"Judas Be My Guide" as written by Bruce Dickinson and David Michael Murray....
Lights out
We live in a world
Of darkness
No doubt
Everything's up for sale
We sleep
All of the world is burning
We pray
To god for a better deal
Nothing is sacred
Back then or now
Everything's wasted
Is that all there is?
Can I go now?

Judas my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas my guide

Fight wars
Die in a blaze of glory
Come home
Meat in a plastic sack
Fall down
Better pray to your God
For mercy
So kneel
And help the blade cut clean
Nothing is sacred
Back then or now
Everyone's wasted
Is that all there is?
Is that it now?

I live in the black
I have no guiding light
I'm whispering in your dreams

Judas my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas my guide

Judas my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas my guide


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"Judas Be My Guide" as written by David Michael Murray Bruce Dickinson

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    General CommentGood answers guys. I was afraid people would start going how Maiden is atheist.
    Volganatoron November 29, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe following lines are, in my opinion, key here-- "Everything's up for sale", "Nothing is sacred, back then or now", alluding to the vanity of today's world. Judas may be a symbol for that vanity, having commited the ultimate vanity in betraying the son of God for a handful of money. People today are lead by vanity, they have no other "guiding light", like the song says.
    EyeAmon October 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA world filled with people who don't listen to the voice of God is lost and another revolution led by Judas is the only way to establish his Kingdom again. Hence, Judas Be My Guide.
    TheSeventhOneon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA world filled with people who don't listen to the voice of God is lost and another revolution led by Judas is the only way to establish his Kingdom again. Hence, Judas Be My Guide.
    TheSeventhOneon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the highlights of Fear of the Dark...excellent melodies.
    minihatson April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song could also be a tribute to "Judas Priest", one of the leading bands in The New Wave of British Heavy Metal, from which Maiden found much of their inspiration. Good song.
    AFI_Fan24on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow the church would just LOVe the name of this song
    spooner113on July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, other than the chorus i don't understand what judas has to do with it
    FRYLORD13on August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really just about being lead to follow the wrong path. Or a person who has no direction in there life so they just follow what the 1st thing there told to do.
    LordOfLighton February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've noticed how educated IM and metal fans are compared to fans of almost any other genre...just thought I'd put that out there. Too many people make misconceptions about metal and IM...when I just wish they'd play it on the radio instead of this Metallica everything in E Minor bullshit!
    Journeyman7on June 18, 2009   Link

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