I don't
Want to set the world
On... Fire... I...

Red flash clouds
Choking out the morning sky
They said it'd never come
We knew it was a lie

All forms of life die now
Humans all succumb
Time to kiss your ass goodbye
The end has just begun

Distorted figures walk the street, it's 1999
Weeds once underneath your feet
Have grown into vines

Bodies melted like a candle
Land without a face

No time to change your fate
No time left
It's too late

The arsenal of Megadeth
Can't be rid they said
And if it comes
The living will envy the dead

Racing for power
And all come in last

No winning first stone cast
This falsehood worldly peace
It's treaties will soon cease

No one will be left
To prove that humans existed
Maybe soon the children
Will be born openfisted
We all live on one planet
We'll all go up in smoke

Too bad they couldn't see
This lethal energy
And now the final scene
A global darkening

(1st Solo)

Dig deep
The piles of rubble and ruins
Towering overhead
Both far and wide

There's unknown tools
Of World War iii
Einstein said
"We'll use rocks on the other side"
No survivors

Set the world afire

(2nd solo)

No survivors
Set the world A fire!
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Set The World Afire Lyrics

Megadeth – Set The World Afire Lyrics

Songwriters: DAVE MUSTAINE
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