Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Iron Maiden Countdown - 3 days to go

I would think there are some great songs in "Live After Death", but skipping it...Somewhere In Time and the song that comes upto your mind would be "Wasted Years". Obviously. This is probably the only Maiden song that creeps into those "Compilation" and "Best Of" CDs brought out by any and every music co on the planet. I kinda love the song for its fast phase and catchy lyrics. There are better songs on the album, my other favourite would be "Stranger In A Strange Land". The lyrics go like...

One hundred years have gone and men again
they came that way
To find the answer to the mystery
They found his body lying where it fell all that day
Preserved in time for all to see
No brave new world, no brave new world
Lost in this place, and leave no trace

To read more on the song, go here.

Woohoo!! and we come to probably my favourite Maiden album of em all. "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son". Damn, this whole albums a fucking trip!!!. Starts off with "Moonchild". Damn, great song. Beautiful lyrics.....

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

Moves onto "Can I Play With Madness". Damn, one cracker of a song. I love these lines.....

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 this mischief
In this world or the next
Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
And the hellfires raged in his eyes
He said you wanna know the truth son?
Lord, I'll tell you the truth
Your soul's gonna burn in a lake of fire

Aargh, go and listen to the complete album!!.

And we move to "No Prayer For the Dying". Damn, this was the first tape that I owned of Iron Maiden. I remember my sister buying it for me from some place in Madurai - of all places. She probably was chanting the Lord's Prayer all the way!! Hehe.... I still have that tape!. I don't know too many Maiden fans who really like this album, calling it pretty much a lame album. Well, to all you lame jokers, this is one heck of an album too!. Granted, Bruce sounds like he is reciting some songs, but still. I love the title track....

There are times when I've wondered
And times when I've cried
When my prayers they were answered
At times when I've lied
But if you asked me a question
Would I tell you the truth
Now there's something to bet on
You've got nothing to lose

If you play computer games, especially the sniper sorta games, you will love "The Assassin". And you can certainly expect this song to be played by Maiden....Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter. Damn, I remember singing that song in school. Me, Anand and Anwin chanting the chorus during maths class. Fucking hilarious!.

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

1 comment:

  1. My favourites are Holy Smoke, Children of the Damned, The Trooper, Powerslave...


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