Megadeth’s “New World Order” and “We the People”: Metal With a Message

The iconic heavy metal band Megadeth never shied away from controversial and politically charged lyrics. With album names such as Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!, Youthanasia, The System Has Failed and United Abominations it is not difficult to see that the leader of the group David Mustaine has strong opinions about lots of things and is not afraid to share them in his songs.

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By Vigilant Citizen


Among his favorite topics: the vileness of the military-industrial complex, the hypocrisy of world politics and the brainwashing of the youth. Mustaine also often touches on spiritual topics, whether it be the black magic of his early years or the Biblical themes that appeared in his songs after his conversion to Christianity.

After nearly 30 years of existence, Megadeth shows no signs of taming down as Mustaine’s lyrics are as incisive as ever. Here are two songs from the band’s latest album TH1RT3EN that addresses topics such as the Illuminati, the New World Order and the fall of freedom. Nope, he ain’t no puppet.

Where hath the apostles gone?
Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, New World Order
will hold the mass
A book written by the man
used to control and command
All rights will be denied,
without the mark you shall die

No confession, all is known, all is known
New world order, you shall be shown shall be shown

Monitoring all wages
New world order comes in stages
Currency is obsolete
Feel the agony of defeat

Symbol of society today,
A must have or you shall pay
As humans flesh leads the mind
Just as a pawn the last martyr dies

No confession, all is known, all is known
New world order, you shall be shown shall be shown

Where hath the apostles gone?
Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, new world order,
will hold the mass

Secret bureaucracy, it’s just a lie
The devil’s henchmen, in suit and tie
A sacred brotherhood, an ancient rite
Politicians and the double lives they hide

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves
The land of liberty needs a regime change
Until you no longer know right from wrong
The constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die
In revolution we die

Screams from the future, warn of calamity
The coming plagues of the new disease
The Illuminati, one world currency
One world religion, one world everything

[Solo – Mustaine]

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die