"Guns, Drugs, & Money" as written by Dave Mustaine and John Karkazis....
Drinking cold cerveza in a boiling hot saloon
Chasing shots of tequila, just about high noon
Outside Nuevo Laredo, deep in no man's land
Become a killer or be killed, face down in the Rio Grande

Poverty will turn the life of any good man bad
All love and mercy ever learned, he'll soon forget what he had

Guns, drugs, and money under the Mexican sky
Guns, drugs, and money, pick your poison or you die
Guns, drugs, and money, a pistol pressed to his head
Choose silver and you're rich, you gonna die if you choose lead

He had a suitcase full of money, plenty of ammo for his gun
The sweat rolls down his dirty face, his plans have all come undone
It's just a matter of time, no matter how he tries
He hears "Plata O Plomo, Gringo?" the last words before he dies

Poverty will turn the life of any good man bad
All love and mercy ever learned, he'll soon forget what he had

Guns, drugs, and money under the Mexican sky
Guns, drugs, and money, pick your poison or you die
Guns, drugs, and money, a pistol pressed to his head
Choose silver and you're rich, you die if you choose lead

Guns, drugs, and money under the Mexican sky
Guns, drugs, and money, pick your poison or you die
Guns, drugs, and money, a pistol pressed to his head
Choose silver and you're rich, you gonna die if you choose lead

Guns, drugs, and money
Guns, drugs, and money
Guns, drugs, and money
Guns, drugs, and money


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"Guns, Drugs, & Money" as written by John Karkazis Dave Mustaine

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a member of a Mexican drug cartel, and how good men will do bad things in times of need.
    AmbushTheAholeon December 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't like when people criticize Dave Mustaine's writing. I'm not trying to put him up against the great poets or authors, but the lyrics do manage to talk about an unfortunate situation and tell the story of man who doesn't compromise his values and dies for it. Plata o plomo means silver or lead and is the choice to take a bribe or be killed.
    nutshell02on August 10, 2014   Link

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