Megadeth Stream New Song “Kingmaker”

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Thrash metal titans Megadeth have released a stream of “Kingmaker”, a new song from their upcoming album Super Collider, which comes out June 4th. The album can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

In an interview with the Shockwaves/Hardradio podcast, singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine explains the meaning of “Kingmaker”, stating, “The song ‘Kingmaker’ is about how people are running from their problems… And there’s a lot of that on this particular record — just looking at, like, ‘Here’s what I’ve got. What are you gonna do with it?’ It’s talking a lot about this generation, how people, their lives are falling apart and they just take pills. Instead of sucking up and doing what I did and going and getting the surgery and getting off the medication, they’ll continue to just trudge it out until the end of their life where they just take pills until their body is eaten… And the other thing that’s part of that song is talking about how when you take these things how they make you feel different. Some people, they get into that ’cause they like the way it makes you feel, ’cause it makes you kind of feel warm and fuzzy. In the song, it talks about wanting to fly and being ten feet tall. Booze does that to some people. And this is just something that, I think, if there is a way that I can help educate a lot of our fans, especially the younger ones that still have their whole life ahead of them, it’s not as glamorous as you think it is to go down that path of just checking it out and drugging yourself up and not facing reality…

Straight away I can tell you that “Kingmaker” is about 100 times better than the title track, “Super Collider”. However, it’s the first track on the album and is directly followed by “Super Collider”, which means we’re going from a fairly badass thrasher to a serious junker, which never bodes well for the flow of an album.

Head on below to listen to “Kingmaker”.

“Kingmaker”
Lyrics — Mustaine
Music – Mustaine, Ellefson
Generation of the dark watch their lives decay
Persecuting their ‘own kind’, there’s nothing you can say
Don’t ask anyone for help, they won’t know what to do
If you try, if you don’t die, you’ll end up black and blue

Epidemic of addiction, worshipping the pill
Drown them all with alcohol, anything for thrills
Precious life goes up in smoke, going nowhere fast
The world is running rampant and you know that this can’t last

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don’t ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can’t deny I want to be the King!
Kingmaker!

Solo — Chris

Searching for an answer, but you see you’re all alone
Mom and Daddy’s lights are on but nobody’s home
They glorify their tortured life; they talk of days like this
Sentencing their children, when they need to eat a fist

Narcotics have enslaved them; now it’s coming after you
Pearl of wisdom hit the floor, there’s nothing you can do
Out of control, you sell your soul, so blind, you couldn’t see
Ten feet tall, it made you crawl; it’s better you than me

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don’t ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can’t deny I want to be the King!
Kingmaker!

Solo — Chris

Solo — Dave

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don’t ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can’t deny I want to be the King!
It makes me feel alive, I want everything
It makes me feel alright, I want everything
The things I can’t deny, I want everything
I want to be the King!

Acoustic — Chris

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