Lyrics: So Far, So Good... So What!


So Far, So Good...So What!

01/1988 - So Far, So Good... So What! (Capitol Records)

1. Into the Lungs of Hell (3:29)
2. Set the World Afire (5:48)
3. Anarchy in the UK (3:00)
4. Mary Jane (4:25)
5. 502 (3:28)
6. In my Darkest Hour (6:16)
7. Liar (3:20)
8. Hook in Mouth (4:40)

Total playing time: 34m. 26s.

Produced by Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani

Mixed by Michael Wagener for Double Trouble Productions, Inc.

Dave Mustaine: Lead vocals, lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars
David Ellefson: Bass guitar & background vocals
Jeff Young: Lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars
Chuck Behler: Drums & percussion

All songs written by Dave Mustaine, or Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson, except "Anarchy in the UK" written by Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, Paul Cook and Steve Jones.

 

 

 

 

1.Into the Lungs of Hell

Instrumental

 

2. Set the World Afire

Red flash, clouds choking out the morning sky
They said it'd never come, we knew it was a lie
All forms of life die now, humans all succumb
Time to kiss your ass goodbye, the end has just begun

Distorted figures walk the street, it's 1999
Weeds once underneath your feet have grown to vines
Bodies melted like a candle, a land without a face
No time to change your fate, no time left, it's too late

The arsenal of Megadeth can't be rid they said
And if it comes the living will envy the dead
Racing for power and all come in last
No winning first stone cast
This falsehood worldly peace
It's treaties will soon cease
No one will be left to prove that humans existed
Maybe soon the children will be born open fisted
We all live on one planet it will all go up in smoke

Too bad they couldn't see this lethal energy
And now the final scene, a global darkening

Dig deep the piles of rubble and ruins
Towering overhead both far and wide
There's unknown tools of World War III
Einstein said "We'll use rocks on the other side"
No survivors!

Set the world afire!

No survivors, set the world afire!

 

3. Anarchy in the UK

Right now
I am an Anti-Christ
And I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want,
But I know how to get it
I want to destroy, possibly?

Cause I want to be Anarchy
No dog's body

Anarchy for the U.K.
It's coming sometime it maybe
I give a wrong time, stop a traffic light
Your future dream is a shopping spree

Cause I want to be Anarchy
In the city

Of many ways to get what you want
I use the best, I use the rest
I use the enemy
I use anarchy

Cause I want to be Anarchy
It's the only way to be

Is this the M.P.L.A.?
Is this the U.D.A.?
Is this the I.R.A.?
I thought it was the U.K.
You're just another country
And other cunt-like tendencies
Cause I want to be Anarchy
Cause I want to be Anarchy,
You know what I mean?

Cause I want to be an Anarchist
Again I'm pissed, destroy!

 

4. Mary Jane

Forgive me father, for I have sinned
I'm a child of the air, I'm a witch of the wind
And I'm still awake

Mary Jane

From the earth, up through the trees
I can hear her calling me
Her voice rides on the breeze
Oh, it's haunting me

No, can't get away
No, there's no escape
I'm going crazy
If I know I'm going crazy
I must not be insane

Beware my friends, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare my friends to follow me

Forgive me father, for I have sinned
I'm a child of the air, I'm a witch of the wind
Fingers gripped around my brain,
No control, my mind is lame
I'm in the astral plane, and I'll never be the same
Never, never, never, never, never, never
Never, never, never

Beware my friends, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare my friends to follow me

It hurts so bad
I can't breathe
Prepare to follow me

 

5. 502

Pull over shit head, this is the cops
Full tank, pockets lined with cash
Full throttle, gonna rip some ass
Drive all day, and through the night
Romance the road, winding left and right

Stars above guide me, the moonlight is free
A feeling inside me, and the whole world to see

Driving fast makes me feel good
Speed of light trapped under my hood
Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do
Driving the interstate, I'm stopped for a 502

Hundreds of miles rolled off today
Signs lose their meaning, minutes tick away
Dirt roads to interstates, I must have drove them all
Cigarettes and burgers, caffeine and alcohol

Drive until daybreak, always on the go
Life on the freeway, night shift, dawn patrol

Driving fast makes me feel good
The speed of light trapped under my hood
Breaking laws 'cause there's nothing to do
Driving the interstate, I'm stopped for a 502
Stopped for a 502, next time it's gonna be you

Stars above guide me,
A feeling inside me
I drive until daybreak,
Life on the freeway is Hell
I'm coming through

 

6. In my Darkest Hour

In my hour of need,
Ha, no, you're not there
And though I reached out for you,
Wouldn't lend a hand

Through the darkest hour,
Your grace did not shine on me
Feels so cold, very cold,
No one cares for me

Did you ever think I get lonely?
Did you ever think that I needed love?
Did you ever think, stop thinking
You're the only one that I'm thinking of?

You'll never know how hard I tried
To find my space and satisfy you too

Things will be better when I'm dead and gone
Don't try to understand, knowing you, I'm probably wrong

But, oh how I lived my life for you,
Till you'd turn away
Now, as I die for you,
My flesh still crawls as I breathe your name
All these years, thought I was wrong,
Now I know it was you
Raise you head, raise your face, your eyes,
Tell me who you think you are?

I walk, I walk alone
To the promised land
There's a better place for me
But it's far, far away

Everlasting life for me
In a perfect world
But I got to die first,
Please god send me on my way

Time has a way of taking time
Loneliness is not only felt by fools
Alone, I call to ease the pain,
Yearning to be held by you
Alone, so alone, I'm lost,
Consumed by the pain
The pain, the pain, the pain
Won't you hold me again
You just laughed, ha-ha, you bitch
My whole life is work built on the past,
The time has come when all things shall pass,
This good thing passed away

 

7. Liar

You take great pride in never having lived up to anything
Lie, steal, cheat and kill, a real bad guy
Your Daddy is a wino and your Mommy is quite insane
From alter boy to sewer rat, you don't give a damn
Your Sister is a junkie, gets "it" any way she can
Your Brother's a gay singer in a stud leather band
Your girlfriend's got herpes to go with your hep and AIDS
There ain't one person you know you ain't ripped off yet

Look deep in the mirror, look deep into its eyes
Your face is replaced, a creature you despise
I know what you're made of, it ain't much I'm afraid
I know you'll be lying until you dying day

Make up your stories, truth's so hard to say
Brain is numb and your tongue will surely dig your grave
Your mind is sickly from Alzheimer's Disease
And decadence and debauchery killed your memories

You're a liar, liar, liar, everyone can see
You're a liar, liar, liar, it's all you'll ever be
You're a liar, liar, liar, it's what you mean to me
You're a liar, liar, lies

Start trouble, spread pain
Piss and venom, in your veins
Talk nasty, breathe fire
Smell rotten, you're a liar
Sweat liquor, breathe snot
Eat garbage, spit blood
Diseased, health hazard
Scum bag, filthy bastard
Greasy face, teeth decay
Hair matted, drunk all day
Abscessed, sunken veins
Rot gut, scrambled brain
Steal money, crash cars
Rob jewelry, hock guitars
Rot in hell, it's time you know
To your master, off you go

You're a liar, a fucking liar
Filthy liar, liar
You fucking liar

Liar!

 

8. Hook in Mouth

Cockroach in the concrete with courthouse tan and beady eyes
A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies
A little man with a big eraser's changing history
Procedures that he's programmed to, and all he hears and sees
Altering the facts and figures, events and every issue
He can make a person disappear and no one will ever miss you

Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
Eliminates incompetence and those who break the laws
Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

You say you've got the answers, well who asked you anyway?
Ever think maybe it was meant to be this way?
Don't try to fool us, we know the worst is yet to come
I believe my kingdom will come

F is for fighting, R is for red
Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
E, we elect them, E, we eject them
In the land of the free and the home of the brave
D, for your dying, O, your overture
M, they will cover your grave with manure
This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

F is for fighting, R is for red
Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
E, we elect them, E, we eject them
In the land of the free and the home of the brave
D, for your dying, O, your overture
M is for money and you know what that cures
This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

F is for fighting, R is for red
Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
E, we elect them, E, we eject them
In the land of the free and the home of the brave
D, for your dying, O, your overture
M, they will cover your grave with manure
This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

Put your hand right up my shirt
Pull the strings that make me work
Jaws will part, words fall out
Like a fish with hook in mouth

Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

I'm not a fish, I'm a man
Hook in Mouth