Captive Honour

Album: Countdown to Extinction (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • This is one of the most interesting songs Dave Mustaine has ever written, mainly due to it's deceptive and disturbing prologue which muses, "When you kill a man, you're a murderer. Kill many, and you're a conqueror. Kill them all... And you're a god!" However, the main portion of the song simply describes and detests the horrible conditions in modern prisons. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jon - Sweden
  • A band composition, Dave Mustaine drew lyrical inspiration from a counselor he had who told him stories about his time in prison.
  • The various spoken parts in this song were done by friends of the band.

Comments: 5

  • Shantell from Tijuana, MexicoYeah,it´s a good tune.Mustaine was inspired by a story told by his terapist,back in 1990 about this little kids being ued and abused in prision
  • Nicole from Manchedter, NhWhen he says "...kill them all ur a god..." Is that a stab at or a big fu to METALLICA, or am I imagining things.
  • Phil from Melbourne, Australialove this song great lyrics and great album, love the bit that says "before he got there his manpussy was sold". and the way dave sings the "sold" bit with venom is a nice touch
  • Chris from Yorktown, VaAnother whopper by megadeth. Good, clear message. A nice hardcore thrash song.

    " No time for questions,
    No Time For Gamnes"
    Start Kicking Ass,
    And taking down the Names"
  • Nick Lamb from Sarnia, CanadaIn the song, you can hear a judge sentancing the murderer inprisonment...for life, then Nick Menza (Drummer) says "Life?!? I Ain't Got A Life!" It is hillarious
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