Of Mice And Men

Album: The System Has Failed (2004)
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  • The fire burns on and on
    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men

    Back when I was just seventeen
    I thought that I knew everything
    I could make it in this scene
    To be a rising star that only gleamed
    But all the answers disagreed
    With the questions held for me
    I was legal now at twenty-one

    I knew the way the world should run
    My God just look what I had done
    Simply drunk and having fun
    Looked for friends, but I found none
    All alone at twenty-one

    The fire burns on and on
    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men

    The fire burns on and on
    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men

    At twenty-five I was surprised
    That I was still even half alive
    Somehow I managed to survive
    I felt my body's doing time
    And In my back a hundred knives
    From friends at twenty-five

    And now as Gabriel sounds my warning bell
    I'd buy your life, if you would sell
    A year or two, if less compelled
    So live your life and live it well
    There's not much left of me to tell
    I just got back up each time I fell
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men
    The fire burns on and on

    That drives me on till all is gone
    Except the simple plans
    Of mice and men Writer/s: DAVE MUSTAINE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Aaron Clarke from Australia Dave obviously written about his life and all that transpired with Metallica and other friends however, Dave is not just angry at Metallica and those in the past he realizes he has f--k up as well.
  • Alex from Fresno, CaNick...No.
  • Max from Gothenburg, SwedenOr the title came from the book "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
  • Nick from Cairns, AustraliaThe title propably came from the song "Of Wolf And Man" from Metallica's Black Album. Just remove the Wolf in Of Wolf And Man and you get the idea...
  • Mikkho from Malabon City, OtherDamn, Dave Mustaine can't get over with that event. He's now a famous musician without the aid of Metallica.
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