Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills



"Run to the Hills" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released as their sixth single and the first from the band's third studio album, The Number of the Beast (1982). It is their first single with Bruce Dickinson as vocalist.


Credited solely to the band's bassist, Steve Harris, Dickinson contributed to the song but could not be credited due to a contractual agreement with his former band Samson.


Run to the Hills remains one of the band's most popular songs, with VH1 ranking it No. 27 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and No. 14 on their list of the Greatest Hard Rock Songs.


A live version of the song, from Live After Death, was released in 1985 and the original single was reissued in 2002, with all income donated to former drummer Clive Burr's MS Trust Fund. In 1990, as part of The First Ten Years box set, both the original and the 1985 live single were reissued on CD and 12" vinyl, combined with "The Number of the Beast" and "Running Free (live)" respectively.


Clive Burr (8 March 1957 – 13 March 2013) was an English drummer. He was a member of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982.



Lyrics


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 are 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 Injuns 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


Run to the hills, run for your lives

Run to the hills, run for your lives

Run to the hills, run for your lives

Run to the hills, run for your lives