"Welcome To The Pit" as written by and Bruce/smith Dickinson....
You come on down to the pit
Come on down to where the vipers spit
I've been waiting for you down here

Cover your eyes with the velvet hands of darkness
Cover your eyes with the velvet hands of darkness

I don't even know your name
You won't even see my face
But you choose to play my games
Welcome to the hard place

I'll bring you back from the brink
Are you surprised in every way that you like it?
Are you surprised that you want it?
(ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)

Cover your lips with the wicked tongue of silence
Cover your lips with the wicked tongue of silence

I don't even know your name
You won't even see my face
But you choose to play my games
Welcome to the hard place

Back to back, you ride the snake
You feel it strike, you feel it bite ya

Cover your eyes with the velvet hands of darkness
Cover your lips with the wicked tongue of silence

I don't even know your name
You won't even see my face
But you choose to play my games
Welcome to the hard place

I don't even know your name
You won't even see my face
But you choose to play my games
Now you can feel the hard, the hard
Place


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"Welcome to the Pit" as written by Bruce Dickinson Adrian Smith

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    General CommentQuote (from Accident of Birth solo collection sleeve): And finally, Welcome to the Pit was about - what else? - "dirty, dark and wicked sex. And jolly fine it is, too!"
    RainbowDemonon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have to disagree with you there, despite what the sleeve says. I dont see this song as about sex at all. In fact.. this is a song about the occult. The unknown. Imagine yourself a non-human entity that comes to earth, lives a life, then dies, never having known who or what you really are (because you just thought u were a human).. but after you die, you are talking to some sort of powerful entity. It's showing you your entire life before your eyes, "are you suprised in the way you like it?" (how do you like this fleshly existance.. here on earth as a human.) And I view this line, "ride the snake" as a reference to a form of kundalini energy that exists around us, and is used to propel us into the dream and astral realms.
    lawofthetrapezoidon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSong's exactly as described on sleeve. The song is all about some sort blindfolded, S&M sex games. The guy's being dominated by an unknown woman who teases him. It's all pretty explicit stuff.

    The "pit" and place "where the vipers spit" is without doubt a woman's vagina.
    EssayBeeon March 17, 2014   Link

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