"Number Of The Beast" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
"Woe to you, oh Earth and sea, for the Devil sends the Beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the Beast
For it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six"

I left alone my mind was blank
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind

What did I see can I believe that what I saw
That night was real and not just fantasy

Just what I saw
In my old dreams were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me

'Cause in my dreams
It's always there
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair
Yeah

The night was black was no use holding back
'Cause I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real or some kind of hell
Six six six the number of the Beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires burning bright
The ritual has begun Satan's work is done
Six six six the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can't go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or some crazy dream
But I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerize me can't avoid their eyes?
Six six six the number of the Beast
Six six six the one for you and me

I'm coming back I will return
And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn
I have the fire I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take it's course


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"Number of the Beast" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General CommentI listen to this song and I'm christian... so I don't see why some people act like its satanic... it's simply telling a story like most Iron Maiden songs...
    Blake_89on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the man was dumped by his woman. she's the beast!?
    and he'll come back because he wants revenge.
    this is a really great song... and spun is a really cool film.
    choco bistroon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about walking up to a satanic ritual, this song isnt satanic but it just tells the story of someone walking up to the satanic ritual of people and then seeing the sacrifice.
    gannontohellon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell this is a christan thing

    you see along time ago there was a empior called nero and he liked to kill cristans and the christans could not speek of him like that so in roman lettering nero is 666 it is even in the book of revelations nero or 666 would invinte people to watch it was like a sporting event they thought so they would cheer it on as the christan would die.so they said to stay away from the 6 headded beast reffering to the 6 hills nero lived by. this is the work of satan that is what the song is reffering to if you dont belive me read this again listen to the song. because when i first heard this story i thought it was a bunch of bull now i know the part...

    Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
    And as they start to cry, their hands held to the sky
    And in the night, the fires burning bright
    The ritual has begun, Satan's work is done

    is the "spoting event" and the ppl cheering them on
    randall1991on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! After "Run to the Hills" it is my favorite Maiden jam.
    Bishop Hammeron April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song has no satanic relation.
    It's simply a song about a witness to a ritual upon a hill.

    And it's a fantastic song.
    The melody is phenominal.

    Props, to Dave Murray and the rest of the Maiden Crew!
    HarleyHectic14on May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGOD it's good.
    seethesailboaton July 02, 2008   Link

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