Can I Play With Madness

Album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Charted: 3
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  • Can I play with madness?
    Give me the sense to wonder
    To wonder if I'm free
    Give me a sense of wonder
    To know I can be me
    Give me the strength to hold my head up
    Spit back in their face
    Don't need no key to unlock this door
    Gonna break down the walls
    Break out of this bad place

    Can I play with madness? The prophet stared at his crystal ball
    Can I play with madness? There's no vision there at all
    Can I play with madness? The prophet looked and he laughed at me, ha, he said
    Can I play with madness? He said, "You're blind, too blind to see"
    Oh, said, "You're too blind to see", mmm

    I screamed aloud to the old man
    I said, "Don't lie, don't say you don't know"
    I said, "You'll pay for this mischief"
    "Ah, in this world or the next"
    Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
    And the hellfires raged in his eyes
    He said, "Do you wanna know the truth, son?"
    "Lord, I'll tell you the truth"
    "Your soul's gonna burn in a lake of fire"

    Can I play with madness? The prophet stared at his crystal ball
    Can I play with madness? There's no vision there at all
    Can I play with madness? The prophet looked and he laughed at me, ha ha, he said
    Can I play with madness? He said, "You're blind, too blind to see"
    "Oh, listen to me," said the prophet

    Can I play with madness? The prophet stared at his crystal ball
    Can I play with madness? There's no vision there at all
    Can I play with madness? The prophet looked and he laughed at me, ha, he said
    Can I play with madness? He said, "You're blind, too blind to see"
    Can I play with madness? Writer/s: Adrian Frederick Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Molly Brown from NetherlandsTony Ca, that is a comment that can only be written on acid.
  • Paul Bradley from YorkshireSuddenly the magazine become a torch that keeps burning ?
  • Humberto Veras from Recife - BrazilCommander of British airline, that he makes frequent medical examinations. Member of the English Olympic team in you very Olympic Games. captain of the airplane of Iron Maiden tours. Nothing of that combines with drugs. The same happens with the other member, it is only to observe their conducts and Acts
  • Oto from SlovakiaBest of maiden.
  • Cody from Kansas City, MoWHAT??? IRON MAIDEN DID DRUGS??? Didn't know that...
  • Emarkm from Cheshire, United KingdomGraham Chapman (one of the Monty Pythons) is the teacher in the video - shortly before his death.
  • Tony from Mariposa, CaSounds like the Iron Maiden boys were all tripping on acid when they came up with the over and over and over again "Can I play with madness" lyrics. I hope they've grown out of the drugs by now. Hard rock. Plain and simple. Screaming in the microphone. Man, a little bit of Iron Maiden goes along ways with this guy.
  • Myra from Chicago, IlThis is such an awesome classic rock song! Why i am the first to comment on it puzzles me.
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