CYRPTIC WRITINGS 7TH ALBUM 1997

 TRUST
(Mustaine/Friedman)

 Lost in a dream
 Nothing is what it seems
 Searching my head
 For the words that you said

 Tears filled my eyes
 As we said our last goodbyes
 This sad scene replays
 Of you walking away
 
 My body aches from mistakes
 Betrayed by lust
 We lied to each other so much
 That in nothing we trust

 Time and again
 She repeats let's be friends
 I smile and say yes
 Another truth bends,
 I must confess

 I try to let go, but I know
 We'll never end 'til we're dust
 We lied to each other again
 But I wish I could trust

 My body aches from mistakes
 Betrayed by lust
 We lied to each other so much
 That in nothing we trust

 God help me please, on my knees
 Betrayed by lust
 We lied to each other so much
 Now there's nothing we trust

 How could this be happening to me
 I'm lying when I say, "Trust me"
 I can't believe this is true
 Trust hurts
 Why does trust equal suffering

 Absolutely nothing we trust!

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ALMOST HONEST
(Mustaine/Friedman)

 I lied just a little 
 When I said I need you
 You stretched the truth
 When I said that you knew
 Just can't believe it
 There's nothing to say
 I was almost honest, almost

 Living alone, can't stand this place
 It's four in the morning and I still see you face 

 I was nearly pure
 When I said I loved you
 You were semi-sincere
 You said I'd bleed for you
 We were kind of candid
 Now you've gone away
 You were almost honest, almost

 Living alone, falling from grace
 I want to atone but there's just empty space
 I can't face tomorrow, now you're not coming back
 Walked off in the night and just left me the tracks

 I question your call by the tone of your voice
 I know I should hang up but I don't have a choice
 It happend that night when you told me to go
 Don't ask who's to blame, I don't know

 Almost, almost honest
 Almost, I was almost honest

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 USE THE MAN
(Mustaine/Friedman)

 I heard somebody fixed today
 There was no last goodbyes to say
 His will to live ran out
 I heard somebody turned to dust
 
 Looking back at what he left
 A list of plans and photographs
 Songs that never will be sung
 These are the things he won't get done

 I've seen the man use the needle, seen the needle use the man
 I've seen them crawl from the cradle to the gutter on their hands
 They fight a war but it's fatal, it's so hard to understand
 I've seen the man use the needle, seen the needle use the man

 Just one shot to say goodbye
 One last taste to mourn and cry
 Scores and shoots, the lights go dim
 Just one shot to do him in

 He hangs his head and wonders why
 Why the monkey only lies
 But pay the pauper, he did choose
 He hung his head inside the noose

 I've seen the man use the needle, seen the needle use the man
 I've seen them crawl from the cradle to the coffin on their hands
 They fight a war but it's fatal, it's so hard to understand
 I've seen the man use the needle, seen the needle use the man
 Cryptic writings on the wall, the beginning of the end
 I've seen myself use the needle, seen the needle in my hand

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 MASTERMIND
(Mustaine)

 Anonymous existence, rendered useless to mankind
 Destroy the logic volume in the confines of the mind
 Enmassed and purposeless, marching in a perfect line
 Neo-neuro torture, mental meltdown, a heinous crime

 Mastermind, I tell you what I think
 I tell you waht you need
 I tell you what to feel

 Invade the core of souls to wipe the lives away
 Design vacant beings, welcome the inhuman race
 Encrypted horror codes, directive psyche overwrite
 Processing brains to pabulum,
 delete and format living drives

 I tell you what's real

 Hail to the power age, lest the viral hour comes
 Raise the flag of voltage, bow to circuity unknown
 Kneel before the processor, lords of static laugh
 Electrons in submission, you must know who I am

 I tell you what I think
 I don't care what you thought
 I tell you what to get
 I don't care what you got


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 The Disintegrators
(Mustaine)

 The slayer's arrived
 On a black horse of steel
 Trouble is coming
 Hell on two wheels

 Hide in the shadows
 Awaiting defeat
 Or live by the sword
 And choose to be free

 We say retribution
 We say vengeance is bliss
 We say revolution
 With a cast iron fist

 Coming down the road
 Watching every move
 Kicking in the doors
 Taking what we choose

 Anarchy's coming to town
 A fiery invader
 Burning it down to the ground
 The Disintegrators

 Anarchy's coming
 Here it comes
 Burning it down to the ground
 The Disintegrators

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 I'll get even
(Mustaine/Ellefson/Friedman/Brian Howe)

 I'm lonely and abandoned
 Washed up, left for dead
 I'm lost inside the desert
 Of every word you say

 Like a nuclear reactor
 Or TNT
 I'm thinking about the times
 When you lied to me

 All the innuendo
 Caught up on your hook
 I was just a name
 In your little black book

 Ah, I'll get even with you

 I'm bitter and I'm twisted
 I haven't slept in days
 I'm lonely and I'm angry
 I can't make it go away

 I'm like a bomb that's ticking,
 I got voices in my head
 I got a got with needles in
 Wishing you were dead

 I'll get you back somehow
 That's what I'm gonna do
 I'll get you back somehow
 Your nightmare coming true

 Ah, I'll get even with you
 Ah, that's what I'm gonna do
 Gonna get even with you

 You better look behind you
 ┤Cause there I'm gonna be
 I'll be standing in the shadows
 With who I used to be
 
 He's slightly schizophrenic
 Me and me and me and me agree
 That you are gonna pay
 For what you did to me

 Ah, I'll get even with you
 Gonna get even with you
 Ah, that's what I'm gonna do
 I'm gonna...
 Ah, I'll get even with you

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 SIN
(Mustaine/Menza/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
ĘShadows 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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 A secret place
(Mustaine)

 There's a secret place I like to go
 Everyone is there but their face don't show
 If you get inside you can't get out
 There's no coming back, I hear them shout

 Welcome to my hide away, my secret place
 How I arrived I can't explain
 You're welcome to, if you want to stay
 But everyone just runs away

 Let me in, get me out
 Can't do more than twist and shout
 Lost my soul without a trace
 Found it again in my secret place
 In disgrace

 I hide from those that try to find me
 Scary things that's right behind me
 I lost myself, I must confess
 I can't explain how I got this mess

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 Have cool, will travel
(Mustaine)

 Mamas pack their lunches, kiddies pack ther guns
 Wishing it will go away, but nothing's getting done
 A shot heard 'round the world, when a mother's baby dies
 We the people, point our fingers, blame and wonder why

 Face it and fight or turn high tail and run
 'Til it comes back again just like the rising sun
 Say they do all they can, it's just another lie
 The answer's plain to see, nobody wants to try

 There's no recess and no rules in the school of life
 If you listen very closely you'll see what it's like
 Have cool, will travel

 Tell myself it ain't true, they just cannot see
 Grown up or sewn up, the medicine's worse than the disease
 I have cool, will travel
 Here we go

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 She-wolf
(Mustaine)

 The mother of all that is evil
 Her lips are poisonous venom
 Wicked temptress knows how to please
 The priestess roars, "Get down on your knees"

 The rite of the praying mantis
 Kiss the bones of the enchantress
 Spellbound searching through the night
 A howling man surrenders the fight

 One look in her lusting eyes
 Savage fear in you will rise
 Teeth of terror sinking in
 The bite of the she-wolf

 My desires of flesh obey me
 The lioness will enslave me
 Another heart beat than my own
 The sound of claws on cobblestone, I'm stoned

 Beware what stalks you in the night
 Beware the she-wolf and her bite
 Her mystic lips tell only lies
 Her hidden will to kill in disguise


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 Vortex
(Mustaine)

 Internal combustion
 Multiple personalities
 Terror inside of me
 A mask of silent agony

 Curse the falling rain
 The vortex of pain

 As medievel as Merlin
 A pact for power was made
 Lucifer in transition
 It's time the price was paid

 Scorching the domain
 The vortex of pain

 A telestic message
 Written in torment
 Howl out dirges
 Like the horns of Jericho
 Distorted faces
 Writing in rage
 Walls of purgatory
 Tumble down
 Endless death
 The jewels of a crown

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 FFF
(Mustaine/Friedman/Ellefson/Menza)

 Looking for a cure within the human race
 Eliminate the poor, how much longer will it take
 Burning up the tents of the rank and file
 Exterminate their lives, crack a demon smile

 Crushing down, caving in our will to live
 Getting rid of man's mistakes
 To take a lost life, lock it up, break it down
 How much more can we take

 Fight for freedom, fight authority
 Fight for anything, my country tis' of me

 Cry for absolution, it's not the end for me
 A last minute pardon, one final reprieve
 Resist the war machine, don't get in it's path
 Fight to die a free man and reap the aftermath

 Crushing down, caving in our will to live
 Getting rid of man's mistakes
 To take a lost life, lock it up, break it down
 I don't know how much more I can take

 Fight!... It's my country






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