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Seven deadly sins
Seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell
And your trip begins

Seven downward slopes
Seven bloodied hopes
Seven are your burning fires
Seven your desires

I am the bornless one
The fallen angel watching you


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 20th 2006 report

    This song is most likely influenced by Aleister Crowley. Cause Mr. Crowley wrote a book called Moonchild about a magick war over an unborn child.

    "Moonchild, you’ll be mine soon child"

    basically, they're waiting for the kid to be born.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 25th report

    Please, let me laugh. Ha! Ha!

    Iron Maiden, satanist?
    And Bruce Dickinson possessed while signing Moonchild?
    Don't be rediculous.
    You are probably the kind of people who believe that AC/DC ia an acronym for antichrist / Dead to christ.

    This is not the first time that people saying that Iron Maiden are a satanic band, they did it for the song The number of the beast.

    You probably see the devil in your soup and avoid the cereal alphabits in case the letters write Lucifer.

    Not only "Satanist" talk about the devil, but believers too.

    Is the priest, because he is talking about Satan, is satanist too?

    Perhaps Iron Maiden simply a band of believers that want to tell a story as a warning for the future?
    I don't know, but not Satanist. Some people who did not believe can even be curious and open a bible after listening that album...

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 25th 2020 report

    Moonchild is a person born under the star sign Cancer. The child in this song is also 7th son of a 7th son, and therefore has powers man does not possess. The song is sung in the 1st person perspective, who is Lucifer. He knows the power of the child so covets him. It is timed about 1 month before the child's birth. Hence the line " Gemini is rising"

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2019 report

    Thank goodness all you fuckers are educated and know what the hell youre talking aboot….hahahha!!

  5. anonymous
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    May 24th 2017 report

    The fantastical lyrics are loosely based on Aleister Crowley's moonchild novel. But Bruce Dickinson sings as Lucifer, so its his view of what's gonna happen as in " you'll be mine soon child" also" iam he the born less one the fallen Angel watching you" this song is fantastic, everything you want nwobhm to be.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2015 report

    The song as well as the whole album(which is a concept album by the way) is about the struggle between good and evil in man. On the same note it is a further development of the story of Eddie, their mascot. There essentially are two Eddies. If you look at the Number of the Beast album, you see the devil casting a spell, if you will over the evil Eddie, while the good Eddie stands over the devil.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2014 report

    Whether you believe in god or not. It is a fact that evil does exist.
    So without the need for speculation iron maiden do sing evil lyrics.
    So who knows?
    I guess they don't mind if you think they are Satanists.
    Otherwise they would have sung about cars or something no misunderstanding then.
    A man who polishes the murder weapon in public is either letting you know he is a criminal or is saying "I have nothing to hide look I can polish the suspected weapon in public".
    I prefer to evade such a man.
    Because the weapon is still dangerous and EVIL.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2014 report

    moonchild song by iron maiden is satan the devil himself speaking through the person singing the song. The song is evil.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2008 report

    The whole album seventh son of a.... Is based upon the book seventh son and I know that for sure. This song is to do with something that happens in the book

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