Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields

The song Elysian Fields is about the place called ‘Elysium’ in Greek mythology, where it is believed the heroic and virtuous souls would find their final glorious resting place.

Elysian Fields is the 5th track on Megadeth’s platinum-selling 6th studio album Youthanasia.

Elysian Fields Lyrics

Uneasy feeling burning out my eyes
I hope the end is less painful than my life
I stand on trial before the gods
On judgement day
A blink of an eye between
The cradle and the grave

One last look at visions of flesh
The last, best hope of man on Earth
Pontius Pilate’s still washing his hands
The world don’t want to be saved
Only left alone

Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
Elysian Fields, to the Elysian Fields

Soaring to the sun
With blood upon their wings
Superstitious dust
Left twisting in the wind
Man still has one belief
One decree that stands alone
The laying down of arms
Is like cancer to their bones

One last look at visions of flesh
The last, best hope of man on Earth
Pontius Pilate’s still washing his hands
The world don’t want to be saved
Only left alone

Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
Elysian Fields, to the Elysian Fields

Solo – Friedman
Harmonica Solo – Jimmie Wood

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine/Friedman/Ellefson/Menza