"The Killing Road" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
Again we stalk the stage
At mach speed we engage
Feeding people's rage
The big cat's left its cage
Back in the bus again
To catch another plane
This behavior's quite insane
But we do it for the fame, yeah
I lost my mind, I lost all my money
I lost my life to the Killing Road
The road will never end
It always starts again
Another show's around the best
Another long lost friend
Faceless as the snow
There's nothing special about the road
It's just another haul
It's just too damn long that's all, yeah

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"The Killing Road" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General Commentheard dave getting interview bbc's friday night rock show about this song. Touring is hard, you can lose your mind and and friends. You want to go home but you have more shows to play "It's just too damn long that's all"
    iamthelawon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just about an adrenaline junkie going down a road really fast to make his journey less boring "It's just too damn long, that's all." and crashes and hits someone else and dies, there's a picture of the road in the remasters booklet in the background of the lyrics to this song. I don't think there's a deeper meaning.
    sickstringon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou're an idiot. It's blatently about touring you retard.
    serge fabrizioon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, thats pretty stupid sickstring, as serge said, it is blatently about Dave Mustaine touring around. Anyways, pretty catchy song, don't know why ppl like to rip on Youthansia so much, sure it's no KIMB...ABIS, CTE or RIP, but still, Youthansia is still a good album. \m/
    MasterCrackeron September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song and I thank Dave and boys for still touring!!
    Freshly Bakedon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn megadeth.com the link to all the touring dates is named Killing Road. I love the snarl in Dave's voice. Great jam.
    Freshly Bakedon September 19, 2008   Link

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