Be Quick Or Be Dead – Iron Maiden

Covered in sinners and dripping with guilt
Making you money from slime and from filth
Parading your bellies in ivory towers
Investing our lives in your schemes and your powers

You got to watch them – Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven – The thief in your head
You’ve got to watch them – Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven – The thief in your head…
Be quick! Or be dead!
Be quick! Or be dead!
See… what’s ruling all our lives, see… who’s pulling the strings…
See… what’s ruling all our lives, see… who pulls the strings…
I bet you won’t fall on your face, your belly will hold you in place

The serpent is crawling inside of your ear
He says you must vote for what you want to hear
Don’t matter what’s wrong as long as you’re alright
So pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind

You got to watch them – Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven – The thief in your head
You’ve got to watch them – Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven – The thief’s in your head…
Be quick! Or be dead!
Be quick! Or be dead!
(2:28-Solo: Janick Gers)


Lyric Be Quick Or Be Dead – Iron Maiden