I'm doing you a favor
As I'm taking all your money
I guess I should feel sorry
But I don't even trust me
There's bad news creeping up
And you feel a sudden chill
How do you do? my name is trouble
I'm coming in for the kill

I'm in for the kill
And you know I will
Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

No horse ever ran as fast
As the money that you bet
I'm blowing on my cards
And I play them to my chest
Life's fabric is corrupt
Shot through with corroded thread
As for me I hocked my brains
Packed my bags and headed West

I hocked my brains
headed West
Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back


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    General Comment

    Indeed. Its about a mans gambling problem, he knows that something is not right with this lifestyle, but persuits it...maybe the thrill, maybe thats all he knows, but for whatever he just cant stop.

    I love the 2 lines that go... "Set the ball a-rollin I'll be clicking off the miles"

    HatchbackMustangon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Gambling problem ^ ^

    rush2112on August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Another great one by Megadeth. Dave Mustaine we love you.

    [inactive account]on May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Gamblin'

    NickQon June 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Obviosuly about gambling like mentioned.

    rust in peaceon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Nick Menza had a gambling problems, it's possible that the song is written about him..

    Whomon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is my favorite Megadeth song, and quite possibly one of the best metal songs I've ever heard.

    2006200720082009on November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "I love the 2 lines that go... "Set the ball a-rollin I'll be clicking off the miles"

    You know it man, this song rocks! Although the remaster was disappointing. How do you re-master a masterpiece?

    Phanaticon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Its a great song. One of the best off the Youthanasia album. 'My thinking is derailed', brilliant.

    altd2on March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah dude that "my thinking is derailed-oooh" is fuckin tight i had no idea what he was saying for a long time but this song is so fuckin sweet.. kinda different for a megadeth song

    grn2007on June 18, 2007   Link

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