I sneak in my own house
It's four in the morning
I've had too much to drink
Said I was out with the boys
I creep in my bedroom
I slip into bed
I know if I wake her
I'll wake up dead
I wonder, will she find out?
About the other, other lover...
Diana
Wake up dead, you die
Wake up dead, and buried
Wake up dead, you die
Wake up dead


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  • +3
    General Comment

    i think everyone is missing the real point of this song...diana is....wait. nope. no deep meaning to read too much into. about a guy who is cheating and is sneaking in hoping he wont be killed in his sleep.

    IRON MIADEN!on February 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Direct and to the point. Its about cheating on your wife, and the process of sneaking in, and thoughts running through their head as their doing it.

    HatchbackMustangon January 19, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    the distortion is like a rusty saw. great

    iamthelawon January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Its not the lryics that make this song so great, its the 8 different riffs crammed into a 4 minute song which makes this fucking awsome. Dam Mustaine can right some killer riffs.

    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    This song, as defined on Wikipedia, is about someone sneaking into his own house after seeing his other lover, and if his first lover finds out, she'll kill him in his sleep.

    Dethrideron November 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Hah, the literal terms of what happens when you sneak out without telling your girlfriend/wife where you went.

    Blindwishon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    actually it's about someone Mustaine knew who had a mistress... and he used the excuse that he was just "out with the boys" when he was really out with her. If she finds out she'll kill him.

    the_edgecrusheron August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hot damn! and my name is Diana! lol but i love this song, thewhole album rocks to boot

    TabuuDi26on May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hmm... first comment in nearly two years... yeah its pretty much the same thing i think everyone else has said.

    spooner113on January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Like everyone else said its just about cheating...damn the guitar riffing at the end is amazing!

    boozer11on July 28, 2009   Link

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