Cain
Lord of the city, I shall remain
All pandemonium, I shall reign
Sit in my fortress, up on my hill
Drinking the wine, 'til I've had my fill
Building up high, my castle walls
Oh, to veil my splendid fall

I present you, I present to you,
I present you this crown of worms

Surrounding myself with mysery
Drawn curtains heavy of my history
Exquisite I am, perfect unity
On my left hand is false majesty
I feign affection, refute the true story
Dispute with creation, the lie is my glory
I care for no one, my gospel is death
For me the light's gone, only darkness is left

I present you, I present to you,
I present you this crown of worms

As black in deed, as cold as stone
A commandment of one, as proud as gold
As neglected in spirit, as time is old
As legion is numbers, as legend is told
I am alone, with the agony of truth
My power of will, my judgment and chain
My end is knowledge and conscience of guilt,
My final confusion hidden from me till I'm done

Lyrics submitted by phrozen_heart

"A Crown of Worms [Bonus Track]" as written by Sean Harris Dave Mustaine

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the Anti-Christ, the biggest is the crown of worms mentioned in the lyrics.Since Jesus wore a crown of thorns the anti-christ wears a crown of worms.
    Eru-kunon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song was made during countdown but was moved down to youthanasis, however dave was afraid of controversy so it was never released until 2004. You can see jesus with a crown of worms behind the Cd on the original youthanasia case. Although the track wasn't actually on the album
    happyhellon June 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got this song but I have no idea what it means. I guess It would mean that he's talking about the medival times. Like a king.
    JuFuon September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably has something to do with how Pontius Pilate rejected Jesus and goes about his life of worldly power, oblivious of what he's done.
    liamgibbson December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome tune. Love the breakdown just before the sic solo. Megadeth rules dunno wot the tune is about tho.
    JimBobon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how people can gain power and then suddenly loose it. And when they loose it they feel shame and the "Crown of Worms" is the symbol of shame.
    BlackLegion1994on June 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, having a Crown Of Worms means being a king of nothing. A king whose never happy despite the fact that he is a king. His incredible wealth dosent matter for him, because his life is shallow and hallow, and no one really likes him, only because he is a king. In the song, the king confesses to somone about his true feelings, "I present you a crown of worms".
    Mirage1974on October 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is a colaberation with Diamond Head, its a re-write of The Prince (note the riff), pretty sweet tune! glad they released it on the special edition!
    Ben2k9on August 02, 2006   Link

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