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Iron Maiden-2.Public Enema Number One(New Heaven,USA 1991)

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Iron Maiden - Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Jan. 26, 1991, during the '' No Prayer On The Road Tour'' 1990-1991. Public Enema Number One (Murray, Dickinson) Bruce Dickinson:Vocals Steve Harris:Bass Janick Gers:Guitar Dave Murray:Guitar Nicko McBrain:Drums [Lyrics] When it all comes down the line and the lights they turn to greed And you race off with your tyres screaming rolling thunder And the people choke with poison, children cry in fear But you've got your fast bullet, one way ticket outta here Fall on your knees today and pray the world will mend its ways Get to your feet again, refugees from the heartbreak and the pain In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel The breaking strain is fast approaching guns and riots The politicians gamble and lie to save their skins And the Press get fed the scapegoats Public Enema number one Fall on your knees today and pray the world will mend its ways Get to your feet again, refugees from the heartbreak and the pain A million network slaves in an advertising new age I don't need a crystal ball to sell ya Your children have more brains than your drug-infested remains California dreaming as the Earth dies screaming Fall on your knees today and pray the world will mend its ways Get to your feet again, refugees from the heartbreak and the pain .................................... 'Public Enema Number One' is a song from Iron Maiden's album ''No Prayer For The Dying'',released in 1990. '' 'Public Enema Number One' is another politically motivated song, which seems to be pointing out the "enema" that the public is getting from the current state of the world. For those who are not familiar with medical terms, an enema is, according to the dictionary, "the injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes." Basically and crudely speaking, it's about "getting it up the arse". Even though it's political, it is a stronger song than 'Holy Smoke', with great but too short guitar solos. It's one of the better songs on the album. It's actually about... green hypocrites. It's about a big guy with his fast car, and he's leaving the city in a cloud of smoke leaving the children crying in fear. He's got a one-way ticket out of here. Fine, see ya. Because he can afford it, he's left everyone else behind and in the cities there is over crowding, guns and riots and it seems like everything is gonna snap. The politicians just lie to save their own skins, gamble that they are gonna do the right thing, and they give the press scapegoats all the time. The whole thing is based on a cross between New York and LA and I just hope the kids of today have more brains than the frazzled remains of the Sixties and the Seventies generations... California dreaming as the earth dies screaming! That's what it's about, people talking about the environment and not doing anything. '' (Bruce Dickinson) 'No Prayer for the Dying' is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the first album recorded following the departure of guitarist Adrian Smith who left the band during the pre-production phase of the album. Smith does have one co-writing credit on this album, for "Hooks in You", the third installment of the ongoing story of Charlotte the Harlot. The album ushered in a change of vocal style for Bruce Dickinson from the operatic sound of the '80s to a raspier way of singing. 'No Prayer for the Dying' also produced Maiden's only number one single to date, "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter", originally written and recorded by Dickinson alone for the A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child movie soundtrack. The version that appears on No Prayer for the Dying was rerecorded by the band as a whole. "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" were released as singles, with the latter reaching the #1 position in the UK charts....