Afraid To Shoot Strangers

Album: Fear Of The Dark (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a political track based on war and how governments and generals are using soldiers as pawns when they don't really want to kill anyone. Written around the time of the first Gulf War, it has been announced live by Bruce Dickinson on more than one occasion, once at Live at Donnington Monsters of Rock. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    lee dutton - wolverhampton, England

Comments: 7

  • Sahar from Iran_mashhadSpecial songs. Special band. Special Bruce.
  • Edgar from Athens, GreeceSo few comments for a masterpiece like this...On of the best songs ever,period!!!!
  • Hetfield from Port Louis, MauritiusOne of Iron Maiden best.... One of the greatest bands ever. Long live Maiden!!!
  • Lee from Brigg, Englandiron maiden is the greatest thing to happen to me ever
  • Sebastian from Fredrikstad, United Statesmaiden rules
  • Apoorv from Bhopal, Indiareally gr8 a song the way it slowly gets the fast beat and thn back really was kool
  • Chris from Cape Town, SwedenOne of my favorite Maiden songs and one of their greatest achievements. Rocking lyrics, and the way the music changes suddenly from the beginning section to the chorus is awesome. One of the few songs where the live version is better than the original. The Donington performance where the crowd shouts 'HEY' on the beat is enough to make you get up and start shouting with them. Long live IRON MAIDEN!
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