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Song Released: 1988

The Evil That Men Do Lyrics

love is a razor and I walked the lines on that silver blade, Slept in the dust with his daughter her eyes red with a slaughter of innocence.

But I will pray for her, I will call her name out loud I will bleed for her If I could only see her...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2019 report

    It right here

    Slept in the dust with his daughter her eyes red with a slaughter of innocence.

    I think it is about child abuse, how the man slept with his daughter.

  2. kooljohn176
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    Nov 19th 2015 report

    A sad, but honest song by Iron Maiden in ''The evil that men do'' to each other for love,power,money,fame etc., to become like a god to be loved and worshiped that has been going on for thousands of years that shaped humanity up to the present day to still find ''a evil'' in a scapegoat to be overthrown by the systems used at times by the hunger of the egostistical western intellectualism of the Anglo Saxon Olygarch, Zionist neo-Nazi, like evil twins to push it's creation of anti-Semitism further down the road to use by deploying deceit and lies to do war against us to keep us fighting each other. Even now with the new creation of ISIS that was brought back from the dead for some man to kill for her, unless you think she still represents Mother Mary, the Queen of Heaven to be controlled, worshiped and watched like in the days when she was a Egyptian goddess to be used and manipiulated in the present by the Israeli Secret Intelligent Services to create hoaxes with her by confusion, division and chaos throughout the world to dismantle the cultures in areas for it's greater good for The Greater One to seek and find it's love again that was foretold in Revelation towards the Seventh Angel to sound his TRUMPet.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2013 report

    Only the good die young.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 15th 2013 report

    I heard on the radio a few years ago that the song was about Adolf Hitler, to make the point that although he was the most sinister man in history, he is also the most remembered and will always be remembered.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2012 report

    this song is just about the evil that men do. for example Hitler, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Osama, ect. It's just about pure evil and what sick things people do. Its not just about wars or religion it can be any other kind of evil back than and sadly today. This world is evil.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2011 report

    The song is about vices and how far we are willing to go to meet them. The sacrifices we would make to just have one more chance at doing it all again, wether it's drugs, sex or any of the other things we become a slave to.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2009 report

    No that is from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. I think that this song is about religious violence from the quotes of the book of life.

  8. keesh1482
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    Nov 13th 2008 report

    Bruce Dickinson said on a live album that "the good that men do often dies with their bones, but the evil that men do lives on." Our deeds live longer than we do...especially our evil ones.

  9. meg62
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    Oct 19th 2008 report

    Hope maiden fans can help I love this song and want to clarify if I have the right interpretation of this amazing song. I personally think it's about the wars that have occurred during our time or is it more sinister about child abuse.

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