Album: Youthanasia (1994)
Play Video


  • This song is about how many people consider Megadeth a "Victory" or success, when they don't know what group founder Dave Mustaine went through to get to that point. The lyrics, "Had fingers in my eyes, needles in my veins" is a reference to his battle with drugs. "A knife right through my heart" could refer to his former band Metallica, or past relationships that went badly. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nicholos - Farmville, VA
  • The lyrics are basically a compilation of previous Megadeth song titles from the albums Killing Is My Business... And Business is Good through Countdown to Extinction. Mustaine recalled to Artist Direct: "The guys in the band had said something, 'Why don't you do a song that has all of our song titles in it?' I thought, 'That reminds me of those K-tel Records.' We started goofing around, doing music, and talking about the titles and how they fit. It seemed clever, but I hadn't done anything like it."
  • This is one of the songs that came together very quickly; it was written and recorded in the studio when inspiration struck.

Comments: 1

  • Oz from Harrison,mi.Dave is without question the greatest metal god
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)Song Writing

How a gym teacher, a janitor, and a junkie became part of some very famous band names.

Lori McKenna

Lori McKennaSongwriter Interviews

Lori's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill and Sara Evans. She's performed on the CMAs and on Oprah. She also has five kids.

Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk: Rock vs. Televangelists

Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk: Rock vs. TelevangelistsSong Writing

When televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart took on rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica, the rockers retaliated. Bono could even be seen mocking the preachers.

Peter Lord

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

George Harrison

George HarrisonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.