Released: November 01, 2011   |  Roadrunner Records


TH1RT3EN has several levels of meaning, which Dave Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, reveals, saying, “I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN. Mustaine is incredibly proud of the music put forth on the new recording, “This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN.

  • Sudden Death

    Sudden Death

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    His wicked Highness, born from disaster, to dominate and to kill
    A glistening, murder-machine; false majesty, standing perfectly still
    A blitzkrieg; raining down evil on a mountain of black ice
    Like a good ole fashioned beating within Inches of your life

    Alone and left abandoned with the sentence you've been handed
    All your angels will ignore you as your life flashes before you
    Even still you keep on fighting through the thunder and the lightning
    And now Heaven sends its love your sudden death from above

    Once frozen like a prisoner depraved, perched high atop the lithospheres
    Set free from beneath the depths of hell, bequeathing man nothing but despair
    The beast is genetically programmed, time to destroy, time to go berserk
    To see the end of all wars, to see the end of the earth

    Stopping at nothing, punch-drunk from the blood that he's tasted
    Tearing your soul apart, not one bit of your pain will be wasted
    Now death descends upon you like a bloody white dove
    Bringing your retribution, your sudden death from above

  • Public Enemy No. 1

    Public Enemy No. 1

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    Public enemy number one
    Jail break and a smoking gun
    You won't believe the things I've done
    And the killing is just for fun

    Public enemy number one
    A stolen car and I'm on the run
    Through the night till the rising sun
    And the trouble has just begun

    Roses on your grave
    I'll be on my way
    There's no time to stay
    With the enemies I've made

    I'm invincible
    You might say despicable
    Punishment's reciprocal
    Public enemy number one

    I'm unbeatable
    My mind is untreatable
    Crimes unrepeatable
    Public enemy number one

    Public enemy number one
    Watch the authorities come undone
    With every stand-off that I've won
    Flirting death just for fun

    Public enemy number one
    Born a fugitive father's son
    Another heist of a bank is done
    And the trouble has just begun


    The posters say I'm wanted "Dead or Dead"
    Anyone who's tried got a bullet to the head


    Public Enemy [repeat 4x]
  • Whose Life (Is it Anyways?)

    Whose Life (Is it Anyways?)

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Ooh, you're just in time to get inside my head
    Ooh, the war of words you're underneath my skin

    You hate the way I wear my clothes
    You hate my friends and where we go
    I see you in the shadows

    You think you know what's best for me
    You hate everything you see in me
    Have you looked in a mirror?

    Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
    You tell me how to live, but who asked you anyway
    Hey! Just whose life is this anyway?
    Cost so much more than the price I ain't gonna pay

    You only point out fault; anxiety attack
    You running your mouth, you stab me in my back

  • We The People

    We The People

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    Secret bureaucracy, it's just a lie
    The devil's henchmen, in suit and tie
    A sacred brotherhood; an ancient rite
    Politicians and the double lives they hide

    Violate your rights, no more equality
    Surrender freedom, your Social Security
    We, the people face unconstitutional lies
    In greed we trust, in revolution we die

    Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves
    The land of liberty needs a regime change
    Until you no longer know right from wrong
    The constitution isn't worth the paper it's written on


    Screams from the future, warn of calamity
    The coming plagues of the new disease
    The illuminati, one world currency
    One world religion, one World everything

  • Guns, Drugs, & Money

    Guns, Drugs, & Money

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    Drinking cold cerveza in a boiling hot saloon
    Chasing shots of tequila, just about high noon
    Outside Nuevo Laredo, deep in no man's land
    Become a killer or be killed; face down in the Rio Grande

    Poverty will turn the life of any good man bad
    All love and mercy ever learned, he'll soon forget what he had

    Guns, drugs, and money under the Mexican sky
    Guns, drugs, and money; pick your poison or you die
    Guns, drugs, and money; a pistol pressed to his head
    Choose silver and you're rich; you gonna die if you choose lead

    He had a suitcase full of money, plenty of ammo for his gun
    The sweat rolls down his dirty face, his plans have all come undone
    It's just a matter of time, no matter how he tries
    He hears "Plata O Plomo, Gringo?" the last words before he dies

  • Never Dead

    Never Dead

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Killers lie in wait for innocent blood
    To swallow alive some harmless souls
    Walking a crooked path, their wicked names will rot

    Evil lives in the dark, its right is doing wrong
    The torment never ends . . . it never ends

    The fire that burns inside
    That's blistering their brains
    That makes them sacrifice
    That's driving them insane

    Trapped in this "no man's land"
    Where angels dare to tread
    Forever banned to the realms
    Of the Never Dead

    There's no one trust from this grave
    Die with those they swear to defend
    Feeding on the ones they'll feed off in the end

    Evil lives in the dark, its right is doing wrong
    The torment never ends . . . it never ends


    Death sits before you, to press on is suicide
    Life spills out of your body, you wither and die
    For the rest of your life in the realms of the Never Dead

  • New World Order

    New World Order

    Music by: Mustaine/Friedman/Ellefson
    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Menza

    Where hath the apostles gone?
    Joining hands with wicked ones
    Revelation has come to pass
    New World Order will hold the mass

    A book written by man
    Used to control and command
    All rights will be denied
    Without the mark you shall die

    No confession, all is known
    New World Order, you shall be shown

    Monitoring all wages
    New World Order comes in stages
    Currency is obsolete
    Feel the agony of defeat

    A symbol of society today
    A must have or you shall pay
    As humans, flesh leads the mind
    Just a pawn, the last martyr dies


    Where hath the apostles gone?
    Joining hands with wicked ones
    Revelation has come to pass
    A New World Order, complete disorder
    Will hold the mass
  • Fast Lane

    Fast Lane

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    You don't know what I feel, I get behind the wheel
    A feeling in my soul
    I hyperventilate as I accelerate
    Till I've lost all control

    My speed becomes relentless
    Contesting all my senses
    White line appearing faster
    Prompting death and disaster

    My supersonic machine
    Get out of my...

    Fast lane, like a jet plane
    Like a freight train, I'm driving insane
    Addicted to the fast lane
    Rushing to my brain
    No time to explain, this is my domain
    Addicted to the fast lane

    I look into mirror, red lights are drawing nearer
    They think I've met my match
    But I shift into high gear, soon they just disappear
    You can't jail what you can't catch

    I hear the engines screaming
    I'm burning up the...


  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    I thought a desire worth any pleasure
    Could never really be a sin in vain
    A hundred and one shots of opportunity
    I'd gladly take them all again, and again, and again

    My angels left me with sorrows all my own
    And now I'm here with the devil all my own

    Just like a churchyard shadow creeping after me
    Its only there to terrify my mind, a black swan keeps haunting me

    I promised on my soul not to get carried away
    It always starts out psychedelic and then it turns to black
    My head starts swaying; I forgot what was it I was saying?
    I don't know where I am and I'll never, never make it back

    I sealed my fate, and I paid my debt; I fell from grace with deep regret


    There's nothing left to see, there's nothing left of me
  • Wrecker


    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    It doesn't matter what car you drive, she'll wreck it
    It doesn't matter where you sleep at night, she'll wreck it
    It doesn't matter where you go to work
    Doesn't matter where you go to church
    Doesn't matter just how bad it hurts, she'll wreck it

    My bleached bones in the desert, it's all she's left of me

    Poison ivy in your touch, being with you destroyed so much
    Home wrecker
    Deadly venom in your kiss, hell can't be worse than this
    Home wrecker

    It doesn't matter what you pretend, she'll wreck it
    It doesn't matter what you defend, she'll wreck it
    It doesn't matter how you live your life
    Doesn't matter anymore to your wife
    Doesn't matter even how you die, she'll wreck that too

    Like a vulture picking my bones clean, it's all that's left of me

    Poison ivy in your touch, being with you destroyed so much
    Home wrecker
    Deadly venom in your kiss, hell can't be worse than this
    Home wrecker

    It doesn't matter where you live
    It doesn't matter what you drive
    Home wrecker

  • Millennium of the Blind

    Millennium of the Blind

    Music by: Mustaine/Friedman/Johnny K
    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    Line up all of you and turn in your eyes
    You just won't need them anymore
    And your mind is ours to do with what we please
    Everything you own and everything you need

    Sacrifice you leaders; like it or not
    Or else you're going down with the ship; death on the rocks

    Blind follow; blind lead
    All our hopes and dreams, washed out to sea

    All your money's ours to bankroll corrupt wars
    You can't see what you're fighting for
    Trust your leaders as they send you out to die
    The true face of evil can't be seen without eyes

    At the start of time; many centuries ago
    Came the spawning of Christ and the Antichrist
    And darkness fell upon our people
    And the children, they were born faceless
    Without eyes they could not see
    Born unto themselves; they lived and they died
    In the Millennium of the Blind

    [Youthanasia version]

    At the start of time
    Many centuries ago
    Came the spawning of Christ
    And the Antichrist
    And darkness fell upon our people
    And the children, they were born faceless
    Without eyes they could not see
    Born unto themselves
    They lived and they died
    In the millennium of the blind

    Music - Mustaine/Friedman
    Lyrics - Mustaine
  • Deadly Nightshade

    Deadly Nightshade

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Come now my lovely, won't you
    Take a midnight stroll with me?
    Through the misty air the things
    I keep I shouldn't dare

    My garden's so inviting, and its
    Deadly blooms are hiding
    Be careful what you touch
    Lest the grave is what you lust

    Draw the blinds, you're getting tired
    Paralyzed, don't close your eyes
    Gripped with fear, your dreams become nightmares
    From the Deadly Nightshade

    Each night at midnight
    Dating back into the fog of time
    Another victim falls
    The things I've done; the voices call

    The Hourglass runs out on us
    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
    The killers must be fed, the soil is red
    Now that you're dead

    [Chorus x2]

    Delirium, your burning throat
    Mania, your heart rate soars
    Hallucination, you're losing your mind
    Suffocation, cannot breathe; you're going blind

    [Chorus x2]
  • 13


    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/Johnny K

    Thirteen times I went to the well
    To draw my thoughts, I'll gather and tell
    Like bricks that I've laid to build my life
    Those that crumbled only caused me strife

    Thoughts became words, cast into the sea
    But they returned, always haunting me
    Like a severed arm washed up on the shore
    I just don't think I can give anymore

    Because I've lived, how many times do I have to die?
    Because I've lived, how many lives do I have to die?

    Thirteen times and it's been lucky for me
    After everything, you still want me to bleed
    Thirteen ways to see the devil in my eyes
    Because I stood here thirteen times and I'm still alive

    At thirteen I started down this path
    Fueled with anger, music was my wrath
    Years of clawing at scars that never healed
    Drowning my mind, the thoughts are too real


    I can't get out; I can't jump out
    Too much to face; I can't erase

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  • Andy Montoya

    I remember playing through Sudden Death on Guitar Hero as a little kid! Such a great introduction to Megadeth! The Chris Broderick/Shawn Drover lineup is the lineup I grew up with. It was such an honor to be able to open up a show for them with Act of Defiance, being able to share the stage with guys I grew up with pictures on my wall!
    Now, I've recently been asked to audition for a Megadeth Tribute band called "Cryptic Writings" out of Colorado, I've been practicing hard, hopefully I can make everyone proud

    08.4.19 - 2:29 PM
  • Lucas Vincent

    13 is my favorite songgg

    05.6.19 - 1:05 PM