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Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Lyrics

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
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Album

Rust in Peace

(1990)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresThrash Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsCapitol Records
Album rating :  96.4 / 100
Votes :  267
1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (6:34)
Track rating :  98.8 / 100       Votes :  95       [ ]
Music and Lyrics by Dave Mustaine

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 homelands
Holy wars

Up on 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

Wage the war on organized crime
Sneak attacks, rappel down the rocks
Behind the lines
Some people risk to employ me
Some people live to destroy me
Either way they die, 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 thinking 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
Mercy killings, mercy killings, killings, killings, killings
Next thing you know they'll take my thoughts away
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Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Rust in Peace - Lyrics
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3.  Take No Prisoners Lyrics4.  Five Magics Lyrics
5.  Poison Was the Cure Lyrics6.  Lucretia Lyrics
7.  Tornado of Souls Lyrics8.  Dawn Patrol Lyrics
9.  Rust in Peace... Polaris Lyrics10.  My Creation Lyrics
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Rust in Peace - Album Credits
Members
Other staff
  • Mike Clink : Producer, Engineer
  • Dave Mustaine : Producer, Cover Concept
  • Micajah Ryan : Engineer
  • Max Norman : Mixing Engineer
  • Andy Udoff : Assistant Engineer
  • Tom Mayhue : Technician
  • Edward J. Repka : Cover Illustration, Cover Art
  • Gene Kirkland : Photography
  • Wendi Schaeffer : Assistant Photography
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