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Can I Play with Madness - The Evil That Men Do Full Album Lyrics

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Can I Play with Madness - The Evil That Men Do

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1. Can I Play with Madness (3:33)
Give me the sense to wonder
To wonder if I’m free
Give me a sense of wonder
To know I can be me
Give me the strength to hold my head up
Spit back in their face
Don’t need no key to unlock this door
Gonna break down the walls
Break out of this bad place

Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness - there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness - he said you’re blind, too blind to see

I screamed aloud to the old man
I said don’t lie, don’t say you don’t know
I say you’ll pay for your mischief
In this world or the next
Oh, and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
And the hell fires raged in his eyes
He said, do you want to know the truth son
- I’ll tell you the truth
Your soul’s gonna burn in the lake of fire

Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness - there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness - he said you’re blind, too blind to see

Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness - there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness - he said you’re blind, too blind to see
2. Black Bart Blues (6:41)
Bruce: What the fuck is that?

Nerd: Hi guys, are you in a band or something?
I mean it would be so cool if you were in a band 'cos you're driving a big bus with band on the front of it

Bruce: Why don't you shut up and get on board will ya?

Nerd: Wow! I have it here you got a stereo and a microwave and, and you got a beer, I'd like a
Heineken if you've got one that's real cool, that's great, yeah!

Bruce: Would you like to see Black Bart?

Nerd: Who's Black Bart?

Bruce: Let me introduce you

Black Bart's seen it, Black Bart knows, Black Bart's done it the, Black Bart blues
Suspended in suspension, Medieval nights in Tennessee, and elsewhere
We all got to try the Black Bart blues

Black Bart's truckin' ain't what it seems, Black Bart's lookin', don't know where she's been
Maybe she's an acrobat, Spends her evenings dancing on a pole
We all got to try the Black Bart blues

Black Bart tried most anything, Black Bart liked it but he couldn't sing
So he asked me to tell ya, try it for yourself and you will see
We all got to try the Black Bart blues

Bruce: What did you do that for?

Nerd: I'm sorry, I just..., I guess I'm not used to...

Bruce: Shut up and get on with it will you

Black Bart's livin' across the ocean now, Black Bart's lookin' to come back somehow
So if you are a dancer, you could dance his pole in May
That's a maypole

Black Bart's coming, now Black Bart's gone, Black Bart did it so I wrote this song
Whatever and however, in and out or several at a time mmm yes!
We all got to do the Black Bart blues
Here comes the guitar solo

We all got to try the Black Bart blues
Yowsa! Yowsa! Yowsa!
3. Massacre (Thin Lizzy cover) (2:53)
At a point below zero there's no place left to go
Six hundred unknown heroes were killed like sleeping buffalo

Through the devil's canyon, across the battlefield
Death has no companion, the spirit's lost

There goes the bandolero through the hole in the wire
He's a coward but he doesn't care, doesn't care if he lives or if he dies

The general that's commanding, he's defending what he fears
While the troops they are depending on reinforcements from the rear

If God is in his heaven how come there's no heaven here?
In God's name they use weapons for the massacre

At a point below zero where the sun can see the land
Six hundred unknown heroes lay dead beneath the sand
4. The Evil That Men Do (4:35)
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
But I will pray for her
I will call her name out loud
I would bleed for her
If only I could see her now

Living on a razors edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razors edge

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
But I will pray for you
And some day I may return
I would die for you
Beyond is where I learn
5. Prowler '88 (4:07)
Walking through the city
Looking oh so pretty
I’ve just got to find my way,

See the ladies flashing
All their legs and lashes
I’ve just got to find a way.

Well you see me crawling through
the bushes with it open wide
What you seeing girl?
Can’t you believe that feeling
Can’t you believe it
Can’t you believe your eyes?
It’s the real thing girl.

Got me feeling myself,
and reeling around
Got me talking, but feel like
walking around.
6. Charlotte the Harlot '88 (4:12)
Giving a swish with your arse in the air,
Don’t you know what they’re saying?
Charlotte you’re so refined,
When you take all the love that they’re giving.

Sticking with every man that you find,
Don’t you know what they’re after?
Charlotte you’ve got your legs in the air,
Don’t you hear all their laughter?

Charlotte the harlot
Show me your leg.
Charlotte the harlot
Take me to bed.
Charlotte the harlot
Let me see blood.
Charlotte the harlot
Let me see love.

There was a time when you left me
standing there,
Picking up pieces of love from the floor.
Well Charlotte you left me alone in there,
To make your ends as a bloody whore.

Well Charlotte you told me you loved me true.
Picking up pieces of love yesterday.
Well Charlotte your drawers are off colour too,
‘Cause you’re making love all day.
Taking so many men to your room,
Don’t you feel no remorse.
You charge them a fiver only for starters,
And ten the main course.
You’ve got no feelings,
They died long ago.
Don’t you care who you let in,
Don’t you know you’re breaking the law,
With the service you’re giving.

Charlotte the harlot
Show me your leg.
Charlotte the harlot
Take me to bed.
Charlotte the harlot
Let me see blood.
Charlotte the harlot
Let me see love.
7. Listen with Nicko! Part IX (10:46)
...what ho! Nicko here! Welcome to Nicko's "Not alot of people know that, number 9!" Yes! This is the one
that comes after eight or before ten, but if you don't have number eight, it comes after seven, doesn't it? Yes,
well you stupid little people, if you do not have number eight or number seven or one of them's missing,
because if you don't have those little tokens in your sticky greasy palms and you don't have ten of them at
the end of these ten weeks of releases of the re-released rather singles of Iron Maiden, you won't get your
little box set, will you? No! Because as you know by now... I haven't told you but you should know... you
will be the proud owner of a special box with some seriously good artwork from Mr. Derek Riggs. Yes! And
you will then be able to put all those greasy horribly grubby pieces of vinyl in there which as you know will
have those amazing pictures on them and the little artwork, packages, and sleeves... and all that good stuff in
that box! So, keep them all or else you'll be in severely good trouble! (hits the microphone)... Take that!
Now then! Now! You are severely in some trouble now, because you've got Can I Play With Madness,
Black Bart Blues, Massacre! Mmmmmm! Can I Play With Madness written by Harry Harris, Black Bart
Blues by Harry Harris and Bruce Dickinson, Massacre Lynott, Gorham, and Downey. Yes, released the 2nd
of March 1988, and it got to... (taps microphone)... what was that? (taps microphone)... Three! Yes, number
three! It debuted at number four in the charts, thanks to you lot out there, you horrible viscious mean people
to go out and buy such a seriously good single as that and get it to number three. Hahaha! No serious, folks,
hah! This, what can you say, debuted at number four.
Oh by the way on a more sombre note, and something like that... must say before we go much further... is
that, as you may know, remember the video and all that good stuff, this here single. Well it was featuring a
chap who I think we would all agree was one of the great comedians and one of the major contributors to the
Monty Python mob and gang cohooting geezers out there doing all that mumbo jumbling stuff... with the big
boot and stuff, squashing everybody... yes! Was Mr. Graham Chapman. Well, here's a little memorandum to
him... ah, memorandum... in memory of him... memorandum... crazy, off the wall. No, I think what we gotta
say is thanks to Graham for such a great contribution to comedy in general and everything, he's gonna be
sadly missed. But this was one of his last film performances before he unfortunately died. So, lets hope he's
having a good time up there, and we'll... undoubtedly we'll meet one another time somewhere else in a
different place.
Anyway! Moving on to a lighter note, yes! You've got Black Bart Blues on this here single, and as you
know after the old Black Bart Blues there's some various mumblings and jumblings from yours truly. And
these were not "not alot of people know that" mumblings and jumblings, these were stupid mumbling
jumblings that were put together off of all the... at the ends of all the songs that we recorded over that album
of Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son such as "hmm... they're gonna put this on a CD!.... I (unintelligible) solo!
...I said I seen'em..." and all that stuff right? Well you know what I mean, cause you just f'king listened to it,
didnt ya? So there we were, picture this. We were at the playback after we had made the album, recorded it,
all that good stuff, mixed it. And we were at the playback for the EMI people. And all the band were there,
and all the press... Micky Wall and a few other people.... hello Micky! ...were all there, and they're doing all
their old reviews of this album and stuff, so we played ... kinda played... now, you've gotta bear this in
mind... none of the chaps, not one of them let me know what was going on, see? So I was clueless! I know,
but as I usually... no now look, I was, I didn't have a clue. See? So there I was standing there... now you
picture this... there's the PA system that we were playing this here stuff back through, behind me. And I'm
looking down and all the band, and we'd already gone through the album and all this, and we'd got up to
singles time, see?
Everybody was out, all the EMI bigwigs are there, you know, "yeah what ho, yes, eh pretty damn good
album don't you think?" "Well yes I do, pretty damn good, don't you think, yes." "Eh, shall we pay them
money this week?" "(unintelligible) ...pretty good stuff, lets go." So! Anyway, having said that, there I am...
this damn thing comes on the bleedin music box. After it finishes... Black Bart Blues finishes that is, there's
"whooo, hello!" You know and there's all this stuff like answer phone stuff, I phone someone I forget where
they got that from, oh it was the studio answer machine... "Hi Hi, Nicko here...hi." Anyway, you know, just
stupid stuff. Then it starts, doesn't it. Well, can you imagine my face. There's all the band creased up falling
all over the place laughing... they all thought it was the funniest thing since whatever. So there I am looking
at this lot, and I'm kind of feeling a bit embarrassed you know, cause I'd not heard this, and I thought "what's
all this mumbling jumbling coming out these here big speakers?" Then I looked over at the other side of the
room... you know those... you know those faces that you get from the theatre, right, you know you've got the
comedy chops and the thriller, you know, and the sad stuff, you know. There's one smiling and there's one
looking like, you know, he's just lost the quid and found a tanner, you know. So, picture this... the room's
one half crawling all over the floor laughing, and the other lot are like "eh, what's going on? What's this stuff
coming in?" Can you imagine this is the world... EMI world people you know from all over the place. And I
tell ya, when these people saw everybody going "Hahahahaho!" they're going "ho ha ha HA HA HAAHA!
Oh what ho jeez, pretty funny hahhaa." So they also saw the funny side of it after awhile, but it took awhile
I'll tell ya. And of course I was really really embarrassed to say the least, cause this was my lunacy stuff, and
you you lot f'king got it in your sweaty greasy horrible little palms again, ain't ya!
Anyway! Enough of that, moving on. On the other side you've got The Evil That Men Do, or on the same
side, I dunno how the bloody hell (unintelligible)!! (hits microphone)... Take that! The Evil That Men Do....
Written by H. Smith... Adrian Smith, B. Dickingson.... Paul Dickinson, and 'Arry Bomber Harris... Steve
Harris. Hmm. Released the 1st of August 1988! And on the other side of that we had Prowler '88 and
Charlotte The Harlot written by Mister Murray and Harris! Yes, Dave came out of the closet for that one.
Whoah! No, I didn't mean it badly, I mean Dave doesn't... when he writes a song he writes a cracker, doesn't
he? But, he... he sort of... he writes one every couple of years, and he's got a couple in reserve at the
moment, and so you lot might hear some of this in the next couple of months because I think he's got a cut
for the new album that you ain't gonna believe.
Anyway! Evil That Men Do. Char... sh... sh... sh... I had one of them this morning... no, a shower. Chart
position five, it debuted at number six. Do-de-de-de-do! Now, Prowler and Charlotte The Harlot we
recorded... we re-re-re-re-re-recorded these because the band.... ah it's getting silly, I've gotta get out of here
and get some fresh air, I mean you ain't gonna believe what it's like in this little room. Anyway, the band
never were completely happy with the original versions, you know, from way back. And you lot, you greasy
despicable mean mangy looking lot out there, you-ou-ou-ou been requesting some of this stuff from the
early material to be recorded... re-recorded... with your's truly. Hahahaha! No, no, no, I'm joking! No, you
know, re-recorded with Bruce and the... how's that, we'll put me in there too, so... Actually, Steve and I were
actually discussing a few months back about all these old songs... the old stuff that we've recorded, about
doing maybe in the future, keeping it the same format so basically the end of the day we might actually have
the whole back issue of all the stuff with this sort of Maiden re-recorded, all the old stuff that we weren't
on... myself, Bruce, and H. So there you go, you never know.
By the way, here's a joke for ya. I gotta tell you this before I leave, because I'm running out of time. And...
yeah, it's like this, see. Superman and Batman talking to one another one day, so Superman says, "'Ere Bat."
"Yeah, what, what's the matter Sup?" He said, "I was out having a little jaunt over at central park the other
day", he said, "I had a touch of the (unintelligible), and you'll never guess what!" He said, "What't that
Sup?" He said, "I f'king looked down... strike me down, there's Wonder Woman wiggling about, legs up in
the air, lassoo, all that old stuff... ooh, she must be having a good time... f'king hell, what's she doing!" He
says, Batman says, "Well what did you do?" He said, "Well I got f'king serious touch of the hardon, didn't I?
It nearly shot me out to Jupiter!" He said, "Did it?" He said, "No, I got as far as Mars!" He said, "F'king hell,
that was a touch, wasn't it?" He said, "More than that! I came back I had such a bone-on, there she was
wiggling and wobbling out on the grass, f'king legs up in the air... oh, she was rubbing her dun great tits!
Rubbing her thighs... and she was just kinda caressing... oh! I couldn't resist!" Batman says, "Well what did
you do then, Sup?" He said, "Well, I unzipped my boy... you know, my fly, and I got my boy out and I
f'king shot damn about a thousand feet!" He said, "Did ya?" He said, "Yeah! f'king great!" Batman says,
"Well, what happened then?" He said, "Well, it f'king landed on top of her!" He said, "Did ya!" He said,
"F'king right!" He said "I bet Wonder Woman was real surprised, weren't she?" He said, "Yeah, not half as
surprised as the bleedin Invisible Man!" Hahahahahahah! Hahahah! (drums something) Oh dear!
Nevermind! I'm off! I'm going! Tada!
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