Poison Was The Cure

Poison Was The Cure

The song Poison Was The Cure was written by Dave Mustaine about his getting wrapped up in the dark, twisted world of hard drugs. It’s about how the drugs made him believe that they (the poison he was taking) were actually the cure to his problems.

Poison Was The Cure is the fifth track on Megadeth’s 4th studio album Rust In Peace.

Poison Was The Cure Lyrics

I miss the warm embrace I felt
First time you touched me
Secure and safe in open arms
I should have known you’d crush me

A snake you were when we met
I loved you anyway
Pulling out your poisoned fangs
The venom never goes away

Serpent swims free in my blood
Dragons sleeping in my veins
Jackyl speaking with tongue
Roach egg-laying in my brain

Stalked beneath your shadow
Sleepwalking to the gallows
I’m the sun that beats your brow in
Till I finally threw the towel in

Never knowing if I’d wake up in a
Whirlpool got redundant
My brain was just some driftwood
In a cesspool I became dead
From a rock star to a desk fool
Was my destiny someone said
Life’s a tide pool
Taste the waters life’s abundant
Taste me

Solo – Mustaine
Solo – Friedman

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine