"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Ooh, you're just in time
To get inside my head
Ooh, the war of words
You're underneath my skin

You hate the way I wear my clothes
You hate my friends and where we go
I see you in the shadows

You think you know what's best for me
You hate everything you've seen in me
Have you looked in a mirror?

Hey! just whose life is this anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! just whose life is this anyway?
Costs so much more than the price
I ain't gonna pay!

You only point out faults
Anxiety attack!

You running your mouth
You stab me in the back!

You hate the way I wear my clothes
You hate my friends and where we go
I see you in the shadows

You think you know what's best for me
You hated everything you've seen in me
Have you looked in a mirror?

Hey! just whose life is this anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! just whose life is this anyway?
Costs so much more than the price
I ain't gonna pay!

(Running your mouth)
(Running your mouth)

Stab me in the back
Anxiety attack

Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
Costs so much more than the price
I ain't gonna pay!

Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
You tell me how to live but who asked you anyway?

Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
Just whose life is this anyway?
Just whose life is this anyway?


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"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentI saw a documentary on Youtube about Megadeth and I think this song is about his stepfather who didn't like Dave's interest in heavy metal.

    Part 1 of 11: youtube.com/…
    Tarnaurionon November 28, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningBesides the obvious fact that it's about an annoying judgmental person, I think it might specifically be about an old friend because of the way in the beginning he talks about stabbing in the back and how they constantly fight, just like ex-friends would.
    AmbushTheAholeon November 05, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAlthough Mustaine has not publicly spoke about the meaning of the song, it is speculated that the song is about Mustaine's sister's husband whom he lived with. Mustaine's brother-in-law disagreed with his interested in heavy metal and didn't allow it. "You hate the way I wear my clothes", "You think you know what's best for me", "You hate everything you've seen in me" are lines quoted from the song showing the anger Mustaine felt about the issue.
    sepultura1987on August 11, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song could be about paparazzi or tabloid media. It could also be about internet comments (or trolls) or the music media.

    "I see you in the shadows" sounds like a stalker, which was why I thought paparazzi. It could be someone making comments in a dark room behind a computer screen.

    The subject criticizes his clothes, friends, hangouts, choices, and everything about him. I gets to him, in his head, and underneath his skin. This lends credence to the idea that it could be someone close to him. I deeply relate to the line "you only point out faults; anxiety attack". I've read, heard, or heard about people disparaging me and had it cause that anxious feeling in me. I like the takeaway message from the song: it's his life to live, and he's not going to let it get him too worked up or change him (costs so much more than the price I ain't gonna pay). Besides, if you spend your life, watching, criticising, and pointing out the flaws in others, the quality of your own life suffers.
    nutshell02on August 10, 2014   Link

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