"The Evil That Men Do" as written by Adrian Frederick Smith, Bruce Dickinson and Stephen Percy Harris....
Love is a razor and I walked the line on that silver blade
Slept in the dust with his daughter, her eyes red with
The slaughter of innocence
But will pray for her

I will call her name out loud
I would bleed for her
If only I could see her now

Living on a razors edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razors edge

[Repeat: x4]
The evil that men do lives on and on...

Circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems
The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me.
But I will pray for you
And some day I may return
I would die for you
Beyond is where I learn

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"The Evil That Men Do" as written by Bruce Dickinson Adrian Frederick Smith

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    General CommentYou're a fucking moron, Quickstep. First off, women are the evil ones, that's what the song's about. It's an old IM cover,do you even remember when this came out...or were you born in the MP3 Era? Anyhow. It goes with an accompanying story throughout the album. A boy is born with mystical abilities including clairvoyance as he is to become a great prophet. God sees a great power inside of him for the side of Good and Satan wants this put to an end. When he cannot have the child killed in the womb he continues to scheme. He eventually sends his daughter, a beautiful young girl, to seduce him as a young man. They fall in love but she is destined to remain in Hell. He believes however, in spite of what God may say, that there is always a way to repent and that she can live a good life and be forgiven for her evils. Do your fucking research before you go about with your half-assed theories.
    The-Dullahanon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIron Maiden cover, I prefer this version. It sounds more sincere when a woman sings it...
    Philemon_Crowleyon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd you, The-Dullahan, are a fucking genius. ^_^
    Quickstepon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^Hahaha, good shit.

    A good cover, anyway...
    Eliminationon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe title of the song, as well as the chorus, is inspired by a part in Shakespare's 'Julius Cæsar' where Markus Antonius says:

    ''Friends, Romans, country men, lend me your ears; I come to bury Cæsar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones; so let it be with Cæsar.''

    I don't think it has anything to do with the song, but it's interesting to note.
    reumerenon July 13, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's so damn true, it's not even funny. Men are evil creatures, but I honestly believe women are worse in certain circumstances.
    Quickstepon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQuickstep, you should have told Dullahan to go fuck himself. Even if he's right, he's still a dickhead that thinks he's the shit because he knows the meaning behind some song.

    Anyway, yeah I like this song, thanks for the meaning Dullahan but get off your high horse. If I met you in person you wouldn't say boo to a goose.
    Dark Artiston December 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@ The-Dullahan
    "women are the evil ones"
    Since when?
    Since when is either sex evil? Niether gender is "the evil one", though both have the capacity to be both good and evil.
    Anyway, thanks for the comment, but it's not your place to go round putting down other people's opinions. =]
    TheLovelyMissMiseryon February 18, 2009   Link

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