Megadeth - 44 Minutes Lyrics




It was a cool winter's morning
Somewhere shortly past 9:00 AM
The armored car they wanted to heist wasn't coming
So instead they went for the bank

The fateful duo that sat in the get-away car
Heavily sedated with thousands of round
Armor piercing, fully automatic weapons
The bowls of wrath poured out on the ground

[Chorus:]
Baptized in a firefight
Hot blood running cold as ice
44 minutes of target practice
All hell's breaking loose
Outgunned, watching "The Force" come to a firefight with a pocketknife
Getting schooled until they shot Achilles' heel
And brought down the beast!!!

[Solo - Chris]

This was an accident waiting to happen
It wasn't if it would happen, it was when
The city's people sabotaged themselves
Calling their firepower an unneeded expense

The two most violent men it seemed couldn't be stopped
Standard police issue guns were just not enough
But SWAT arrived to settled the fight
Between AK-47 and AR-15

[Chorus]

[Solo - Chris]
[Solo - Dave]
[Solo - Chris]

[Chorus]

[Solo - Chris]





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Megadeth 44 Minutes Comments
  1. Moe Joseph

    Broderick - my fave after Marty

  2. GENZILLA

    Straight Boogaloo shit

  3. Jordan Jenkins

    North Hollywood Shootout at 6600 Laurel Canyon Blvd!!

  4. Gabriel Ulariaga

    10 YEARS IT'S TERRIBLE ALBUM ENDGAME, ONE CLASSIC IN THE DISCOGRAPHY OF MEGADETH.

  5. diego alvarez flores

    4:02 if you put in speed 1,25 sounds like a holy. wars

    Eduardo Garcia

    diego alvarez flores hahahahaha so true

    Jayce Tyler

    You've earned your like

  6. Death Plague

    i never skip THESE 44 minutes

  7. ThatSavage 4Feathers

    Shooting up the end games status we live 4 ever BITCHS

  8. Brian Scott

    cool vinyl love it

  9. Dale Cresswell

    My god this song is awful

  10. Someone who hates you

    Fuck Dave has boring vocals

  11. diego alvarez flores

    Esto va para el que entienda español , en el minuto 4:01 el riff es de la primera gyitarra es el mismo que el de holly wars solo que más lento con un poco de cambio en el bajo y bateria pero el riff es el mismo Yeahh!!!

  12. SpongeBob SquareHead

    Probably my favourite Megadeth chorus outside of RIP (the album) and Trust.

  13. Penthyn

    Every day this song become more true. Just look at europe. We are giving up weapons just to welcome terorists disarmed.

    pantherace1000

    you do realize this song is about the North Hollywood shootout, which was a bank robbery in the late 90's. the the line "the city's people sabotaged themselves calling their firepower an unneeded expense" refers to the people of North Hollywood voting no on a referendum that would have increased their taxes in exchange for more AR-15s in each squad car.

  14. Keeling Charles

    Metallica are better.

  15. Keeling Charles

    Broderick really killed it with the solos on this album.

  16. criztu

    Dave Megadeth should make a song about a young man who dreams of achieving great things in his life, but soon discovers that unless he signs a deal with the Corporation, he will not have access to the resources to allow him to make his dreams reality. So he signs the deal. As he grows older, the man realizes that the Corporation is devouring his soul, and those great things he dreamed of achieving, he already had them, but now the Corporation owns the copyright to them, while he is reduced to a puppet in strings, an idol for the nations to worship, his soul poisoned, a golem built around it, feeding off the divine.

  17. Afurthyclays

    This album marked a huge improvement in Megadeth's sound, in my opinion.
    Megadeth has always been a great band, but FUCK, this mix is mean!

  18. Keeling Charles

    This plus COD 4's "Death from Above". Perfect.

  19. Matei Popescu

    the bass in this song gives me chills

  20. Dave Watson

    Ju no who?

  21. Dave Watson

    You looky lose why do you push your brother's and sisters to do what you would never do if you had to you would need a diaper and your hand held you know I still love you but you pissed me off.

  22. João Pereira

    Everytime you run into the usual argument of Metallica vs Megadeth, say this:
    In 2009, Megadeth produced 'Endgame', with this as the best track from the album, in my opinion. And what Metallica did? Well, I can't decide neither what's the best or the worst song out of 'Death Magnetic', the album simply lacks content and any interest to me. It's an attempt to emulate something that they can't do anymore.

    That should sum up the argument over who IS the best out of the two, nowadays. ;)

    Ninjax

    all nightmare long, that was just your life, day that never comes

  23. Jerzy Dziś

    Press a dislike on it, therefore more deluded people know religiously - it’s bad : therefore are forced to Follow a big Way... by the Glory of God the Father . Amen

  24. Kevin Mcdougle

    perfect song for when i play payday the heist and cops are storming the building and there is not much more they can do, also great for counter strike as well when you feel like being the bad guy

  25. DAVE MUSTAINE

    Underrated song woah

  26. Kapaneus

    RIP Larry & Emil

  27. james melton

    this song is about north hollywood

  28. Mohian The Man

    ENDGAME>ENDGAME

  29. Mike S

    It was a cool winter's morning
    Somewhere shortly past 9:00 AM
    The armored car they wanted to heist wasn't coming
    So instead they went for the bank

    The fateful duo that sat in the get-away car
    Heavily sedated with thousands of round
    Armor piercing, fully automatic weapons
    The bowls of wrath poured out on the ground

    [Chorus:]
    Baptized in a firefight
    Hot blood running cold as ice
    44 minutes of target practice
    All hell's breaking loose
    Outgunned, watching "The Force" come to a firefight with a pocketknife
    Getting schooled until they shot Achilles' heel
    And brought down the beast!!!

    [Solo - Chris]

    This was an accident waiting to happen
    It wasn't if it would happen, it was when
    The city's people sabotaged themselves
    Calling their firepower an unneeded expense

    The two most violent men it seemed couldn't be stopped
    Standard police issue guns were just not enough
    But SWAT arrived to settled the fight
    Between AK-47 and AR-15

    [Chorus]

    [Solo - Chris]
    [Solo - Dave]
    [Solo - Chris]

    [Chorus]

    [Solo - Chris]

  30. Star Striker

    Best song off Endgame

    TheMetalsail

    what games endgame?

  31. Irate Beau

    youtube.com/watch?v=Wty8VSi4Fs0

  32. Shyrtexx

    That. Bass. Tone. ♥️

  33. randall scott burress

    Cut my balls off ? stuck em in the mail-box with the flag up?? next thing i know cops came ?? no more home Sex change kits for me*

  34. Sergio Michel

    I drive by the intersection where this happened every day. People tell me there are still bullets lodged in the walls on the corner structures.

  35. Logan Que

    Paleto Bay anyone?

  36. Metal Guitarist96

    This is awesome

  37. James Smith

    The 100 people who disliked this should of gone to the shoot out with a pocket knife only

    j manu

    metal 's not for everyone, definitly Megadeth is a so genious and symphnonic band.. like they have new memebers, this band stays the best ever

    criztu

    This is just pompous melodic pop rock symphonic mush
    Something happened to Dave Megadeth after Youthanasia

  38. Alexander Grissinger

    Long live King David MUSTAINE

  39. Adam Destructor Jr.

    Endgame couldn't be more perfect if they tried.

  40. NeuesTestament

    This song is very good.

  41. Cássio Amaral

    Criminally underrated song from Endgame, the main hook is catchy as hell.

    Alexander Butler

    Criminally under rated

  42. Michael Earley

    Funny thing is that Dave Mustaine actually made a few minor changes to the story to fit the song better. The heisters were not using armor piercing rounds. and i saw a comment about how the dude that died took his own life, he didnt. My dad met one of the officers involved in stopping the heist, and they went to a gun store, apprehended a few .30-06s, and shot him in the neck, the only vulnerable part his body. the weapons the police were using did not get through the armor the heisters were wearing

  43. Mario García

    4:03 holy wars

  44. A tentacle monster

    my battery is 44% rn

  45. Per Yngve Ohlin

    That christian bastard named Dave Mustain stole the opening riff from Dissection's song "The Somberlain"

  46. Jefferson Andres Araujo Mendoza

    Oh shit! The bassline of the verse is awesome and crude, so unreal fuck!!! Awesome Junior.

    Jeremy Cubs

    Jefferson Araujo That's not junior though, that's James Lomenzo.

  47. Mikhail

    Larry and Emil would be overjoyed to know that there is a song about them

    The Outlaw pantera rulz

    Mikhail lol yea

  48. Christopher Sardinha

    Leave it to Dave to write a song about the '97 N. Hollywood shootout.

  49. ΩJonatas Felipe AlexandreΩ

    MY FAVORITE THIS ALBUM

  50. Tomasz Tyczynski

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm SUPER ZAWSZE NA HIT ZASLUGUJE BEST HIT

  51. saiber 98

    aptized in a firefight
    Hot blood running cold as ice
    44 minutes of target practice
    All hell's breaking loose my best chorus

  52. feride özyürek

    Larry Phillips Jr. and Emil Mataseranu

  53. Jkoz 88

    endgame is definitely a super solid album with memorable riffs and heavy songs.

    Grell Motionless

    Ikr, and it's so underated

    Vic Rattlehead

    From David recent interview

    "We´re working on it. I mean, the last year we spent… We literally had no left over material for ”Dystopia” (2016). I mean nothing. We cleaned out the vaults. In fact I heard a lot of stuff from the three records I didn´t play on, especially ”Endgame” (2009) and I was like ”Whoa!” There´s a lot of cool stuff that I remember writing at soundchecks with Nick (Menza) and Marty (Friedman) and different things and I was happy to hear those turning into songs, but by the time we got done with ”Dystopia” the vault was empty. "

  54. TheMetalButt

    best album of the decade so far

  55. TheGrimReaper54321

    I believe they sampled an AK-47 bullet shot underneath the snare to give it more ambiance.

    Jaden Lynch

    It just shows how smart Dave is

  56. panthertrain1984

    Endgame and Rust are their two best albums

    MaTaFiX

    panthertrain1984 Dystopia, Rust in Peace and Countdown!

    Αρης Μακρης

    MaTaFiX agreed

    Grell Motionless

    Thirteen, Endgame, Dystopia

    Αρης Μακρης

    Grell Motionless peace sells countdown to extinction rust in peace....those are the best!

  57. Rauf M

    2:50 blessed part

  58. Billy Mays

    I am glad Dave left METALLICA now I have two favorite band

    Slayer Megadeth

    Megadeth s better little kids😂😈

    # teamgreen #

    @MirkoS1995 lol you are the dumbest fuck on the internet. Megadeth alone is WAY better than Metallica. All their shit that was even good was on Kill Em' All, which, guess what, was mainly written by Dave Mustaine. They stole it from him, then kicked him out. Lol you are autistic, Megadeth rules.

    # teamgreen #

    @Slayer Megadeth like your name. Megadeth and Slayer are the two best bands ever. Metallica and Anthrax both suck tho

    Slayer Megadeth

    @# teamgreen # he'll yeah

    Germán Ugo

    Metallica + Megadeth = Heaven

  59. Cesar Sandoval

    4:01 holy wars?

  60. Alex Ferus

    excellent heavy metal \m/

    Enzo S Medina

    Thrash Metal*

    Alex Ferus

    yeah ,ok but Thrash metal is a type of heavy metal.its heavy metal + punk Rock

  61. Trollo Trolissimo

    dat bass tone

  62. Juan Pablo. Villa

    minecraft

  63. marpas123c

    i love this song

  64. Christopher Hargreaves

    I don't normally rate Chris Broderick's soloing ability, sounds boring imo. But I have to say, his solo at 2:35 is fucking killer! \m/

    colpoinfernaleomicid

    i think the final solo in Me Hate You(Dystopia bonus track ) at min 2:38 is the hardest and impossible solo in Megadeth prodution. The technique of legato, slide and tapping skills in that solo is out of human possibilities except for aliens like Steve Vai.

  65. francis'frank'patrick tacardon Tababa

    solos climax metallica compremisew/mustaine make this happen i KNOW fans/people'want to get to hear listen to the 9ortten tracks completed right off the bat off their head' trust me this will make history hall of fame for the former mustaine alongw

  66. francis'frank'patrick tacardon Tababa

    waiting longawaited album since rtlightning,mopuppets,before jason hit the lights as cliff burtonit will be probably amazing fantastic energy potential ladenriffs

  67. Brockovich614

    This album is also 44 minutes.

    dat boi

    +rickmangler ill give you a thumbs up for a thumbs up to the thumbs up

    Riley Wallace

    +Brock Crutchfield the song shoulda been 4:40

    Logan Que

    cool avatar bro, scenes is epic af

    OptimisticPessimist

    A mere three seconds could be added by stretching it with a tempo filter. Nobody would notice but by eyeing the length and checking it against the original.

    Mohian The Man

    Metropolis Pt.3 the game and the death magnet

  68. Oscar Valencia Segura

    esa voz y sonido de EL GRAN DAVE Y CHRIS son espectaculares es una increíble canción y un exelente disco

  69. Zero Fighter

    This song when playing Payday 2, going loud...

    diogo apm

    +Zero Fighter man i actually do that
    I finished the new overdrill on Payday 2 listening to this music

    dat boi

    +diogo apm do the 🐐 heist with this going, worst heist ever :(

    diogo apm

    i dont think so but 

    Fish AI

    payday went full jew mode

  70. sairam srikanth

    I can't be the only one who thinks this song is about the north Hollywood bank shooting that happened wayy back in 1997

    sdivine13

    No, but that's only because it is

    Kalashnikova42069

    and there is the inspiration

  71. SILVERGENY

    who thinks that at the start of the song the guitar sounds like a rifle burst firing?

    TheMcardarelli

    +SILVERGENY A dude made a video mixing the music with the footage from the movie based on the shootout. It matches perfectly with the AK´s sounds ;)!

  72. Varun Kuchibhotla

    I bet Dave Mustaine looked at the album on New Year's Eve for 2010 and thought 'Yep, old enough to be remastered'.

    histick

    now super colider

    Alexis Del Castillo

    +ThrashMetal86 now dystopia

    Förlorat Sinne

    Now this have a remastered version. Not necessary, but ok

  73. Patty Cummins

    I love Dave due to the fact that he is so opiniated and keeps up with todays issues. We live in such a dysfunctional violent society. Great tune I have to buy this cd now. Megadeth rules \m/

  74. edward the potato

    Baptized in a firefight
    Hot blood running cold as ice
    44 minutes of target practice
    All hell's breaking loose
    Outgunned, watching "The Force" come to a firefight with a pocketknife
    getting schooled until they shot Achilles' heel
    and brought down the beast!!

  75. Stephen Dunhill

    god knows why all members of Megadeth keep walking out on Dave

    Bgokce92

    Most got fired.

    OrangePenumbra

    many people know

    micheal solas

    Dave was a dick. but God Damn am i happy Metallica fired him. Dave is a fucking beast

  76. Nino Falletta

    This is much better than that stupid Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2. That album is horrible.

  77. Νικος Φ

    since david stop using drugs he is not as creative as he used to be this song is a great one though

    Orion_Slice_

    James Lomenzo played bass on this record. David didn't return until Th1rt3en.

    Aaron Wash

    u ever listen to Rust In Peace bro?
    he kicked all the shit 4 that album. yeah...its pretty not-too-shabby! of course this waz their 1st album w/MarTay!!

  78. Dave

    very good song

  79. raptor jesus

    this is probably their last good album

    Walamonga 1313

    Never said that they didn't slow down, I said that Megadeth in the past was really fast but not actually heavy.

    Jay Belaire

    @Walamonga 1313 If they were never considered fast in the past.. then Metallica was never fast also. Killing is my Business - peace sells and rust in peace were all pretty fast stuff.. Endgame was great.. super collider was so so.

    Jay Belaire

    @Jay Belaire Rust in peace was a masterpiece. Every song had great solos and very good sound and overall album was A1.. this would be considered one of there best albums. The whole album from beginning to end is amazing. Peace sells is a Megadeth trade mark of albums.. its the album that gave them a mark in heavy metal.. everyone keeps forgetting So Far.. So good.. so what album.. that album was awesome also.. no one ever mentioned that album.. very heavy and really great solos also. Liar - set the world afire - Anarchy in the UK..502...hook in mouth  was overall a great heavy metal album.. System has failed and United Abomination brought them back into the heavier mainstream music again.. but Endgame and Th3rteen was still pretty heavy and good.. Any band that's been around for 30 plus years will always have hit and miss albums.. even Judas Priest and Aerosmith had a few not so good albums over the years.. its gonna happen when bands experiment a little and try different things.

    Varun Kuchibhotla

    @Walamonga 1313 Five Magics is easily the best song on Rust in Peace, next to Hangar 18 and Tornado Of Souls.

    Thane Krios

    +Jay Belaire That's what I like though. If the band actually progresively changes their sound. Because if all the albums were the same, people would get tired of it. Anyway, I think you simply can't please everyone's desires. As far as the band loves what they are doing, it's all good.

  80. walionis

    I'm glad someone made a song about this shootout. I think this song pays tribute to both the perpetrators and the police. It doesn't take sides and I respect that. Good sound too.

    Deadshovel

    You ain't no veteran, you piece of shit.

    melba jones

    John, you're so ignorant.

    Deadshovel

    How do I know he's not a son of a bitch?

    BlueCollarReview

    @john willow POG?

    Self-Esteem Team

    I smell Anarcho-Commie Faggots trying to say that they wanna abolish police? how fucking depressing of you.

  81. TheUndeadChurch

    This song is about "The North Hollywood Shootout"
    He's talking about Emil Matasareanu (Romanian) & Larry Phillips (American)

  82. Jacob Roberts

    my father worked for north hollywood PD he was in the shootout my father said larry phillips (main gunman) had hk 91 and and a romanian AIMS (AK 47) and emil matasareanu the second gunman had a polish underfolder and a m16 a1 with a C-mag and got gunned down by swat

    Jacob Roberts

    No he just got gunned down by swat, sorry i was not to answer sooner ive been on vacation and im going into the marine corps and expecting a child so sorry for the delay

    Snoop Cheesus

    @Jacob Roberts Man, chill out.
    You're not really obliged to reply, the fact that you did at all was great

    Dallas Miles

    Cool story bro

    Lizzard Gizzard

    @Dallas Miles Well said Son.

    micheal solas

    one of em had the gun jam so he took out his sidearm. his hand was shot so when he went to pull back the slide after reloading with his teeth, he shot himself in the head. when the other went to retrieve the money, swat shot him down. thats how my pharmacist (who worked at the pharmacy facing the bofa at the time) explained it

  83. Walamonga 1313

    Broderick's best solo in my opinion

    Walamonga 1313

    I Love Maths Yeah, that's definitely Dave. I was talking about the one from 2:35 to 3:03

    DAVE MUSTAINE

    For me it was head crusher

    João Vic Granato

    Public Enemy

    Jaden Lynch

    Holy shit, we have both Dave and Vic in the same comment?

  84. Josh Gonzales

    Today is the anniversary of the shoot out

  85. Divixxx15

    I want a big metal fan!! But guyz like Dave Mustaine and his new albums made me a huge fan of the band Megadeth!  This is really good music!

  86. diogo apm

    Payday 2 music XD

    Enzo S Medina

    Megadeth Music

    Enzo S Medina

    Megadeth Music

    Mislav Domlija

    diogo apm sly cooper fans unite

    Area 51 Toilet

    Fun fact this song is written because of the 97 North Hollywood shootout which was because of a bank robbery. Fits the theme. Lol

  87. Alien Ferreira

    The is the album of the decade!!! We got Ellefson back!!! Super Collider was a deferent album, hope they back to thrash!!!!
    \m/ MEGADETH \m/

    Jaden Lynch

    Hey, since this comment was made, Dystopia was released. Opinions on it?

  88. Dinosaurio Anacleto

    Fucking awesome :D

  89. kilop202085972020

    easy to play, apart from the solos. good beginner song

  90. guyrom11

    could have been cool as the official Payday 2 soundtrack 
    btw awesome song \m/

  91. Spiros Zografos

    0.29 So scary and heavy riff!

  92. alexandru nae

    such an amazing song!

  93. pierre taulet

    REALLY NICE!!!

  94. Justin Arsenault

    Lmfao I came here to comment the same thing xD

  95. Adriel Aranda

    que buena historia la de los 44 minutos.

  96. Michele Caruso

    I love it!

  97. George Costanza

    Fun fact: the entire Endgame album is 44:43 minutes long.

  98. 23popod2

    Dat solo