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“Sweating Bullets” is a song by the American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released in 1993 as the third single from their fifth album, Countdown to Extinction. The song charted at #29 on the US Mainstream Rock chart and at #26 in the UK.
The term “to sweat bullets” means to be very nervous or anxious about something. About the lyrics, Dave Mustaine stated “I wrote that about myself. It was pointed out to me that I’m kind of schizophrenic and that I live inside my head. Which is something I don’t subscribe to, but I enjoyed the theory nonetheless.“, and “I think all of us are sweating bullets all the time. Society’s a joke right now, and people are getting more and more hostile. When you think about having an evil twin or schizophrenia, I think a lot of us are... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ Sweating bullets ... And my palms are getting wet ... I'm in trouble for the things ♫
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