Peace Sells... But Who's Buying
Megadeth Lyrics


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What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"?
I talk to him everyday.
What do you mean, "I don't support your system"?
I go to court when I have to
What do you mean, "I can't get to work on time"?
I got nothing better to do.
And, what do you mean, "I don't pay my bills"?
Why do you think I'm broke? Huh?

If there's a new way,
I'll be the first in line.
But it better work this time.
What do you mean, "I hurt your feelings"?
I didn't know you had any feelings.
What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
Just not your kind.

What do you mean, "I couldn't be the President
Of the United States of America"?
Tell me something, it's still "We the people," right?
If there's a new way
I'll be the first in line
But it better work this time
Can you put a price on peace?

Peace,
Peace sells,
Peace,
Peace sells,
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace sells, but who's buying?




Peace sells, but who's buying?
No, peace sells

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Megadeth's song "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" are a critique of society and the societal constructs that we live with. The first line, "What do you mean, 'I don't believe in God'?" is representative of the societal expectation that individuals have a belief in a higher power. However, the singer asserts that he does talk to God every day, highlighting a potential contradiction between what society considers religious belief and actual personal belief.


The next line, "What do you mean, 'I don't support your system'?" is a critical look at the established systems of power and control that are present in society. The singer goes to court when he has to, but there is an assertion that the system is not always just or fair. The next line, "What do you mean, 'I can't get to work on time'?" is a poignant commentary on the idea of the 9-5 workday and the societal expectation that individuals should always be on time. The singer suggests that there may be more to life than just work.


The next line, "What do you mean, 'I don't pay my bills'?" is a response to the societal construct that individuals should always be financially responsible. However, the singer highlights that they are broke and suggests that there may be more to the story than just their inability to pay bills. The chorus of the song, "Peace sells, but who's buying?", is an attempt to highlight the commodification of peace and how it is something that is sold rather than something that is achieved or earned.


Overall, the lyrics to "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" are a sharp critique of societal systems and power structures. The song highlights the ways in which society can be limiting and oppressive, and challenges the listener to question the norms and expectations that are placed upon them.


Line by Line Meaning

What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"?
Why are you saying that I am an atheist? I simply talk to God on a regular basis.


What do you mean, "I don't support your system"?
Why do you think I'm opposed to the system? I only go to court when I need to follow the law.


What do you mean, "I can't get to work on time"?
Why do you say I'm always late? I just don't have anything important to do.


And, what do you mean, "I don't pay my bills"?
Why are you assuming that I don't have money management skills? I'm broke because of other reasons.


If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line. But it better work this time.
If there's a different way to do things, I'm open to it, but it must be effective and efficient.


What do you mean, "I hurt your feelings"?
Why do you say I've offended you? I didn't know you were so sensitive.


What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
Why do you say I'm unkind? I just don't share your same values and beliefs.


What do you mean, "I couldn't be the President Of the United States of America"?
Why are you saying I'm not capable of being the President? Isn't it still a democracy where people hold the power?


Tell me something, it's still "We the people," right?
Aren't we supposed to have the power as the people?


Can you put a price on peace?
Is it possible to assign a value to the concept of peace?


Peace, Peace sells, Peace, Peace sells, Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace is highly sought after and commercialized, but who is truly benefiting from it?


Peace sells, but who's buying?
The idea of peace is often sold, but who is truly benefitting from its sale?


Peace sells, but who's buying?
While peace is marketed as what people want, who is truly able to acquire it?


Peace sells, but who's buying?
Why is peace always marketed to people, but does it truly bring any real change and transformation?


No, peace sells
Despite how commercialized peace is, it does not actually lead to genuine transformation, understanding, and unity.




Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DAVE MUSTAINE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Skrapeg0at

Whadda you mean I don't believe in Dave?
I listen to him every day.
Whadda you mean I don't support Megadeth?
I go to concerts when I'm able to.
Whadda you mean I can't get into other bands?
There's nothing better to get into.
Whadda you mean I can't pay my bills?
Why do you think I still buy records? Huh?

If there's a new album,
I'll be the first to buy,
But it better be good, this time!

What do you mean I hurt your taste in music?
I didn't know you had a taste in music.
What do you mean I'm not a metalhead?
Just not your metalhead.
What do you mean I couldn't be the president?
Of the next big record company?
Tell me something,
It's still "We, the people," right?

If there's a new album,
I'll be the first to buy,
But it better be good, this time!

Can you put a price on peanuts?
Peanuts sell, but who's eating?
Peanuts sell, but who's eating?
Peanuts sell, but who's eating?
Peanuts sell, but who's eating?



@GuyWithChainsaw

Steeeeeeeaaam
Steam Saaaales
Steeeeeeeaaam
Steam SaaaaaAAALEEES
Steam sales, everyone's buying
Steam sales, everyone's BUYING
Steam sales, everyone's buying
Steam sales, everyone's BUYING
Yeees, yes yes yes yeeeeees



@gordanakuzmanovic1481

What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"?
I talk to him everyday
What do you mean, "I don't support your system"?
I go to court when I have to
What do you mean, "I can't get to work on time"?
Got nothing better to do
And, what do you mean, "I don't pay my bills"?
Why do you think I'm broke? Huh?

If there's a new way
Oh, I'll be the first in line
But it better work this time

What do you mean, "I hurt your feelings"?
I didn't know you had any feelings
What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
Just not your kind

What do you mean, "I couldn't be the President
Of the United States of America"?
Tell me something, it's still "We the people" right?

If there's a new way
Oh, I'll be the first in line
But it better work this time

Can you put a price on peace?

Peace
Peace sells
Peace
Peace sells
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Peace sells, but who's buying?
(No, no no no no)

oooooo DA



All comments from YouTube:

@bitbreather

33 year old lyrics. Think about it.

Flawless song.

@jakeiswayblack3377

You mean timeless lol

@rockaddict3744

Aged like fine wine

@darnellpistachio2991

@@jakeiswayblack3377 nope. He meant flawless.

You didnt think about it.

@belindajm5289

The lyrics and Mustaine's voice are literally the only things that don't make this awesome song flawless. The riffs and bass lines are damn savage but I find Mustaine so grating.

@darnellpistachio2991

@@belindajm5289 thats what drives the point home. His "grating" sounds better than your compliance.

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@thomashouse7906

What do you mean? “Bass isn’t important”
Just listen to this song

@hognose5150

Thomas House the amount of bass is my favorite part of this song

@isetta4083

I hate that that fits as a line for the first two verses

@michaelboyle954

@@isetta4083 wat ya mean Lars can drum ?
He couldn't keep beat if fell down stairs .

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