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“Family Tree” – Megadeth

youthanasiaFrom : Youthanasia (1994)

Music and Lyrics : Dave Mustaine

Forgotten things remembered

The tigers eat their young

The body stayed but inside the head

The mind was on the run

A conspiracy of silence

The only way out of pain

Is turn around, run through it man

Too wet to come in from the rain,

Tell them…

 

I know they were doing it to you

But don’t try doing it to me

 

Let me show you, how I love you

It’s our secret, you and me

Let me show you, how I love you

But keep it in the family tree

 

When you hear them saying “Trust me”

Don’t wait to see what’s next

Thrown to the wolves

Forever trusting

Raised in a form of living hell

Sing a one note song of rage

Live and die within your heart

So beware in the shadows

 

Your family tree waits in the dark

I say…

 

I know they were doing it to you

But don’t try doing it to me

 

Let me show you, how I love you

It’s our secret, you and me

Let me show you, how I love you

But keep it in the family tree

Let me show you, how I love you

It’s our secret, you and me

Let me show you, how I love you

The secret of the family tree

Why this song

One of the most ambiguous songs of Megadeth.

The lyrics are not complex, but hit hard as always, with the brutal words of reality.

The song got a tragic tone even if it is not a proper ballad, which is better, as the disgusting theme deserves all the Mustaine’s rage.