Right now
I am an Anti-Christ,
And I am an anarchist.
Don't know what I want, but I know how to get it,
I want to destroy, possibly?

'Cause I want to be Anarchy. No dog's body.
Anarchy for the U.K.
It's coming sometime it maybe.
I give a wrong time, stop a traffic light.
Your future dream is a shopping spree.

'Cause I want to be Anarchy, in the city.
Of many ways to get what you want
I use the best, I use the rest.
I use the enemy,
I use anarchy.

'Cause I want to be Anarchy, it's the only way to be.
Is this the M.P.L.A.?
Is this the U.D.A.?
Is this the I.R.A.?
I thought it was the U.K., or just another country
and other cunt-like tendencies.
'Cause I want to be Anarchy, cause I want to be Anarchy,
You know what I mean?
'Cause I want to be an Anarchist, again I'm pissed, Destroy!


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    When he says Anarchy in the U.K... I'm pretty sure he's saying Anarchy in the U.S.A... He changed it to fit the fact that Megadeth is from the U.S.A., the Sex Pistols are from the U.K.

    loudchildon January 17, 2007   Link
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    ...sex pistols cover...

    GlassJAw182on September 26, 2002   Link
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    A very good Sex Pistols cover...but doesnt beat the original!

    Kamehamehaon July 05, 2004   Link
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    Mustaine changed a word or two, too. I don't want to question the divinity of the Sex Pistols, but... no dog's body? Honestly now...

    ohpkyleon December 26, 2004   Link
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    ok hold up this is NOT dave mustaine singing... WTF is going on here? thats not megadeth... it cant be. can somebody explain how he managed to change his voice that much?

    djdude2828on March 01, 2005   Link
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    although this cover does not hold up (hell, Motley Crue did a much better version two years later) they did a very good job at adapting it into their style

    as far as So Far,,, being a bad album, it's all in the eye of the beholder... I like it, it's not their best, but it is not a bad album

    Coked Up Dave managed to make great albums

    PLASon July 19, 2005   Link
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    I like this cover, some people love it, some people hate it. So Far, So Good..So What Remastered version is a real big improvement on the original. The original's production was way off

    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
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    hey ohpkyle

    he says dogsbody which is british slang for servant

    idiot

    Burtoniteon December 31, 2005   Link
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    as a diehard Pistols fan, I search out every cover just because I can. I love to hear different takes on such groundbreaking tunes. Anyways, in terms of Pistols covers, this is weak. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely the love the Megadeth version, but to cover a song that is so much about vibe....and they missed all of that. So they have no clue to the spirit of the original...a given...I really like what they did with it, the metal riffs, and the vocals are badass....no comment on the actual lyrics though, heh. All in all an interesting take on just how fucked up Mustaine was at the time...and anyone who seriously compares this to the Crue version...that one is even worse, talk about missing the point.

    slamkingon May 23, 2006   Link
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    So many people hate this cover and resent its existence on "So Far, So Good...So What?" but I completely love how well it fits as the 3rd track. It goes so well with the theme of Set The World On Fire, and is REALLY fun to listen to. I feel the same way about I Ain't Superstitious on "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" Both are very good covers and whenever I listen to either album, I look forward to them lol. SO GOOD!

    I've heard the original Sex Pistols version, and although I do respect how influential the Sex Pistols were, I don't find their music to be very interesting. It sounds very dated to me.

    havana4saleon September 13, 2008   Link

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