"Black Curtains" as written by Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
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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"Black Curtains" as written by Dave Mustaine Dave Ellefson

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    General CommentEasily 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 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe very beginning to this song was stolen from the beginning of Metallica's "Harvester Of Sorrow." Just that Megadeth slowed it down and changed the tuning. Listen close to both songs, and you'll know what I mean.

    Good song still, none the less
    Charlie the manon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere 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
  • 0
    General CommentSeems 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 CommentOh I am well aware of Dave's history in Metallica, I'm just saying...
    flashoftheblade2005on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho 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 CommentThat's true. Metallica is a great band, so why not have one that sounds similar? Two greats bands. =)
    mg16on January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts 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
  • 0
    General CommentMegadeth 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
  • 0
    General CommentThey 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 20, 2006   Link

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