Take No Prisoners

Take No Prisoners

Take No Prisoners

Take No Prisoners is both a tale of a murderous battle, and a vitriolic rant at the Government, who Dave Mustaine saw to be oppressive & clandestine at the time.

Using the military context ‘take no prisoners‘, meaning to ‘kill all combatants’, the song takes the form of a tale of war, whereas viewing it in terms of having a ‘take no prisoners‘ personal attitude, it becomes much more politically driven, calling you to stand up against what you know to be wrong and ‘kill them’ with your vote, your most powerful weapon.

Take No Prisoners is the 3rd track on Megadeth’s classic 4th studio album, Rust In Peace.

Take No Prisoners Lyrics

Got one chance, infiltrate them
Get it right, terminate them
The Panzers will permeate them
Break their pride, denigrate them
And their people, retrograde them
Typhus, deteriorate them
Epidemic, devastate them
Take no prisoners, cremate them

Going to war, give them hell
D-Day, next stop Normandy
Beginning of the end
We know how to and sure as shit we’ll win
War is peace, sure man
A retreat for the damned
A playground for the demented
A heaven for those who walk this world
Bereft of heart and soul

Love and war, they say all is fair
Take his life but won’t take his hair
Your body has parts, your country spares
By the way son, here’s your wheelchair

He once had to be all he could be
Now he’s nothing for no one, nowhere to see
Funny thing, he’s like you and me
It’s a funny thing, funny thing

Tears streak his solemn stare
Abandoned for wreckage, nobody cares
No one knew what would happen there
No one spoke, no one even dared

Don’t ask what you can do for your country
Ask what your country can do for you

Solo – Friedman

Take no prisoners, take no shit!

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine