"Sin" as written by Nick Menza, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
He had an unfamiliar face
Complete life in disarray
A simple man, power drunk
No worries of living, no more anything
Deep inside I've seen it rise
Actions progress to no end
Mirror, mirror please look inside
Do you see the reasons that we sin
Not one to be forgot
Spoiled rotten, so they say
Once burned, forever marked
Hurt by just a few but so many have to pay
Pressure coming down
Down on me, gonna break
Broken fingernails
Digging in, scratch my face
Nervous, like a cat
Gonna jump through my skin
Shadows on the wall
Stretching out, grope for me
Reasons, deep in me
Let me be
Let me bleed
Set me free
The reasons that we sin

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"Sin" as written by Ray Contreras James Nicholas Greco

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentWhat I found on The Realms of Deth:

    "Interpretation by Tor Laneryd:

    I think this song is about a mass murderer, i.e. A man who goes into a public place and kills a great many persons whom he doesn't know, without any real reason for doing so. This may seem like a bit odd theory, since there are no words like "death" or "murder" in the lyrics, and neither is there any description of the actual crime. Assuming that my theory is correct, however, this is only an example of Mustaine's great song-writing skills.

    The title, "Sin," makes me think of a crime, and the line "he had an unfamiliar face" makes this a crime in which the victims doesn't know the perpetrator. That there are several victims is concluded by "so many have to pay," and you can guess that the crime is of a lethal nature by the slightly humouristic "no worries of living". Also note that the phrase following this one, "no more anything," has been used by Mustaine once before in the song "Youthanasia," here too associated with death. The rest of the first half of the song seems to either support my theory, or at least not activelly speak against it.

    The second half of the song is a bit different from the first. I think this part is meant to reflect the insanity and paranoidal mentality of the mass murderer."
    headbang666on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds good to me headbang666

    I love those haunting harmonies during the chorus.
    jewishpriest91on July 13, 2008   Link

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