EnglandIron Maiden

Artist rating: 83.55 % (ranking: 14)
Highest rating: 86.05 % (1988)
Most recent trend: 69.64 % (2015)
Highest trend: 88.18 % (1988)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1975-12-25

Formed 45 years ago
 

External links

Official site

Members

Blaze Bayley, Clive Burr, Paul Di'Anno, Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Dennis Stratton

Genres

1985
79.67 %
1986
90.28 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1990
32.87 %
1992
42.84 %

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
86.91 %
(2012-06-10)
Release date: 1988-04-11
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2004-03-08)
 
Average song length: 05:30
Average song rating:

Ranking

Iron Maiden:
3
/
16
Year (1988):
2
/
78
Decade (1980's):
23
/
759
Overall:
96
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Band members

Bruce Dickinson
lead vocals
Steve Harris
bass guitar, string synthesiser
Nicko McBrain
drums, percussion
Adrian Smith
guitar, synthesiser

Lyrics

Moonchild
05:41
Seven deadly sins
Seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell
And your trip begins

Seven downward slopes
Seven bloodied hopes
Seven are your burning fires
Seven your desires

I am he, the bornless one
The fallen angel watching you
Babylon, the scarlet whore
I'll infiltrate your gratitude
Don't you dare to save your son
Kill him now and save the young ones
Be the mother of a birth strangled babe
Be the devils own, Lucifer's my name

Moonchild, hear the mandrake scream
Moonchild, open the seventh seal

I count the heads of those unborn
The accursed ones I'll find them all
And if you die by your own hand
As a suicide you shall be damned
And if you try to save your soul
I will torment you, you shall not grow old
With every second and passing breath
You'll be so alone your soul will bleed to death

Moonchild, hear the mandrake scream
Moonchild, open the seventh seal
Moonchild, you'll be mine soon, child
Moonchild, take my hand tonight

The twins they are exhausted, seven is this night
Gemini is rising and the red lips kiss to bite
Seven angels, seven demons battle for his soul
When Gabriel lies sleeping, this child was born to die

One more dies, one more lives
One baby cries, one mother grieves
For all the sins you will commit
You'll beg forgiveness and none I'll give
A web of fear shall be your coat
To clothe you in the night
A lucky escape for you, young man
But I see you damned in endless night

Moonchild, hear the mandrake scream
Moonchild, open the seventh seal
Moonchild, you'll be mine soon, child
Moonchild, take my hand tonight
Infinite Dreams
06:09
Infinite dreams, I can't deny them
Infinity is hard to comprehend
I couldn't hear those screams
Even in my wildest dreams

Suffocation waking in a sweat
Scared to fall asleep again
In case the dream begins again

Someone chasing I cannot move
Standing rigid, a nightmare's statue
What a dream when will it end
And will I transcend

Restless sleep the minds in turmoil
One nightmare ends, another fertile
It's getting to me, so scared to sleep
But scared to wake now, in too deep

Even thought it's reached new heights
I rather like the restless nights
It makes me wonder, makes me think
There's more to this I'm on the brink
It's not the fear of what's beyond
It's just that I might not respond
I have an interest, almost craving
Would I like to get too far in?

It can't all be coincidence
Too many things are evident
You tell me you're an unbeliever
Spiritualists? Well me, I'm neither
Wouldn't you like to know the truth
What's out there to have the proof
And find out just which side you're on
Where would you end in Heaven or in Hell?

Help me, help me to find my true self without seeing the future
Save me, save me from fortuning myself even within my dreams

There's got to be just more to it than this
Or tell me why do we exist
I'd like to think that when I die
I'd get a chance another time
And to return and live again
Reincarnate, play the game
Again and again and again and again
Can I Play with Madness
03:31
Can I play with madness

Give me the sense to wonder
To wonder if I'm free
Give me a sense of wonder
To know I can be me
Give me the strength to hold my head up
Spit back in their face
Don't need no key to unlock this door
Gonna break down the walls
Break out of this bad place

Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness - there's no vision there at all
Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see

I screamed aloud to the old man
I said don't lie, don't say you don't know
I say you'll pay for your mischief
In this world or the next
And then he fixed me with a freezing glance
And the hell fires raged in his eyes
He said do you want to know the truth son
I'll tell you the truth
Your soul's gonna burn in the lake of fire

Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness - there's no vision there at all
Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see
The Evil That Men Do
04:34
Love is a razor and I walked the line on that silver blade
Slept in the dust with his daughter, her eyes red with the slaughter of innocence
And will pray for her
I will call her name out loud
I would bleed for her
If only I could see her now

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge

The evil that men do lives on and on
The evil that men do lives on and on

Circle of fire, my baptism of joy at an end it seems
The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me
And I will pray for you
Some day I may return
Don't you cry for me
Beyond is where I learn

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge

The evil that men do lives on and on
The evil that men do lives on and on
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
09:54
Here they stand, brothers them all
All the sons, divided they'd fall
Here await the birth of the son
The seventh, the heavenly, the chosen one

Here the birth from the unbroken line
Born the healer, the seventh, his time
Unknowingly blessed and as his life unfolds
Slowly unveiling the power he holds

Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son

Then they watch the progress he makes
The Good and the evil, which path will he take
Both of them trying to manipulate
The use of his powers before it's too late

Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son

Today is born the seventh one
Born of woman, the seventh son
And he in turn of a seventh son
He has the power to heal
He has the gift of the second sight
He is the chosen one
So it shall be written
So it shall be done
The Prophecy
05:06
Now that I know that the right time has come
My prediction will surely be true
The impending disaster it looms
And the whole of the village is doomed
Why won't you listen to me
Is it so hard to understand
That I am the real seventh son
Your life or death on me depends

Suffering and pain, impending disaster
Souls crying, the devil's laughter
I heard the cry of the seventh whistlers
Lucifer smiles, looks on and waits

I'll take your life in my hands
Your fate, your fortune's in my visions
Heed what I say and you'll see what will be
Please listen to me

Now that they see the disaster is done
Now they put all the blame unto me
They feel I brought on a curse
Don't they know that the torment, it stays
With me knowing that I walk alone
Through the eyes of the future I see
They don't even know what fear is
Don't they know I'm the one who is cursed

Purgatory beckons, souls lost forever
Life after death or heaven hereafter
Heard the call of the seven whistlers again
Now Lucifer laughs, hell awaits

I had their lives in my hands
Their fates, their fortunes in my visions
No one believed in my true prophecy
And now it's too late
The Clairvoyant
04:27
Feel the sweat break on my brow
Is it me or is it shadows that are dancing on the walls
Is this a dream or is it now
Is this a vision or normality I see before my eyes

I wonder why, I wonder how
That it seems that the power's getting stronger every day
I feel a strength, an inner fire
But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore

There's a time to live and a time to die
When it's time to meet the maker
There's a time to live, but isn't it strange
That as soon as you're born you're dying

Just by looking through your eyes
He could see the future penetrating right in through your mind
See the truth and see your lies
But for all his power, couldn't foresee his own demise

There's time to live and a time to die
When it's time to meet the maker
There's a time to live, but isn't it strange
That as soon as you're born you're dying

I'll be reborn again
Only the Good Die Young
04:41
The demon in your mind will rape you in your bed at night
The wisdom of ages, the lies and outrages concealed
Time it waits for no man
My future, it is revealed
Time it waits for no man
My fate is sealed

If I cancel tomorrow the undead will thank me today
Fly in the face of the prophets, I mock your morality plays
The moon is red and bleeding
The sun is burned and black
The book of life is silent
No turning back

Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
Only the good die young

Mystery madman, a victim of cruel charade
Some innocent pawn in an end game, one more stalemate
Is death another birthday
A way to kiss your dreams goodbye
Do the undead live within us
And look through our eyes

Walking on water, are miracles all you can trust
Measure your coffin, does is measure up to your lust
So I think I'll leave you
With your bishops and your guilt
So until the next time
Have a good sin

Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
Only the good die young

Seven deadly sins
Seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell

Seven downward slopes
Seven bloodied hopes
Seven are your burning fires
Seven your desires
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