"The Wicker Man" as written by and Bruce Dickinson....
Hand of fate is moving and the finger points to you
He knocks you to your feet and so what are you gonna do
Your tongue has frozen now you've got something to say
The piper at the gates of dawn is calling you his way

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light
Say goodbye to gravity and say goodbye to death
Hello to eternity and live for every breath

Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come

The ferryman wants his money you ain't going to give it back
He can push his own boat as you set up off the track
Nothing you can contemplate will ever be the same
Every second is a new spark, sets the universe aflame

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light
Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain
The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again

Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come

Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come


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"The Wicker Man" as written by Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Steve Harris

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    General CommentThe Wicker Man is a man made of wicker. The British Druids used to put men and women in there as a sacrifice before the Romans arrived. They made a Christopher Lee film about a man who finds out a cult still practice this, and is eventually sacrificed himself.

    The song is about that whole thing, i think. Not too sure to be honest with ya...
    Emtee-Shellon May 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes public menace, you ARE very much mistaken. The wicker man wasn't a murderer.
    It might have something to do with the movie, I wouldn't be surprised (see "New Frontier").
    I think they just made up some kick ass lyrics, and then took the lyric "Wicker Man" and named the song after it.
    UpTheIronson April 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe title is obviously inspired by the cult movie
    The Wicker Man.

    I say this because that is how Iron Maiden
    chooses to write their songs.

    However, this song seems to have little to do
    with that movie at all.

    Everyone should see this movie
    and make up their own mind.

    About a lot of things.
    maharishion January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy personal interpretation of this song is a man who critisizes everyone else, and stands back and watches everything happen. I get that idea from the chorus, and then the verses give the idea that irony is going to bite him in the ass.

    Thats just my idea, though. :/
    sgb162on September 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJudas Priest - Running Wild
    samwaltonon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIM SO FUCKIN ROCKIN OUT TO THIS SONG RIGHT NOW YEAH!!
    Varianton June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the apochalips as you can tell by the prechours

    "You watch the world exploding every single night
    Dancing in the sun a new born in the light
    Say goodbye to gravity and say goodbye to death
    Hello to eternity and live for every breath "
    BoneofFearon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit´s the first song of the ROCK in RIO DVD , isn´t it ?
    great song *headbang*
    PostmortemVMBon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song is about, I thught it may be about teh cult movie "The Wicker Man", but not having seen taht I can't say. Anyhoo, I've been a fan of Maiden since I was a little headbanger back in the 80's and this song is one of their catchier new ones HOWEVER, I dareyou to listen to Green Day's "Bab's Uvula Who?". More specifically, the guitars. then listen to this song. I can't believe Maiden tooka bite from Green Day. Wonder if it's just a coincidenc.
    TeflonBillyon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo what the hell is a Wicker Man?
    younganddumbon April 02, 2003   Link

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