Nightmares (Iron Maiden) Easter Egg - A Hidden Message

On the song "Nightmares" from Iron Maiden, listen to the chorus all the way through. Stop it at the end of the chorus, NOW play it says
"Satan, give the Lord a chance".

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Contributed By: Metal Head on 10-31-2000
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BigBantha writes:
The song's actually called "Still Life". I vaguely recall once reading an interview with Steve Harris where he said it was meant as a comment on the idiots who had been accusing them of being satanist's on the previous album, "Number of the beast".
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scott308 writes:
This is taken from the Iron Maiden FAQ at IRON MAIDEN was getting really fed up with the American bigots who'd condemned them devil worshippers and such, so they decided to stick this sucker on the new album (PIECE OF MIND). Right at the beginning of the song Still Life is two quick backwards messages, one after the other. Both are spoken by Nicko in a deep Rasta accent, not too much even understandable even when played backwards. Well, the first says "What ho sed de t'ing wid de t'ree bonce", which means "What ho said the monster with the three heads." The second says "Don't meddle wid t'ings you don't understand." And of course, the message ends with a belch! :) The Iron Maiden biography says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books. To the best of my knowledge Idi Amin has never written any books (I checked the Encyclopaedia Britannica). Some fellow netters sent me the following explanation: According to them both phrases come from a spoof '70s radio show about Idi Amin. In the show an english actor, John Bird, impersonates Idi Amin (complete with Ugandan accent) explaining how the disappearing Ugandan ministers are being sent to Pluto to sort out the economy there. The material is written by one-time editor of Punch and humourist Alan Coren. An LP containing the broadcasts exists: It's titled "The Collected Broadcasts of Idi Amin" (1975).
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