Now that I know that the right time has come
My prediction will surely be true
The impending disaster it looms
And the whole of the village is doomed
Why won't you listen to me
It is so hard to understand
That I am the real seventh son
Your life or death on me depends

(Suffering and pain) impending disaster
(Souls crying) the devil's laughter
I Heard the cry of the seven whistlers
(Lucifer smiles, looks on and waits)

I'll take your life in my hands
Your fate, your fortune's in my visions
Heed what I say and you'll see
What will be
Please listen to me

Now that they see the disaster is done
Now they put all the blame unto me
They feel I brought down a curse
Don't they know that the torment
It stays with me knowing that I walk alone
Through the eyes of the future I see
They don't even know what fear is
Don't they know I'm the one who is cursed

(Purgatory beckons) souls lost forever
(Life after death) or heaven hereafter
Heard the call of the seven whistlers again
(Now Lucifer laugh, hell awaits)

I had their lives in my hands
Their fate, their fortunes, in my visions
No one believed in my true prophecy
And now it's too late


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    It's about the Seventh son seeing an upcomming disaster and trying to warn everybody but no one pays attention to him.

    JoshPRon September 26, 2004   Link
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    I like the way there is a quiet intro, then all of a sudden, it becomes heavier and faster. Fits perfectly with the subject of the song. Very menacing song.

    minihatson February 07, 2006   Link
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    "Through the eyes of the future I see"

    I love that part! It reminds me of Raistlin from the Dragonlance Chronicles!

    Swift Go Lightlyon December 09, 2006   Link
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    It's sad that there isn't more comments on this songs."Suffering and pain impending disaster Souls crying the devil's laughter Heard the cry of the seven whistlers Lucifer smiles looks on and waits" I love this part of the song it's so awesome.

    LordOfLighton February 22, 2007   Link
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    It's one of my favorites in Seventh Son and slightly underrated in my opinion. :) Love the intro and the end of the solo (STUNNING!), not to mention the wonderful classic guitar finale... Beautiful!

    jesterbasson August 01, 2007   Link
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    It's one of my favorites in Seventh Son and slightly underrated in my opinion. :) Love the intro and the end of the solo (STUNNING!), not to mention the wonderful classic guitar finale... Beautiful!

    jesterbasson August 01, 2007   Link
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    It's the best song on the whole album I suppose and you're right Lord of Light, it's my fav part too especially because of Bruce's voice!!! He's incredible!

    What's the matter with you people, are you true fans of Maiden or what?!!! Comment the song!!

    Up the Irons

    MaidenManiacon September 17, 2007   Link
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    they don't listen to him when he warns them, and then they blame him when it happens. poor guy...

    acaserogueon November 11, 2007   Link
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    Dickenson is GOD!!! Fantastic vocals for this song

    FRYLORD13on January 26, 2008   Link
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    you should really learn how to spell your god's name correctly

    zazzblammymatazon August 28, 2008   Link

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