"Run To The Hills"

Iron Maiden releases the single "Run To The Hills," on this day in 1982. 

"Run To The Hills," would be the first of two singles, ("Number Of The Beast")  from Iron Maiden's third studio album, "Number Of The Beast," the first album to feature new vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Initial studio release features often forgotten "Total Eclipse" as the B-Side, while the 1985 release would host a variety of tracks on the B-Side, depending on vinyl size and subsequent year of release, 1985 and again in 2002. 

 Founding member Steve Harris is credited for writing "Run To The Hills," and in 1985 the song would be included on their first live album, "Live After Death." This is an HMT founder's favorite. So watch your mouths. And Up The Irons.

"Run To The Hills"

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 too 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

Soldier blue in the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their 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



Iron Maiden's official video release for "Run To The Hills."

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