What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul
What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul

and Eddie had it good, but Paul loved his cocaine, and Eddie hated punks
So, after a couple years, Eddie broke it off with Paul, to look for a new man (A new man)
Paul got fucked, fucked by Steve, Eddie's at the red lion looking for a new Steed
Searching for a beaux who sings in falsetto

What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul
What happened to Eddie, Paul and Bruce

and Sampson knew Eddie, was looking for a long term, stable relationship
With Paul no longer around, Bruce left Sampson for Eddie, cause Steve convinced him to
Kudos to Paul, fuck you Bruce, How you supposed to rock n roll without substance abuse
The number of the beast, is in bed with Rob, and Judas Priest


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    General CommentIt's about Iron Maiden.

    The last line should be "The Number of the Beast is in bed with Rob and Judas Priest."
    Tom Selleckon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentreal quick.
    EDDIE=IRON MAIDEN
    STEVE=FOUNDER OF IRON MAIDEN
    PAUL=FORMER SINGER FOR IRON MAIDEN
    SAMSON=BRUCE DICKINSONS FIRST BAND
    BRUCE=NEW SINGER FOR IRON MAIDEN

    iron maiden had it good, but paul did too much coke, and iron maiden wasn't a punk band, but paul was too much of a punk rocker i suppose idk. So after a while, paul got kicked out of iron maiden, so they looked for a new front man. paul got fucked, steve the founder of iron maiden fucked him by kicking him out. THE RED LION is an english pub i think, and iron maiden was looking for a new singer. probably not really at a pub but it sounds cooler in the song. looking for someone who can sing falsetto, i.e. bruce dickinson. SAMSON, the band, knew iron maiden was looking for a new front man. Bruce left his old band SAMSON to join IRON MAIDEN, cuz steve, the founder and songwriter of iron maiden convinced him to. then fat mike proceeds to say fuck off to bruce for taking pauls spot cuz he likes drugs and stuff. but watever i dont get the last line though. the number of the beast is a CD IRON MAIDEN put out. so y would it be in bed with rob and judas priest? maybe he's saying that metal bands suck because they dont do drugs lol. that could be it.
    infectedmonkey96on May 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if Fat Mike knew Bruce was once a roadie for the Clash and actually was part of the late 70's UK punk scene. Bruce has mentioned it many times during interviews. While many metalheads/bands had their fueds with punks and punk bands Bruce was part of both scenes.
    Robocopnukeon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentor, of course, it could also just be that he refers to Robert Halford from JP.
    mrc77on June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe you are on the right track. Clearly the song is about Iron Maiden. I think the line about Rob is definitely about Rob Halford. These bands toured together often and when I was younger there was a rumour that Halford was a homosexual (which he has of course confirmed). The second part of that rumour was that Paul D'Anno was also homosexual and they were lovers. I guess the bottom line is who cares, the song rocks, Maiden rocks, and Priest Rocks.
    LordWoodbineon November 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am not too familiar with Iron Maiden so I looked them up on Wikipedia. Who was Eddie?
    TheChunkyDrunkyon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEddie is the "mascot" of Iron Maiden, the zombie/undead/mummy present on every album cover and/or related artwork of the band.

    So, in this case and for this song, 'Eddie' should be read as 'Iron Maiden'

    Samson (no 'p') was the band Bruce Dickinson was in before joining Iron Maiden (but that's pretty obvious here anyway)

    One the lines should say, by the way : "Searching for a beau who sings in falsetto"
    Habbeneron April 24, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe whole story is here:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    also, your lyrics are wrong, my interpretation:

    What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul
    What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul

    and Eddie had it good, but Paul loved his cocaine, and Eddie hated punks
    So, after a couple years, Eddie broke it off with Paul, to look for a new man

    A new man

    Paul got fucked, fucked by Steve, Eddie's at the red lion looking for a new Steed
    Searching for a beaux who sings in falsetto

    What happened to Bruce, Eddie and Paul
    What happened to Eddie, Paul and Bruce

    and Samson knew Eddie, was looking for a long term, stable relationship
    With Paul no longer around, Bruce left Samson for Eddie, cause Steve convinced him to
    Kudos to Paul, fuck you Bruce, How you supposed to rock n roll without substance abuse
    number of the beast is in bed with Rob and Judas Priest


    cmb2001on April 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcrap, maybe i should read a little closer, everything I posted has already been said. sorry my bad
    cmb2001on April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea i just posted these lyrics by ear, so they're definitely wrong, my bad
    XooFoceManiacalooXon April 26, 2009   Link

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