Train of Consequences
Megadeth Lyrics


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I'm doing you a favor
As I'm taking all your money
I guess I should feel sorry
But I don't even trust me
There's bad news creeping up
And you feel a sudden chill
How do you do? my name is trouble
I'm coming in for the kill

I'm in for the kill
And you know I will
Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

No horse ever ran as fast
As the money that you bet
I'm blowing on my cards
And I play them to my chest
Life's fabric is corrupt
Shot through with corroded thread
As for me I hocked my brains
Packed my bags and headed West

I hocked my brains
headed West
Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

Set the ball a-rollin'
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the Train of Consequences
My boxcar life of style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks




The Train of Consequences
There ain't no turning back

Overall Meaning

"Train of Consequences" by Megadeth is a song about a person who is swindling another person's money, even though they know it's wrong. The opening lines, "I'm doing you a favor / As I'm taking all your money / I guess I should feel sorry / But I don't even trust me" set the tone for the rest of the song. The chorus, "On the Train of Consequences / My boxcar life of style / My thinking is derailed / I'm tied up to the tracks" highlights the idea that the person is unable to stop their behavior and is trapped in a cycle of deceit.


The lyrics also touch upon the addictive nature of gambling, "No horse ever ran as fast / As the money that you bet / I'm blowing on my cards / And I play them to my chest," alluding to the idea that the person is not only swindling the other person's money but is also gambling it away irresponsibly.


Overall, "Train of Consequences" serves as a warning about the dangerous consequences of greed, addiction, and dishonesty.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm doing you a favor
I'm stealing all your money and you should be grateful


As I'm taking all your money
I'm robbing you blind and you're helpless to stop me


I guess I should feel sorry
I know what I'm doing is wrong, but I don't care


But I don't even trust me
I'm aware of my own deceitful nature


There's bad news creeping up
The consequences of my actions are catching up to me


And you feel a sudden chill
You sense that something terrible is about to happen


How do you do? my name is trouble
I am the source of your problems


I'm coming in for the kill
I'm about to take everything from you


No horse ever ran as fast
The speed at which I'm losing your money is unprecedented


As the money that you bet
You trusted me with your possessions and I'm using them recklessly


I'm blowing on my cards
I'm taking risks with your money and hoping for the best


And I play them to my chest
I'm keeping my strategy hidden to avoid detection


Life's fabric is corrupt
The world is flawed and full of deceit


Shot through with corroded thread
The corruption is pervasive


As for me I hocked my brains
I sold my morals and sense of decency for personal gain


Packed my bags and headed West
I fled the scene to avoid the repercussions of my actions


I'm in for the kill
I'm fully committed to my destructive behavior


And you know I will
There's no doubt that I will continue to harm you


Set the ball a-rollin'
I've started a chain of events that will lead to your downfall


I'll be clicking off the miles
I'm making rapid progress towards my ultimate goal


On the Train of Consequences
I'm on a path of destruction that can't be stopped


My boxcar life of style
I've chosen a life of recklessness and chaos


My thinking is derailed
My thought processes are warped and irrational


I'm tied up to the tracks
I'm stuck in a situation that I can't escape from


There ain't no turning back
I've gone too far to ever turn back now




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

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@H.E.M.

No version of this song on youtube has even reached a million views. I swear this album is forgotten. Is fucking sad because is hands down their most consistent album ever. Bangers back to back to back. From beginning to end. I like this better than countdown to extinction and that’s one of the my favorite albums of all time.

@DanielSmith-ed3pn

I remember it a pretty big album too

@indigohealthvoyages-6386

Their best album for sure

@H.E.M.

@@DanielSmith-ed3pn I bet it was since Megadeth was in their prime in the 90s but the band doesn’t play anything other than Tout le monde which makes this album forgotten along with their other 15 alums.

@H.E.M.

@@indigohealthvoyages-6386 yessir

@johnwilliams8130

It's one of those 90s albums that you only know if you were there I guess. People tend to like it when they hear it though.

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@pumpkineater692

This is a really underrated song

@kendaly4885

much like this entire album is

@troyh1969

Absolfuckinlutely. I've never heard a groove like that on any other metal song. Just sick.

@christinjsmith7536

Troy Herren check out super collider,it grooves

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