"Reckoning Day"
m. Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman
l. Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson
Youthanasia (1994)


I like the way that I make you itch and all the reasons I give you to bitch
And how I make you want to scream in pain and feel your life is just a losing game
I like the way that you let me in, the way you look when the walls cave in
I like the way that your stomach knots and how you cry for it all to stop
I like the way that you fool yourself and make believe there's nobody else
I like the way that you stand in line and beg salvation from the empty skies
Don't want no revenge, ain't no payback time
It ain't called getting even, here comes the reckoning day
I like the things that you try to fake and your face when I see you break
And that you say you will pray for me, you realize you are prey for me
I like the way you stay on attack, no matter what, I keep coming back
And how you try to hold me down, but you end up driven to the ground
Don't want no revenge, ain't no payback time
It ain't called getting even, here comes the reckoning
Don't want no revenge, don't want no revenge
Ain't no payback time, ain't no payback time
It ain't called getting even, it ain't called getting even
Here comes the reckoning, here comes the reckoning day
Here it comes, it's coming to get you
Here it comes, it's coming to get you


"Train of Consequences"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


I'm doing you a favor as I'm taking all your money
I guess I should feel sorry, but I don't even trust me
There's bad news creeping up and you feel a sudden chill
How do you do? My name is 'Trouble'
I'm coming in for the kill and you know I will
Set the ball a-rolling, I'll be clicking off the miles
On the train of consequences, my boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed, I'm tied up to the tracks
The train of consequences, there ain't no turning back
No horse ever ran as fast, as the money that you bet
I'm blowing on my cards and play them to my chest
Life's fabric is corrupt, shot through with corroded thread
As for me I hocked my brains, packed my bags and headed west
I hocked my brains, headed west
Set the ball a-rolling, I'll be clicking off the miles
On the train of consequences, my boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed, I'm tied up to the tracks
The train of consequences, there ain't no turning back
Set the ball a-rolling, I'll be clicking off the miles
On the train of consequences, my boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed, I'm tied up to the tracks
The train of consequences, there ain't no turning back


"Addicted To Chaos"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Only yesterday they told me you were gone
All these normal people, will I find another one?
Monkey on my back, aching in my bones
I forgot you said "One day you'll walk alone"
I said I need you, does that make me wrong?
Am I a weak man? Are you feeling strong?
My heart was blackened, it's bloody red
A hole in my heart, a hole in my head Who will help me up? Where's the helping hand?
Will you turn on me? Is this my final stand?
In a dream I connot see, tangled abstract fallacy
Random turmoil builds in me, I'm addicted to chaos
Light shined on my path, turn bad days into good
Turn breakdowns into blocks, smashed them 'cause I could
My brain was labored, my head would spin
Don't let me down, don't give up, don't give in
The rain comes down, the cold wind blows
The plans we made are back up on the road
Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown
Remember that you said "one day you'll walk alone"
Who will help me up? Where's the helping hand?
Will you turn on me? Is this my final stand?
In a dream I connot see, tangled abstract fallacy
Random turmoil builds in me, I'm addicted to chaos
Who will help me up? Where's the helping hand?
Will you turn on me? Is this my final stand?
In a dream I connot see, in a dream I connot see
Tangled abstract fallacy, tangled abstract fallacy
Random turmoil builds in me, random turmoil builds in me
Oh, it builds and builds and builds
In a dream I connot see, in a dream I connot see
Tangled abstract fallacy, tangled abstract fallacy
Random turmoil builds in me, random turmoil builds in me
I'm addicted to the, I'm addicted to the chaos Addicted to chaos


"A Tout Le Monde"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Don't remember where I was, I realized life was a game
The more seriously I took things, the harder the rules became
I had no idea what it'd cost, my life passed before my eyes
I found out how little I accomplished, all my plans denied
So as you read this know my friends, I'd love to stay with you all
Please smile when you think of me, my body's gone that's all
A tout le monde, a tout mes amis, je vous aime, je dois partir
These are the last words I'll ever speak and they'll set me free
If my heart was still alive, I know it would surely break
And my memories left with you, there's nothing more to say
Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard
You know the sleeping feel no more pain and the living all are scarred
A tout le monde, a tout mes amis, je vous aime, je dois partir
These are the last words I'll ever speak and they'll set me free
So as you read, know my friends, I'd love to stay with you all
Please smile, smile when you think about me, my body's gone that's all
A tout le monde, a tout mes amis, je vous aime, je dois partir
These are the last words I'll ever speak and they'll set me free


"Elysian Fields"
m. Dave Mustaine
l. Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson
Youthanasia (1994)


Uneasy feeling burning out my eyes, I hope the end is less painful than my life
I stand on trial before the gods on judgement day
A blink of an eye between the cradle and the grave
One last look at visions of flesh, the last, best hope of man on Earth
Pontius Pilate's still washing his hands, the world don't want to be saved, only left alone
Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
Elysian Fields, to the Elysian Fields
Soaring to the sun with blood upon their wings
Superstitious dust left twisting in the wind
Man still has one belief, one decree that stands alone
The laying down of arms is like cancer to their bones
One last look at visions of flesh, the last, best hope of man on Earth
Pontius Pilate's still washing his hands, the world don't want to be saved, only left alone
Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
Elysian Fields, to the Elysian Fields


"The Killing Road"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Again we stalk the stage, at mach speed we engage
Feeding people's rage, the big cat's left its cage
Back in the bus again, to catch another plane
This behavior's quite insane, but we do it for the fame
I lost my mind, I lost all my money, I lost my life to the killing road
The road will never end, it always starts again
Another show's around the bend, another long-lost friend
Faceless as the snow, there's nothing special about the road
It's just another haul, it's just too damn long that's all
I lost my mind, I lost all my money, I lost my life to the killing road
I lost my mind, I lost all my money, I lost my life to the killing road


"Blood of Heroes"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Walking stiff, let me tell ya, better left for dead
And now we are on a mission, well, it's full speed ahead
My legions, when we do the crime, let's get one thing straight
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late
Ladies and gents, we're still alive, by the skin of our teeth, now it's killing time
Angel in our pocket, Devil by our side, we ain't going nowhere 'cause heroes never die
Still alive, blood of heroes, never die, they never die
We've been run down every hill, chased up all the dead end streets
But if you try to cut us out, you'll get a kick in the teeth
Ladies and gents, we're still alive, by the skin of our teeth, now it's killing time
Fasten up your head belts, time to ride the skies
It's time to be immortal, 'cause heroes never die
Still alive, blood of heroes, never die, they never die
Blood of heroes


"Family Tree"
m. Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson and Nick Menza
l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Forgotten things remembered, the tigers eat their young
The body stayed but inside the head, the mind was on the run
Conspiracy of silence, the only way out of pain
Is turn around, run through it man, too wet to come in from the rain
Tell them I know they were doing it to you, but don't try doing it to me
Let me show you how I love you, it's our secret, you and me
But keep it in the family
When you hear them saying "trust me", don't wait to see what's next
Thrown to the wolves for ever trusting, raised in a form of living hell
Sing a one note song of rage, live and die within your heart
So beware in the shadows, your family tree waits in the dark
I say I know they were doing it to you, but don't try doing it to me, no, no
Let me show you how I love you, it's our secret, you and me
But, keep it in the family tree
It's our secret, you and me, the secret of the family tree
Beware of the shadows, thrown to the wolves for ever trusting


"Youthanasia"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Who'd believe with the way things are here we'd be going anywhere
Telling people how to live?
Who'd believe we'd spend more shipping drugs and guns than to educate our sons?
Sorry, but that's what they did
I can't help but think, I can't help but think, I can't help but think
Someone's foresaken you and me
Luck deserted me and the truth beat out my brains
Men rise on stepping stones of their selves to higher things
I've stepped over lots of bodies on my way
Thanks for the information, don't need no more anything
I can't help but think, I can't help but think, I can't help but think
Someone's foresaken you and me
We are the damned of all the world with saddness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars, we've been hung out to dry
You didn't want us anyway and now we're making up our minds
You tell us how to run our lives, we run for youthanasia
We are the damned of all the world with saddness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars, we've been hung out to dry
You didn't want us anyway and now we're making up our minds
You tell us how to run our lives, we run for youthanasia
We are the damned of all the world with saddness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars, we run for youthanasia


"I Thought I Knew It All"
m. Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Marty Friedman and Nick Menza
l. David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Somewhere there's a reason why things go like they do
Somewhere there's a reason why somethings just fall through
We don't always see them for what they really are
But I know there's a reason, just can't see it from this far
Maybe I don't like it, but I have no choice
I know that somewhere, someone hears my voice
I thought I knew it all, I thought I had it made
How could it end this way? I thought I knew
Somewhere there's a reason why things don't go my way
Somewhere there's a reason that I cannot explain
Just like the change of season, just may not be my turn
But I know there's a reason, the lesson's mine to learn
Maybe I don't like it, but I have no choice
I know that somewhere, someone hears my voice
I thought I knew it all, I thought I had it made
How could it end this way? I thought I knew
I thought I knew it all, I thought I had it made
How could it end this way? I thought I knew


"Black Curtains"
m. Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman
l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Hey, look around you, everything's helter-skelter
Listen up, I warn you, run for cover, run
Bang, it happened, time's up, armageddon
Fire, meltdown, the sky is crumbling in
Black curtains, never ending, black curtains
Escape, you're joking, can't find no place to run
Hair is burning, my flesh is bubbling up
Blood is boiling, taste copper on my tongue
Fate is coming, welcome it with a smile
Black curtains, never ending, black curtains fall
Black curtains, never ending, black curtains
Something's under my skin, something's very strange
Playing with my mind, tempting me to do you in
Am I dreaming? My heart pounds my chest, held for ransom in a spider's web
Suffocating, no one hears my calls, never ending, till the black curtain falls
Snakes, surround me, offering their death kiss to me
Down, I'm drowning, how long, I hold my breath
Dogs are chasing, my legs are paralyzed
Pray, don't find me, mMy life is fading fast
Black curtains, never ending, black curtains fall
Black curtains, never ending, black curtains


"Victory"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Now, one day I started telling everyone that "Killing Is My Business..." and I was hung like a martyr
For "Looking Down the Cross" my "Skull Beneath The Skin"
Prophesied "Last Rites/Loved To Death" my friends then I started seeing "Bad Omens" in my head
"Good Mourning/Black friday" will I "Wake up Dead"?
If "I Aint Superstitious" then this won't mean a thing
But some crazy shit has happened since "The Conjuring"
Not even close to overdose
Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins, a knife right through my heart, I am a Victory
Came "Anarchy" to "Set The World Afire", pain of "Hook In Mouth", "In My Darkest Hour"
Corruption of the world "Peace Sells...But Nobody's Buying", ignorant religion "Holy Wars" and the dying
"Tornado" nearly got me by the "Skin of My Teeth", "This Was My Life","Forclosure of My Dreams"
May the past "Rust in Peace" in "Hangar 18" and "Countdown to Extinction" just be a bad dream, "Lucretia" said
Not even close to overdose
Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins, a knife right through my heart, I am a Victory
Not even close to overdose
Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins, a knife right through my heart, I am a Victory


"Millenium of The Blind"
m. Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman
l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


At the start of time many centuries ago
Came the spawning of Christ and the Antichrist
And darkness fell upon our people and the children, they were born faceless
Without eyes they could not see, born unto themselves
They lived and they died in the millennium of the blind


"New World Order"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Where have the apostles gone? Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, new world order will hold the mass
A book written by man, used to control and command
All rights will be denied without the mark you shall die
No confession, all is known, new world order, you shall be shown
Monitoring all wages, new world order comes in stages
Your currency is obsolete, feel the agony of defeat
Symbol of society today, a must have or you shall pay
As humans, flesh leads the mind, just a pawn, the last martyr dies
No confession, all is known, new world order, you shall be shown
Where have the apostles gone? Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, new world order will hold the mass


"Absolution"
m. Dave Mustaine
Youthanasia (1994)


Instrumental