The Scorpion

The Scorpion

The Scorpion

The Scorpion is the 4th track on Megadeth’s 10th studio album The System Has Failed.

The Scorpion Lyrics

My life is everything
That feeds my thirst that causes sin
My wants are all I care
No shame and guilt, there’s nothing there
Look deep into my face
I sell deceit without a trace
Fear not what I can do
Unless you want it done to you, oh-ohhh!

Solo – Mustaine

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn’t know that I am a scorpion, oh

My self I’m centered in
There’s nothing else, there’s never been
And I dream, to be left alone
With the sadness, the madness of my own
Look deep into my soul
It’s black as coal like a bullet hole
Fear not, get off your knees
There’s no defense, you’ll do what I please, oh-oh!

Solo – Mustaine

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn’t know that I am a scorpion, oh

Solo – Mustaine

As I climb onto your back, I promise not to sting
I tell you what you want to hear, and not mean anything
I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
‘Cause you knew all along I am a scorpion, ya!

My lies, to reach the shore
I aggrandize and nothing more
My hopes, to steal away
All that you love, I’ll soon betray
Look deep into my past
The pain I deal is unsurpassed
I’m not a lowly scorpion
I’m so much worse; I’m the fall of man

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine