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Run To The Hills - The Number Of The Beast

"Run To The Hills - The Number Of The Beast" (1990 EP)

1. Run To The Hills
2. Total Eclipse
3. The Number Of The Beast
4. Remember Tomorrow (live)
5. Listen With Nicko! Part IV

1. Run To The Hills

The white man came across the sea,
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes he killed our creed,
He took our game for his own need
We fought him hard we fought him well,
Out on the plains we gave him hell
But many came to much for Cree,
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes, galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes, fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom the stab in the back, women and children and cowards attack

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

Soldiers blue in the barren wastes, hunting and killing the game
Raping the women and wasting the men, the only good Indians are tame
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold, enslaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

(Solo: Dave Murray)

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

2. Total Eclipse

Cold as steel the darkness waits, its hour will come
A cry of fear for our children worshipping the sun
Mother nature's black revenge on those who waste her life
War babies in the garden of Eden shall turn our ashes to ice
Sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires

Sunrise is gone, numbing all desires
Sunrise is gone, Sunrise is gone
Around the world the people stop with terror-stricken eyes

A shadow cast upon them all to crush them like a fly
In the icy rain and whiplashed seas there's nowhere left to run
The hammer blows of winter fall like a hurricane
Sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires

Sunrise is gone, numbing all desires
Around the world the nations wait for some wise words from their leading light

You know it's not only madmen who listen to fools
"Is this the end?" the millions cried clutching their riches as they died
Those who survive must weather the storm

(Solo: Dave Murray)

(Solo: Adrian Smith)

Gone are the days when man looked down,
They've taken away his sacred crown
To be so free, it took so long,
It's not the journeys end, it's just begun

3. The Number Of The Beast

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
Cos 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 this all for real or some kind of hell

666 -- 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 burning bright, the ritual has begun Satan's work is done

666 -- the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

This can't go on I must inform the law, can this still be real or some crazy dream
But I feel drawn toward the evil chanting hordes, seem to mesmerize, can't avoid their eyes

666, the number of the beast
666, 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

4. Remember Tomorrow (live)

Unchain the colours before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows tomorrow's white lies
Scan the horizon the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire

Tears for remembrance and tears for joy,

Tears for somebody and this lonely boy
Out in the madness the all seeing eye
Flickers above us to light up the sky

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Dennis Stratton)

Unchain the colours before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows tomorrow's white lies
Scan the horizon the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire

5. Listen With Nicko! Part IV

What ho sed de ting!

I'm back, nyaaah! You thought you got away with it, didn't you? But you didn't. No, not on your fourth little
box set of Run To The Hills, Total Eclipse, Number Of The Beast, and Remember Tomorrow live. Aaah!
Box number four. Do you like it so far? What a great set of singles and all that good stuff ... original art
work and all that good stuff! Well, you are again the proud owner of number four, Run To The Hills - Total
Eclipse, released the 12th of February 1982. And welcome once again to "Not a lot of...not a lot of people
know that" Hahah, oh dear, it's getting worse isn't it? Well I have been in here for two or three days and they
won't let me out! No. They've left me stuck in this here studio and what can I do but mumble on and jumble
on and get the words back to front and front to back and all that good stuff.
Run To The Hills, chart position number seven, got there. Released 12th of February 1982, If I said that
already, too f'king bad! Ah, it was first released, as I said, whenever it was, featuring Bruce on vocals. Now
Bruce had joined the band in September '81, and if you think about it it's almost a to the day a year after
Adrian joined, September 1980. Hmm. It was the band's first single, as it happens, to reach the top ten.
Great! Well, what can you say about that? Thank you guys and fans and
girls...guys and girls...all the people out there that bought that, I mean puuhh, got it to number seven. And
also it was one of the favourites of you guys the fans, when we play it it's great, we start of and Bruce
introduces the song and everyone's right there with us to know the words and sing along like you do with a
lot of our songs, but I think that definitely because it was such a popular first top ten single as well such a
popular song. Also the video for Run To The Hills was .... the out takes.... remember the bit with the indians
there, and he's sitting on a penny farthing, you know and they're all getting shot with a bow and the guy in
the back with about six million arrows hanging out of his hat... And the guy goes and gets scalped, and the
geezer goes up behind the indian, oh no, the indian goes up behind the guy right. Oh yeah, I got it right that
time. And he scalps him! And he pulls his hair off, and he's got a bloody toupe on his ... he's got no hair!
He's got a bald head! And the guy...whew, I think they're really great. Well it's a Buster Keaton movie
actually, but Buster they couldn't show him because he'd have got... they'd have got copyright problems and
all that. And it was also fun enough, a big MTV favourite. Now, music television was released over in the
United States before we got it on cable or satellite which is now happening in England. And uh, this was in
the days when they had some serious, you know, they had some good taste, these guys. I mean, they were
playing rock'n'roll and there was heavy metal. Now, they're they're just like what's that, that other lot, the
Bleedin Bojack Company! You know, I'll find an abbreviation for the MTV mob, don't you worry have no
friggin fear! I shall get there! There you go, brilliant success, great story.
Now moving on to the other single in the set, you've got Number Of The Beast, haven't ya? Well if you
haven't there's a mistake. Get onto EMI and have a word......slap'em around the back of
the head like that for an opener, or a punch in the chops would be good. You know. Number Of The Beast,
'Arry Harris composition again, Remember Tomorrow live, 'Arryis..'Arry 'Arrisssizzzz and Paul
Duh..Duh..Duh..Di'Anno. Chart position 18 it got to, that was released on 26th of April 1982. And it was off
of the album of the same name, Number - Of - The - Beast! Allright? Got that? Allright. You know what I
said earlier on as well, I think it was not a lot of people know that part three, or it might have even been part
two, I don't know. I can't really remember, it was too many days ago...remember I told you they kept me in
here for a few weeks...few days. Um, it was released off of the album of the same name. When they were
recording the album, which was at Battery Studio in London, Mr. Martin Birch had a car crash, and all the
old equipment in the studio kept breaking down. All this kind of things were going on. But after he got the
bill presented to him, through the accident that he'd had, his car....the damage bill was six hundred and sixty
six quid, sixty six p! No on my life, I am not pulling the dinger! I am telling ya, this is god's honest truth.
Well after the release of the album, the band were branded as satanists only to boot! What a bunch of prats! I
mean these people have no idea, and they've got their noses stuck up, you know, probably up each others
bum, you know. Or whatever. Anyway, it's all about Steve having a nightmare, I mean he has them pretty
often... poor guy, you know, I mean I pity the wife... "god Steve, whats the matter!" "uh oh uh oh uh oh uh!
oh god, it's coming for me! oh, Eddie! Eddie! Get away!" Hahahaha! Poor old low, never mind.'s horrible, you can't make fun of nightmares. No they're not very nice things, but
Steve had a nightmare what could actually happen if he got involved with all this sort of satanist stuff, and
all that mumbo jumbo and all that mean gear. Well you know, there you go. So basically that was the
inspiration to the song, and out of that came NOTB, and outta NOTB came the album. Hahahaha. Wonder
what the wife looked like? Hahaha, Jesus. I don't know, it's my sense of humour, you probably don't
understand, I don't care anyway.
Anyway, by the way, the video was shot at the Newcastle city hall. And Rod and the boys asked the local
radio station, or asked the ballroom dancers to come up and feature in the video. They did. Puuh, pretty
good isn't it? By the way, it was my uhh...I was still with Trust at that time, and um, we actually did a ten or
twelve date...I think it was ten dates of European tour with Maiden on the Number Of The Beast tour when
they were in Europe. And, just..after this, a couple of months after this period of time on the tour, the band
did a Belgian TV show, and in fact this was my very very very first performance with Iron Maiden....not a
lot of people know that...and we played Number Of The Beast, I guess it was, I think it was Killers and Run
To The Hills, something like that. I might have been wrong, and then again too bad if I am! So what you
gonna do about it! Take that! So! Hahahaha, sorry Dave. Oh gosh, oh my microphone!
Anyway, ah! Remember Tomorrow. Well, this was recorded in Italy...well you can remember tomorrow if
you like, I can't even remember yesterday or even today, so it's up to you. Hahaha. Heh. Anyway,
Remember Tomorrow was recorded in Italy during Bruce's very first live dates with Maiden. And they went
out there to do some gigs with Bruce and break him in, so to speak. He fell.. he fell into a vat of starch the
night before. Hahahaha! Oh god! And he did a few dates before the small U.K. tour at the end of 1981, and
that's uh, that's where Remember Tomorrow was recorded. That's why hence it's Remember Tomorrow live.
And I say, it got to chart position 18, released 26th of April. Good stuff! Anyway, by the way I've gotta go,
so look, if I don't see you in the spring which ain't too far away right, I'll see you in a mattress! Hahahahaha!
Toodle-do! Bye.


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