Rust in Peace

"Poison Was the Cure" is the fifth track off of Megadeth's fourth album Rust in Peace. The title seems to suggest that a medicine that cured a disease is now a poison. But the lyrics drifts farther from that. It is about serpent and dragon in his body that would make him to end life in the gallows.


    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 in
    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
    Love's a tide pool
    Taste the waters life's abundant
    Taste me