Anarchy in the U.K.
Megadeth Lyrics


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

'Cause I want to be anarchy, no dog's body
Anarchy for the U.S.A.
It's coming sometime, it may be
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.S.A., or 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 anarchist, again I'm pissed
Destroy!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Megadeth's song "Anarchy In The U.K." are a nod to the punk rock scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The song opens with the lines "Right now, I am an anti-Christ, and I am an anarchist." These lyrics draw from The Sex Pistols' 1977 hit "Anarchy in the U.K." and blatantly declare the singer as someone who opposes establishment and authority. The lyrics then delve into the singer's motivations for wanting anarchy and destruction, with the repeated phrase "Cause I wanna be anarchy" serving as a chorus.


As the song progresses, the singer continues to express their disdain for societal norms and consumer culture, stating, "Your future dream is a shopping spree" and "I use anarchy." The lyrics also reference potential revolutionary groups such as the M.P.L.A, U.D.A, and IRA, highlighting the global presence of anarchic movements.


Ultimately, the song is a punk rock anthem that is fiercely anti-establishment and pro-anarchy. It taps into the rebellious spirit of the punk rock movement and serves as a rallying cry for those who refuse to conform and resist against societal norms.


Line by Line Meaning

Right now
At this current moment


I am an anti-Christ
I hold values that go against societal norms and expectations


And I am an anarchist
I do not believe in having a governing body or laws


Don't know what I want, but I know how get it
I may not have a concrete goal, but I know how to obtain what I desire


I want to destroy, possibly?
I crave to cause chaos and destruction, maybe


'Cause I want to be anarchy, no dog's body
I want to embody the ideology of anarchy and not be subservient to anyone


Anarchy for the U.S.A.
I desire anarchy for the United States of America


It's coming sometime, it may be
Anarchy may arrive in the future, at some point


I give a wrong time, stop a traffic light
I disregard the law and disrupt societal norms, such as stopping at a traffic light


Your future dream is a shopping spree
The future concept of the American Dream is materialistic


'Cause I want to be anarchy, in the city
My desire for anarchy extends to the city


Of many ways to get what you want
There are various methods to obtain what one desires


I use the best, I use the rest
I use whatever means necessary to achieve my goals


I use the enemy
I may even use those who oppose me to achieve what I want


I use anarchy
Anarchy is my means of achieving my desired outcome


'Cause I want to be anarchy, it's the only way to be
I truly believe that anarchy is the only way to live


Is this the M.P.L.A.?
Is this the Marxist People's Liberation Army?


Is this the U.D.A.?
Is this the Ulster Defence Association?


Is this the I.R.A.?
Is this the Irish Republican Army?


I thought it was the U.S.A., or just another country
I am unsure if I am still in the U.S.A. or if I am in another foreign country


And other cunt-like tendencies
I encounter other individuals who exhibit degrading behavior


'Cause I want to be anarchy, 'cause I want to be
I aspire to embody the philosophy of anarchy


Anarchy, you know what I mean?
Do you understand my desire for anarchy?


'Cause I want to be anarchist, again I'm pissed
Once again, I am angered and driven to embody the ideology of anarchy


Destroy!
I call upon destruction and chaos to achieve my goals




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Glen Matlock, John Lydon, Paul Thomas Cook, Stephen Philip Jones

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Sam Martinez

I was 16 years old in 1988 when this song came out and I used to jam the shit out of it 👊☠️👊🔥☠️

Mike

Im 16 years old right now. I bet im jamming out to this just as hard as you

Dead Beat Boi

Best metal cover of this punk classic ever

metallicatlaura

DEFINITELY!!!! \m/

Allen Colvin

I like this one, but I also liked the rendition by Motley Crue, especially with Vince Neil laughing in sarcasm.

Cat Scratch Graffiti

Ya

Dank Metal Memes

Arnoldo Deleon what about So What by Metallica hehehehe

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Allen Colvin lmao yes

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worthlessburger7

This is the perfect cover for Megadeth b/c of Mustaine's vocals.

Flash Cloud

@JohnE9999 except not really.

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