The Number Of The Beast

Steve Harris

Woe to you, oh, earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six

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


The 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 all this for real or just some kind of hell?

6-6-6, the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were phrased
As they start to cry, hands held to the sky
In the night, the fires are burning bright
The ritual has begun, Satan's work is done

6-6-6, the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can't go on, I must inform the law
Can this still be real
Or just some crazy dream?
But I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerize
Can't avoid their eyes

6-6-6, the number of the beast
6-6-6, 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 its course

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Auf welchen Alben wurde das Lied “The Number Of The Beast” von Iron Maiden veröffentlicht?
Iron Maiden hat das Lied auf den Alben “The Number Of The Beast” im Jahr 1982, “Video Pieces” im Jahr 1983, “Aces High” im Jahr 1984, “Live After Death (Live)” im Jahr 1985, “Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85)” im Jahr 1985, “Maiden Mania 80-87” im Jahr 1987, “Maiden England '88” im Jahr 1989, “Run To The Hills / The Number Of The Beast” im Jahr 1990, “2 Minutes To Midnight / Aces High” im Jahr 1990, “Live At Donington '92” im Jahr 1993, “Best Of The Beast” im Jahr 1996, “A Real Live Dead One (Live)” im Jahr 1998, “Rock In Rio” im Jahr 2002, “Death On The Road (Live)” im Jahr 2005, “Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980 - 1989” im Jahr 2008, “Flight 666 (Live)” im Jahr 2009, “En Vivo!” im Jahr 2012, “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter” im Jahr 2017 und “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City” im Jahr 2020 veröffentlicht.
Wer hat das Lied “The Number Of The Beast” von Iron Maiden komponiert?
Das Lied “The Number Of The Beast” von Iron Maiden wurde von Steve Harris komponiert.

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