"Prodigal Son" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
Listen to me Lamia, listen to what I've got to say.
I've got these feelings, and they won't go away.
I've got these fears inside that'll bring me to my knees.
Oh help me Lamia or I'm sure I'll die, oh please.

I feel unsettled, now I know that I've done wrong.
I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long.
I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me,
The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be.

I'm on my knees, oh help me please.
I'm on my knees, help me please.

Oh Lamia please try to help me.
The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be.
Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad.
The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh

Oh Lamia please try to help me.
The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be.
Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad.
The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh


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"Prodigal Son" as written by Johnny Winter

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    General Commentisn't Lamia a female vampire or something?
    I really have no idead what the metaphors and similitudes used in this song are,
    but generally it can be understood as a plea for help from something
    Ddaduttaon October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProdigal Son is a parable Jesus said, its in the bible, but i doubt the song lyrics are related to the parable.
    the_powerslaveon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe solo in this song is hot
    ialmostbelieveon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else notice the musical similarity between this and Ozzy's You Can't Kill Rock 'n Roll? They came out at about the same time too. Hmm.
    Songmeaningsuseron December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFuck you songmeaninguser.iron maiden do not steal music.
    MikePattonRuleson May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWelll...what does this song MEAN?
    kittieroxsohardon June 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfrom what i can tell...

    I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long.
    I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me,
    The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be.

    The speaker was messing around with black magic or something and i think they are going to hell.

    i guess the speaker is asking Lamia to help him. From what i remember in greek mythology Lamia was a monster who zeus gave her the power of prophecy to make her stop killing children. what this has to do with the speaker i have no clue.

    this may have to do with the Keats poem which would probably make the speaker Lycius...but i dont know.

    i have no idea what lamia has to do with anything.
    IRON MIADEN!on May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about the evil people carry in theri souls and the wrong moves they make.Really great song,imaginary,poetic abstract lyrics and travelling music.
    armagezonon February 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationA lamia is most often described as a demon. It could be something he summoned, or something he's sitting next to in Hell, or something sent to him to torment him. The Prodigal Son, the title, is based on the parable in the Bible, where a man's son wandered off, squandered his inheritance, and comes back promising to do better. The dad takes him back. The title basically means that the narrator strayed into evil, and he's trying to come back and be a good person.
    smosheron April 11, 2015   Link
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    General Commentpowerslave, Prodigal Son was a parable from the bible and the song actually may be related:

    I feel unsettled, now I know that I've done wrong.
    I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long.
    I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me,
    The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be.

    I'm on my knees, oh help me please.
    I'm on my knees, help me please.
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    These lyrics could be Bruce Dickenson as the prodigal son:
    He feels bad, he knows he has done wrong,
    He comes back to his father, called 'Lamia' in the song
    Begs for forgiveness, is on his knees, and like the youngest son in parable, he does not know what to expect, but knows he has sinned greatly

    Its a small stretch, but a possibility
    buzzbuzz28on September 04, 2010   Link

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