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"we want information, information, information."
"who are you?"
"the new number two."
"who is number one?"
"you are number six."
"i am not a number, i am a free man."
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA."


I'm on the run, i kill to eat.
I'm starving now, i'm feeling dead on my feet.
Going all the way, i'm nature's beast.
Do what i want, i'll do as i please.

Run, fight, to breathe, it's tough.
Now you see me (haha!) now you don't.
Break the walls, i'm coming out.

Not a prisoner i'm a free man,
& my blood is my own now.
Don't care, where the past was,
I know where i'm going...out!

If you kill me, it's self-defence,
If i kill you, then i call it vengeance.
Spit in your eye, i will defy,
You'll be afraid when i call out your name.

Run, fight, to breathe, it's gonna be tough.
Now you see me, now you don't.
Break the walls, i'm coming out.

Not a prisoner, i'm a free man,
& my blood is my own now.
Don't care where the past was,
I know where i'm going.

I'm not a number, i'm a free man,
Live my life where i want to.
You'd better scratch me from your black book,
'cause i'll run rings around you.

Not a prisoner, i'm a free man,
& my blood is my own now.
Don't care where the past was,
I know where i'm going.

I'm not a number, i'm a free man,
Live my life where i want to.
You'd better scratch me from your black book,
'cause i'll run rings around you.

Not a prisoner, i'm a free man,
& my blood is my own now.
Don't care where the past was,
I know where i'm going.



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    gwilikers6Jul 19, 2008 at 12:52 am
    This song is about the British TV show "The Prisoner." Iron Maiden has also used this show as the topic for the song Back in the Village. The intro is a real quote from the show.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    I am my own person nobody can tell me how to live or what i can do. You cannot force me into your mold of who you want me to be and bound me by the chains of conformance.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    U are right me mate. The prisoner was a big hit in the uk.
    Back in the village is an anthem. One of the truely best pieces. Under rated. Wich i think is a good hidden gem.
    Tx go on sale today for denver usa

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