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(In a low voice)
Woe to you o earth and sea
For the devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows that time is short
Let him who hath understanding recon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
It's 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 own 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

Yeah... !

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 some kind of hell

666 the number of the beast
Hell and fire were spawned to be released

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

666 the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

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

666 the number of the beast
666 the one for you 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



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  • g
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    gwilikers6Jul 19, 2008 at 12:54 am
    Although it sounds Satanic, Iron Maiden is not a Satanic band and this song is just about a dream that bassist, Steve Haris, had.
  • EmoGurl4Every1
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    EmoGurl4Every1Jul 20, 2008 at 11:25 am
    I Think The Song Is Talking About A Dream Stating About The Beast.The Whole Entire Song Is About The Number 6-6-6 It's Saying That Satan Was Messing With His Mind Though It Was Already Warped Enough And That He Had To Start Praying To God To Destroy These Evil Images He Was Dream About.
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    TelmanAug 28, 2009 at 5:31 am
    Its about how satan brings an army to conquer the earth & the guy at first wants to prevent them but then gets seducted & joins the army of hell
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    ironmaiden666Dec 3, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    I WENT TO SEE IRON MAIDEN LIVE AT TWICKENHAM STADIUM THEY WERE FUCKIN SICK.
    I PRAY TO EDDIE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I GO TO BED
    SERIOUSLY I DO

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