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Iron Maiden

Can I Play With Madness

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“Can I Play with Madness” was the sixteenth single released by Iron Maiden. Released in 1988, it is the first single from the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album and hit number 3 in the UK charts. The song is about a young man who wants to learn the future from an old prophet with a crystal ball. The young man thinks he is going mad and seeks the old prophet to help him cope with his visions/nightmares. The prophet’s advice is ignored by the young man and they become angry with each other. The song was originally a ballad named “On the Wings of Eagles”, written by Adrian Smith. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ 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

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