"Am I Evil?" as written by Sean Lyndon Harris and Brian Andrew Tatler....
My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace

27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man

As I watched my Mother die, I lost my head
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread
Takin' no chances, you come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free.

27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man

On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you, smell so sweet.

27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man

I'll make my residence, I'll watch your fire
You can come with me, sweet desire
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home


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"Am I Evil" as written by Sean Lyndon Harris Brian Andrew Tatler

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    General CommentI like the song..but did you guys know that the intro is acctaully a symphony part taken from some symphony names 'The Planets'. The think the intro to 'Am I Evil' is form the section called Mars which is the planet of war. Just a little bit of information you might not have already known.
    I like the diamond head version a little better than teh metallica version. I think the guys voice in diamond head fits the song a little more, but they're both good!
    Eldon June 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song, both the original and cover... What the hell does "27 everyone was nice" mean??
    deadmaker7on April 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like diamond head though i have to say i prefere metallicas version of this song
    FoRwHoMtHeBeLlToLlSon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song- very dark, and a true showcase for guitarist Brian Tatler. A band that deserved so much, but like so many other British metal bands of the 80s, were killed off by the incompetence of their record labels.
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe Anthology is Diamonds best record of their work to date. This song is so cool and metallicas version aint a patch on this.
    Ben2k9on January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i saw them live last night and there version is betetr, i've officially changed my mind!
    FoRwHoMtHeBeLlToLlSon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them live supporting Megadeth and they rullled. nt half as good as megadeth but still they still kicked ass. This song is soooo kool.
    countfloydon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI saw them live supporting Megadeth and they rullled. nt half as good as megadeth but still they still kicked ass. This song is soooo kool.

    hehe, same here!
    Ben2k9on June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhy were they supporting Megadeth anyway? They're older than them, and they influenced them too.
    minihatson April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also saw them supporting Megadeth. The main reason they were supporting them I think is because Megadeth is much bigger than Diamond Head, comercially. I was just really pissed off that I missed half of Diamond Head's set and that Sean Harris was no longer with them. Oh, great song too. In my opinion one of many fully unappreciated rock/metal songs, lacking much well deserved credit.
    Deathsdoor99on June 13, 2006   Link

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