Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills Meaning
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Song Released: 1982
Run to the Hills Lyrics
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He took our game for his own needs
We fought him hard we fought him well
Out on the plains we gave him hell
But many came too much for...
anonymous Mar 27th, 2009 3:50am report
This song is about the colonization of the Wild West as the US Calvary slaughtered the Plains Indians. The Plains Indians are the most famous (Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull) because they were the last to be defeated and placed onto reservations. Most European Nations are smitten with tribes like the Lakota . . . .
The CHerokee are the largest Nation - not the Cree (who are actually the Iyiniwok)
Indians did fight and kill cowboys and cowboys did fight and kill the indians!! The cowboys were some of the first to come across the Great Plains (before the whites starting settling the plains) as they herded cattle from Texas and Mexico.
anonymous Mar 5th, 2012 3:04am report
this song is about boobies
anonymous Feb 4th, 2012 2:39pm report
I believe what this song talks about is giving every body a warning whats about to come in the next couple years, what F.E.M.A will do to every body.Its just another hidden message and hes letting us know when that does happen that we can hide in the hills when FEMA comes in control.DO research on F.E.M.A on you will know that truth about there prison camps.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2011 10:35am report
To be nothin depth about why our people have been here for about 60,000 years migrating across an ice bridge known as the bering land bridge connecting siberia and Alaska about 12,000 years ago. Our people moved onword splitting into tribes the first settlement was accomplished about 8000 bce. We had accomplished farming hunting and family. It was you people who had came got us sick with your diseases, and you wonder why we couldnt fight back we lost most of our people to these germs and disease you brought took our family women, kids... Homes. Land... And our ways. No its not an ordinary cow boy Indian fight. It never was and never will be we ran not because we were forced to, but with choice and honour, respect we were out numbered. Still might be today but that doesnt stop our brothers and sisters fight for what you took.... And now you keep raping us for more, and you wonder why we hate yous. This song has a meaning to me, it also is meaningless to me. Think about it this way , if we were left alone we wouldnt have to worry about whities makin songs about us. Onen!
anonymous Jul 16th, 2011 7:45am report
anonymous May 23rd, 2011 5:48pm report
This song is about how the Europeans came to North America and took what they wanted killed who they wanted and no one could stop them.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2009 2:24pm report
This is clearly about Europeans coming to claim the western world and is viewed from the perspective of the natives already there.
anonymous Feb 8th, 2009 2:00pm report
"But many came, too much for Cree"
Cree is the largest group of indigenous people in North America (according to Wikipedia), and the military might of the settlers crushed even mighty Cree when the tribe tried to fight back.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2008 11:44am report
This song is neat in that the drum rolls give you the impression of the US Cavalry storming the plains in pursuit of the Indians. Perfect example of music creating mental visions, I love it.
Song actually is split in two parts: First part is taken from the Indians' side, as the white man came, etc. Then the settlers perspective comes in, and the chaos that ensues.
Good stuff. Maiden rules.... Dickinson on vocals brings so much definition to the lyrics. Pure awesomeness...
anonymous Oct 14th, 2008 10:20pm report
It portrays in the beginning, the white men came from Europle (across the sea) and seattled on the land previously lived on by the native americans (indians). Then it goes on to tell about their territory expansion and how when the natives finally revolted against them, a war broke out. THE NATIVES NEVER FOUGHT COWBOYS. They fought with the American army, cowboys were just settlers who took the land after the natives were pushed out by the army.
anonymous Oct 5th, 2008 10:07pm report
Rather easy one. The first verse tells you what it's about.
Native Americans fighting Europeans.
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