The Prisoner

Album: The Number Of The Beast (1982)
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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!!!
    HAHAHAHAHA

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

    Run, you've gotta fight, to breathe, it's tough.
    Now you see me, now you don't.
    Break the walls, I'm coming out.

    I'm not a prisoner, I'm a free man,
    And 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, you've gotta fight, to breathe, it's tough.
    Now you see me, now you don't.
    Break the walls, I'm coming out.

    I'm not a prisoner, I'm a free man,
    And 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,
    I'll live my life how i want to.
    You'd better scratch me
    from your black book,
    'Cause I'll run rings around you. Writer/s: Adrian Frederick Smith, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Rachel from Lodi, NjI.LOVE.THIS.SONG. point. blank period. And it is even better live. Something about singing out I'm a free man!! with twenty thousand other people. It is good for the soul.
  • Luke from Manchester, United KingdomA great contrast to Frank Herbert, author of Dune who's agent - when told Iron Maiden wanted to write a song about his book - said:
    "No. Because Frank Herbert doesn't like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially rock bands like Iron Maiden.".
  • Ray from Lodi, NjIron Maiden reintroduced this into their set for their 2012 Maiden England tour.
  • Stefan from Wien, AustriaBy hook or by crook, we will get it!
  • Cads from London, EnglandLast played in Switzerland on 6th September 1991.
    Would have been most welcome in the recent 'Early Days' tour 2005.
  • Keith from Slc, UtThere's more to the story . . .but . . .

    That would be telling.

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