22 Acacia Avenue

Iron Maiden

Score: 8
Played: 8


The Number of the Beast

Released: 05 Apr 2009


The fourth song from Iron Maiden's third studio album "The Number of the Beast" [1982]. It is part two of the "Charlotte the Harlot saga".


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[Verse 1] If you're feeling down, depressed and lonely I know a place where we can go (Go) 22 Acacia Avenue Meet a lady that I know So if you're looking for a good time And you're prepared to pay the price Fifteen quid is all she asks for Everybody's got their vice [Verse 2] If you're waiting for a long time For the rest to do their piece You can tell her that you know me You might even get in free So any time you're down the East End Don't you hesitate to go You can take my honest word for it She'll teach you more than you can know [Pre-Chorus] Charlotte, can't you get out from all this madness? Can't you see it only brings you sadness? When you entertain your men don't you know the risk of getting disease? Some day when you've reached the age of forty I bet you'll regret the days when you were laying Nobody then will want to know You won't have any more beautiful wares to show anymore [Chorus] 22, the Avenue That's the place where we all go You will find it's warm inside The red light's burning bright tonight [Pre-Chorus] Charlotte, isn't it time you stopped this mad life? Don't you ever think about the bad times? Why do you have to live this way? Do you enjoy your lay or is it the pay? Sometimes when you're strolling down the Avenue The way you walk, it makes men think of having you When you're walking down the street Everybody stops and turns to stare at you [Chorus] 22, the Avenue That's the place where we all go You will find it's warm inside The red light's burning bright tonight [Bridge] Beat her, mistreat her, do anything that you please Bite her, excite her, make her get down on her knees Abuse her, misuse her, she can take all that you've got Caress her, molest her, she always does what you want [Instrumental Break] [Outro] You're running away, don't you know what you're doing? Can't you see it'll lead you to ruin? Charlotte, you've taken your life and you've thrown it away You believe that because what you're earning Your life's good, don't you know that it's hurting? All the people that love you, don't cast them aside All the men that are constantly drooling It's no life for you, stop all that screwing You're packing your bags, you're coming with me [Instrumental Outro]