In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth
When the land was swamp and caves were home
In an age when prize possession was fire
To search for landscapes men would roam

Then the tribes they came to steal their fire
And the wolves they howled into the night
As they fought a vicious angry battle
To save the power of warmth and light

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched all through the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

And they thought that when the embers died away
That the flame of life had burnt and died
Didn't know the sparks that made the fire
Were made by rubbing stick and stone

So they ploughed through the forest and swamps of danger
And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts
In the search to find another fire
To regain the power of light and heat

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man


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    it has got to be the dumbest song maiden ever played. oh well cant win em all.

    sunandsteelon May 09, 2002   Link
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    Okay, I love Iron Maiden, they're one of my favourite bands ever, but this song really sucks. Its not the music, its the lyrics. I mean ...

    "Didn't know the sparks that made the fire Were made by rubbing stick and stone."

    No song should ever feature these lyrics. Where the poetry, where's the dramatic lines? It's just so immature.

    Anyway, the rest of Piece Of Mind is kick ass and has to be one of Maiden's Greatest albums.

    Cleveland_Steameron September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    U ARE A JOKE BUDDY!!!!!!! THIS SONG ROX!

    DioMaidenon October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    i love iron maiden, don't get me wrong, but this song really does suck, i'm sorry guys, hate me all you want.

    ¿ShAwN?on April 07, 2005   Link
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    LOL i will watch it! is the song about the movie?

    sirdioon September 19, 2005   Link
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    yeah I'm pretty sure it has something to do about the movie

    prax22aon September 26, 2005   Link
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    This song reminds me of the moneky scene in '2001, A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick. I guess it's just the idea of the first invention to be made. The monkeys in the movie found use of a stick and in this song fire seems to be the first thing that they discovered.

    Prowler_05on January 29, 2006   Link
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    Why do you guys hate the song so much? =[

    It's easily the best on Piece of Mind along with "The Trooper" and "Sun and Steel".

    Crujebsulon June 18, 2007   Link
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    Why do you guys hate the song so much? =[

    It's easily the best on Piece of Mind, along with "The Trooper" and "Sun and Steel".

    Crujebsulon June 18, 2007   Link
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    I agree with Crujebsul a bit on this one, it's a very good song. Solid riffs, good screams by Bruce, and a pretty nice solo.

    BlairRocksHardon October 02, 2007   Link

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