Tornado of Souls

Album: Rust in Peace (1990)
  • This morning I made the call
    The one that ends it all
    Hanging up,I wanted to cry
    But dammit,this well's gone dry
    Not for the money,not for the fame
    Not for the power,just no more games

    But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies,that let a 1000 days ago
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

    You'll grow to loathe my name
    You'll hate me just the same
    You won't need your breath
    And soon you'll meet your death
    Not from the years, not from the use
    Not from the tears, just self abuse

    But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies,that let a 1000 days ago
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away


    Who's to say,
    What's for me to say
    Who's to say
    What's for me to be
    Who's to say
    What's for me to do
    Cause a big nothing it'll be for me

    The land of opportunity
    The golden chance for me
    My future looks so bright
    Now I think I've seen the light

    Can't say what's on my mind
    Can't do what I really feel
    In this bed I made for me
    Is where I sleep,I really feel

    I warn you of the fate
    Proven true to late
    Your tongue twist perverse
    Come drink now of this curse

    And now I fill your brain
    I spin you round again
    My poison fills your head
    As I tuck you into bed

    You feel my fingertips
    You won't forget my lips
    You'll feel my cold breath
    It's the kiss of deathWriter/s: DAVE ELLEFSON, DAVE MUSTAINE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Jason from Ogden UtahGreetings. BBAM here. FYI that acronym is Big Bad Ass Megadethologist. The root meaning of the song Is, Being trapped in a web of lies and mistakes so bad if you come clean and hoest your dead, If you stay in the Lie and Deception your dead. The deception is a tornado, he is safe in the short term in the Eye of the Tornado. If you leave the eye you will be ripped apart, if you stay in the eye eventually the storm will rip you apart, Either way... Example, " I told the lies that let 1000 days go." But classic Dave the chance to start over is there, at the end he mentions a golden chance and seeing the light. Checkout the song Burn. Track 3 off Super Collider. Dave gives great advice, When you make mistakes, Burn them to the ground and move on. Be Safe... Jason the BBAM
  • Greg from Calgary, AbFreedom, while your interpretation is interesting, Dave Mustaine did say that it is about a dysfunctional relationship.
    And the followup, Dawn Patrol, has nothing to do with Tornado of Souls.
  • Travis from Charleston, WvI totally heard Dave say in an interview it's about a bad relationship. No lie I swear I heard that. Although your interpretation does make sense.
  • Freedom from Chicopee, Mathis interpretation is totally wrong.
    its about the masses being brainwashed and believing u have freedom when u dont.
    that is my interpritation anyway.
    listen again and read the lyrics.
    also, being followed up with dawn patrol... listen and u will see the truth of this powerful song.

    LYRICS:

    This morning I made the call
    The one that ends it all
    Hanging up, I wanted to cry
    But dammit, this well's gone dry
    Not for the money, not for the fame
    Not for the power, just no more games

    But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies, that let a 1000 days go
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

    You'll grow to loathe my name
    You'll hate me just the same
    You won't need your breath
    And soon you'll meet your death
    Not from the years, not from the use
    Not from the tears, just self abuse

    But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies, that let a 1000 days go
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

    Who's to say, what's for me to say
    Who's to say, what's for me to be
    Who's to say, what's for me to do
    Cause a big nothing it'll be for me

    The land of opportunity
    The golden chance for me
    My future looks so bright
    Now I think I've seen the light

    Can't say what's on my mind
    Can't do what I really feel
    In this bed I made for me
    Is where I sleep, I really feel

    I warn you of the fate
    Proven true to late
    Your tongue twist perverse
    Come drink now of this curse
    And now I fill your brain
    I spin you round again
    My poison fills your head
    As I tuck you into bed
    You feel my fingertips
    You won't forget my lips
    You'll feel my cold breath
    It's the kiss of death

    THIS LAST PART IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
    megadeth is one of the few who really have something to say, so listen up!!
  • Eli from Wayne, WvLove this song's opening riff very catchy... Can hardly understand his voice in the beginning.
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