Hey... look around you
Everything's helter-skelter
Listen up... I warn you
Run for cover, run
Bang... it happened
Time's up, Armageddon
Fire... meltdown
The sky is crumbling in
Black curtains... never ending
Escape... you're joking
Can't find no place to run
Hair... is burning
My flesh is bubbling up
Blood... is boiling
Taste copper on my tongue
Fate... is coming
Welcome it with a smile
Black curtains... never ending, fall
Something's under my skin
Something's very strange
Playing with my mind
Tempting me to do you in
Am I dreaming? My heart pounds my chest
Held for ransom in a spider's web
Suffocating, no one hears my calls
Never ending, till the black curtain falls
Snakes... surround me
Offering their death kiss to me
Down... I'm drowning
How long, I hold my breath
Dogs... are chasing
My legs are paralyzed
Pray... don't find me
My life is fading fast

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    Easily one of the heaviest on Youthanasia. Instead of bastardizing the song by arguing about what it sounds like, let's talk about the song's MEANING.

    It Sounds to me as if it is about a Nuclear Holocaust that has been unleashed upon the world :

    "Bang... it happened Time's up, armageddon Fire... meltdown The sky is crumbling in"

    "Escape... you're joking Can't find no place to run"

    "Hair... is burning My flesh is bubbling up"

    Very clear meaning IMO

    bugoffon December 16, 2007   Link
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    There is alot of Metallica running through Megadeth songs, like "A Secret Place" beginning sounds like "Wherever I May Roam". That being said, Megadeth is still a good group, even though its only Dave now.

    flashoftheblade2005on January 29, 2005   Link
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    Seems as if you two have know idea that Dave Mustaine was previously in Metallica... I have a burning urge to just say "Duh".

    mg16on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Oh I am well aware of Dave's history in Metallica, I'm just saying...

    flashoftheblade2005on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Who cares what other band they sound like? Does it really matter? I mean music is music and it's good music so no complaints.

    abc55555on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    That's true. Metallica is a great band, so why not have one that sounds similar? Two greats bands. =)

    mg16on January 30, 2005   Link
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    Its not that Megadeth rips off Metallica, its that Dave helped write a lot of these songs or wrote them. IMO he has the right to use what he wrote.

    Rethornon July 04, 2005   Link
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    Megadeth dosnt sound anything like metallica, There are a couple of riffs that are simalar but u could find similarites in loads of bands

    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    They might have similar riffs, but they are totally differnt sounds.

    More or less they are talking about the end of the world it sounds like. Everything is pure chaos, and death is coming and you can not stop it.

    HatchbackMustangon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    To the first two commenters: The beginning of this song is, at most, reminiscent of Harvester of Sorrow. I think you're full of bullshit and should stop making false accusations. A lot of metal sounds similar. And A Secret Place only sounds "similar" because they used a sitar or something that sounds like one. The riff on it is entirely different from Wherever I May Roam.

    eversiuson April 13, 2006   Link

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