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2 Minutes to Midnight

This song is by Iron Maiden and appears…

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This song is featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Guitar Hero 5.
This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4, Rock Band Blitz and Rocksmith 2014.
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2 Minutes to Midnight
Kill for gain or shoot to maim
But we don't need a reason
The Golden Goose is on the loose
And never out of season

Blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of bloody treason
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death

The killer's breed or the demon's seed
The glamour, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain
Don't you pray for my soul anymore

Two minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb

The blind men shout "Let the creatures out!
We'll show the unbelievers
The napalm screams of human flames
Of a prime-time Belsen feast... yeah!"

As the reasons for the carnage
Cut their meat and lick the gravy
We oil the jaws of the war machine
And feed it with our babies

The killer's breed or the demon's seed
The glamour, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain
Don't you pray for my soul anymore

Two minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb

The body bags and little rags
Of children torn in two
And the jellied brains of those who remain
To put the finger right on you

As the madmen play on words
And make us all dance to their song
To the tune of starving millions
To make a better kind of gun

The killer's breed or the demon's seed
The glamour, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain
Don't you pray for my soul anymore

Two minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb

Midnight
Midnight
Midnight is all night

Midnight
Midnight
Midnight is all night

Midnight all night!

Credits

Written by:

Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith

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