Bring Your Daughter To the Slaughter

Album: No Prayer For The Dying (1990)
Charted: 1
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  • Honey its getting close to midnight, and all the myths are still in town
    True love and lipstick on your linen, bite the pillow make no sound
    If there's some living to be done before your life becomes your tomb
    You'd better know that I'm the one, so unchain your back door invite me around

    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go
    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go
    Let her go, yeah!
    Honey its getting close to daybreak, the sun is creeping in the sky
    No patent remedies for heartache, just empty words and humble pie
    So get down on your knees honey, assume an attitude
    You just pray that I'll be waiting cos you know I'm coming soon

    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go
    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go

    So pick up your foolish pride, no going back
    No where, no way, no place to hide

    (2:24-Solo: Janick Gers)

    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter
    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter
    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Bring your daughter, fetch your daughter
    Bring your daughter, fetch your daughter
    Bring your daughter, fetch your daughter to the slaughter

    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go
    Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
    Let her go, let her go, let her go

Comments: 18

  • Get Up The Yard from IrelandSpinal Tap without the talent. This 'song' is truly vile. Imagine if rappers sang about violence against women like these planks.
  • Caitlin from Colmesneil, Txhttp://www.themetalinquisition.com/2009/03/day-that-dave-murray-blew-me-off.html

    Ironic considering whenever I hear this song it reminds me of the movie "Bordello of Blood". Like, this would be coming from Lilith's point of view as she's pursuing Caleb's sister Katherine. The middle section with the "aah's" would be like the part where Katherine sneaks up on Lilith and kills her, and then the "I'm coming to get you!" at the end is like the ending of the movie where Katherine and the detective are in the car and she reveals she's a vampire and bites him.
    But maybe that's just me. ;)
  • Carlos from Santa Rita,The chorus is good, well sung but the lyrics are really disgusting. The evil that men do is very much better. Anyway, the lyrics has fit its purposes.
  • Carlos from Santa Rita,The chorus is good, well sung but the lyrics are really disgusting. The evil that men do is very much better. Anyway, the lyrics has fit its purposes.
  • Rachel from North Jersey, NjLove it or hate it this song is a guilty pleasure for a lot of fans. Since VH1 put it on their worst metal song list, all of a sudden everyone says they hate it. Personally, I think it's a very naughty song (ya really need to read between the lines ) and I like it. Just my opinion though.
  • Damien from Edmonton, CanadaWorst. Maiden. Song. Ever!
  • Jaymz from Ayr, ScotlandThis is one of the most over-rated Iron Maiden songs ever, infact it's second only to Run to the Hills.
  • Kaurl from Pittsburg, Caya i also think it has to do with girls after all metal hasalot of double meanings
  • Devon from Westerville, Ohpretty good song. i thought it would have been cool in the intro to say honey it's two minutes to midnight instead of it's getting close to midnight. thats just me though.
  • Jed Burningham from Highland, UtNot maidens best song, but it was good.
  • Dave from London, EnglandI hate to be pedantic but the Iron Maiden version of this song is NOT the version used on A Nightmare On Elm Street 5, it was actually Bruce Dickinson's original solo version which even appears on Bruce's "Very Best Of..." album. Jannick does play on this version though, but he replaced Adrian in the band after working with Bruce on Tattooed Millionaire.
  • Billy from Otway, OhThis Should Have Been Used In Jason Takes Manhattan
  • Matt from Millbrae, Cacharming title
  • Josh from Las Vegas, Nvyeah, it was on their list of worst metal songs of all time... BS.
  • Ahab from Slam Town, CaThere's an added element to the song that some people don't know about: BUM SEX! Supposedly Bruce kept up the 'period' angle by inserting (ooerr) allusions to anal intercourse. Look in the lyrics!
  • Cody from Houston, AkI think this song is somehow about groupies. He says "Bring your daughter to the slaughter, let her go..." The 'slaughter' could count as one of their concerts (NE1 who's seen them live knows that their audiences soon grow pretty physical).
  • Tom from Trowbridge, EnglandThough I read somewhere it was voted worst song of the year!
  • Tom from Trowbridge, EnglandGreat song. Deserved to be #1.
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