"Only The Good Die Young" as written by Bruce Dickinson and Stephen Percy Harris....
The demon in your mind will rape you in your bed at night
The wisdom of ages, the lies and outrages concealed
Time it waits for no man
My future it is revealed
Time it waits for no man
My fate is sealed

If I cancel tomorrow the undead will thank me today
Fly in the face of your prophets I mock your morality plays
The moon is red and bleeding
The sun is burned and black
The book of life is silent
No turning back

Only the good die young
All the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
All the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
Only the good die young

Mystery madman a victim of cruel charade
Some innocent pawn in an end game one more stalemate
Is death another birthday?
A way to kiss your dreams goodbye?
Do the undead live within us
And look through our eyes?

Walking on water are miracles all you can trust
Measure your coffin does it measure up to your lust?
So I think I'll leave you
With your bishops and your guilt
So until the next time
Have a good sin

Only the good die young
All the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
All the evil seem to live forever
Only the good die young
Only the good die young

Seven deadly sins
Seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell

Seven downward slopes
Seven bloodied hopes
Seven are your burning fires
Seven your desires...


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"Only the Good Die Young" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Bruce Dickinson

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    General Commentread the title and think over it, Only the good die Young... probably means something like, the evil gets remembered the longest (this probably fits Evil that men Do aswell)
    cohacon April 11, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningIn a nutshell, the protagonist has doubt. He has the super naturally power to peer into the future and feels the responsibility to influence it, but he knows to do so will end his life. He questions commitment and integrity, and a biblical passage sneaks its way in-

    Walking on water are miracles all you can trust

    The poor fellow has no first hand evidence, he has to take his vision on faith, but he wonders how he believe in what he can never prove, and even further give his life.

    In the end, its hinted that he decides to life a sinful life despite his abilities, he throws away his responsibility, and so the good dies young, but the evil lives on forever.
    twilightwrathon December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, I love it
    Haseque39on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, great song, but what is it really about...? Is it about the death of the Seventh Son or what? And why does he refer to Christianity (or religion) in a bitter way?

    Maybe I would have known if I'd read the book...
    prowler88on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think I get it now.

    Maybe it's about the Seventh Son dying, and that he's bitter because all the idiots blindly believed in Christianity instead of believing in what he told them.
    prowler88on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin the book, a reverend is decieved by the Unmaker (Alvin's enemy, Alvin is the Seventh son of a Seventh son) and he tries to kill Alvin, fortunately, he fails
    gorthaurzon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit about how only the good die young... just kidding, it's about how the seventh son dies it looks back and asks if everything was worth it.
    LackofNameon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know why it ends wit the beginning of moonchild?
    IRON MIADEN!on July 06, 2008   Link

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