Standing on the edge of the crater
Like the prophets once said
And the ashes are all cold now
No more bullets and the embers are dead
Whispers in the air tell the tales
Of the brothers gone
Desolation, devastation
What a mess we made, when it all went wrong

Watching from the edge of the circus
For the games to begin
Gladiators draw their swords
Form their ranks for Armageddon

I'm nuclear
I'm wild
I'm breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child

Standing on the edge of the underworld
Looking at the abyss
And I'm hoping for some miracle
To breakout, to escape from all this
Whispers in the air tell the tales
Of a life that's gone
Desolation, devastation
What a mess we made, when it all went wrong

I'm nuclear
I'm wild
I'm breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child

I'm nuclear
I'm wild
I'm breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child


Lyrics submitted by ghostyyy, edited by yoshimaster

Nuclear Lyrics as written by Michael Gordon Oldfield

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    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
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    Song Meaning

    Its my opinion. This song explain about big boss story I'm nuclear I'm wild I'm breaking up inside A heart of broken glass Defiled Deep inside The abandoned child That part of lyrics mean big boss now like wild after outer heaven destroyed by skullface. Big boss fell like he not true herself as you can see in true ending in mgs 5 tpp. And the abandoned child is chico from mgs pw. This my Opinion.

    AlyxCalhounon March 21, 2020   Link
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    Song Meaning

    The song is about Oldfield's Grandfather. A WW1 veteran.

    "Oldfield wrote this song about his conviction that he is still living with the fallout of his grandfather's traumatic experience in the First World War. "I never knew him," he told the Daily Telegraph, "So I hired a company to find out about him. It turned out he was a great character before the war but came home a very different man. My mum was one of ten or eleven kids and all the children born after the war had problems like hers."

    " I wanted to see if I could spread my senses in the place he was," Oldfield continued. "I traveled around Ypres and the battlefield museums and I saw the graves of his regiment: the Royal Munster Fusiliers. And I could feel it. Still there. It's a blessing and a curse for those of us who have this extra sensitivity." "

    jelle1110on August 09, 2023   Link
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    General Comment

    Ooops! Sorry...internet problems!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    A hauntingly beautiful song that I've just discovered thanks to the E3 2014 trailer of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

    It is beautifully arrangement and mixed, with a memorable guitar solo and an amazing vocal performance.

    As for the meaning, I think the anti-war message is pretty obvious, though it may have other significances.

    Nevertheless it is a very strong and captivating song. Kudos!

    Behzadon July 28, 2014   Link

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