Lucretia

Album: Rust in Peace (1990)
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  • Sitting up, late at night
    I tiptoe through the darkness
    Cold as hell, black as spades
    Aware of my immediate surrounding
    In my place I escape up into my hideout
    Hiding from everyone
    My friends all say,
    "Dave you're mental anyway" hey!
    Drift into a deeper state
    I stalk the cobwebbed stairways
    Dirt grits between my feet
    The stair creaks, I precariously sneak

    Hypnosis guides my hand
    I slipside through the walkways
    Sit in granny's rockin' chair
    Memories are whirling by, yeah
    Reminisce in the attic
    Lucretia waits impatiently
    Cobwebs make me squint
    The cobra so eloquently glints
    Moonbeams surge through the sky
    The crystal ball's energized
    Surely that like the cat waiting
    Lucretia rocks away Writer/s: DAVE MUSTAINE, DAVID ELLEFSON
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Bryan From Ky from KentuckyI never knew what it meant and was curious so I done a lil checking on it and I believe that Dave prolly named a ghost in his attic....I'm gonna beieve that explanation.
  • Alex from Osos, CaI've heard its about his Gran's Cat.


  • Mud from Sf, CaLucretia is a name. You don't have to be a Roman noblewoman to have the name Luretia; that's what Dave named the ghost. Please know a song before you post a comment about it. And I don't mean to disagree with the other guy but the opening riff in this song pretty much fits in with any of the other intricate and melodic Megadeth riffs. How does a band like Megadeth have a theme? The first time I heard this guitar solo, I thought there was no greater thing to listen to.
  • Chris from Wrentham, MaActually, Lucretia is about a Roman noblewoman whose rape at the hands of the son of the king, Sextus Tarquinius, helped bring about the Roman republic. It has nothing to do with ghosts in the attic.
  • Chapel from Columbus, GaI love this song, but hate it at the same time. The opening riff is really weird; doesn't fit the Megadeth theme much.
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