Tornado of Souls
Megadeth Lyrics


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This morning I made the call
The one that ends it all
Hanging up, I wanted to cry
But damm it, this well's gone dry
Not for the money, not for the fame
Not for the power, just no more games

But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
I can't replace the lies that let a thousand days go
No more living, trapped inside
In her way, I'll surely die
In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

You'll grow to loathe my name
You'll hate me just the same
You won't need your breath
And soon you'll meet your death
Not from the years, not from the use
Not from the tears, just self abuse

But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
I can't replace the lies, that let a thousand days go
No more living trapped inside
In her way, I'll surely die
In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

Who's to say what's for me to say?
Who's to say what's for me to be?
Who's to say what's for me to do?
'Cause a big nothing it'll be for me

The land of opportunity
The golden chance for me
My future looks so bright
I think I've seen the light

Can't say what's on my mind
Can't do what I really feel
In this bed I made for me
Is where I sleep, I really feel

I warn you of the fate
Proven true too late
Your tongue twists perverse
Come drink now of this curse
And now I fill your brain
I spin you round again
My poison fills your head
As I tuck you into bed
You feel my fingertips
You won't forget my lips




You'll feel my cold breath
It's the kiss of death

Overall Meaning

The song Tornado of Souls by Megadeth is a complex and emotionally charged piece exploring themes of betrayal, regret, and self-destruction. The lyrics describe the singer's decision to end a toxic relationship that no longer brings him joy, but rather disharmony, and his simultaneous sense of relief and despair at this realization. The image of being safe in the eye of a tornado is used metaphorically; despite the destruction all around him, he feels a strange sense of peace and clarity. He acknowledges the damage he has done to himself through "self-abuse," but also warns his former partner that she may suffer a similar fate if she continues down the same path. Finally, the song takes on a more sinister tone in the final verse, with the repeated refrain of "You'll feel my cold breath, it's the kiss of death" suggesting the possibility of revenge, or at least a desire to make his former partner feel the same pain he has experienced.


Line by Line Meaning

This morning I made the call
I decided to end my life today


The one that ends it all
The decision to commit suicide


Hanging up, I wanted to cry
I hung up the phone and felt the weight of the decision


But damm it, this well's gone dry
I have nothing left to give and no hope for the future


Not for the money, not for the fame
It's not about material possessions or attention from others


Not for the power, just no more games
I'm tired of playing the games of life and am ready to quit


But now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
Despite the chaos around me, suicide offers me a sense of safety and control


I can't replace the lies that let a thousand days go
I'm haunted by regrets and lies I've told myself to justify my decision


No more living, trapped inside
I feel stuck and suffocated by life


In her way, I'll surely die
I'm being held back by someone or something, and it feels like a death sentence


In the eye of the tornado, blow me away
I'm ready for death to take me and end the pain I've been feeling


You'll grow to loathe my name
Others will come to resent or hate the memory of me


You'll hate me just the same
My decision to end my life will hurt those who loved me


You won't need your breath
My death will leave others feeling breathless or stunned


And soon you'll meet your death
This decision will lead to a chain of deaths and pain


Not from the years, not from the use
I'm not blaming age or substance use for my decision


Not from the tears, just self abuse
I've harmed myself and inflicted emotional pain for too long


Who's to say what's for me to say?
I'm feeling lost and question what my purpose in life is


Who's to say what's for me to be?
I'm struggling to define my own identity and what I want out of life


Who's to say what's for me to do?
I feel like I have no control or direction in my life


'Cause a big nothing it'll be for me
No matter what I do, I feel like my life will amount to nothing


The land of opportunity
America, where there are many opportunities to succeed


The golden chance for me
There are opportunities I could take but I lack the motivation


My future looks so bright
Despite the opportunities available, I feel like my future is bleak


I think I've seen the light
I feel like I've come to an epiphany, but it's a dark one


Can't say what's on my mind
I feel like I can't express myself honestly to others


Can't do what I really feel
I feel like I can't act on my true emotions and desires


In this bed I made for me
I'm responsible for my own emotional state, which led to this decision


Is where I sleep, I really feel
I can't escape the weight of my emotions and thoughts


I warn you of the fate
I'm warning others that my decision could be theirs too


Proven true too late
Only after the damage is done will the truth of my warning be seen


Your tongue twists perverse
Others will be at a loss for words and feel confused by my decision


Come drink now of this curse
I'm inviting others to share in the same pain and misery I've felt


And now I fill your brain
My decision will consume the thoughts of others


I spin you round again
Others will feel lost and unstable after my death


My poison fills your head
My decision will be toxic to those I leave behind


As I tuck you into bed
This decision will stay with people even as they go to sleep


You feel my fingertips
My presence will still be felt by those who knew me


You won't forget my lips
Memories of me will linger even after I'm gone


You'll feel my cold breath
My death will be a chilling reminder of my pain and emptiness


It's the kiss of death
My decision to end my life is a deadly one, and should not be taken lightly




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

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