"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Brother will kill brother, spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion, something I don't understand
Fools like me, who cross the sea and come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep, for their beliefs, do you kill on God's command?
A country that's divided surely will not stand
My past erased, no more disgrace, no foolish naive stand
The end is near, it's crystal clear, part of the master plan
Don't look now to Israel, it might be your homeland, holy wars
Upon my podium, as the Know it all scholar
Down in my seat of judgement, gavel's bang, uphold the law
Up on my soapbox, a leader out to change the world
Down in my pulpit as the holier Than-thou-could-be-messenger of God

...The Punishment Due

Wage the war on organized crime, sneak attacks, repel down the rocks behind the lines
Some people risk to employ me, some people live to destroy me, either way they die
They killed my wife and my baby with hopes to enslave me, first mistake...last mistake!
Paid by the alliance to slay all the giants, next mistake...no more mistakes!
Fill the cracks in with judicial granite, because I don't say it, don't mean I ain't thinkin' it
Next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away
I know what I said, now I must scream of the overdose and the lack of mercy killings

"Hangar 18"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Welcome to our fortress tall, take some time to show you around
Impossible to break these walls for you see the steel is much too strong
Computer banks to rule the world, instruments to sight the stars
Possibly I've seen to much, Hangar 18, I know too much
Foreign life forms inventory, sspended state of cryogenics
Selective amnesia's the story, believed foretold but who'd suspect
The military intelligence, two words combined that can't make sense
Possibly I've seen to much, Hangar 18, I know too much

"Take No Prisoners"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Got one chance, infiltrate them, get it right, terminate them
The Panzers will permeate them, break their pride, denigrate them
And their people, retrograde them, Typhus, detriate them
Epidemic, devastate them, take no prisoners, cremate them, burn!
Going to war, give'em hell, D-Day, next stop Normandy
Beginning of the end, we know how to and sure as shit we'll win
War is peace, sure man, a retreat for the damned
A playground for the demented
A haven for those who walk this world bereft of heart and soul
Love and war, they say all is fair, take his life, but won't take his hair
Your body has parts, your country can spare, by the way son, here's your wheelchair
He once had to be all he could be, now he's nothing for no one, nowhere to see
Funny thing, he's like you and me, it's a funny thing, funny thing
Tears streak his solemn stare, abandoned for wreckage, nobody cares
No one knew what would happen there, no one spoke, no one even dared
Don't ask what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you
Take no prisoners, take no shit!

"Five Magics"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Bestow upon me knowledge, wizard, all knowing all wise
I want to rule my kingdom, make sweet the breeze now defiled
Dethrone the evil prince's iron fists, in velvet gloves of sin
Parade the grey robed monks, the vestal virgins, wheel the wyvern's in
Let the ceremony consecrate the marriage, let me be the protege of five magics
Give me alchemy, give me sorcery, give me wizardry, thermatology
Electricity, master all of these, magic if you please, bring him to his knees
I master five magics, I master five magics, I master five magics, I master five magics
Possessed with hellish torment, possessed with hellish torment
I master magics five, I master magics five
Hunting the abyss lord, hunting the abyss lord
Only one will stay alive, only one will stay alive
He who lives by the sword, he who lives by the sword
Will surely also die, will surely also die
He who lives in sin, he who lives in sin, will surely live the lie

"Poison Was The Cure"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

I miss the warm embrace I felt, first time you touched me
Secure and safe in open arms, I should have known you'd crush me
A snake you were when we met, I loved you anyway
Pulling out your poisoned fangs, the venom never goes away
Serpent swims free in my blood, dragons sleeping in my veins
Jackyl speaking with tongue, roach egg laying in my brain
Stalked beneath your shadow, sleepwalking to the gallows
I'm the sun that beats your brow, till I finally threw the towel in
Never knowing if I'd wake up in a whirlpool got redundant
My brain was just some driftwood, in a cesspool I became dead
From a rock star to a desk fool, was my destiny someone said
Life's a tidepool, taste the waters life's abundant, taste me

m. Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson
l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

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 any way hey!
Drift into a deeper state, I stalk the cobwebbed stairways
Dirt grits beneath my feet, the stair creaks, I precariously sneak
Hypnosis guides my hand, I slipslide 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

"Tornado of Souls"
m. Dave Mustaine
l. Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson
Rust In Peace (1990)

This morning I made the call, the one that ends it all
Hanging up, I wanted to cry, but damn it 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
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

"Dawn Patrol"
m. David Ellefson
l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Thermal count is rising, in perpetual writhing
The primordial ooze and the sanity they lose
Awakened in the morning to more air pollution warnings
Still we sleepwalk off to work while our nervous systems jerk
Pretending not to notice how history had forebode us
With the green house in effect our environment was wrecked
Now I can only laugh as I read our epitaph
We end our lives as moles in the dark of dawn patrol

"Rust In Peace...Polaris"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

Tremble you weaklings, cower in fear I am your ruler, land, sea and air
Immense in my girth, erect I stand tall, I am a nuclear murderer I am Polaris
Ready to pounce at the touch of a button, my system locked in on military gluttons
I rule on land, air and sea, pass judgement on humanity
Winds blow from the bowels of hell, will we give warning, only time will tell
Satan rears his ugly head, to spit into the wind
I spread disease like a dog, discharge my payload a mile high
Rotten egg air of death wrestles your nostrils
Launch the Polaris, the end doesn't scare us
When will this cease, the warheads will all rust in peace
Bomb shelters filled to the brim, survival such a silly whim
World leaders sell missiles cheap, your stomach turns, your flesh creeps
High priest of holocaust, fire from the sea, nuclear winter spreading disease
The day of final conflict all pay the price, the third world war rapes peace, takes life
Back to the start, talk of the part, when the earth was cold as ice
Total dismay as the sun passed away and the days where black as night
Eradication of Earth's population loves Polaris

"My Creation"
m. and l. Dave Mustaine
Rust In Peace (1990)

I will give you life, you'll serve only me
And my will to kill, you will kill for me
All that I desire, all that I command
You are here for me, I'm your Master, my creation
I will make for you a soul mate to love
Unlike your love for me and you will take my name
She will be your bride, she will serve me too
And I will introduce to you the Bride of Frankenstein