Hook In Mouth

Album: So Far, So Good... So What? (1988)
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  • A cockroach in the concrete, courthouse tan and beady eyes
    A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies
    A little man with a big eraser, changing history
    Procedures that he's programmed to, all he hears and sees

    Altering the facts and figures, events and every issue
    Make a person disappear, and no one will ever miss you

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    You say you've got the answers, well who asked you anyway?
    Ever think maybe it was meant to be this way?
    Don't try to fool us, we know the worst is yet to come
    And I believe my kingdom will come

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free, and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a PMRC

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M is for money and you know what that cures
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a PMRC

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a PMRC

    Put your hand right up my shirt
    Pull the strings that make me work
    Jaws will part, words fall out
    Like a fish with hook in mouth

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    I'm not a fish
    I'm a man
    Hook in mouth Writer/s: Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 8

  • Vince1 from London, UkVin from Glenville! Love the comment 'upgrade to Megadeth'! You really get it! Also , I think the 'creativity suffers under drug addiction' wasnt on. This is a BRILLIANT album! Especially In my hour of Darkness! Mega is more relevant today! Dystopia is also fantastic album too!
  • LukeThis song deserves more! The drums are simple but so groovy. I'm 15 and I think this is the best music. I wish people my age would stop listening to gangster rap, and appreciate this
  • Mat from Houston, TxNo, Dave got clean before making Rust in Peace.
  • Derek from Flin Flon, Mb"I think it is a good example of how creativity really suffers under the influence of drugs"

    Are you crazy? The only song I dont like on this whole album is "502."

    Also Megadeth's first four albums were created on the influence of heavy drugs, and I think everyone can agree that megadeth's best work was their first four albums. Im not saying the other albums aren't good, but there no where near as classic thrashy megadeth

    its funny because the first four album rule applies to both megadeth and metallica
  • Vin from Glenville, NyHow could this song not be on a Megadeth Greatest Hits collection because this is Megadeth's greatest song!

    When I was in grad school doing last minute studying for a critical test like a final exam, I'd have an all-heavy-metal morning listening to loud intense 80s metal. It was like getting ready to go to war. Eventually Metallica just was not intense enough and I'd have to "upgrade to Megadeth" and crank this out in my headphones at high volume. 18 years later, I'm still doing it, just at my engineering job.

  • Tom from Chicago, Ilthe guitars on this song are so charged up u can feel the anger behind it
  • Daniel from Lusby, MdI dont really agree with it ranking low
    So Far, So Good, So What is a pretty good album because it has this song and Set The World Afire
    i like this song because dave just utterly crushes the PMRC I think its great
  • Paul from California, PaAlthough not my favorite Megadeth song, I like because Dave is never afraid to speak his mind. Overall this album ranks pretty low on my scale. I think it is a good example of how creativity really suffers under the influence of drugs.
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