Countdown to Extinction

Album: Countdown to Extinction (1992)
  • Endangered species, caged in fright
    Shot in cold blood, no chance to fight
    The stage is set, now pay the price
    And ego boost, don't think twice
    Technology, the battle's unfair,
    You pull the hammer without a care

    Squeeze the trigger that makes you Man,
    Pseudo-safari, the hunt is canned
    The hunt is canned
    All are gone, all but one
    No contest, nowhere to run
    No more left, only one
    This is it, this is the countdown to extinction
    Tell the truth, you wouldn't dare
    The skin and trophy, oh so rare
    Silence speaks louder than words
    Ignore the guilt and take your turn

    'Liars' anagram is lairs
    Man you were never even there
    Killed a few feet from the cages
    Point blank, you're so courageous
    So courageous
    All are gone, all but one
    No contest, nowhere to run
    No more left, only one
    This is it, this is the countdown to extinction

    One hour from now
    Another species of life form
    Will disappear from the face of the planet
    Forever and the rate is accelerating

    All are gone, all but one
    No contest, nowhere to run
    No more left, only one
    This is it, this is the countdown to extinctionWriter/s: DAVE MUSTAINE, DAVID ELLEFSON, MARTY FRIEDMAN, NICK MENZA
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Attila from Dunavarsány, HungaryAmazing song, just amazing, I love it! But that "All are gone, all but one" and "No more left, only one" doesn't mean that there is only one animal from the species remains, it means that only one species is left, and that is humanity. (Ya know, hunting and killing all the animals? Get it?)
  • Sarah from New Castle, PaNick Menza is amazing! I love the bass riff at the begining of the song. Megadeth is so amazing and intense i love them!!!!!!!!
  • Phil from Melbourne, AustraliaI think a big commercial band should cover this song and sell it as a single donate the procedes to the WWF or another wildlife charity. if Metallica had made this song it would have been a number one hit but james is a Hunter so fat chance
  • Dylan from Olmsted Falls, United StatesGreat song!!
  • Cory from Calgary, Canadayeah that was Nick Menza. Great song.
  • Zac from Sydney, Australia"Why do i wanna play in megadeth? i wanna play in megadeth because it's the most intense music i wanna play... i don't wanna play anything heavier than that... coz i wanna live to be 60"

    i think that woz the drummer
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