"Accident Of Birth" as written by and Bruce/ramirez Dickinson....
Journey back to the dark side, back into the womb
Back to where the spirits move like vapor from the tomb
The center of the cyclone, blowing out the sun
Break the shackles of your union to the light

I might've had a brother
As I was born, they dragged him under
To the other side of twilight
He's waiting for me now

Nativity was lost on me
I didn't ask, I couldn't see
What created me
What and where and how

Welcome home - it's been too long, we've missed you
Welcome home - we've opened up the gates
Welcome home - to your brothers and sisters
Welcome home - to an accident of birth

Feel our bodies breathing as you try to stop believing
There's nothing you can do about your shadows
You can fight us, you are like us
And your body will betray you
Lay down and die like all the others

Where are the angels and their wings of freedom?
Jesus had his day off when they pulled you through...

Welcome home - it's been too long, we've missed you
Welcome home - we've opened up the gates
Welcome home - to your brothers and sisters
Welcome home - to an accident of birth
(to an accident of birth)

Vision's growing dim as the daylight fades away
I'm spinning, twisting, black
Well, it's your dying day

Welcome home - it's been too long, we've missed you
Welcome home - we've opened up the gates
Welcome home - to your brothers and sisters
Welcome home - to an accident of birth

Welcome home - it's been too long, we've missed you
Welcome home - we've opened up the gates
Welcome home - to your brothers and sisters
Welcome home - to an accident of birth


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"Accident of Birth" as written by Roger Ramirez Bruce Dickinson

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  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree, I looooooooooooooove Bruce with a deep passion! Paddy is a very lucky lady! He's so talented, I'm VERY jealous!
    swedeon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQuote (out of the Accident of Birth solo edition sleeve): The title track was "about a guy who should never have been born, but was. His family are all dead, and they want him back."
    RainbowDemonon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read some place that Bruce was the result of a failed abortion, and that Bruce was not supposed to be born. This song has probably got something to do with that. I can't imagine what music would've been like without him. He is the best!
    .ChildOfTheNight.on February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll I know is this is a cool song. Its hard to find a lot of his solo stuff where I live though.
    flashofthebladeon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOOOOO OOOOOO IT'S ABOUT ME! MEEEEEEEEE!!!!! (great song, obviously about someone maybe bruce as .ChildOfTheNight. said, who wasn't meant to be born, just like me ^_^)
    Xenimmeon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfucking depressing..
    jimbobsanion July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment.ChildOfTheNight. is partially right - what I said before, what the song is about, was supposedly written in reference to the revelation that he was a mistake and shouldn't have been born.
    RainbowDemonon December 16, 2008   Link

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