Black Curtains

Black Curtains

Black Curtains

Black Curtains is a song about bad dreams. Visions of impending armageddon, panic & paralysis choke the sleep of the dreamer in a seemingly never-ending, tortuous experience. We’ve all been there.

Black Curtains is the penultimate track on Megadeth’s sixth studio album, Youthanasia.

Black Curtains Lyrics

Hey, look around you
Everything’s helter-skelter
Listen up, I warn you
Run for cover, run
Bang, it happened
Time’s up, armageddon
Fire, meltdown
The sky is crumbling in

Black curtains, never ending
Black curtains

Escape, you’re joking
Can’t find no place to run
Hair is burning
My flesh is bubbling up
Blood is boiling
Taste copper on my tongue
Fate is coming
Welcome it with a smile

Black curtains, never ending
Black curtains fall
Black curtains, never ending
Black curtains

Something’s under my skin
Something’s very strange
Playing with my mind
Tempting me to do you in

Am I dreaming? My heart pounds my chest
Held for ransom in a spider’s web
Suffocating, no one hears my calls
Never ending, til the black curtain falls

Snakes, surround me
Offering their death kiss to me
Down, I’m drowning
How long, I hold my breath
Dogs are chasing
My legs are paralyzed
Pray, don’t find me
My life is fading fast

Black curtains, never ending
Black curtains fall
Black curtains, never ending
Black curtains

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine/Friedman/Ellefson/Menza