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Mechanix

Mechanix was originally written by Dave Mustaine prior to when he joined Metallica. The original song was ‘adapted’ by Metallica (slowed down, given new lyrics, a bridge and a new guitar solo) and renamed The Four Horsemen.

The Four Mechanix Horsemen appears on Metallica’s debut album ‘Wrote Kill ‘Em All’, which they released a while after they fired Mustaine.

The song Mechanix is a deeply sexual reference to fixing cars. Or a deeply automotive reference to sex, if you look at it the other way. Either way, like the rest of the songs on Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! it kicks some serious ass.

Mechanix Lyrics

Imagine you were at my station
And you brought your motor to me
You’re a burner yeah a real motor car

Said you want to get your order filled
Made me shiver when I put it in
Pumping just won’t do ya know luckily for you

Whoever thought you’d be better
At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life
Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
Made my ball bearings melt from the heat

We were shifting hard when we took off
Put tonight all four on the floor
When we hit top end you know it feels too slow

Said you want to get your order filled
Made me shiver when I put it in
Pumping just won’t do ya know luckily for you

Whoever thought you’d be better
At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life
Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
Made my ball bearings melt from the heat

I’m giving you my room service
And you know it’s more than enough
Oh, one more time you know I’m in love

Said you want to get your order filled
Made me shiver when I put it in
Pumping just won’t do ya know luckily for you

Whoever thought you’d be better
At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life, fuck yeah
Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
Made my ball bearings melt from the heat, oh yeah

Solo – Mustaine

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine
Reprinted with kind permission from Megadeth.