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Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden is part of the album "The Number of the Beast (album)" and comes under the genre Hard Rock & Metal,General , Rock,General. It was released on 13 May 2008 under the label of Columbia. Copyright holded by (P) 2008 The copyright in the sound recording is owned by Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMC Recordings Inc..

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Lyrics of Run to the Hills

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, a stab in the back.
Women and children and 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 for game.
Raping the women and wasting the men,
The only good Indians are tame.
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold,
Enslaving the young and destroying the old.

Run to the hills, run for your lives.


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'Run to the Hills' is Iron Maiden's sixth single and the first single from their 1982 album 'The Number of the Beast.' The song talks about the forced expulsion of Native Americans to the western United States, presumably during the presidency of Andrew Jackson when the moves were enforced by the U.S. Army ('soldier blue in the barren wastes'). It may also possibly be about the Sioux Wars, when Lakota land in the Dakotas was forcibly taken over by the U.S. Army ('We fought him hard, we fought him well, out on the Plains, we gave him hell.) ('Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes, galloping hard on the Plains.') It was written by Steve Harris, bassist and founder of the band.



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