I’ll Keep You Floatin’ On Your Feet So You Feel Alive but You’re Really Asleep… Who? You!

Dirty Hands, Empty Pockets/Already Gone icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 04 from the In the Arms of God LP by Corrosion of Conformity icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Corrosion of Conformity's "In the Arms of God" album cover. [Formatted]

There is a righteous fool among the weak where a fallen man is bittersweet
And with his soul he defecates into this world we fill with hate
All his lies turn to logic and you’ve got nothing in your pockets

Who? You!

The truth is hard to find when you’ve got survival on your mind
If you promise not to tattle then I’ll bring your son back home from battle
And keep you floatin’ on your feet so you feel alive but you’re really asleep

Who? You!

You observed it from the start, but now we’re a million miles apart
As we bleed another nation so you can watch your favorite station
Now your eyes pop out of your sockets with dirty hands and empty pockets

Who? You!

Homemade deception is now a source of pride
You can take all you want
God knows I have tried

Truth be known, it was never shown
Run like hell as it comes as no surprise
One day you will see what it feels like to be free
Remember me when you’re safe at home
I’m already gone

The man said we’re gonna do it alone
We’re gonna give it to them till they bleed
We’re gonna lay it on them till they’re gone
Then we will give them everything they need

Truth be shown, the future stays unknown
Give them hell every single time
One day you will see when you’re six feet down like me
Remember me when you’re safe at home
Yes sir, I’m already gone

Attention
Fire when ready
Kill that son of a bitch
Get up

Get on
Get up

Get on, we’re gonna rock ‘n’ roll
We’re gonna give it to them when they’re hazy
Get on, put your mothers down
We’re gonna give it to them till she’s crazy
Truth be shown, the future stays unknown
Give them hell every single time

One day you will see when you’re six feet down like me
Remember me when you’re safe at home
I’m already gone
Yes sir!

Allowing Our King to Spread His Genocidal Wings

Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 03 from the Ascendency LP by Trivium icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )
“Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr” Song Lyrics icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12

Trivium's "Ascendancy" album cover. [Formatted]

Drowned and Torn Asunder icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 04 from the Ascendency LP)
“Drowned and Torn Asunder” Song Lyrics icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12
Ascendancy icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 05 from the eponymous LP)
“Ascendancy” Song Lyrics icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12

Gomorrah’s Dream to Live in Sin has Reached Its Critical Mass

World Painted Blood icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 01 from the eponymous LP by Slayer icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Slayer's "World Painted Blood" album cover. [Formatted]

Disease spreading death. Entire population dies. Dead before you’re born. Massive suicide. Vicious game of fear—it’s all extermination now. Pulsing in your veins: global genocide. Slaughter governs law. The apocalypse begins. Pain becomes the norm. Seeking homicide. Beware the coming storm that starts illuminating-fires. God is laughing hard and man has gone insane.

World painted blood
No sanctuary

Tip the human scale. Follow revelations’ plan. It must come to pass. Secret shadows lie. Blueprint haunting dreams in which manipulation wins. Speak no hidden fears. Religion neutralized. Emerged from the dark. Sadist’s mercenary ride. Realm out of this world. Godless messengers. Sickless, mindless hate becomes evolution’s cure. Planets usher in alignment. God has died.

World painted blood
No sanctuary

God send death. Watch it bleed. Justified. Manufactured lies. Burn in hell. Angels fall with wings on fire. Crucified. Terrorizing man. Burn the world. Reflecting eyes. Sickle swings. Wave of blood. Suicidal mind from the start. Endless pain. Open wounds. Slit the throat. Radiation-child seeks the throne.

Strafing down. Demigods. Certain death. Coming from the stars the Lord of All. Dark rift rise. Flourish life. Perish man. We destroy ourselves and cease to live. Children’s blood. Feed the dead. Sea of flesh. Catastrophic fall. Rest in hell. Flaming corpse. Screaming eyes. Watch it die. Walk among the dead and pick your grave.

Like a disease, spreading death, erasing your existence

Satan’s hand begins the end and frees the world forever
Gomorrah’s dream to live in sin has reached its critical mass
Man himself has become God and laughs at his own destruction
In which we trust a secret government that’s now in total collapse

Disease spreading death. Entire population dies. Dead before you’re born. Massive suicide. Vicious game of fear—it’s all extermination now. Pulsing in your veins: global genocide. Slaughter governs law. The apocalypse begins. Pain becomes the norm. Seeking homicide. Beware the coming storm that starts illuminating-fires. God is laughing hard and man has gone insane.

World painted blood
No sanctuary

Signs of disease, rivers red, blood and ice-plague—welcoming our death

Trolling the Interweb, Volume 1

So one of my favorite things to do back in the day was go to the Megadeth.com forums while knocking back a couple of beers and post zany shit to see how people would react. The idea of so-called rock ‘n rollers and metalheads spending a bunch of their free time talking to each other on an Internet forum always struck me as funny and odd, and I just had to do something with it.

In general, heavy metal forums were (and probably still are) one of the many cesspools of the Internet, but the Megadeth forums were well moderated and had an unusually high number of quality members. It was never allowed to sink into the standard free-for-all for numbskulls and degenerates, which was happening pretty much everywhere else. My guess is that bandleader Dave Mustaine was hip to the Internet and paid more attention than most rockstars to technology and the connection it created to his fans—pretty cool stuff.

There were A LOT of quality posts from me on this forum—wowie zowie did I have some fun! I was also “in character” 95% of the time, and only occasionally posted serious responses to serious topics that deserved authentic input. Some people were able to piece together what was going on, others were in on the prank immediately, and a small handful got upset, but it was astonishing to me just how many had no clue.

I am sharing two threads here—floyd rose piece of SHIT and angry faces practicing—because the second is directly related to the first. Both were in the “Musicians” section of the forums, hence the musician’s-talk that’s going on in almost every post. I’m pretty sure these are among the first contributions I made after joining the site, so at this point I hadn’t developed a history on the boards and the other members had no frame of reference.

My handle is Ghidra. All posts were reformatted to fit here, but are completely unedited aside from a mostly accurate translation of emojis.

Oh, and can you spot the Newheart reference? Yes? Good… fortunately someone else did too.

Topic: floyd rose piece of SHIT

Ghidra

Hi. I replaced my low e string of my guitar with an e string from a bass guitar. I thought it would be kind of fun. When I was in the middle of playing angel of death the floyd rose shot off the guitar and knocked me out cold for two hours. Ive been smoking weed for 16 hours straight now cause my head hurts fukcing bad!!

just wanted to make sure no one else tries that… it aint god damned worth it@!

Manimal

Well, then don’t do that. 😉

Actually, I have a Floyd Rose on my old Kramer Baretta and I hate that thing. It sits too high and I just don’t like it. I’ve played on Kahlers that felt more natural and had a lower profile and didn’t make my strings feel loose as the Floyd did.

SeanM

Wow. That would’ve looked really weird.
Anyway, since you were knocked it, you may wanna go to the minor injury clinic or ER just to get a quick check of your head. The weed you’re smoking could be masking an injury, which could be a bad thing. Especially if you’re in some serious pain.

😡 headbanging 😡

-sean

CreepingDeath84

How the fuck did the Floyd come off the guitar??

CD84

chaoslord

Are the three of you really this dense ? A bass low E wouldn’t fit in the bridge saddle or the tuning pegs of a guitar. Much less have enough force to rip a bridge off.

As for the retard who posted this, take your worthless crap elsewhere.

Mike Linkletter
SOLE SURVIVOR

Holy Warhead

Take it easy dude.

So what if it was a lie, as long as he only included himself in it. Who says the string even went through the tuning peg? Maybe he tied it around the entire headstock…

That must have looked funny though 😉

BriWarsco

Yeah…I use all 4 strings from a bass on my Rose….of course i had to get 5 industrial strength springs and beef up the spring connector and put some heavy duty bolts to replace the adjustment screws…..just gotta watch those divebombs as the tremelo shoots back into place with the potential of causing broken wrists and forearms……I also clamp 3 large 10 pound C-Clamps to the head adding a beefy 30 pounds to the head of the guitar and giving me some outragesouly long sustain……actually, I cannot get the axe to STOP sustaining now……and talk about intonation problems, had to file out the grooves in the saddles and put longer adjusters in them just to get it close..of course I play way down in A….let’s not even discuss the extreme action….(gotta do hammer-on’s with a real fucking hammer and shit…..string bends are accomplished via crowbar….)

King V 1

It’s getting deep!

Hey Manimal, What about the Baretta? Is the Floyd not level with the body or do you just prefer a recessed mount? Do you know what year it is? What about graphics?(they are the only bolt-on guitars I own)

King V 1

loner92

That’s what you get for putting a bass string on a guitar. What the hell were you thinking?

MegaGoo

you crackhead. you’re not even supposed to put slightly different gauge strings on a floyd rose without adjustments and resetting intonation

and how would you be playing with the bridge (probably) about to snap off even when its not being played. and why would you even WANT to put a bass string on a guitar. i would think the string would sit right along the neck and not be able to be played. or at best, rattle heavily on every note. if you “played” angel of death like that, i’d use another word or rephrase. like maybe made noise on some kinda of stringed instrument while listening to angel of death.

man
hahaha

eddie

Thief

quote:
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Originally posted by chaoslord:
Are the three of you really this dense ? A bass low E wouldn’t fit in the bridge saddle or the tuning pegs of a guitar. Much less have enough force to rip a bridge off.
As for the retard who posted this, take your worthless crap elsewhere.

Mike Linkletter
SOLE SURVIVOR
——

Yup agreed Methinks this little boy wants to impress us with his lil ol guitar and the fact that he smoked weed..

Ghidra

quote:
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Originally posted by chaoslord:
Are the three of you really this dense ? A bass low E wouldn’t fit in the bridge saddle or the tuning pegs of a guitar. Much less have enough force to rip a bridge off.
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the same thing happened to my cousin darryl when put he bass strings on his giutar. accepot he didn’t have a floyd rose and it didn’t hit him in the head.

lucky little prick

ImetMegadeth

Does your cousing Daryl have a brother named Daryl?

Topic: angry faces practicing

Ghidra

i was wondering how to get the best pisst off look for when Im playing my guitar. I was sitting in front of my mirror with my guitar and trying all thise diffrent face poses-orwhatever. I couldnt get any good ones!

My bruise on my head from my floyd rose makes me look pretty pissed off already-so at lest that helps.

GSoloist

Ok, this is what you do… Take a pair of wire cutters, ok? Stand infront of the mirror… Now! That the wire cutters and cut as many of your guitar strings as fast as you can… Ok, this is the important part… Remember who told you to do this… You’ll be making some of the best angry faces ever!

L8r!
GSoloist

Ghidra

They wouldnt cut! Now there all jagged and crooked and I cant play on them anymore. God damn walmart scissors.

Mechanic502

LOL…you actually sit in front of the mirror with your guitar making faces? That is fucking lame! LOL!!!!!!

noiseterrorist

Genuine anger usually helps.

😄

GSoloist

Ok, this works everytime… If you have a girlfriend, pay a complete stranger to have sex with her and watch… Do this in front of the mirror if possible… (Hell, if you have one and she’s hot, email me, I’ll do it for free…)

L8r!
GSoloist

P.S. I’m kidding of course… I wouldn’t do it for free…

Ghidra

quote:
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Originally posted by Mechanic502:
LOL…you actually sit in front of the mirror with your guitar making faces? That is fucking lame! LOL!!!!!!
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How do you think James and dave look so pissed off when there playing guitar?! Everyone who plays guitar does this..I did come up with a cool face yesterday. if I cann get 2 mroe ill be happy and then I can start kicking ass!!! I just wish my forehead bruse wouldn’t heal. Than no one would fuck with me!

GSoloist

Actually, a forehead bruise just makes it look like you got your ass kicked… Not too good, bud…

L8r!
GSoloist

Xipe666

A good wall-mirror is every guitarists best friend. 😄 (Especially for the solo-monkeys – ever seen Zakk play? Alot of mirror time there, I betcha! 😄)

I haven’t done it myself, but once I start playing more gigs I’m sure I will find myself in front of a mirror now and then training poses (don’t know about angry faces though 😄).

As they say,
It’s not how you do it, it’s how good you look while you’re doing it. 😉

‘banger

Dude, why do you have to post shit that obviously didn’t happen? Your floyd didn’t pop off your guitar and bash you in the head, and you didn’t fucking attempt to cut your guitar strings just now. It’s bullshit. I’m sorry if I’m the first to tell you, but this is not a roll playing board. You don’t make shit up just for the sake of posting.

Andy Oliphant
Sole Survivor

ImetMegadeth

I know sitting on your own testicles will put a mean look on your face

GSoloist

quote:
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Originally posted by ‘banger:
Dude, why do you have to post shit that obviously didn’t happen? Your floyd didn’t pop off your guitar and bash you in the head, and you didn’t fucking attempt to cut your guitar strings just now. It’s bullshit. I’m sorry if I’m the first to tell you, but this is not a roll playing board. You don’t make shit up just for the sake of posting.

Andy Oliphant
Sole Survivor
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Dude, I hope this doesn’t piss you off, but is this your board? Last I checked, it was Megadeth’s… I mean come on, part of human communication involves humor… If the guy wants to come on here and joke around, that’s his right unless somebody in charge says otherwise… Instead of getting pissed off about it, why don’t you join in with something whitty? Besides, it’s not like EVERY post on here is like that…

L8r!
GSoloist

Sinistas

I think it’s because of the passing off of humor as fact.

‘banger

This is the second thread he’s started that’s obviously a lie. That kinda pisses me off, yes.

Andy Oliphant
Sole Survivor

Anyway, this was a regular thing for quite a while, and I saved only a fraction of it all. I really hope there are backups out there somewhere.