1. Tuesday, November 26, 2002

    Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast 

    The Number of the Beast

    Captiol Records, 1982

    The Number of the Beast


    I left alone, my mind was blank,

    I needed time to think, to get the memories from my mind

    What did I see? Can I believe?

    That what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy

    Just what I saw in my old dreams,

    Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me

    ‘Cause in my dreams it’s always there,

    The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair.


    Night was black,

    Was no use holding back,

    ‘Cause I just had to see

    Was someone watching me

    In the mist, Dark figures move and twist,

    Was this all for real

    Or some kind of hell

    666 — the number of the beast

    Hell and fire was spawned to be released

    Torches blazed

    And sacred chants were praised,

    As they start to cry

    Hands held to the sky

    In the night,

    The fires burning bright,

    The ritual has begun,

    Satan’s work is done

    666 — the number of the beast

    Sacrifice is going on tonight

    (2:46-Solo: Dave Murray)

    (3:15-Solo: Adrian Smith)

    This can’t go on,

    I must inform the law,

    Can this still be real

    Or some crazy dream?

    But I feel drawn toward the evil chanting hordes,

    Seem to mesmerize me, can’t avoid their eyes

    666, the number of the beast

    666, the one for you and me

    I’m coming back, I will return,

    And I’ll possess your body and I’ll make you burn

    I have the fire, I have the force,

    I have the power to make my evil take it’s course