High Speed Dirt
Megadeth Lyrics


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Do it if you dare
Leaping form the sky
Hurling through the air
Exhilarating high
See the earth below
Soon to make a crater
Blue sky, black death
I'm off to meet my maker

Energy of the gods, adrenaline surge
Won't stop 'til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt

Paralyzed with fear
Feel velocity gain
Entering a near
Catatonic state
Pressure of the sound
Roaring through my head
Crash into the ground
Damned if I'll be dead

Energy of the gods, adrenaline surge
Won't stop 'til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt

Jump or die!
Dropping all my weight
Going down full throttle
The pale horse awaits
Like a genie in a bottle
Fire in my veins
Faster as I go
I forgot my name
I'm a dirt torpedo
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt
High speed dirt




High speed dirt
High speed dirt

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Megadeth's song "High Speed Dirt" describe the experience of base-jumping, or leaping from a high point and free-falling towards the ground with a parachute. The singer's excitement is palpable as he hurtles through the air, feeling the rush of adrenaline and energy that comes from the experience. He is proud of his courage and is determined to see it through until the end, even if it means risking his life. The thrill of the experience is described in vivid detail as the singer marvels at the beauty of the earth and sky before him.


However, as the singer nears the ground, his excitement turns to fear as he realizes that his impending impact could kill him. The sound of the wind rushing past his ears becomes deafening as he plunges towards the earth, and he feels paralyzed with terror. However, his instincts take over, and he braces himself for impact.


The song is a powerful encapsulation of the mix of exhilaration and terror that comes with extreme sports like base jumping. It also serves as a reminder that even the bravest among us can still feel fear and uncertainty in the face of danger.


Line by Line Meaning

Do it if you dare
Challenging the listener to take on this daredevil leap


Leaping form the sky
Jumping from a great height with no backup support


Hurling through the air
Moving through the sky at a high velocity


Exhilarating high
Thrilling feeling while skydiving


See the earth below
Observing the planet from a whole new perspective


Soon to make a crater
Implying an imminent impact with the ground


Blue sky, black death
Blending the beauty of the sky with the deadly impact of falling


I'm off to meet my maker
Not fearing death and accepting it as an inevitable meeting


Energy of the gods, adrenaline surge
Feeling a rush of energy and buzz from the fall


Won't stop 'til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Determined to reach the ground and not fearing it


Up here in the air, this will never hurt
Feeling invincible and unharmed in the midst of the free fall


I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt
Moving towards the impact point with no reservations


Paralyzed with fear
Immobile due to terror


Feel velocity gain
Experiencing an increase in speed


Entering a near
Entering a state of being close to fate


Catatonic state
Being in a trance-like state


Pressure of the sound
Being overwhelmed by the noise created during the fall


Roaring through my head
The sound reverberates throughout the body


Crash into the ground
Hitting the ground with full force


Damned if I'll be dead
Refusing to die while striving for the ultimate thrill


Jump or die!
The choice is clear: either jump and experience the thrill or don't and be resigned to live a less daring life


Dropping all my weight
Giving in to gravity and descending with all one's mass


Going down full throttle
Accelerating without inhibition towards the ground


The pale horse awaits
A reference to Death waiting for the artist on the other side


Like a genie in a bottle
Feeling like a powerful being that's been let out of a container for a brief moment in time


Fire in my veins
Experiencing an intense sensation of heat and energy


Faster as I go
Continuing to pick up speed with the fall


I forgot my name
Becoming so consumed with the moment that identity is temporarily lost


I'm a dirt torpedo
Feeling like a projectile heading towards the ground


High speed dirt
Paying homage to the high-speed rush that comes along with falling from great heights




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DAVE ELLEFSON, DAVE MUSTAINE

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Comments from YouTube:

jo2valdez

This is Dave's best solo. It almost sounds like it's Marty... until Marty plays... then you'll realize it was Dave.

Johnny Fountains

In my darkest hour is better.

Tomas Arias

@Johnny Fountains he said that this one its similar with marty, sound is similar at Friedman style

Nigel

I love Dave’s solos, not even Marty can get the same aggression that he can.

Victor Silva

My last words - dave best solo

Sam Schossig

jo2valdez no Wake Up Dead??? All of Dave’s solos on that track are SICK. Most people don’t know that’s not Chris Poland, but it surely is Dave

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OfficerNasty

Marty Friedman is the only one who can pull off a solo that sounds 100% EXACTLY like the studio version solo

NordicDolphin

Coz he sucks both on stage and in studio..(grabs popcorn)

OfficerNasty

it's based on opinion man, I personally like his solos a lot

NordicDolphin

I was just kiddin', Marty is god both on stage and in studio and i love this song. 

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