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Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills

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“Run to the Hills” was Iron Maiden’s sixth single and the first single from their 1982 album The Number of the Beast. The lyrics clearly discuss the violence visited upon Native Americans in the Nineteenth Century. Several lines appear to address the Sioux Wars, a conflict between the Lakota people and the United States in the Dakotas. The song may also allude to the ‘Trail of Tears’ occurring during the 1830s when forced resettlement was enforced by the U.S. Army (“soldier blue in the barren wastes”). It was written by Steve Harris, bassist and founder of the band. It remains one of the band’s most popular songs. The song, along with “The Trooper” was omitted from their current 2010 tour, The Final Frontier World Tour, in order to make room for their newer songs on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Run to the hills - run for your lives

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Popular in Heavy Metal (See Charts): The Unforgiven, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Man, Fear Of The Dark, Sad But True, Courage, The Trooper, Still Loving You, The Unforgiven Ii, and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.


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