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Iron Maiden-14.Iron Maiden (Barcelona 1988)

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Iron Maiden - Plaza del Toros, Barcelona, Spain, Sep. 22, 1988, during the ''Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour'' 1988. Iron Maiden (Harris) Bruce Dickinson:Vocals Steve Harris:Bass Dave Murray:Guitar Adrian Smith:Guitar Nicko McBrain:Drums [Lyrics] Won't you come into my room I wanna show you all my wares I just want to see your blood I just want to stand and stare See the blood begin to flow as it falls upon the floor Iron Maiden can't be fought Iron Maiden can't be sought Oh well, wherever, wherever you are Iron Maiden's gonna get you no matter how far See the blood flow, watching it shed up above my head Iron Maiden wants you for dead Won't you come into my room I wanna show you all my wares I just want to see your blood I just want to stand and stare See the blood begin to flow as it falls upon the floor Iron Maiden can't be fought Iron Maiden can't be sought Oh well, wherever, wherever you are Iron Maiden's gonna get you no matter how far See the blood flow, watching it shed up above my head Iron Maiden wants you for dead ............................................... ''As long as I can remember we've closed our set with this song. It's quite simple. The bass line is fairly straightforward as is the drumming. But the guitar is over the top with harmony, and the bass is descending behind it. I think this makes it pretty special.'' (Steve Harris) ''Another classic Maiden song, this is a mandatory song at all Maiden concerts. It was first recorded on the Soundhouse Tapes and, although this re-recorded version is much superior to the Soundhouse version, it still doesn't make it a very good song by Maiden's standards. There isn't any guitar solo, and the lyrics seem quite strange. It is hard to understand how such a medium-quality song has become the band's trademark song over the years. Note that an "Iron Maiden" was a medieval torture instrument looking like a sarcophagus, and whose "door" was embedded with sharp spikes. It was usually used vertically and the victim was put inside before the door was allowed to slowly close under the influence of its own weight. What a horrible way to die! More recently, "Iron Maiden" was the nickname of Margaret "Maggie" Thatcher who was head of the Conservative party in the U.K., then elected Prime Minister of Britain around the time the band started. She appears on the cover sleeves of the Sanctuary and Women In Uniform singles.'' ''Essentially the song is about Iron Maiden and their gigs. "Won't you come into my room" is inviting fans in to the gigs, the room being the concert hall or more likely pub venue given the era when this track was written. "I wanna show you all my wares" is Maiden saying they want to play their music and entertain and show what they can do. "I just want to see your blood, I just want to stand and stare" refers to the time when the then lead singer would draw a sword through his mouth and bite on a fake blood capsule, or it may refer to the extrapolation of this when red paint or dry ice was poured through the first Eddie head up above the drummer on stage. "See the blood begin to flow, as it falls upon the floor" again continuing the stage dramatics of the sword in the mouth or Eddie head sets. "Iron Maiden can't be fought, Iron Maiden can't be sought" is similar to the chorus in saying don't try to stop Maiden or avoid listening because Maiden will be successful come what may and you will eventually love Maiden if you give them a fair crack of the whip. That sentiment continues into the chorus with "Oh well, wherever, wherever you are, Iron Maiden's gonna get you no matter how far" again saying Iron Maiden are going to be successful everywhere, showing the determination of Steve Harris to succeed. "See the blood flow watching it shed up above my head" Again referring to the Edde stage set. "Iron Maiden wants you for dead" Means Maiden wants everyone to be fans and will stop at nothing to get it.Fairly crude, in the rough sense, lyrically, but the ...