Iron Maiden - For the Greater Good of God Lyrics

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Are you a man of peace
Or a man of holy war
Too many sides to you
Don't know which anymore
So many full of life
But also filled with pain
Don't know just how many
Will live to breathe again

A life that's made to breathe
Destruction or defense
A mind that's vain corruption
Bad or good intent
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Or saintly or sinner
Or some that would believe
A holy war winner

They fire off many shots
And many parting blows
Their actions beyond a reasoning
Only God would know
And as he lies in heaven
Or it could be in hell
I feel he's somewhere here
Or looking from below
But I don't know, I don't know

Please tell me now what life is
Please tell me now what love is
Well tell me now what war is
Again tell me what life is

More pain and misery in the history of mankind
Sometimes it seems more like
The blind leading the blind
It brings upon us more famine, death and war
You know religion has a lot to answer for


And as they search to find the bodies in the sand
They find its ashes that are
Scattered across the land
And as the spirits seem to whistle on the wind
A shot is fired somewhere another war begins

And all because of it you'd think
That we would learn
But still the body count the city fires burn
Somewhere there's someone dying
In a foreign land
Meanwhile the world is crying stupidity of man
Tell me why, tell me why

[Chorus x2]

For the greater good of God (x8)

[Chorus x2]

For the greater good of God (x8)

He gave his life for us
He fell upon the cross
To die for all of those
Who never mourn his loss
It wasn't meant for us
To feel the pain again
Tell me why, tell me why

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Different World
  • 2 These Colours Don’t Run
  • 3 Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
  • 4 The Pilgrim
  • 5 The Longest Day
  • 6 Out of the Shadows
  • 7 The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
  • 8 For the Greater Good of God
  • 9 Lord of Light
  • 10 The Legacy
    DVD 2
  • 1 The making of A Matter of Life and Death
  • 2 The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (video)
  • 3 Studio performance footage of Different World
  • 4 Photo gallery

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: DVD
    barcode: 094637232422
    script: Latin