"Killers" as written by Paul Andrews and Stephen Percy Harris....
You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed
Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs

My innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise
The mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night
I have no one, I'm bound to destroy all this greed
A voice inside me compelling to satisfy me

I can see what a knife's meant to be
And you'll never know how I came to foresee, see, see

My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties
With the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed
Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs

Death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night
Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light
I have found you, and now there is no place to run
Excitement shakes me, oh God help me what have I done?


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"Killers" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Paul Andrews

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    General CommentI dont know why but this song reminds me of the book Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky.
    widgetoneon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentobvious
    fuzzypillson November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is also quite obvious, but in case anyone misses it; the differing between first person and third person perspective in the last verse implies that he (the killer) is a schizophrenic.

    By the way, does anyone get that sweet guitar-intro? It's harmonics, I suppose, but what the hell?
    prowler88on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's not all harmonics but ya it does sound good
    Nameless123on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti havent read crime and punishment to be honest but can some1 explain to me how this song is similar to the book ?
    old_rocker4everon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHANDS DWN the best sng with dianno singin guitar n bass awesome u gtta love those classic opening basslines harris is awesome n yes the sng meaning is sooooo obvious
    KILLERS_666on June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's obviously about a schizophrenic killer!!!
    MaidenManiacon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentserial killer! wake up in the morning eat your lucky charms cereal! lol.
    Black_Sabathon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDude, the fucking intense harmony riffage on this motherfucker is easily the equal of Hallowed Be Thy Name. So why's it so goddamn underrated?!?!
    bugmenot123on February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRead about Iron Maiden songs and what they mean at this website

    ironmaidencommentary.com/
    Marco88on August 20, 2009   Link

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