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The World Needs a Hero

The World Needs a Hero

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Disconnect :: The World Needs a Hero :: Coming Home :: Moto Psycho :: 1000 Times Goodbye :: Burning Bridges :: Promises :: Recipe for Hate... Warhorse :: Losing My Senses :: Dread and the Fugitive Mind :: Silent Scorn :: Return to Hangar :: When

Disconnect

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

Behind closed doors
All you live for is taking
That double life of yours
Has left your whole world shaking
Who are you fooling?
I know you hear the laughter
Don't you hear people talking?
What is it that your after?

Turn off your conscience
Leave the world outside
Nothing at all can ever make you feel
That anything's so real so you just
Disconnect

The key to save yourself
If for nothing else
A tongue can never hold
The truth of silence is golden
With a broken heart
Underneath all of the pain
Do you stroke the pretty scars?
The hurt never ends

Turn off your conscience
Leave the world outside
Nothing at all can ever make you feel
That anything's so real so you just
Disconnect

Solo - Mustaine

Turn off your conscience
Leave the world outside
Nothing at all can ever make you feel
That anything's so real so you just
Disconnect

Turn off your conscience
Leave the world outside
Nothing at all can ever make you feel
That anything's so real so you just
Disconnect

"'Disconnect' is a song about having a double life and that when things don't go right, you just go to that other place. You just disconnect and go into this dreamworld." (Mustaine, 2001)

"'Disconnect' has nothing to do with computers, it has to do with living a double life and when you get behind a closed door... You know there's the person I want you to think that I am and the person inside that I really know I am. It's like just the same with you - there's a person you want him to think you are and the person that you really are. 'Cause you know we're all afraid that someone's gonna find out you've got a little problem, so we don't want you to see these little problems, and that's why it says 'Turn off your conscience, leave the world outside, nothing at all can ever make you feel like anything's real, so you just disconnect.' It's you disconnect from everybody and you just say: 'I'm not answering the phone, I'm not answering the door, I'm fuckin' just done.' And you go into a shell." (Mustaine, 2001)


The World Needs a Hero

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

An Iron fist quietly sits inside the Velvet Glove
Take control, untouchable just like God above
I can't escape, wrapped in red tape,
What will become of me?
If I object, then I defect my country 'tis of thee

The White House is calling
Tell them I'll call them back
Just tell them anything
Yeah get them off my back

The world needs a hero

Not that I would ever lie
But I have no choice
Words I say heard today are not mine,
Just my voice

NATO is on line 1
They want to talk to me
Tell them that I'm not in
Tell them that I'm not free

The world needs a hero

Phantom rule,
The hidden jewel who's really in control?
On puppet strings,
A nation swings undermined by moles

The UN is on hold
Tell them I'll call them back
Yeah tell them anything
Just get them off my back

The world needs a hero

Solo - Mustaine
Solo - Pitrelli

Dave the White House is calling
They want to talk to me
Tell them that I can't be bought
Tell them that I'm not free

The world needs a hero

Solos - Pitrelli

"We're in dire need of a revolution. As for the world needing a musical hero, yeah perhaps. I know that the world was riveted to the home run race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, and that was good for us. It's the same thing if in the music industry there was some kind of heroics like that, if someone really was an Elvis Presley or a Robert Plant or a person of that caliber I think it would be good for the music industry." (Mustaine, 2001)


Coming Home

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

And today, I leave you
But I'll be back someday
And as I fly away
My hope is that we'll meet again
I'm off to my home away from home
I will miss you
But I know
I know you know

I'm coming home to Arizona
I'm coming home to Arizona

I'll take you everywhere I go
I'll show you everything I see
And as we say so long
I know your tears wish me well
It won't be long till I'm back again
We will meet again
We will meet again
You will see, oh

I'm coming home to Arizona
I'm coming home

"Japan gets an additional track, because they always do and it's called "Coming Home." And, no, it wasn't inspired by Motley Crue!" (Mustaine, 2001)

This song is available only on the Japanese release of the album.


Moto Psycho

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

Responsibility, an anchor around my neck
Dependability, made me a nervous wreck
Accountability, I live from check to check
Volatility, neglect and no respect

Got my wheels in motion
And I got a path to beat
I hit the road to "I don't know"
And look for "Tough Shit Street"

Solo - Pitrelli

One-way ticket nowhere
There's no windows on this train
Can't see where I'm headed
But I'm going there again

Moto Psycho

Going nowhere everybody is a
Moto Psycho move it or lose it baby
Going nowhere 100 miles an hour
Moto Psycho I'm a Moto Psycho

Moto Psycho

You know you can't resist
To tell me what I mean
You gave my mind a twist
Said that I was unclean
The actor runs the play
And ad-libs in between
You're all that I resent
My thoughts were so obscene

Got my wheels in motion
And I got a path to beat
I hit the road to "I don't know"
And look for "Tough Shit Street"

Solo - Mustaine

One-way ticket nowhere
There's no windows on this train
Can't see where I'm headed
But I'm going there again

Moto Psycho

Going nowhere everybody is a
Moto Psycho move it or lose it baby
Going nowhere 100 miles an hour
Moto Psycho I'm a Moto Psycho

One-way ticket nowhere
There's no windows on this train
Can't see where I'm headed
But I'm going there again

Moto Psycho

Going nowhere
Everybody is a Moto Psycho
Going nowhere
Move it or lose it baby Moto Psycho
Going nowhere
100 miles an hour Moto Psycho

Where I'm headed I don't know
But I'm shoving off and I hit the road
Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
Time and time and time again I'm a

Moto Psycho
Moto Psycho move it or lose it baby
Going nowhere 100 miles an hour
Moto Psycho I'm a Moto Psycho

Fill solos - Mustaine

Moto Psycho

"'Moto Psyco' is a traffic song, basically about a guy who gets up and goes to work and comes home, gets up and goes to work and comes home, and spends half his day on the road and the other half of his day working or sleeping. A human hamster wheel." (Mustaine, 2001)


1000 Times Goodbye

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

The tides of change pulled us apart
I feel a familiar pain
It seems like years since we've loved
Or even liked and that's a lonely way to be

Drifting alone in a sea of agony
Your face I can't recognize
Don't make this hard on us
I will miss you if you just go away

I did no right you did no wrong
Nothing left but wasted days
I regret you leaving
But I will never take you back

Solo - Pitrelli

You know what? It's over
I just don't feel the same way as I used to
We've been together forever, but it's over

Goodbye 1000 times goodbye
The thought never crossed my mind
That this would be my last goodbye
Let me put pennies on your eyes
And kiss your lips one last goodbye
My love 1000 times goodbye

It seems nothing good is free
A good thing cost much more than the price
You were good but not that good
Don't kid yourself now it's time to break up

Drifting alone in a sea of agony
Your face I can't recognize
Don't make this hard on us
I will miss you if you just go away

I did no right you did no wrong
Nothing left but wasted days
I regret you leaving
But I'll never take you back

Solo - Pitrelli

Don't call me anymore. It's just not...
I don't feel the same way about you
Its not as good as it used to be

Goodbye 1000 times goodbye
The thought never crossed my mind
That this would be my last goodbye
Let me put pennies on your eyes
And kiss your lips one last goodbye
My love 1000 times goodbye

Solo - Mustaine

I'll always love you but just not like that
Like what?
I want to be honest with you I met someone else
You did what?
And I really, I really love him like I used to love you
Remember the time that I told you that
I was going out of town for business?
Well I went to see him
You know what? You suck!

Solo - Mustaine

Goodbye 1000 times
You'll always have a special place
In my heart you know that
It's just I can't be with you anymore it's over
Goodbye 1000 times
Things may not work out with him
Goodbye 1000 times
And if they don't
Goodbye 1000 times
Then I'll certainly call you
Goodbye 1000 times
You mean a lot to me
I still really want to be friends with you
I love you like you're my brother

"When you say goodbye to somebody, you really don't know if you'll ever see him or her again. The song is actually about getting jilted and being able to be firm on the other side of it and saying, 'Good riddance bitch, I don't need you anyway.' We've all had that 'Dear John' letter. We've all been told, 'Let's just be friends.'" (Mustaine, 2001)


Burning Bridges

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

You give up on yourself
Somehow you got betrayed agin
Thin ice and luck runs out
Who will you blame it on this time?

Due to lack of interest in you
The light at the end of the tunnel
Was turned off
And something I noticed
Beating you is thrilling me
I've got a secret for you

If you took your own direction
If only you practice what you preach
If you follow your advice
You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

Don't close your eyes to injustice
Listen, being brave ain't chicken shit
A man without any valor
Has nothing worth living for

Due to lack of interest in you
The light at the end of the tunnel
Was turned off
And something I noticed
Beating you is thrilling me
I've got a secret for you

If you took your own direction
If only you practice what you preach
If you follow your advice
You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

Solo - Mustaine
Solo - Pitrelli

If you took your own direction
If only you practice what you preach
If you follow your advice
You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

If you took your own direction
If only you practice what you preach
If you follow your advice
You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

"It's a song about basically leaving yourself no alternatives and painting yourself into a corner." (Mustaine, 2001)


Promises

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine, Pitrelli)

Two hearts that shouldn't
Talk to each other become close
In a town much like a prison cell

People speak our names
On the street in hushed tones
Oh the stories they'd tell
If anyone would listen

You come from a town where
People don't bother saying hello
Unless somebody's born or dies

And I come from a place where they
Drag your hopes through the mud
Because their own dreams are all dying

And when we walk down the street
The wind sings our name in rebel songs
The sounds of the night should make us anxious
But it's much to late when the fear is gone

I will meet you in the Next Life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise

There's so many fighting
To get past the Pearly Gates
But nobody ever wants to die or get saved

Their intentions aren't that good
And I can smell the asphalt
That's their personal road to hell being paved

And when we walk down the street
The wind sings our name in rebel songs
But it's much to late when the fear is gone

I will meet you in the Next Life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise

Solo - Pitrelli
Solo - Mustaine

I will meet you in the Next Life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise

"It's about a couple who can never be together. It could be about interracial marriage or same-sex marriage. But it's about two people who can't be together in this lifetime who will meet in the next lifetime." (Mustaine, 2001)

"Promises" was also released in a Spanish version, with Dave singing choruses in Spanish.


Recipe for Hate...

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

Each day my shortcomings pick my pockets
My faults were letters carved in stone
As meaningful to you as words written in water
I'm left to walk this world alone

Fill solos - Mustaine

In a broken mold they made me
The black sheep of the family
Worth less than zero my opinion
And room temperature IQ

I did something, now I'm nothing
Always wrong with this or that
Poisoned with fear watch it twist
My measly brain mad

Solo - Pitrelli

Talk about me when my bac is turned
Next time we meet it will be to late
The memory burned in my ears of what you said
And now I've got a recipe for hate. Taste it

Fill solos - Mustaine

Dark clouds on the horizon
Make it hard to breathe
A walking mistake but every time
I run away, I just come back for more

The choice is clear I can quit
And fall on my sword or light a fire
To see who runs or stays
And plays the confidence game

Solo - Pitrelli

"'Recipe For Hate' is pretty much just like it sounds - being really, really fed up with shit and forcing someone to taste your recipe for hate." (Mustaine, 2001)

"By the time I wrote this I didn't care if the fucking Capitol tower fell on its side and rolled into the ocean with everyone it in. I have never seen such a display of hateful, selfish, self-centered, fucks in my life. Thank God, all of the people that were there when we were there are gone. I feel sorry for the bands that are there. I hope the artist left there will get treated better than we were, because there were some good artists there. But I doubt it." (Mustaine, 2001)


Warhorse

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

I'm feeling quite invisible
I feel just like thin air
The truth taunts me

Solo - Mustaine

I see the earth below me
I watch it spinning there
Does someone, somewhere
Out there hear me?

Solo - Pitrelli

Sentenced to walk in Purgatory
My life is running down
I can't believe what they've done to me

Solo - Mustaine

I'm left riding a Warhorse
A man without a country

Solos - Mustaine, Pitrelli, Mustaine, Pitrelli

"This song is about the loneliness some people can feel when they're put out to pasture. It's the same thing with war animals. Once the war is over, what do you do with them? You kill them." (Mustaine, 2001)


Losing My Senses

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

One man speaking the truth
No one likes when it fits
So we tell soothing lies
And betray our own lips

The uncivilized world
And its people decay
Once sweet breeze is defiled
Sucking our breath away

Fill Solos - Mustaine

Yesterday's answers has nothing to do
With today's questions

Life can only be understood in reverse
But must be lived forwards...
I'm losing my senses, I'm losing my senses

Fill Solos - Mustaine

We watch as the living all die
Contemplating if we should
Ever open our eyes

If all that we touch
Keeps turning to sand
We will cease to exist
Till the last living man

Fill Solos - Mustaine

Yesterday's answers has nothing to do
With today's questions

Life can only be understood in reverse
But must be lived forward...
Life can only be understood in reverse
But must be lived forward...
I'm losing my senses

Fill Solos - Mustaine
Solo - Pitrelli

Yesterday's answers has nothing to do
With today's questions

Life can only be understood in reverse
But must be lived forwards...
Life can only be understood in reverse
But must be lived forwards...

Fill Solos - Mustaine

"The chorus says that life can only be understood in reverse. And I think we'd all like to be able to go back and change the mistakes that we've made. No one really likes it when we tell the truth. We tell these soothing lies and betray ourselves. At some point you've got to tell the truth." (Mustaine, 2001)


Dread and the Fugitive Mind

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

Let me introduce myself
I'm a social disease
I've come for your wealth
And leave you on your knees
No time for feeling sorry
I got here on my own
I won't ask for mercy
I choose to walk alone

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
If you shake my hand better count your fingers

What if I do get caught?
What if there is no judgement?
If I'm right I lose nothing
If you 're right I lose it all

I ought to get caught
Because I'm doing something wicked
I'm guilty haunted by my fears
And the only consequences
Are dread and the fugitive mind

You built walls to protect you
So no one will infect you
Pursued by those out there
That vanish in thin air
Come a long way to find
What you really left behind
You don 't know when the end is
But it 's coming fast

Solos - Mustaine, Pitrelli

"It's about judgment. The great paradox is if there isn't a God and you live your life like a good person, you haven't lost anything. If there is a God and you lived your life like a dirtbag, you're screwed. Basically what I'm saying is, 'What if there's no judgment?' I think a lot of times people have gotten up on the moral hilltop and yelled down to the masses down at the bottom of the valley about their spiritual superiority and it just alienates you." (Mustaine, 2001)


Silent Scorn

(Music: Mustaine)

Instrumental

Solo - Mustaine

"The trumpet player [Bob Findley] was from Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass. He was a fantastic player. I was down on my way to Cabo San Lucas and I saw this bull in a field and he charged our vehicle. Clint Eastwood's one of my heroes and I thought it would be great to have a 'spaghetti Western'-type song with a really great trumpet part. That reminded me of that bull on the field getting ready to charge us." (Mustaine, 2001)


Return to Hangar

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

Welcome to an empty fortress
A mighty wreck that once was proud
Ate alive by oxidation
Abandoned by a crew of cowards
Navigation systems failed
Computers crashed and they all fall down

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much

Solo - Pitrelli

All the guilty paid the price
Suspended by their broken necks
No one survived to tell the story
When foreign life forms resurrect
And military intelligence is
Still two words that can't make sense

Possibly I've seen too much
Hangar 18 I know too much

Solos - Pitrelli, Mustaine
Solos - Pitrelli, Mustaine, Pitrelli, Mustaine

"Return to Hanger" is the follow up to "Hangar 18".

"The timing was right. Basically, being able to look at that hangar 10 years later. I said I'd planned on doing a sequel. I think there's a lot of songs I'd do sequels with, it's just that whether we're going to do them or not remains to be seen. Depending on the subject matter of the song, it's easy to do a sequel." (Mustaine, 2001)


When

(Music, lyrics: Mustaine)

No hears a word I say
And my prayers are never answered
But you'll never see the pain inside of me
Stabbing me over and over and over
I trusted you and I loved you
And you spit back in my face
How could you do this to me?
When will you stop trying to hurt me?
I've walked a minefield for you
A career in hell with you
I have made it through the things
Others would surely die just watching
And the oath I take on this day
Is to know that you will be repaid
One day the the sun will die and the night will crawl
Until then, until I see your world implode
I wish you death and suffering
Misery to spare
Time to release your pain
Face the last enemy
I am the last thing you will know
The last thing you will see
I see your death surrounding me
I know you, yes I do
I know you

Fill Solos - Mustaine

When no words are spoken
And please are ignored
Your tears go unnoticed,
Will you say enough?
When prayers are unanswered
And your calls are unheard
The pain cuts right through you,
Have you seen enough?

It all seems so deceitful and the verdict is lies
A black cloud of indecision compromised your life

When judgement has failed you
When your own heart's impaled you
Your wandering mind has destroyed you
Will you ever know when?

When you give everything
And the feeling is gone
All the giving is fake,
Did you fake enough?
When you take everything
And you stay too long
When there's nothing left,
Did you take enough?

It all seems so deceitful and the verdict is lies
A black cloud of indecision compromised your life

When judgement has failed you
When your own heart's impaled you
Your wandering mind has destroyed you
Will you ever know when?

Solo - Mustaine

"'When' is about being loyal to someone who is just the absolute worst possible person to be with in that they just keep hurting you and keep hurting you and keep hurting you. Then it goes from the first person to the third person where I'm saying, 'You know what? Are you ever going to know when?' There comes a time when the horse is dead. You need to dismount." (Mustaine, 2001)

This song is very similar to Diamond Head's "Am I Evil". To quote Dave answering whether "When" is a copy of "Am I Evil":

"I was walking back from Starbucks one morning trying to figure out what Brian Tatler, the guitarist from Diamond Head, was thinking when he wrote that song. I got to the studio and the phone rings and they say 'Brian Tatler is on line one.' I thought, you got to be fucking kidding me. He lives in England and how in the world could he find me over here in some studio in LA? So, I told him I wanted to do homage to him in the vein of 'Am I Evil' and he said OK. Brian and I are working on a project together. So to answer your question-fuck off!" (Mustaine, 2001)

"'When' is actually supposed to resemble 'Am I Evil.' I also think that saying we're going back to the NWOBHM is quite accurate. We never really left that style of music. We just didn't go after it as hard as we used to, for a while. Even though I talk to Tatler regularly, I underline that I don't wanna take away the focus from Megadeth. It's something that means a lot to me, to work with Tatler, but I absolutely do not want to discourage the band members of Megadeth who are my friends and business partners. It's definitely not a priority, if it happens it happens." (Mustaine, 2001)


Disconnect :: The World Needs a Hero :: Coming Home :: Moto Psycho :: 1000 Times Goodbye :: Burning Bridges :: Promises :: Recipe for Hate... Warhorse :: Losing My Senses :: Dread and the Fugitive Mind :: Silent Scorn :: Return to Hangar :: When
Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! :: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? :: So Far, So Good... So What! :: Rust in Peace :: Countdown to Extinction :: Youthanasia :: Hidden Treasures :: Cryptic Writings :: Risk :: Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years :: The World Needs a Hero :: Rude Awakening :: Still Alive... And Well? :: Other Songs

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