"Chains Of Misery" as written by Bruce Dickinson and David Michael Murray....
There's a madman in the corner of
Your eye
He likes to pry, into your sunlight
He wants to burst into the street
With you and I
A world of shadows and of rain
He's seen what love is
He wants to pay you back with guilt

He lies to you he won't let you be
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key
He holds your chains of misery

There's a prophet in the gutter
In the street
He say "you're damned!"
And you believe him
He's got a vision but it shines out
Through your eyes
A world of hatred and fear
He's felt what love means
He wants to pay you back with pain

He lies to you, he won't let you be
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned the key
He holds your chains of misery

It's only love that holds the key to
Our hearts
It's only love

He lies to you he won't let you be
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned the key
He holds your chains of misery

He lies to you he won't let you be
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned the key
He holds your chains of misery


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"Chains of Misery" as written by David Michael Murray Bruce Dickinson

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    General CommentAll about someone who's been captured. Good, fun chorus. Pretty good song, though overshadowed by the other great songs on "Fear of the Dark"
    UpTheIronson September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems like a sequeal to "Can I Play With Madness".
    LordOfLighton March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems like a sequeal to "Can I Play With Madness".
    LordOfLighton March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, Can I play with Madness is based on the same thing the rest of the Seventh Son album is, Orson Scott Card's fantasy novel series "The Tales of Alvin Maker".
    olla666on August 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit seems to me like its about a guy being manipulated in a way. or maybe some metaphorical way of describing depression.
    There's a madman in the corner of
    your eye
    He likes to pry - into your sunlight

    im not sure. but it seems like something is causing this person great mental distress
    IRON MIADEN!on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, one of my favorites from the Fear of the Dark album.
    Somehow I think this song refers to the novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", or just about someone who's shizophrenic. He's fighting with himself, with his evil side, tries to stop himself from doing something bad, but it seems like his Evil Side - Mr. Hyde, maybe - is going to win, because he has something to blackmail the good side with - he holds his chains of misery.
    But I may be wrong, just my own interpretation of a great song.
    TheLightbringeron March 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI say New World Order, and they are taking about big brother and when he turns the key to lock us in is when RFID chips are placed in everyone, so big brother can lock you in into the Chains of Misery...look it up if you need to...
    simplydroon March 27, 2011   Link

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