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This Was My Life
Megadeth Lyrics


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It was just another day
It was just another fight
It was words strung into sentences
It was doomed to not be right
There is something wrong with me
There is something wrong with you
There is nothing left of us
There is one thing I can do
Lying on your bed, examining my head
This is the part of me that hates
Paybacks are a bitch, I throw the switch
Somewhere the electric chair awaits

Hey! this was my life
Hey! this was my fate

This was the wrong thing to do
This was the wrong one to be doing
This was the road to destiny
This was the road to my ruin
Now there's motives for the suspect
Now there's nothing left to say
Now there's method to the madness
Now there's society to pay

Lying on your bed, examining my head
This is the part of me that hates
Paybacks are a bitch, I throw the switch
Somewhere the electric chair awaits

Hey! this was my life
Hey! this was my fate

In our life there's if
In our beliefs there's lie
In our business there's sin
In our bodies there's die
This was my life
This was my fate

This was my life
This was my fate

Overall Meaning

The song "This Was My Life" by Megadeth is a reflection on the wrong choices the singer has made in his life. The song opens with the line, "It was just another day, It was just another fight", which sets the tone for the rest of the song. The singer recognizes that there is something wrong with him and his actions but also acknowledges that there is something wrong with the person he is fighting with. The line "there is nothing left of us, there is one thing I can do", shows the inevitability of the situation and the desire for revenge.


The chorus is an anguished plea, "Hey! this was my life, Hey! this was my fate", expressing the idea of being trapped in the choices one has made. The line, "lying on your bed, examining my head, this is the part of me that hates", could be interpreted as a moment of introspection or an inability to let go of the past. The imagery of "somewhere the electric chair awaits" adds to the ominous tone of the song and suggests a sense of finality.


The last verse is a commentary on life itself. The line "now there's society to pay", highlights the idea that actions have consequences and that society will always seek to impose punishment for wrongdoings. The final lines, "In our life there's if, in our beliefs, there's lie, in our business there's sin, in our bodies there's die", reflect the transience of human existence.


Line by Line Meaning

It was just another day
The day was typical and unremarkable.


It was just another fight
There was a conflict, but it was not unexpected or unusual.


It was words strung into sentences
The argument consisted of spoken statements organized into coherent phrases.


It was doomed to not be right
The dispute was unlikely to have a satisfactory resolution.


There is something wrong with me
I acknowledge that I have personal faults or deficiencies.


There is something wrong with you
I perceive that you have flaws or shortcomings.


There is nothing left of us
Our relationship or connection has completely disintegrated.


There is one thing I can do
I have a course of action available to me.


Lying on your bed, examining my head
I am introspective and self-evaluating while reclined on your bed.


This is the part of me that hates
I have a negative aspect or inclination within myself.


Paybacks are a bitch, I throw the switch
I will retaliate against those who have wronged me with retribution that they will find unpleasant.


Somewhere the electric chair awaits
There may be a severe punishment or consequence for my actions.


Hey! this was my life
I take ownership of my past, present, and future existence.


Hey! this was my fate
I acknowledge that my life's path is predetermined by external forces or a higher power.


This was the wrong thing to do
My actions were misguided, inappropriate, or unethical.


This was the wrong one to be doing
The specific act I was committing was improper or unwise.


This was the road to destiny
My recent choices and actions have set me on an inevitable course of events.


This was the road to my ruin
My current trajectory will result in catastrophic personal destruction or downfall.


Now there's motives for the suspect
There are reasons to suspect someone of wrongdoing or ill intent.


Now there's nothing left to say
Further conversation or attempts at amends are pointless in the current situation.


Now there's method to the madness
The chaotic or irrational events have an underlying logic or reason.


Now there's society to pay
There is a debt or obligation owed to society as a whole for my actions.


In our life there's if
Life is full of uncertainty and possibilities.


In our beliefs there's lie
Our convictions and perceptions may not always be based in truth and reality.


In our business there's sin
The pursuit of personal or financial gain can often come at the expense of ethical behavior or morality.


In our bodies there's die
Death is a natural and inevitable part of the human condition.


This was my life
Again, I assert my responsibility and ownership for the course of my existence.


This was my fate
The predetermined path of my life remains unchanged.




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Written by: DAVE MUSTAINE

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