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 feels
It makes us 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 with this much adrenalin
Excited but scary to believe what we've become

Saints and sinners
Something within us
We are lord of the flies

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

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Saints and sinners
Something within us
We are lord of the flies

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

Saints and sinners
Something within us
We are lord of the flies

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


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

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    General Comment

    pretty self explanitory (sorry for butchering spelling if i did), about the book with the same title

    rickenbacker83on April 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    oh 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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    My Interpretation

    The lyrics aren't so much summarizing the book but rather expounding on its theme. It's an introspective look onto human nature, and that we all have a dark side to ourselves. "Lord of the Flies" is the literal translation of Beelzebub, or Satan. Both moral and immoral people have an underlying lust for power and an evil side, and without the constraints of society or government, our morals fade away and both "saints and sinners" embrace the darker part of our personality. Humans are intrinsically selfish and evil, no matter how hard we try to try to mask it in society.

    NoumenalEnigmaon December 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    A 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 Comment

    Awsome movie two had to watch it in School

    canada_rules2201on November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    excellent 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 Comment

    I 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 Comment

    eh its not

    Killing so we may roam

    its

    killing so we survive

    kitchoua_temboon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yea 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 Comment

    I 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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