What’s not on Your iPod?

by , Jul 9, 2008 | 10:27 am

For those of you still alive in the main event, or perhaps those who wish they still were, here’s a good song — you’re welcome to borrow it — to keep you thinkin’ straight and your eye on the prize as the field works its way toward the bubble:

Iron Maiden — Number of the Beast


Click below for the lyrics. They don’t speak specifically about the 2008 main event, but if you close your eyes and pretend, they really do have a lot to do with a poker player’s struggle to acquire chips (and keep them) en route to making the money.

Also works as a good soundtrack for reading Pokerati, of course.

Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
reckon the number of the beast
for it is a human number
its number is six hundred and sixty six.

I lived alone my mind was blank
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind

What did I see? Could I believe? That what I saw
that night was real and not just fantasy

Just what I saw in my old dreams were they
reflections of my warped mind staring back at me?

‘Cause in my dreams it’s always there the evil face that twists my mind
and brings me to despair

Night was black was no use holding back
‘Cause I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
was all this for real or just some kind of hell
666 the Number of the Beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were phrased
as they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires are burning bright
the ritual has begun Satan’s work is done
666 the Number of the Beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can’t go on I must inform the lord
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream?
but I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
seem to mesmerise…can’t avoid their eyes
666 the Number of the Beast
666 the one for you and me

I’m coming back I will return
And I’ll possess your body and I’ll make you burn
I’ll have the fire I’ll have the force
I’ll have the power to make my evil take its course

One Comment to “What’s not on Your iPod?”

  1. Ed

    Fun song to play on Guitar Hero 3.