Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Use the man

June 26th is anti-drugs day worldwide. I'm a bit late on this, but no, I was not doped! So, this is a song about the ill effects of drugs. Its called "Use the man" from the album "Cryptic Writings" by Megadeth. Dave Mustaine says that he's "Seen the needle use the man".

I heard somebody fixed today
There was no last goodbyes to say
His will to live ran out
I heard somebody turned to dust

Looking back at what he left
A list of plans and photographs
Songs that never will be sung
These are the things he won't get done

I've seen the man use the needle,
Seen the needle Use the Man
I've seen them crawl from the cradle
To the coffin on their hands
They fight a war but it's fatal,
It's so hard to understand
I've seen the man use the needle,
Seen the needle Use the Man

Just one shot to say goodbye
One last taste to mourn and cry
Scores and shoots, the lights go dim
Just one shot to do him in

He hangs his head and wonders why
Why the monkey only lies
But pay the pauper, he did choose
He hung his head inside the noose

Cryptic writings on the wall,
The beginning of the end
I've seen myself use the needle,
Seen the needle in my hand


  1. Anonymous10:43 am IST

    If i am not wrong, he has been to rehab arnd 15 times right? Guess the needle didnt stop haunting him.

  2. Anonymous7:36 pm IST

    master of puppets... yet another great drug related song

  3. Anonymous7:37 pm IST

    Swetha - AFAIK, he went to rehab only a couple of times. Never understood what drove these metal icons to drugs. If you see, most famous metal icons like Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet, Nick Menza, Kurt Cobain, etc - they all had drug problems...

    Murali - yeno huh??

  4. Anonymous7:47 pm IST

    John Doe - Timing problem. You posted your comment, while I was typing mine :D
    Yep - there are quite some number of such songs

    Master of puppets - Metallica
    Cocaine - Eric Clapton
    Superhuman - Velvet Revolver
    Hotel California - Eagles
    Morning Glory - Oasis
    Jesus of suburbia - Green Day

    There's a 1963 song called "Needles and pins" which is again on the same topic and a part of it is actually used in the beginning of this song by Megadeth.

  5. Anonymous9:26 pm IST

    I have a documentary bout dave mustaine where it is said he has gone to rehab many more times!!! BTW ...amazing documentary!

    other that song talks bout drugs -

    Plateau - nirvana
    Higher - creed
    Heavy fuel - Dire Straits - love the lyrics ;)

    cant this is all i could think of at this point of time!

  6. Anonymous1:41 pm IST

    Documentary??? Where I can I get it???? I have the DVD collection set called "Arsenal of Megadeth" with me and that's where he mentions about his rehabs.

  7. Anonymous8:40 pm IST

    The documentary is called .. Megadeth "Behind the music".. try n c if u can get it or maybe download!

  8. Anonymous11:27 pm IST

    Huh was for those two lines

    Ive seen the man use the needle
    Seen the needle use the man

    Ishtu blatant aagi illa ansatte other drug related songs which scholars have listed above (Master of puppets drug related a?!? :O did NOT know)

  9. Anonymous10:12 am IST

    ~At a blank~ :)

  10. Anonymous5:30 pm IST

    Swetha - Could not find it on P2P, Amazon lists it at 13$... Have to check if I can find it at Habitat...

    Murali - Master of puppets bagge gottirlillva? Surprising!

    Chaos - Right back at ya!


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