Hooks In You

Album: No Prayer For The Dying (1990)
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  • This is part of "The Charlotte saga," a series of songs about a prostitute. It's the sequel to "Charlotte the Harlot" and "22 Acacia Avenue." The song's narrator acknowledges her residence as being at "number 22," so we know the girl in the song is Charlotte.
  • Co-written by band members Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson. Although this is the only song on No Prayer for the Dying that Smith had any hand in composing, he didn't play on it.
  • Bruce Dickinson: "'Hooks In You' is a slightly tongue-in-cheek thing. Me and Paddy (his wife) went to look at a house to buy, and it was lived in by three gay guys. We looked around and it had all these beams, and one of the guys was obviously into S&M and leather and stuff, and in one room there were these enormous industrial hooks screwed into the beams. My mind boggled at what they could be used for. I went home and wrote 'Hooks In You' with the line 'All the hooks in the ceiling, that well hung feeling.' I couldn't write it about gay guys, but what if you went round to the house of Mr. and Mrs. Average you found all these hooks in the ceiling? What do THEY get up to? (when asked if he bought the house) No, we didn't! At the end of the song the guy thinks his wife has been unfaithful and sets her in concrete in the foundations." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brett - Edmonton, Canada, for all above
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