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Megadeth - Poison Was The Cure

I miss the warm embrace I felt
First time you touched me
Secure and safe in open arms
I should have known you'd crush me
A snake you were when we met
I loved you anyway
Pulling out your poisoned fangs
The venom never goes away
Serpent swims free in my blood
Dragons sleeping in my veins
Jackyl speaking with tongue
Roach egg laying in my brain
Once stalked beneath your shadow
Sleepwalking to the gallows
I'm the sun that beats your brow in
Til I finally threw the towel
Never knowing if I'd wake up in a
Whirlpool got redundant
My brain was just some driftwood
In a cesspool I became dead
From a rock star to a desk fool
Was my destiny someone said
Loves a tidepool
Taste the waters life's abundant
Taste me

This song is a reflection of Dave Mustaine's former heroin addiction. The title is analogous to methadone, a narcotic often used in treating heroin addiction. In theory, doses of methadone will substitute those of heroin and can gradually be decreased until the patient is free of his addiction. Often, however, the patient's methadone addiction will simply replace his heroin addiction. Another interpretation is that when Dave first turned to drugs, his life was not going very well and he was looking for a cure. Drugs were the temporary cure but turned out to be poison. The solo for this song is the first solo that Marty recorded for the album after joining the band. The song is very technical, and among the fastest of Megadeth's catalogue, thus forming an integral part of Rust in Peace's composition. The song has been performed for the first time live in Megadeth's 20th Anniversary of Rust In Peace 2010 tour.

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