Megadeth - Skull Beneath the Skin Lyrics

Megadeth Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! cover art
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Solo-Mustaine
Mean and infectious
The evil Prophets rise
Dance of the Macabre
As witches Streak the sky
Decadent worship of
Black Magic sorcery
In the womb of the Devil's Dungeon
Trapped without a plea
Solo-Mustaine

See thing in agony
Necrosis is the fate
Pins sticking through the skin
The venom now sedates
Locked in a pillory
Nowhere to be found
Screaming for your life
But no one hears a sound
Help me
Prepare the patients scalp
To peel away
Metal caps his ears
He'll hear not what we say
Solid steel visor
Riveted cross his eyes
Iron staples close his jaws

So no one hears his cries
The skull beneath the skin
Now your drawn and quartered
Your bones will make the x
Symbol stands for poison
And it's chained to your head
And as we fold your arms
To make the holy cross
We cross the crucifix
Religion has been lost
The skull beneath the skin
Solo-Mustaine
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Last Rites / Loved to Deth
  • 2 Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!
  • 3 Skull Beneath the Skin
  • 4 These Boots
  • 5 Rattlehead
  • 6 Chosen Ones
  • 7 Looking Down the Cross
  • 8 Mechanix


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Dave Mustaine
    album: Track 3 in album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!
    release date: 1985-5
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:47
    producer: Karat Faye and Dave Mustaine
    drums: Gar Samuelson
    vocal: Dave Mustaine
    additional producer: Jay Jones
    co-producer: Megadeth
    bass guitar: David Ellefson
    electric guitar: Chris Poland and Dave Mustaine
    background vocals: David Ellefson
    composer: Dave Mustaine
    lyricist: Dave Mustaine
    Album Information
    label: Combat
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 088561801519
    script: Latin