The Scorpion Lyrics

Megadeth


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Di Meng Xing
album: Track 4 in album The System Has Failed
release date: 2004-9-13
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genres: Rock
styles: Thrash/Speed Metal/Heavy Metal
drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
lead vocals: Dave Mustaine
electric guitar: Dave Mustaine and Chris Poland
electric bass guitar: Jimmie Lee Sloas
additional background vocals: Chris Rodriguez
additional keyboard: Charles Judge
additional strings: Jonathan Yudkin
composer: Dave Mustaine
lyricist: Dave Mustaine

Cover Art

Megadeth The System Has Failed cover art
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My life is everything
That feeds my thirst that causes sin
My wants are all I care
No shame and guilt, there's nothing there
Look deep into my face
I sell deceit without a trace
Fear not what I can do
Unless you want it done to you, oh oh!

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

My self I'm centered in
There's nothing else, there's never been
And I dream, to be left alone
With the sadness, the madness of my own
Look deep into my soul
It's black as coal like a bullet hole
Fear not, get off your knees

There's no defense, you'll do what I please, oh-oh!
As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh
As I climb onto your back, I promise not to sting
I tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
'Cause you knew all along I am a scorpion, ya!

My lies, to reach the shore
I aggrandize and nothing more
My hopes, to steal away
All that you love, I'll soon betray
Look deep into my past
The pain I deal is unsurpassed
I'm not a lowly scorpion
I'm so much worse; I'm the fall of man


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Blackmail the Universe
  • 2 Die Dead Enough
  • 3 Kick the Chair
  • 4 The Scorpion
  • 5 Tears in a Vial
  • 6 I Know Jack
  • 7 Back in the Day
  • 8 Something That I'm Not
  • 9 Truth Be Told
  • 10 Of Mice and Men
  • 11 Shadow of Deth
  • 12 My Kingdom