"Weekend Warrior" as written by Janick Gers and Stephen Percy Harris....
The rebel of yesterday, tomorrow's fool
Who are you kidding being that cool?

Trying to break away from running
With the pack
But they ain't listening so you've
Gotta go back

You're a weekend warrior when
You're one of the crowd
But it's over, just look at you now

You're not so brave the way you behave
It makes you sick, gotta get out quick
It's all bravado when you're out
With your mates
It's like a different person goes through
Those gates
And the game begins
The adrenalin's high
Feel the tension maybe someone
Will die

A weekend warrior lately
A weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't
That way anymore

You've gotta get out gotta get away
But you're in with a clique it's not
Easy to stray
You've gotta admit you're just
Living a lie
It didn't take long to work out why

It's hard to say why you got involved
Just wanting to be part
Just wanting to belong

A weekend warrior lately
A weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't
That way anymore

Some of the things that you've done
You feel so ashamed
After all it's only a game... isn't it?
And after all the adrenalin's gone
What you gonna do on Monday?

A weekend warrior lately
A weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you were
Never like that at all


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"Weekend Warrior" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Janick Gers

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    General CommentThis song is about the football hooligans that go to the games for the sole purpose of causing trouble. They are not real football fans and have only a limited interest in the match itself, let alone the team they are supposed to support. They only live for the weekend, when they can get into fights with supporters of the other team. Then, they quietly go back to their little jobs the following Monday, as if nothing had happened, only looking forward to the next weekend when they'll be once again able to let loose all the violence and aggression that are in them. This is when you realise that they are nothing after all.
    TheSeventhOneon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentworking hard to get to the top and getting to the top and then it ends all so fast you dont even know what happened
    IronMaidenManon May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitly one of the best off fear of the dark
    MikePattonRuleson September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitly one of the best off fear of the dark
    MikePattonRuleson September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first thought it was about someone hanging out with some kind of gang in the weekend and acting different then he normally does, but after seeing Green Street Hooligans, I know that thats what it's really about, awsome song :)
    HavocNLon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted as being a song about posers, in Rock N'Roll at least, nevertheless it is yet ANOTHER underrated Iron Maiden song, gotta love The Beast!
    Feliciano2040on December 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAn an interview about this song, Steve Harris unfortunately said "it's about football hooligans, or the lack of them these days". I think he meant the lack is a good thing but it cam out wrong, poor Stevie. We know you wouldn't be like that, being a Hammers fan & all!
    searchingfordoughnutson July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe SeventhOne, I never thought of it like that but I think you might've hit the nail on the head. Good explanation.
    Love this song.
    Phanaticon November 09, 2007   Link

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