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Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do


Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do


"The Evil That Men Do" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the band's seventeenth single and the second from their seventh studio album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988).


The single debuted at number six in the UK charts and quickly rose to number five. The single's B-sides are re-recordings of "Prowler" and "Charlotte the Harlot" which appear as tracks number one and seven/eight respectively on the band's debut album Iron Maiden.


The title of the song is taken from Marcus Antonius's speech while addressing the crowd of Romans after Caesar's murder (Act 3, scene 2, "The Forum") in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:


"The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones."


Bruce Dickinson may sometimes repeat this before playing the song, but with the order of the clauses reversed (as he did in Rock in Rio).


The guitar solo in "The Evil That Men Do" is played by Adrian Smith while the guitar solo in "Prowler '88" is played by Dave Murray. In "Charlotte the Harlot '88", the first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray followed by Adrian Smith.


The music video was filmed at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, during the Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour in 1988.



The Evil That Men Do - Lyrics


Love is a razor and I walked the line on that silver blade Slept in the dust with his daughter Her eyes red with the slaughter of innocence And I will pray for her, I will call her name out loud I would bleed for her, if I could only see her now Living on a razor's edge Balancing on a ledge Living on a razor's edge, oh Balancing on a ledge, oh Balancing on a ledge, oh Living on a razor's edge Balancing on a ledge, you know, you know The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on Circle of fire, my baptism of joy at an end it seems The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me And I will pray for you, some day I may return Don't you cry for me, beyond is where I learn Living on a razor's edge Balancing on a ledge Living on a razor's edge You know, you know The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on Living on a razor's edge Balancing on a ledge Living on a razor's edge You know, you know The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil that men do lives on and on The evil, the evil The evil that men do The evil, the evil The evil that men do



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