I don't care for this world anymore
I just want to live my own fantasy
Fate has brought us to these shores
What was meant to be is now happening

I've found that I like this living in danger
Living on edge it makes feel as one
Who cares now what's right or wrong,
It's reality
Killing so we survive
Wherever we may roam
Wherever we may hide
We've got to get away

I don't want existence to end
We must prepare ourselves for the elements
I just want to feel like we're strong
We don't need a code of morality

I like all the mixed emotion and anger
It brings out the animal the power you can feel
And feeling so high on this much adrenalin
Excited but scary to believe what we've become

Saints and sinners
Something within us
We are lord of flies

Saints and sinners
Something willing us
To be lord of the flies

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"Lord of the Flies" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Janick Gers

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    General Commentpretty self explanitory (sorry for butchering spelling if i did), about the book with the same title
    rickenbacker83on April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA cool song, cool book, and a cool band. It's about how the young men in Lord of the Flies became savages who lacked principals.
    River Wolfon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwsome movie two had to watch it in School
    canada_rules2201on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentexcellent book and excellent storyline - basically how without proper authority ppl turn to their ancient savage ancestors
    DanRon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song is so much about the book itself, but a reference to book in comparison to human nature. It appears, upon first glace, to deal positively with the theme of liberty (anarchy), and how freedom is some unmitigatedly exciting.

    as the song progresses, it's admitted that this anarchy is not only chaotic, but a bit scary. it ends telling that the moral and immoral of us (or unfree and free to take a Dionysian perspective on this) are both capable of the same destruction witnessed in anarchy. This seems to be supported by the promo-video that shows images of the gulf war.

    of course, only maiden really knows.
    Kaine_lawlesson April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteh its not

    Killing so we may roam


    killing so we survive
    kitchoua_temboon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and I forgot... one of the best Maiden song, wonderful live! the lyrics are based on the book, but Maiden pretty much go on its own way on this one. Childrens becoming what they always wanted, what they always feared.
    kitchoua_temboon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea canada rules, i wudnt compare it to the films theres been so many versions, especially the american one with the army cadets, tht was stupid.
    minimacason December 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe book>british film> american film
    jprimeon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is just a shallow intro ito the book.
    The Maiden do not bring anything new to the book inthis one.
    wienertakesallon May 25, 2008   Link

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