She-Wolf
Megadeth Lyrics


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The mother of all that is evil
Her lips are poisonous venom
Wicked temptress knows how to please
Priestess roars, "Get down on your knees"

The rite of the praying mantis
Kiss the bones of enchantress
Spellbound searching through the night
A howling man surrenders the fight, the fight

One look in her lusting eyes
Savage fear in you will rise
Teeth of terror sinking in
The bite of the she-wolf
One look in her lusting eyes
Savage fear in you will rise
Teeth of terror sinking in
The bite of the she-wolf

My desires of flesh obey me
The lioness will enslave me
Another heartbeat than my own
The sound of claws on cobblestone
I'm stoned

One look in her lusting eyes
Savage fear in you will rise
Teeth of terror sinking in
The bite of the she-wolf
One look in her lusting eyes
Savage fear in you will rise
Teeth of terror sinking in
The bite of the she-wolf

Beware what stalks you in the night
Beware the she-wolf and her bite
Her mystic lips tell only lies
Beware what stalks you in the night




Beware the she-wolf and her bite
Her hidden will to kill in disguise

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Megadeth's song "She-Wolf" paint a picture of a woman who is both alluring and dangerous. Contextually, the song appears to be a cautionary tale about the danger of being drawn in by someone who may be charming and captivating, but who is ultimately harmful. The opening line, "The mother of all that is evil," sets the tone for the rest of the song. The lyrics describe a woman whose "poisonous venom" is found in her lips, and whose skill at seduction is all-encompassing.


As the song progresses, the lyrics describe the process of being seduced by this woman. She is compared to a praying mantis, whose mate is killed after the act of reproduction. The line "A howling man surrenders the fight" paints a picture of a man who is powerless against the woman's advances. The chorus speaks of the "bite of the she-wolf," and how it instills "savage fear" in the listener. The second verse continues the theme of being entranced by the woman's sexuality, describing how the "lioness will enslave me."


The lyrics of "She-Wolf" ultimately warn of the danger of allowing oneself to be drawn in by a person who may be beautiful and fascinating, but who is ultimately dangerous. The title itself conjures up images of a powerful and wild creature who is both beautiful and terrifying - a fitting metaphor for the woman described in the song.


Line by Line Meaning

The mother of all that is evil
She is the queen of evil deeds


Her lips are poisonous venom
Her words are as venomous as poison


Wicked temptress knows how to please
She is a wicked lady who knows how to seduce men


The priestess roars, "Get down on your knees"
She commands the priests or the other men to worship her


The rite of the praying mantis
The ritual performed by the praying mantis


Kiss the bones of enchantress
Kiss the skeleton of a lady who can bewitch you


Spellbound searching through the night
Looking for something magical throughout the night


A howling man surrenders the fight
A man is defeated by her and howls in agony


One look in her lusting eyes
Her lustful eyes can set one on fire


Savage fear in you will rise
You will feel extreme fear when faced with her


Teeth of terror sinking in
Her teeth contain a kind of fear that spreads inside as she bites


The bite of the she-wolf
The bite of a lady who is like a wolf


My desires of flesh obey me
My lustful desires do my bidding


The lioness will enslave me
A dominant woman is about to enslave me


Another heart beat my own
Someone else's heartbeat pulsates along with mine


The sound of claws on cobblestone, I'm stoned
The sound of her feet's claws on the pavement drives me insane


Beware what stalks you in the night
Be aware of things that follow you during the night time


Beware the she-wolf and her bite
Be aware of the lady who acts like a wolf and her bites


Her mystic lips tell only lies
She can only tell lies with her magical lips


Her hidden will to kill in disguise
She is hiding her real purpose of wanting to kill someone




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Dave Mustaine

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