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Dystopia

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsTradecraft, Universal Music
Album rating :  86.5 / 100
Votes :  42
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Dystopia Lyrics

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1. The Threat Is Real (4:22)
Justified obliteration, no one cares anymore
The messiah or mass murderer
no controlling who comes through the door

A culture made of cover ups
while leprosy touch their flesh
For backroom meetings and rendezvous
The vultures have come home to nest

The clock runs out
The weakest link
A deadly strike
The threat is real

See the burnished images of a crestfallen agency
Violent conditioning caused the nature of the enemy
Your terminal lack of vision, blinded eyes see no light
A chronic lack of perspective their cancer now eats us alive

A fatal shot
A lust for blood
The final act
The threat is real

Justified obliteration, no one cares anymore
The messiah or mass murderer
no controlling who comes through the door

A culture made of cover ups
while leprosy touch their flesh
For backroom meetings and rendezvous
The vultures have come home to nest

The clock runs out
The weakest link
A deadly strike
The threat is real

A fatal shot
A lust for blood
The final act
The threat is real

Music & Lyrics Dave Mustaine
2. Dystopia (4:59)
"What you don’t know" the legend goes "can't hurt you"
If you only want to live and die in fear
They tell us to believe just half of what we see
And absolutely nothing that we hear

Resist the twisted truth no matter what the cost
Supplant the rights with wrongs inside our heads
Outlawing all the questions to the answers
That no one likes when someone ends up dead

Dystopia

"What you don’t know" the legend goes "can't hurt you"
If you only want to live and die in a cage
There's panic and there's chaos rampant in the streets
Where useless thoughts of peace are met with rage

Demoralized and overmastered people think
The quickest way to end a war is lose
Dictatorship ends starting with tyrannicide
You must destroy the cancer at its root

Dystopia

Music & Lyrics Dave Mustaine
3. Fatal Illusion (4:16)
Lost inside the system, locked away without a key
No one will ever miss a menace to society
A gross lack of potential, bad decisions made in spite
A touchy hairpin trigger and such a wasted life

Trying to break the mold of a broken family
Fighting damn sure failure, and living on his knees
Guilty of the crime of nonconformity
A hanging judge and jury handing down the penalty

A lethal injection, now they watch the body jerk
Exterminate the problem, except it didn’t work

No vital sign of life, they declared it wasn’t there
Coroner never checked, because he didn’t fucking care
Passing off the body, they all believe he died
Starting up the hearse, set out for a final drive

Like whistling past a graveyard, when walking by at night
It’s a fatal illusion to think that evil ever dies

In a darkened mortuary, reeking of formaldehyde
Aroused from deadly slumber, something opened up his eyes

Spilling all their blood was a promise that he’d keep
Hate so strong revived him from a deep necrotic sleep

Clawing away the casket lid until his fingers bleed
He grabbed a knife and set out on a vivisection spree

A butcher, hell bent, massacring each one with his blade
From the first one to the last, he dispatched them to the grave

It’s a fatal illusion…

Evil never dies
It never dies

Music & Lyrics - Mustaine
4. Death from Within (4:47)
The heat is raging from the rising fires of war
Embers of avarice soon begin to soar
Vengeance breeding greater vengeance, two eyes for one eye
Crowning burning hatred that’s lying deep inside

A token gift, destroyers deep within its hold
Revenge of patient men is sweet and best served cold
The enemy inside the belly of the beast
A mighty Trojan horse, tonight the sentries sleep

On the march... No place to run
Time has come... No where to hide
The moon is red... No one is safe
From spilling blood... no living thing survives

Here they fight... regretting nothing
Here you die... the walls are caving in
Nothing left... a lethal encounter
Its judgment time... when death comes from within

Warning signs ignored, they have all but been denied
Prophets and messengers, mocked and vilified
Final destination lying deep inside their court
Their first line of defense soon became their last resort

Hardened deceivers entered through their open gates
Silent trained assassins, lying still, in wait

You look so perfect, but everybody knows
Their petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
Their just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

Death from within...

Music & Lyrics Dave Mustaine
5. Bullet to the Brain (4:29)
No one knows what draws the moth to the flame
And nothing costs as much as playing the game
She had to know, know, know... he'd give love for sex
He had to know, know, know... she'd give sex for love

The taste, touching his tongue, sweet to his lips
Poison, now penetrating deeper
Betrayed by just one bite, for just one night
To find forbidden fruit tastes sweeter

Just like pressing a loaded gun to your head
One knows only the spider can navigate its web
She had to know, know, know... he'd get what he wants
He had to know, know, know... she'd get what she needs

Soon under the spell, emotions are high
Mind control penetrating deeper
The hex was cast on him, all he believes
Now is forbidden fruit tastes sweeter

She had to know, know, know... he'd win at the start
He had to know, know, know... she'd win in the end

His one last thought blew his mind, bullet to the brain
Hot lead was penetrating deeper
Just one reckless shot squeezed from the hand
That knows forbidden fruit tastes sweeter

Music & Lyrics Dave Mustaine
6. Post American World (4:25)
We see each other through different eyes
Segregating ourselves by class and size
It's me against you in everything that they do
This planet's become one big spinning disaster

If you don't like where we're going
Then you won't like what's coming next

What will we look like?
In a post American world
Why cower to all those
Who oppose the American world?

When you walk away from that which makes you strong
You only fool yourself; you only weaken your cause
There's creeping hate if you resist the false narrative
Crushing all the dissenters who still think for them selves

If you don't like where we're going
Then you won't like what's coming next

What will we look like?
In a post American world
Why cower to all those
Who oppose the American world?

Music Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro
Lyrics Dave Mustaine
7. Poisonous Shadows (6:02)
How much pain do you need to feel?
How much shame do you have to conceal?
There is no sunshine; just endless nights
Nobody's there, nobody cares when you cry

Is it my face you see, do I haunt you in your sleep
On your hands and knees, when you crawl through your nightmares
When there's no more grace, does your heartbeat start to race?
Clawing everywhere in the dark, poisonous shadows

How many secrets do you keep inside?
How many sins do you have to hide?
The haunting masses have blackened the sun
You'll pay for everything you've done, one by one

Is it my face you see, do I haunt you in your sleep
On your hands and knees, when you crawl through your nightmares
When there's no more grace, does your heartbeat start to race?
Clawing everywhere in the dark, poisonous shadows

"...it's like, I woke up, and she was right there.
I could almost touch her, although she's been gone for years now.
I can feel her... I can feel her watching me."

Music Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro
Lyrics Dave Mustaine
8. Conquer or Die! (3:33)
Instrumental

Music Kiko Loureiro & Dave Mustaine
9. Lying in State (3:34)
What we are witnessing is the decline of western civilization
Crushing our potential and piling it on, how will history portray us?
Attack the family, attack their faith and dreams
Attack the body and the head will fall

A lasting legacy or ruin brought in haste?
The enemy of truth is lying there in state

Another day, another manufactured crisis keeping the people distracted
There's no one playing by the rules anymore, how will history portray us?
A broken backbone with nothing left to lose?
That hate the sight of all the ones that do?

A lasting legacy or ruin brought in haste?
The enemy of truth is lying there in state

A shiny new agenda, birthed from a depraved mind
Of failing us on purpose, to culturally sanitize
Its opiates for the masses under cloak as hope and change
The "new normal" or just more of the same?

The perfect plan
Must have an alibi
And the perfect pawn
To spew the party line
Of the perfect falsehood
Spoke a thousand times
The perfect words
Cover the greatest crime

Hell is turning itself inside out
To lead its path up to meet us
And we deliberately take
A step, one foot closer to the grave

Music & Lyrics Dave Mustaine
10. The Emperor (3:52)
Come here... closer

Who do you... who do you think you are?
Some kind of superstar? We'll see!
Where do you... where do you think you are?
That shit won't get you far with me

You're just so dashing, you marvel at the sound
Of your own voice, as you crash into the ground

You look so perfect, but everybody knows
Their petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
Their just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

Just so you know, that's how it goes!

You're bad... you're bad for my health
Because you make me sick, you prick
Don't you know... don't you know who I am?
You know I like your face, to kick

If your lips are moving, I know you must be lying
You even suck the life out of dying

You look so perfect, but everybody knows
Their petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
Their just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

The house of cards a' falling, luck is running thin
Father forgive him, being a punk is not a sin

You look so perfect, but everybody knows
Their petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
Their just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

You look so perfect, perfect, the emperor has no clothes
So bloody perfect, perfect, the emperor has no clothes
And everybody knows... except you

Music and Lyrics – Dave Mustaine
11. Foreign Policy (Fear cover) (2:28)
Eliminate the incompetents!
Differences don't exist in harmony!
Survival is superiority.
We don't need no hands across the sea!
We've got...

Foreign policy

The lines are drawn!
Establish the new order!
Suspect everyone
Know your enemies!
We've got...

Foreign policy

Hatred is purity!
Weakness is disease!
Where we bury you
It's manifest destiny!
We've got...

Foreign policy

Music and lyrics Lee Ving
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