Trust (Megadeth song)

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Megadeth – Trust.jpg
Single by Megadeth
from the album Cryptic Writings
Released May 8, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Heavy metal
Length 5:11
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman
Producer(s) Dave Mustaine
Megadeth singles chronology
"A Tout le Monde"
"Crush 'Em"

"Trust" is the first song on American heavy metal band Megadeth's seventh studio album Cryptic Writings. It was released on May 8, 1997 in both English and Spanish language versions. The song had significant airplay and MTV rotation and reached #5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it Megadeth's most successful single to date followed by "Breadline" and "Crush 'Em" from their follow-up album Risk, both of which reached #6 in the same charts. It was later included on the three compilation albums, Capitol Punishment, Back to the Start and Anthology: Set the World Afire, and the box set Warchest.

The song tells the story of relationships that have failed due to mutual dishonesty.

The song was nominated for a 1998 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.

Also, the song's closest competitor on the Billboard 200 of Hard rock was Metallica's "Bleeding Me" (1996-97).

A "Spanish" version of the song was used as a bonus track on the Latin American edition of Cryptic Writings and later on the international remaster of the album. However, only the chorus is in Spanish. The song is otherwise identical to its album counterpart in verse. Mustaine would record a Spanish version of The World Needs A Hero song "Promises" a few years later, which also appeared on the Latin American version of its parent album.

An instrumental version was released for Extreme Championship Wrestling performer Jerry Lynn and was later issued on ECW: Extreme Music compilation.

The drum intro of the song is currently played right before kickoffs during each home game played by the Arizona State Sun Devils. This same intro is very similar to the Pittsburgh Penguins' entrance theme and is featured in the film The Boys of Winter.

Track lists

  1. "Trust" – 5:13
  2. "A Secret Place" – 5:31
  3. "Tornado of Souls" (live) – 5:55
  4. "À Tout le Monde" (live) – 4:52


Chart (1997) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[1] 5

External links

  • Lyrics from the Megadeth site
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


  1. ^ "Megadeth Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
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