Now, one day I started telling everyone that "Killing Is My Business..."
And I was hung like a martyr
For "Looking Down the Cross" my "Skull Beneath the Skin"
Prophesied "Last Rites/Loved to Death" my friends
Then I started seeing "Bad Omens" in my head
"Good Mourning/Black Friday," will I "Wake Up Dead"?
If "I Ain't Superstitious" then this won't mean a thing
But some crazy shit has happened since "The Conjuring"
Not even close... To overdose!
Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins
A knife right through my heart, I am a victory
Came "Anarchy" to "Set the World Afire"
Pain of "Hook in Mouth," "In My Darkest Hour"
Corruption of the world, "Peace Sells... But Nobody's Buying"
Ignorant religion, "Holy Wars" and the dying
"Tornado" nearly got me by the "Skin O'My Teeth"
"This Was My Life," "Foreclosure of My Dreams"
May the past "Rust in Peace" in "Hangar 18"
And "Countdown to Extinction" just be a bad dream
"Lucretia" said...

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  • +2
    General Comment

    Why does everybody think every song is about Dave Mustaine trying to get back at Metallica. Every Megadeth song on here is followed by someone saying:

    "This song is about Dave trying to show Metallica he can be successful....."

    Not every song is about that. I believe this song really has no exact meaning. It was a fun song put together from some of Megadeths past songs. It sounds like a song they have fun playing/singing, and that is what I beleive it was written for. Also many of these songs, while ass kicking, were not successful for Megadeth.

    That is all.

    NickQon July 19, 2005   Link
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    It's not nonsense. He's talking about the history of Megadeth and his "victory" that came with it.

    He's talking to US, not Metallica.

    He's telling us that while he is the image of success in the eyes who don't know what life is about. He is rich and famous, but he isn't a victory. He's saying that he's really lost because he's doing heroin.

    Sarcasm, people! Learn it.

    Promethon January 20, 2006   Link
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    why do a lot of people asociate megadeth songs with metallica? c'mon, dave has nothing better to do then write about them all the time? megadeth is bigger than that, and that's what i have to say. don't get me wrong, i was a huge (and still am) metallica fan before i've even heard of megadeth, but i can say that megadeth kicks ass. if dave would have stayed with metallica megadeth would have never existed. lets be gratefull for two great bands, not just one

    seraphimovicon March 06, 2006   Link
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    "Prometh, i can't stand you americans and the fuckin sense of superiority you have... to the US you say?"

    You are a complete idiot. Prometh said "us" not the U.S. Learn to read you illiterate jackass.

    Snakebite11on September 24, 2006   Link
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    I think this song has nothing to do with Metallica, it sounds nothing like it does.

    What I think it means is that Dave is a "victory."

    "Had needles in my veins" means the problems with the alcohol. "A knife right through my heart" is everybody who has broken his heart. "I am a victory" means he is victorious to be alive, and lucky not to be dead.

    Also, I am not sure if I am wrong or not, and I KNOW I left a line out, but please don't point it out.

    ThisIsTehLeefon February 01, 2017   Link
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    this song has nothing to do with metallica, and so an't hardly any of megadeth songs. The only song that i can think of is Something I'm Not. This song was wrote and recordered in 20 minutes and was just some random lyrics with Songs from previous albums as words for it. Still a pretty good song

    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon December 19, 2005   Link
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    aleygurlon January 20, 2006   Link
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    YEA! Illiterate jackass.

    2006200720082009on October 01, 2006   Link
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    Prometh, i liked your review.

    one thing im wondering, is the lyrics in the book doesnt say "not even close... to overdose!"

    either like you said, its sarcasm, or maybe something along the lines of being victorious in being a drug abusing rock star? and was he using heroin before or during this album?

    fenixignitionon November 09, 2006   Link
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    The "not even close... to overdose!" line, could that have any relation to the death of Kurt Cobain having happened died from drug overdose April that year, this song was released in November.

    Having said that, it could suggest that he has control over his drug usage, or perhaps it means there's much more in him before his own tragic death, as in he is yet to reach that climax.

    In general, I personally feel it's Dave Mustaine being a little big headed as he is so reknowned to be. Regardless it's a quality and very clever song.

    Flameenixon May 18, 2007   Link

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