Architecture of Aggression

Album: Countdown to Extinction (1992)
  • Born from the dark
    In the black cloak of night
    To envelop its prey below
    Deliver to the light
    To eliminate your enemy
    Hit them in their sleep
    And when all is won and lost
    The spoils of wars are yours to keep

    Great nations built from the bones of the dead
    With mud and straw, blood and sweat
    You know your worth when your enemies
    Praise your architecture of aggression

    Praise your architecture of aggression
    Ensuing power vacuum
    A toppled leader dies
    His body fuels the power fire
    And the flames rise to the sky
    One side of his face a kiss
    The other genocide
    Time to pay with your ass
    A worldwide suicide

    Great nations built from the bones of the dead
    With mud and straw, blood and sweat
    You know your worth when your enemies
    Praise your architecture of aggression

    Born from the dark
    In the black cloak of the night
    To envelop its prey below
    Deliver to the light
    To eliminate your enemy
    Hit them in their sleep
    And when all is won and lost
    The spoils of war are yours to keep

    Great nations built from the bones of the dead
    With mud and straw, blood and sweat
    You know your worth when your enemies
    Praise your architecture of aggression

    Great nations built from the bones of the dead
    With mud and straw, blood and sweat
    You know your worth when your enemies
    Praise your architecture of aggression Writer/s: Dave Ellefson, Dave Mustaine
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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