Monday, March 12, 2007

Iron Maiden Countdown - 5 days to go

Well, another day, another Iron Maiden song that we all love. I might have listened to lots of Iron Maiden songs, but the very first CD that I bought was Killers. The bloody cover itself was hypnotic. I love Eddie in that pose with an axe in his hand. Even though this album does not have the usual epic songs, it has a central theme - all dealing with "killers". Lovely, I say!. And I love the vocals by Di'Anno. The guy has a natural voice that suits this album and he does a great job. I wanted to write about one song, but I really love the whole album. The title song is obviously the best in the album and "Murders In the Rue Morgue" comes a close second. For all you Maiden fans who do not really like Di'Anno, this might be a boring album, but this ones a killer for me!.

In "Murders In the Rue Morgue", the lyrics are great.....

Murders in the Rue Morgue
someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
run before the killers go free

There's some people coming down the street
at last there's someone heard my call
I can't understand why they're pointing at me
I never done nothing at all.
But I must have got some blood on my hands
because everyone's shouting at me
I can't speak French so I couldn't explain
and like a fool I started running away.


If you concentrate on the lyrics during the song, a chill runs down your spine. Foreign place, murder and blood on your hands!. Check out the complete lyrics for this song - here.

Killers - the song starts off with the perspective of the victim, beautifully portrayed in these lines....

You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back,
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs.

It then moves on to the perspective of the killer and ends with this beautiful set of lines. Watch out for the likeliness with the first few lines of the song itself.

You walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back,
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
Killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs.
Oooh look out, I'm coming for you!
Ahahahaha!

Check out the complete lyrics - here. Just love this album. Gonna listen to it again.

You can read more on this amazing site that has everything Iron Maiden - here.

2 comments:

  1. Whoa! Duuuuuuude!!!
    *kickin myself for not findin your blog earlier)

    I bow before thee, oh fellow maidenhead.

    Almost four days to go...WHOO!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by fellow Maiden lover.....hope the trip has been great....its getting better, covering more albums a day!!

    Up the Irons!

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