Killing Road
Megadeth Lyrics


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Again we stalk the stage
At mach speed we engage
Feeding people's rage
The big cat's left its cage
Back in the bus again
To catch another plane
This behavior's quite insane
But we do it for the fame, yeah
I lost my mind, I lost all my money
I lost my life to the Killing Road
The road will never end
It always starts again
Another show's around the best
Another long lost friend
Faceless as the snow
There's nothing special about the road




It's just another haul
It's just too damn long that's all, yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Megadeth's "Killing Road" paint a picture of the hectic and chaotic life of a touring musician. They mention how the band is always on the go, "at mach speed," and how they have to constantly deal with the anger and excitement of their fans. Despite the hard work and exhaustion involved, the band keeps going "for the fame."


The second half of the song is more introspective, as the singer talks about how he has lost everything to the "Killing Road." He has lost his mind, his money, and his life to this all-consuming lifestyle. Despite this, the road never ends and they keep going, performing for crowds and rekindling old friendships. The road is described as "nothing special," just another long haul that never seems to end.


Overall, "Killing Road" is a raw and honest depiction of the highs and lows of life as a touring musician. It paints a picture of the toll that constant travel and performing can take on someone's mental health and personal life.


Line by Line Meaning

Again we stalk the stage
We return to the stage for another show


At mach speed we engage
We perform at high speed and intensity


Feeding people's rage
Our music fuels the audience's anger and aggression


The big cat's left its cage
We are unleashed and free to perform as we wish


Back in the bus again
We are traveling on tour once more


To catch another plane
We are flying to our next destination


This behavior's quite insane
Our lifestyle is crazy and unconventional


But we do it for the fame, yeah
We continue to perform for the recognition and success it brings us


I lost my mind, I lost all my money
Our band's lifestyle has led to personal and financial ruin for some members


I lost my life to the Killing Road
Our demanding tour schedule has had a detrimental effect on our health


The road will never end
Touring is a never-ending cycle for us


It always starts again
We finish one tour and immediately begin planning the next


Another show's around the bend
We are preparing for our next live performance


Another long lost friend
We frequently travel to new places and meet new people


Faceless as the snow
The places we visit are often anonymous and blend together


There's nothing special about the road
Touring can become monotonous and repetitive


It's just another haul
Touring is just another part of our job


It's just too damn long that's all, yeah
The length and rigor of touring can be overwhelming




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DAVE ELLEFSON, DAVE MUSTAINE, DAVID ELLEFSON, MARTIN FRIEDMAN, MARTY FRIEDMAN, NICK MENZA

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