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Peace Sells

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“Peace Sells” is the name of a song by Megadeth from the album Peace Sells... but Who’s Buying?, written by Dave Mustaine. It is one of their most popular songs of the album, along with Wake Up Dead. VH1 ranked it as #11 on their list of the 40 greatest metal songs of all time. The opening bassline was also used as the theme for MTV News. Lyrically, it deals with disillusion, Cold War politics, and military combat, all recurring themes in Megadeth songs. It also deals with negative stereotypes about “metalheads”, all of which Mustaine claims are untrue. A music video was also produced for the song, which features a teenage boy, wearing a Slayer t-shirt, watching a montage of a live Megadeth performance and war footage on his living room television set. The boy’s father,... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I'll be the first in line ... Peace sells, but who's buying ... Peace sells

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More songs by Megadeth (See Charts): Mechanix, Rust In Peace... Polaris, Skin O' My Teeth, Promises, Insomnia, Blood Of Heroes, Train Of Consequences, Lucretia, Trust, and She Wolf.

Popular in Space (See Charts): Live Forever, Milord, Face A La Mer, Je Veux, Nothing'S Impossible, Après La Pluie, A Forest, Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You), Looking Inwardly, and Nane Limon Kabugu.


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