Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight


Click "More" to view lyrics 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 Some 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 But don't you pray for my soul anymore. 2 minutes to midnight, The hands that treaten doom. 2 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 But don't you pray for my soul anymore. 2 minutes to midnight, The hands that treaten doom. 2 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 But don't you pray for my soul anymore. 2 minutes to midnight, The hands that treaten doom. 2 minutes to midnight, To kill the unborn in the womb. Midnight Midnight Midnight It's all night Midnight Midnight Midnight It's all night



Matt Barnes
wrong. this song is about the clock used by the board of atomic scientists to emphasize how close humanity is to annihilating itself. The closest the clock got to midnight was 23:58 in 1959, where the Americans and the soviets both tested atomic weapons within 9 months of each other.
Noah Brown
For those who dont know the song is about the "doomsday clock" the closer it is to midnight the closer the world is too nuclear war
Ian Hoswell
If you watch this is at 11:58, then it's two minutes to midnight. But for the last 4 minutes of the song, you're LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT. And if you're watching this underwater at the same time, then you're DOWN TOO LONG IN THE MIDNIGHT SEA. Ah, heavy metal references...
Slender Wolf
I like how iron maiden songs have some sort of thing to do with history like this songs about the Cold War
radioblueheart
"We all oil the jaws of the war machine And feed it with our babies." This song is always relevant because you are never too young to die in a pointless war.
Stefan
when i was kid i sang - TWO MINUTES TWO MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINUUUUUUUUUTES
churcho
>2 minutes to midnight >song lasts 6 minutes
Isabella F.
UP THE IRONS FROM ITALY!
4TscottprAnkz 666
This song is how i got hyped for 2018. Thanks for the help, Bruce🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘
Geroge is a nitwit Give me a punch
I always loved iron maiden there now part of the britsh culture in the London museum because there one of the best bands from London Eddie is cooler then gene simmons long massive tongue
guy anermanator
It's technically always after midnight
Kitsunet
I guess calling the song 23:58 isn't as catchy, huh?
Viktor V.
"Tomorrow I stop drinking." *opens beer at 11:58
Eric Stearns
This song has it all wrong! It's 10 minutes after midnight, darnit! Which means it's time to raid the fridge...
Ikrani
Now I know why I never liked any modern metal bands: they're not metal.
Julian Robinson
These comments are pure cringe
musicisbrilliant
Actually SOOOO DAMN GOOD! Havent listened to this in literally years. Still good as ever.
Fatal Oath
This song is a warning, of WW3
PlacekTV100
Vice City anyone?
Fraktal
Fun fact: as of this week, the doomsday clock was set to 2 minutes for the first time since the Cold War.
Thermite
Im ready to play Fallout in real life
Josh Houston
DOOMSDAY CLOCK MOVED TO 2 MINUTES TILL MIDNIGHT! UP THE IRONS!
Patrick McCluskey
The scary thing is as of later on today 3:30pm UK time the Doomsday Clock actually will be set at 2 minutes to midnight! The closest it has ever been to the apocalypse since 1953.
Patrick McCluskey
The golden goose is on the loose!
Pamela Dias
Cara, que música maravilhosa!
mark jones
doomsday clock?
Julio aka Pyro Covarrubias
Screw who ever disliked this song I bet that they listen to backstreet boys 🤘
Haytam Errachid Kababe
Am i the only one who still visits this masterpiece?
Ebin Ecks Dee
So it is actually two minutes to midnight on the doomsday clock right now. Good luck everyone
Jamila Andersson
Heavy Metal When It's The Best... MAIDEN FOREVER \m/
Anal Slingshot
definitely my favorite band of all time
Tom 2404
It's 23:58 on the day before my 18th birthday
JoeTyler85
the front cover of the single looks like a Megadeth album cover, Mustaine was influenced by  Maiden in every possible way,,,
NCR Trooper
Watching this at 11:58. 2 MINUTES TILL MIDNIGHT
Andrea Fomasi
This is against war and nuclear weapon. UP THE IRON FROM ITALY :)
Intricate Zebra
We're still at 2 minutes boys!
YouMadBro Videos
if am i right - i remember this song from GTA VC :D
Leonardo Nunes
Nossaa...ouço as mais antigas e lembro de quando comecei a escutar IRON...E olha que faz tempo...e cada vez mais tenho certeza de que é a melhor do mundo.Muito bom..
Daniel Robert
Mr. Steve Harris and his amazing bass playing!!!
Anakie
its currently 45 mins past midnight wow im late
Loki Asgard
This song is how I got hyped for 2019
Brian Hamlet
one of the best rock tunes of all time 😬😯
Mordor's Morlord
if you start playing this at 11:56:48 PM, he will say "2 minutes to midnight" at exactly 11:58:00
Dlmain xL
[Verse 1] 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 [Pre-Chorus] 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? [Chorus] 2 minutes to midnight The hands that threaten doom 2 minutes to midnight To kill the unborn in the womb [Verse 2] 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 [Pre-Chorus] [Chorus] [Verse 3] 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 [Pre-Chorus] [Chorus] [Outro] Midnight Midnight Midnight It's all night Midnight Midnight Midnight It's all night
Kappa
It's 2 minutes to midnight again.
Investors Title
Doomsday clock frozen at 2 minutes to midnight today.
ANTONIO j
melhor banda de todos os tempos
DooD Eternal
They just moved the hands of the Doomsday clock forward. It is now officially two minutes to midnight. It was nice knowing you all.
Dara MagUiginn
We're at 2/5 minutes now, for your information. Closest we've been since thee 50s.
Brendan Mustain
Its funny because as of 2019 we are two minutes to midnight
Sovietic Doggo
Ironically I listening to this 11:58 p.m
Early Cuyler
Very crunchy chord progression in the verses. Up the Irons from USA!
Anon Singer
this is gold
Dave White
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life Son"
Attac Heli
2 minutes to midnight but video is 6 minutes MAKES FOOKING SENCE
anonymous lacpi
O pero que recuerdos jugando al gta vicecity yo se que has jugado
Ancient Truth Seeker
I discovered this song on GTA Vice City fucking years ago, classic
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Teacher: *plays some awful pop parody about history* Me: *hears odd sound outside headphones* Can't you play some good music Classmates: What?! [insert pop artist] is so talented! He/she plays his/her own songs Me: That's cute *continues listening to Iron Maiden and learns about history*
Lalisaa .Official
listening to this song 2 minutes before 2019.
Furr
11:58 PM
Paul Kellman
2 Minutes to Midnight for the first time in 50 years.
Dirk Spacefear
We're back at two minutes again! I'd say "kill me", but it looks like that might be taken care of soon.
David James
When I hear the question what songs define what Heavy Metal are, this is one of the songs that pops up in my head.
Thomas Redmond
The chord progressions at 4:04 are too good, makes the transition back to main riff so perfect
Régis Marand
Best of the beast !!!!
Anal Werewolf
Last year, in 2018 it was two minutes to midnight. And here we are, in 2019, the INF treaty has been broken by both US and Russia.
José Ex
vice city radio VROCK > 2 minutes to midnight
Pecklesteiner 6ixgod
>tfw it's 2018 >tfw the doomsday clock is currently 2 mins to midnight irl
Александр Стефанович
It's 2 minutes to midnight again
marius abwege
Iron Maiden, the band with so many songs inspired from war and horror movies
Hüseyin Aykan ERTUĞRUL
that bass 0:58 - 1:02 , Thank you Steve Harris..
Flori Kromidha
Number of the Beast. 666
mike hunt
This is my neighbors favorite song... Whether he likes it or not.
Jose Maria
Rock Beast🤘
Borbo Rygmi
Feb 2018 all over again 😂😂😂
TTC Blaze
vice city anyone? also 2019 BOISS
Awesome Pawn
i love how this is a six-minute song, just kinda ironic.
edgewayround
I had this for my back patch on my metal jacket! UP THE IRONS!
Carolina Cuello
The Best of band
Trevor Pow
This is how I like Maiden loud and fast.
Jesus Hong
Thank you GTA Vice City for introducing me to classic metal as a child
Kroksu
Listening before 2019
Jang Soap
Looks like a scene from fallout 3 when you chose the wrong option
Trippless
Savage how the d day clock is at 2 min rn
Ayoubus
Who is listenning to this in 2019 ?
svarogbg
thank you Britain for Maidens and Motorhead
roberto zakinja
TOP 10 of best Maiden songs. Hail from Croatia🤘
Jean WG
Stand up and shout!! Oh, sorry nevermind ..
John Parker
Because "11:58" wouldn't sound as cool
Zamri Z
War war stupid stop war lisen iron maiden
Ruslakall
Btw it was 2 minutes to midnight in 2018 due to North koreas progress with nuclear weapons and how close they came to war with USA. It's only been 23:58 in 1953 the during cold war
Divon Salazar
S.A.C.R.E.R F.I.C.E.B.A.B.E..E.R.LOVE
Jonathan Lp
Boludo soy yo o entre medio de las banderas de estados unidos y del reino unido esta la de Argentina?
golan oron
try to get a BJ with this song i promise you .you wont regret it
brooksdanielgary
"Starving millions to make a better gun." Wow.
Haizaki Ryouhei
Yooo 10m views! All Hail Iron Maiden \m/
Sean Iraicat
Absolutely fan-FUCKEN-tastic!!!
x_AnnieEvil_x
Maybe there is anyone from Lithuania? 💛💛💛 💚💚💚 ❤❤❤
WatsonHelmholtz
Doomsday Clock 2019!! Let's end this boiis!! \m/
Julian
THE golden goose* I didn't check the rest of the lyrics, but you might want to - especially if there's a typo in the 3rd line