Ashes In Your Mouth

Ashes In Your Mouth

Ashes In Your Mouth

Ashes In Your Mouth is about the cost of war and whether, in the aftermath the victory is nothing in the face of the impact on humanity.

Ashes In Your Mouth is the closing track on Megadeth’s Countdown To Extinction studio album.

Ashes In Your Mouth Lyrics

People have round shoulders from fairing heavy loads
And the soldiers liberate them, laying mines along their roads
Sorrow paid for valor is too much to recall
Of the countless corpses piled up along the Wailing Wall

Melting down all metals, turning plows and shears to swords
Shun words of the Bible, we need implements of war
Chalklines and red puddles of those who have been slain
Destiny, that crooked schemer, says the dead shall rise again

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here,
God have mercy!

Now we’ve rewritten history
The one thing we’ve found out
Sweet taste of vindication
It turns to ashes in your mouth

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here,
God have mercy!

If you’re fighting to live
It’s O.K. to die!
The answer to your question is
“Welcome to tomorrow!”

Solo – Friedman
Solo – Mustaine
Solo – Mustaine & Friedman
Where do we go from here?
God have mercy!

Where do we go from here?
And should we really care?
The end is finally here,
God have mercy!
Mercy!

Music – Mustaine/Friedman/Menza/Ellefson
Lyrics – Mustaine