"Deadly Nightshade" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Come now my lovely, won't you
Take a midnight stroll with me?
Through the misty air the things
I keep I shouldn't dare

My garden's so inviting, and its
Deadly blooms are hiding
Be careful what you touch
'Less the grave is what you lust

Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the deadly nightshade

Each night at midnight
Dating back into the fog of time
Another victim falls
The things I've done, the voices call

The Hourglass runs out on us
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
The killers must be fed, the soil is red
Now that you're dead

Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the deadly nightshade

Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the deadly nightshade

Delirium, your burning throat
Mania, your heart rate soars
Hallucination, you're losing your mind
Suffocation, cannot breathe, you're going blind

Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the deadly nightshade

Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
From the deadly nightshade

Deadly nightshade
Deadly nightshade
Nightshade, nightshade


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"Deadly Nightshade" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentProbably about a man who enjoys killing young women by poisoning them. The deadly nightshade is a poisonous plant whose scientific name is atropa belladonna. Delirium, mania, hallucination and suffocation are all symptoms produced by deadly nightshade poisoning.
    Marquezon November 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it has to do with the date rape drug, along with what Marquez was saying
    brohouzeron November 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had this feeling it had soemthing to do with vampires. Although yours make sense.
    DragonMaster92on November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had to look this one up. Like others have said, Deadly Nightshade is Atropa belladonna. What struck me about the song was that it sounds like the person in the song doesn't force the deadly nightshade on the person. "The things I've done" comes after "be careful what you touch" and the "victim falls". Maybe I am taking it too literally.
    nutshell02on August 16, 2014   Link
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    Song FactScorpioN on the site Megadeth.com says the laughter at the beginning of the song and the spoken lines "I don't know what's come over me all of a sudden I feel like I need to lie down" are Electra Mustaine, Dave's daughter.
    nutshell02on August 16, 2014   Link

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