The song Lucretia is about a ghost that lived in Dave Mustaine’s attic at the time. Apparently she liked snakes, cats and had a favourite chair up there…

Lucretia is song number six on Megadeth’s seminal classic Rust In Peace album, the fourth entry in their back catalogue.

Lucretia Lyrics

Sitting up late at night
I tiptoe through the darkness
Cold as hell, black as spades
Aware of my immediate surrounding
In my place, I escape
Up into my hideout
Hiding from everyone,
My friends all say
Dave, you’re mental any way, hey!
Drift into a deeper state
Stalk the cobwebbed stairways
Dirt grits beneath my feet
The stair creaks, I precariously sneak, yeah!

Hypnosis guides my hand
I slip-slide through the walkways
Sit in Granny’s rocking chair
Memories are whirling by, yeah!
Reminisce in the attic
Lucretia waits impatiently
Cobwebs make me squint
The cobra so eloquently glints
Moonbeams surge through the sky
The crystal ball is energized
Surely that, like the cat
Waiting, Lucretia rocks away

Solo – Friedman
Solo – Mustaine

Music – Mustaine/Ellefson
Lyrics – Mustaine