The Number Of The Beast Lyrics

Woe to you, oh earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six

I left alone, my mind was blank, I needed time to think
To get the memories from my mind
What did I see? Can I believe that what I saw
That night was real and not just fantasy?

Just what I saw in my old dreams
Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
'Cause in my dreams, it's always there
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

Night was black, was no use holding back
'Cause I just had to see, was someone watching me?
In the mist, dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real or just some kind of Hell?
6 6 6, the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry, hands held to the sky
In the night, the fires are burning bright
The ritual has begun, Satan's work is done

6 6 6, the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can't go on, I must inform the law
Can this still be real, or just some crazy dream?
But I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
Seem to mesmerize, can't avoid their eyes

6 6 6, the number of the beast
6 6 6, the one for you and me

I'm coming back, I will return
And I'll possess your body, and I'll make you burn
I have the fire, I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take its course

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these lyrics are last corrected by PrincessC
Songwriter(s): Steve Harris
Record Label(s): 1998 Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd under exclusive license in the United States to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc
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Meaning to "The Number Of The Beast" song lyrics (4 meanings)
Brian R Wiggs December 16, 2013-10:03

a weak minded fool is horrified. he thinks darkness chases his
thots torture him then his madness seems sweet and he plunges into
despair and the evil deeds released by his actions
are the devils . no. all evil comes from within. you believe your god made
everything made the devil if devil is gods creation serves this gods will the devil
blaming Lucifer???? the morning star is a trickster not evil... only evil is human
it is a cop out.....and he is a dabbler...real Satanists hide in plain sight.........
Hannah December 2, 2012-20:33

I think this song is about watching a Satanic ritual, told from the Devil's perspective (I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn.)
Payton April 15, 2012-16:22

This song is very cool! Iron Maiden uses a lot of very cool words. I think that Iron Maiden is one great band!!!!
LukeC2510 March 23, 2012-2:00

ok guys, the lyrics may have been wrong before, but now they're fixed. If you have a problem with the lyrics, create an account and change them yourself
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