Thermal count is rising in perpetual writhing
The primordial ooze and the sanity they lose
Awakened in the morning to more air-pollution warnings
Still we sleepwalk off to work as our nervous systems jerk
Pretending not to notice how history has forbode us
With the greenhouse in effect our environment was wrecked
Now I can only laugh as I read our epitaph
We end our lives as moles in the dark of the dawn patrol


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    Also the song from which Metallica stole the bass for the intro to "The God That Failed".

    Nightbreakon January 12, 2005   Link
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    I love the bass in this song x3 It goes great with the drums.

    invader_kibbyon July 23, 2007   Link
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    We kind of are fucking over the environment, guys.

    addseale2on April 14, 2008   Link
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    obvious what this is about, if we dont stop raping the fosil fuels, this is what will happen, the air will become so polluted we'll have to live underground.

    Ben2k9on October 08, 2004   Link
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    Good call night break. I never really made the connection, but now that I listen to it wow.

    And like said, its about scraping our planet dry. Its really easy to relate this to the matrix where Agent Smith compares humans to a virus. They rape and multiply in one area that they are occupying, and once that area is bone dry, they move on. Their is only so much room. Great song Megadeth!

    HatchbackMustangon January 20, 2006   Link
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    Hmmm...don't really like this song, it doesn't really fit in with the overall thrash of the album.

    Basheon April 23, 2006   Link
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    WRONG! This song is about the survivors of a nuclear war, living underground, the earth and its remaining people have succumed to radiation fallout, pointing out if nukes were ever used they would destroy everything not just "the enemy"

    Reub the rockeron April 11, 2007   Link
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    It never actually says anything about nukes, Reub, while it does mention the greenhouse effect.

    mrpwaseon May 03, 2007   Link
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    To me, this song is about a group of people forced underground because of a mixture of pollution, and radiation. Mustaine is meant to be a man who saw everything like this coming, but no one would listen to him.

    creemon September 04, 2007   Link
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    I think it's about the aftermath of a nuclear war.

    gwilikers6on April 18, 2008   Link

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