Chosen Ones

Album: Killing Is My Business... (1985)
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  • This song is about the Knights' journey in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The specific scene is one where they fight a vicious rabbit (the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog), who has the "sharp and pointy teeth" Dave Mustaine sings about on this track.

    Mustaine, who wrote the song, is hardly the first musician to draw inspiration from Monty Python (Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull credits much of his humor to their influence), but he is one of the few American's to write a song inspired by their work.
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  • Buggrithall from Mindyourownbusiness, United KingdomIts well known that chosen ones is a homage to python's holy grail.
  • Mud from Sf, CaIn the booklet of the remastered version of Killing Is My Business, both Dave M. and Dave E. said the song is about the rabbit scene in the Holy Grail.
  • Jon from --------, SwedenI would rather say that the lyrics are about the quests of the European conquerors. Before going to conquests in places like the Middle East and the Americas fighting indians, they got taught that the people they were gonna meet were like animals, killing anything and anyone they could get their hands on. But when the conquerors arrived, they became the animals and did horrible things to the natives, which the last lines of the lyrics talk about.
    The connection to Monty Python is simply that Dave borrowed the line "death surely awaits you, with sharp and pointy teeth" from the movie The Holy Grail. It is said by an elder when the knights are going into the cave of the mythical man-eating rabbit.
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