Frontman Dave Mustaine explained that this song "is about a bill that ex-President George W. Bush signed into law that gave him the power to put American citizens in concentration camps that are actually called 'detention centers' here in the United States."
The song is the title track of Megadeth's twelfth studio album. Mustaine said in publicity materials: "Thematically, I've never been known to be a silent bystander in a world that needs our participation. As more is revealed about our former President's legacy, a little-known yet staggeringly frightening document which was signed into law, named 'Endgame', has been uncovered. The album Endgame is the most energetic music offering I have penned in over a decade and is far more believable than knowing someone signed 'Endgame' - the document - into law. The album is also the perfect 'ass-kicking' music."
Endgame was helmed by Mustaine and acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who also manned the boards for 2007's United Abominations.
Quinton from Monroe City, Mowell, Bryan, its about both things probably because he talks about the ex-president signing a secret bill that can land a legal us citizen in jail striped of his rights.and the mark of the beast on either the forehead or the arm, the theory of the mark being chips, and the prosecution of everyone who refuses it.
Bryan from Vega Alta, Puerto RicoThis is obviously related to the apocalypse; the mark of the beast on either the forehead or the arm, the theory of the mark being chips, and the prosecution of everyone who refuses it.