"Wrathchild" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
I was born into a scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution.
My mother was a queen, my dad I've never seen, I was never meant to be.

Now I spend my time looking all around,
For a man that's nowhere to be found.
Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching,
I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around.

'Cause I'm a wrathchild, well I'm a wrathchild.
Yeah I'm a wrathchild. I'm coming to get you, oh yeah.

Oh yeah

Say it doesn't matter ain't nothin' gonna alter the course of my destination.
I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind, or I know I'll go crazy.

But now I spend my time looking all around,
For a man thats nowhere to be found.
Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching,
I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around.

'Cause I'm a wrathchild, well I'm a wrathchild.
Yeah I'm a wrathchild. I'm coming to get you, oh yeah.


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"Wrathchild" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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  • +4
    General Commentthose lyrics are so obvious. i wonder nobody wrote a decent interpretation. maybe you kids are loosing the ability to think properly.

    my mother was a queen = whore.
    I was never meant to be = whores usually don't like getting pregnant from their customers.

    he'll never know his father.

    the song truly ROCKS HARD! Paul Di'Anno's voice is cool, so rough. I prefer him much over Bruce.
    bloodomenon May 18, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSomething old!
    Something New!
    Something...from a jurassic period!

    !!!WRATHCHILD!!!

    rock on
    BeastWithinon August 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song from what I hear is about a young man speaking of his mother and searching for his father whom is absent.
    mmilleron April 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it could be about the Odyssey. from the point of view Odysseus' child who was a baby when Odysseus went to war. "scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution." this could describe the atmosphere of the palace where he lived, and the greedy suitors tryign to marry his mother
    "I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around." Athena sends him to find Odysseus.
    "I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind," everyone thinks Odysseus is dead, but there is a chance that he might still be alive.

    this would make sense too because Harris writes about ancient legends and crap all the time
    whatyousayon February 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guarantee it won't be about Steve Harris. Iron Maiden didn't have a tendency to write about themselves on the early days. I doubt any of them were "born into a scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution."
    It will no doubt be from some story or other or perhaps another one of Steve's dreams (the guys must note down everyone of them for potential songs).

    Anyway, the song is about someone who is born to a prostitute. He grows up seeking revenge on the man who is his biological father hence WRATHCHILD.

    Its simple, and so are you.
    Cleveland_Steameron September 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the song is about the story of Moses.

    "Mother was a Queen" - Moses was adopted by the Queen of Egypt, and raised as her own.
    "Dad I've never seen" - Again, didn't know his father, because he was adopted.
    "I was never meant to be" - At the time of Moses, all new-born boys were murdered because of a prophecy or something, and he was spared because he was hidden from the Egyptians and raised by the Royal family.

    The rest of the first verse goes on about how he wandered around Egypt before being called by God to do his bidding.

    I could be wrong, but it makes sense in my mind.
    LastSpartanon July 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn the guitars in this are good!!!!!!!!!
    I'd say Dickenson does it better than Di'anno although Di'anno has the edge on a lot of early stuff they both did.
    widgetoneon June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea what this means to be honest. I agree with mmiller, but "mother was a queen"? I think they just took some kick ass lyrics and stuck them together.
    UpTheIronson April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, its about how much he thinks of his mum, its abotu the same thing as phantom of the opera. a lot of those songs were written my harry in the his teenage years when he was angry with his dad for going
    satannaon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwrathchild is about a basterd
    smurfson September 03, 2005   Link

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