Tornado Of Souls

Tornado Of Souls

Tornado of Souls was written by Dave Mustaine the day he broke up with his then fiancé. The song describes what he went through and how he sprang out of it.

I thought my existence was in that relationship – I was trapped in the eye of a tornado, and if I stepped out of line, I’d be blown to oblivion.

Dave Mustaine

Tornado Of Souls is the 7th song on Megadeth’s 4th studio album, Rust In Peace. The guitar solo on Tornado Of Souls is widely considered to be one of the best of all time.

Tornado Of Souls Lyrics

This morning I made the call
The one that ends it all
Hanging up I wanted to cry
But damm it this well’s gone dry
Not for the money, not for the fame
Not for the power, just no more games

But, now I’m safe in the eye of the tornado
I can’t replace the lies that let a 1000 days go
No more living trapped inside
In her way I’ll surely die
In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

You’ll grow to loathe my name
You’ll hate me just the same
You won’t need your breath
And soon you’ll meet your death
Not from the years, not from the use
Not from the tears, just self abuse

But, now I’m safe in the eye of the tornado
I can’t replace the lies that let a 1000 days go
No more living trapped inside
In her way I’ll surely die
In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

Who’s to say what’s for me to say
Who’s to say what’s for me to be
Who’s to say what’s for me to do
Cause a big nothing it’ll be for me

The land of opportunity
The golden chance for me
My future looks so bright
Now, I think I’ve seen the light

Solo – Friedman

Can’t say what’s on my mind
Can’t do what I really feel
In this bed I made for me
Is where I sleep, I really feel

I warn you of the fate, proven true to late
Your tongue twist perverse, come drink now of this curse
And now I fill your brain, I spin you round again
My poison fills your head as I tuck you into bed
You feel my fingertips, you won’t forget my lips
You’ll feel my cold breath; it’s the kiss of death

Music – Mustaine
Lyrics – Mustaine/Ellefson