Who Sang The Prisoner? Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast cover art

Some other versions of "The Prisoner"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Matt Johnson, Matthew Kenneth Heanes, Rob Harris, Roland Spremberg
release date: 1982-3-29
genres: Rock Non-Music
styles: Interview/Heavy Metal
length: 6:02
producer: Martin Birch
vocal: Bruce Dickinson
engineer: Martin Birch
electric bass guitar: Steve Harris
guitar: Dave Murray and Adrian Smith
drums (drum set): Clive Burr
(We want information, information, information)
(Who are you?)
(The new number two)
(Who is number one?)
(You are number six)
(I am not a number, I am a free man)

I'm on the run kill to eat
You're starving now you're dead on your feet
Going all the way nature's beast
Do what I want as I please

Run, fight, to breathe it's tough
Now you see me now you don't
Break the walls I'm coming out

Not a prisoner I'm a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don't care where the past was
I know where I'm going, out

If you kill me it's self defense
If I kill you then I call it vengeance
Spit in your eye I will defy
You'll be afraid when I call out your name

Run, fight, to breathe it's tough
Now you see me now you don't
Break the walls I'm coming out

Not a prisoner I'm a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don't care where the past was
I know where I'm going, out

I'm not a number I'm a free man
I'll live my life how I want to
You'd better scratch me from your black book
'Cause I'll run rings round you

Not a prisoner I'm a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don't care where the past was
I know where I'm going, out

I'm not a number I'm a free man
I'll live my life how I want to
You'd better scratch me from your black book
'Cause I'll run rings round you

Not a prisoner I'm a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don't care where the past was
I know where I'm going, out



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Invaders
  • 2 Children of the Damned
  • 3 The Prisoner
  • 4 22, Acacia Avenue
  • 5 The Number of the Beast
  • 6 Run to the Hills
  • 7 Gangland
  • 8 Hallowed Be Thy Name

  • Album Information
    label: EMI Music New Zealand
    country(area): New Zealand
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin