Victory

Album: Youthanasia (1994)
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  • 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. >>
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  • 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.

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