Hook In Mouth

Album: So Far, So Good... So What? (1988)

Songfacts®:

  • This song talks about the Parents Music Resource Council (the PMRC), an American advocacy group headed by Tipper Gore that tried to restrict the sale of certain music. Many musicians believed the PMRC was a threat to freedom of speech. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John - Glasgow, Scotland
  • The chorus of the song spells out "Freedom" in acronym:

    F is for fighting
    R is for red, ancestors' blood in battles they've shed.
    E, we elect them
    E, we eject them, in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
    D, for your dying,
    O, your overture,
    M, they will cover your grave with manure.
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me,
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.
  • Cop killer Justin Bourque posted the lyrics to the song hours before he shot dead three police officers and wounded two others in the Canadian city of Moncton on June 4, 2014.

Comments: 6

  • Mat from Houston, TxNo, Dave got clean before making Rust in Peace.
  • Derek from Flin Flon, Mb"I think it is a good example of how creativity really suffers under the influence of drugs"

    Are you crazy? The only song I dont like on this whole album is "502."

    Also Megadeth's first four albums were created on the influence of heavy drugs, and I think everyone can agree that megadeth's best work was their first four albums. Im not saying the other albums aren't good, but there no where near as classic thrashy megadeth

    its funny because the first four album rule applies to both megadeth and metallica
  • Vin from Glenville, NyHow could this song not be on a Megadeth Greatest Hits collection because this is Megadeth's greatest song!

    When I was in grad school doing last minute studying for a critical test like a final exam, I'd have an all-heavy-metal morning listening to loud intense 80s metal. It was like getting ready to go to war. Eventually Metallica just was not intense enough and I'd have to "upgrade to Megadeth" and crank this out in my headphones at high volume. 18 years later, I'm still doing it, just at my engineering job.

  • Tom from Chicago, Ilthe guitars on this song are so charged up u can feel the anger behind it
  • Daniel from Lusby, MdI dont really agree with it ranking low
    So Far, So Good, So What is a pretty good album because it has this song and Set The World Afire
    i like this song because dave just utterly crushes the PMRC I think its great
  • Paul from California, PaAlthough not my favorite Megadeth song, I like because Dave is never afraid to speak his mind. Overall this album ranks pretty low on my scale. I think it is a good example of how creativity really suffers under the influence of drugs.
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