Prince of Darkness
Megadeth Lyrics


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My victims are rich or poor, young or old, strong or weak
I cause millions of accidents, I am cancer in your bones
I fathered the lie, twist what you say, speak not the truth
I am insidious, impartial, deep inside your chromosomes
I take what you love, and leave you in tears
I imprison your soul, your hopes are my games
I strip you of pride, my promise is in vain
While you burn at the stake I dance with the flames
I bring poverty, sickness and death
A worthless handshake, the slickest thief, I steal your wealth
I answer your prayers for greed and lust
More than evil, I laugh at your trust

I am more powerful than all the armies of the world
I am more violent than violence, more deadly than death
I have destroyed more men than all the nation's wars
I am relentless, unpredictable, waiting for your last breath

Evil, more evil than violence
Violent, more violent than death
Deadly, more deadly than man
I am yeah, yeah, I'm evil I am

My kingdom corrupt with dissent
Your sins erupt by my intent
I loathe your prayer, I wallow in sin
Let the nightmare begin
Prince of darkness, your satanic highness
Prince of darkness, the devilish serpent, the dreaded Lucifer
Prince of darkness

I take what you love, and leave you in tears
Imprison your soul, your hopes are my games
I strip you of pride, my promise is in vain
While you burn at the stake I dance with the flames
My kingdom corrupt with dissent
Your sins erupt by my intent
I loathe your prayer, I wallow in sin
Let the nightmare begin
Prince of darkness, your satanic highness
Prince of darkness, the devilish serpent, the dreaded Lucifer
Prince of darkness

Prince of darkness, your satanic highness
Prince of darkness, the most beautiful angel
Prince of darkness, the devilish serpent, the dreaded Lucifer




Prince of darkness, unpredictable, the prince of darkness
Prince of darkness

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Megadeth's song "Prince of Darkness" describe a malevolent force that is responsible for causing harm and suffering to people of all ages and backgrounds. The song portrays this force as being insidious and impartial, lurking deep within people's very being. It twists their words and causes them to lose hope in themselves and their ability to overcome the challenges they face.


The lyrics suggest that the Prince of Darkness is a powerful entity that is more dangerous and deadly than any army in the world. It has the ability to destroy men and create great suffering wherever it goes. It is depicted as an evil force that revels in human misery and takes pleasure in causing pain.


Overall, the song is a warning about the dangers of giving into temptation and losing oneself to one's darker impulses. It speaks to the idea that we all have a part of ourselves that can be corrupted and influenced by evil, and that we must always be vigilant in our fight against the darkness that lurks within us.


Line by Line Meaning

My victims are rich or poor, young or old, strong or weak
I am an equal opportunity destroyer, I don't discriminate based on wealth, age, or physical strength.


I cause millions of accidents, I am cancer in your bones
I am the source of accidents and disease, lurking within your body, slowly spreading destruction.


I fathered the lie, twist what you say, speak not the truth
I am the source of deceit and deception, manipulating words to fit my own agenda, and suppressing the truth.


I am insidious, impartial, deep inside your chromosomes
I am crafty and subtle, acting impartially, and hiding deep within your DNA, influencing your thoughts and actions.


I take what you love, and leave you in tears
I am a heartless thief, robbing you of your most cherished possessions and leaving you empty and broken.


I imprison your soul, your hopes are my games
I trap your very essence, making you feel hopeless and playing games with your emotions and aspirations.


I strip you of pride, my promise is in vain
I erode your self-worth, making promises that I don't keep and leaving you feeling lost and vulnerable.


While you burn at the stake I dance with the flames
As you suffer the consequences of my actions, I revel in your pain and destruction.


I bring poverty, sickness and death
I am the harbinger of all negative experiences, bringing poverty, illness, and death to all those in my path.


A worthless handshake, the slickest thief, I steal your wealth
I am a smooth-talking con artist, stealing your money and assets through fake promises and meaningless gestures.


I answer your prayers for greed and lust
I am the devil at the crossroads, granting your selfish desires and leading you astray.


More than evil, I laugh at your trust
I am not just evil, but the embodiment of betrayal, finding amusement in your misplaced trust.


I am more powerful than all the armies of the world
My influence extends beyond military might, with the ability to control and manipulate on a global scale.


I am more violent than violence, more deadly than death
My power is beyond the physical realm, with the ability to inflict pain and suffering beyond mortal limitations.


I have destroyed more men than all the nation's wars
My destruction surpasses even that of the bloodiest wars, leaving a path of devastation in my wake.


I am relentless, unpredictable, waiting for your last breath
I am persistent and unyielding, never giving up and always waiting for the right moment to strike, waiting for your ultimate demise.


My kingdom corrupt with dissent
The world I dominate is full of chaos and rebellion, with factions vying for power and control.


Your sins erupt by my intent
I am the puppet master, pulling the strings to make you commit sin and fall into my grasp.


I loathe your prayer, I wallow in sin
Your prayers and pleas for salvation only provoke my hatred, as I revel in the sinful nature of your existence.


Let the nightmare begin
Once I have you in my grasp, your worst nightmares will become a reality.


Prince of darkness, your satanic highness
I am the ruler of the darkness, with a demonic presence that demands respect and obedience.


Prince of darkness, the devilish serpent, the dreaded Lucifer
I am the embodiment of evil, with the cunning and slyness of a serpent, and the dark power of the fallen angel Lucifer.


Prince of darkness, unpredictable, the prince of darkness
I am the ultimate master of chaos, with unpredictable and deadly power, the true embodiment of the darkness I represent.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BUD PRAGER, DAVE MUSTAINE, MARTY FRIEDMAN

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