"Dystopia" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
What you don't know, the legend goes, can hurt you
If you only want to live and die in fear
They tell us to believe just half of what we see
And absolutely nothing that we hear

Resist the twised truth no matter what the cost
Supplant the rights with wrongs inside our heads
Outlawing all the questions to the answers
That no one likes when someone ends up dead


What you don't know, the legend goes, can't hurt you
If you only want to live and die in a cage
There's panic and there's chaos rampant in the streets
Where useless thoughts are peace are met with rage

Demoralized and overmastered people think
The quickest way to end a war is lose
Dictatorship ends starting with tyrannicide
You must destroy the cancer at its root


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by iR8pAtRiOt, colecottle

"Dystopia" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentThis song is basically about the title, a Dystopia, an imperfect world. This is about a world where nobody surrenders, war is constantly going on, illness is spreading, and people are trying to take over. From a musical standpoint, this song is a definite head banger. Kiko's work on this really stands out, and still being an outstanding a band this late in Megdeth's career is pretty crazy. Rock on!!
    metallica668on March 28, 2016   Link

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