Ashes In Your Mouth

Album: Countdown to Extinction (1992)
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  • People have round shoulders from fairing heavy loads
    And the soldiers liberate them, laying mines along their roads
    Sorrow paid for valor is too much to recall
    Of the countless corpses piled up along the wailing wall

    Melting down all metals, turning plows and shears to swords
    Shun words of the Bible, we need implements of war
    Chalklines and red puddles of those who have been slain
    Destiny, that crooked schemer, says the dead shall rise again

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here
    God have mercy

    Now we've rewritten history
    The one thing we've found out
    Sweet taste of vindication
    It turns to ashes in your mouth

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here
    God have mercy

    If you're fighting to live
    It's okay to die
    The answer to your question is
    Welcome to tomorrow

    Where do we go from here?
    God have mercy

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here
    God have mercy

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here
    God have mercy Writer/s: DAVE ELLEFSON, DAVE MUSTAINE, MARTY FRIEDMAN, NICK MENZA
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Danica from Silver Springs, Nvactually this song is about the negative aftermath of war, asking the question was it really worth it???Is destroying a country and looting its riches really worth it? For example, Saddam Hussein setting all those Kuwaiti oil wells on fire and the ensuing economic and environmental holocaust. Did the sweet taste of vindication turn to ashes in your mouth, Saddam?
  • Phil from Melbourne, AustraliaAnother beauty great lyrics once again, an absolute classic metal album much better than the metallica black album but to hard for commercial success
  • Jeff from La Pine, Ornever really listened to this song or cared for it that much i always just thought it was a stupid song
  • Rob from Strongsville, OhDefinitely a Megadeth classic!!!
  • Dallas from Viking, Canadamy favorite megadeth song ever
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