Iron Maiden - The Writing On The Wall (Official Video)
The official music video for Iron Maiden - The Writing On The Wall

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Written by Smith / Dickinson

Across a painted desert lies a train of vagabonds
All that’s left of what we were it’s what we have become
Once our empires glorious but now the empire’s gone
The dead gave us the time to live and now our time is done

Now we are victorious we’ve become our slaves
A land of hope and glory building graveyards for the brave

Have you seen the writing on the wall
Have you seen that writing
Can you see the riders on the storm
Can you see them riding ~ can you see them riding

Holding on to jury is that all we ever know
Ignorance our judge and jury all we’ve got to show
From Hollywood to Babylon ~ holy war to kingdom come
On a trail of dust and ashes ~ when the burning sky is done
A tide of change is coming and that is what you fear
The earthquake is a coming but you don’t want to hear
You’re just too blind to see

Have you seen the writing on the wall
Have you seen that writing
Can you see the riders on the storm
Can you see them riding
Can you see them riding. . . Riding next to you

  • jose Tovar Murayari
    jose Tovar Murayari

    The animation is incredible.

  • Hotdogliquor

    One of the bands that got me into metal. You guys do not disappoint 🤘

  • GhostDriftS9

    It's just standard maiden, nothing that all that different from previous records (since "Dance death" ) it's that same style..not saying it's bad... but not all that fresh sounding either

  • mishania82

    Я в ахуе!

  • Ismael Oswald.
    Ismael Oswald.

    Family Guy sends a better message for all of us.

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    ★𝕀𝕣𝕠𝕟 𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕊𝕠𝕟𝕘 ♪·


  • Riccardo

    As an historian myself, i will never stop to be amazed by Bruce knowledge of it. Writing a song about a biblical event and make it so epic, is something beyond my comprehension.

  • Klaus-Jürgen Schmidt
    Klaus-Jürgen Schmidt

    It´s Maiden Metal for Religon !!! Bravo

  • Leonard Pulvrick
    Leonard Pulvrick

    Voltaram porra

  • jean-pierre straub
    jean-pierre straub

    Well, nothing new under the sun... I hope it's not the best song of the album

  • Brian Greve
    Brian Greve

    YES!!! Been a huge fan of Iron Maiden since i was a kid, this must be what heaven feels like - EPIC!!! (7 min. and 24 sec. Not radio friendly, i love it)

  • Dave L
    Dave L

    Adrian Smith's guitar solo on this song is epic. Dude is incredible. I wish Bruce's vocals were more up front in the mix, but it's Kevin Shirley production, so it is what it is.

  • Erik Ferguson
    Erik Ferguson


  • Morris Park In the Ozarks
    Morris Park In the Ozarks

    I've been a fan for 40 years!! THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER!!!! UP THE IRONS!!!!!😯😧😲😃👍

  • Morris Park In the Ozarks
    Morris Park In the Ozarks

    I've been a fan for 40 years!! THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER!!!! UP THE IRONS!!!!!😯😧😲😃👍

  • curtthered82

    Iron Maiden, I'm not disappointed with this art.

  • Willians

    Já nasceu clássico!!!

  • Diego Rabello 84
    Diego Rabello 84

    nagyon jó és prófétai dal, Isten áldjon és óvjon!

  • Ralf Karpe
    Ralf Karpe

    Looks like the movie „heavy metall“ from 1981. Great Video 👍🏻

  • petrozzidhs666

    I really miss real videos with the band performing. Those animated clips are ok, but we 've had enough of them

  • Gabriele Matzke
    Gabriele Matzke

    If this a taste of the new album, oh boy I can´t wait!!!!!!!!! Roll on Sep.3.

  • Milionário 91
    Milionário 91

    O fim está próximo Você viu a escritura na parede? Vocês está cego demais para ver essa geração está morta!

  • David Rowan
    David Rowan

    This is such a non maideny, maiden song. Songs almost folky/country at the beginning.

  • Mike Rotch
    Mike Rotch

    Kill politicians. Got it.

  • Rudolf Simmer
    Rudolf Simmer

    This song is so epic... everytime i listen to it, I want to cry tears of joy, but I try to stay strong :) Thanks for such a masterpiece Iron Maiden!

  • Bryan Mannoia
    Bryan Mannoia

    unbelievable how good these guys still sound! my first concert was number of the beast, and when I saw the last tour they were still as good as they were then. how is that even possible?! keep it going, up the irons.

  • Eko Wahyudi
    Eko Wahyudi

    4:00 🤟awesome

  • David Castro
    David Castro

    4:26 When a magician says "TA DAAA!" but instead of napkins he pulls out a fire sword

  • CT-S7 Severn
    CT-S7 Severn

    0:32 Soundwave 'n' Laserbeak be like. (This is meant to be G1)

  • Erik

    Wow, как же это хуе*о звучало и от видео ряда было не оторваться. Respect

  • MMGames

    This makes me wish for an Iron Maiden TV show! UP THE IRONS!

  • Felidae

    Let's be the Riders against Merkel + Co. NOW !!!

  • SH4D0W M45T3R
    SH4D0W M45T3R

    I've been an iron maiden fan all my life but after hearing this I'm kinda glad they went into semi retirement,but if this is is the sort of crap they are coming out with these days it's about time they went into full retirement

  • Quent F
    Quent F


  • Amitav Sanyal
    Amitav Sanyal

    This is in fact the best Iron Biden song.

  • Wendy Noneofya
    Wendy Noneofya

    It's weird how they put in more effort as they get older, nobody else does, I sure don't I suspect them of making a deal with satan just for their work ethic by itself

  • beorngare

    Always the balls to go all the way with your the critic view of the world. You guys are amazing! So many references, so much truth and veracity both in lyrics and images... Thank you!

  • Renan Abreu
    Renan Abreu

    “Death, war, plague, famine” wrote around a pentagram, clearly a mention to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which are represented on the video as the four skulls riding the motorcycles. The Final Judgment is near and they know it. Nice song though

  • Boysupawat Nivasak
    Boysupawat Nivasak


  • iru stach
    iru stach

    tak wyglada nasza cywilizacja---niestety nie uratuje nas zaden ed-i czy dziwny samuraj- sami jestesmy zdani na siebie

  • Felidae

    The beginning sounds like Bon Jovi :-(

  • frksfa

    2:52 beni rahatsız eden yer

  • Michael Lindley
    Michael Lindley

    Now that was a bad ass video. New videos from Iron Maiden is a true blessing.

  • SATOKEN drums
    SATOKEN drums

    This new song is cool! I'm looking forward to the new album!

  • Jerry Hensley
    Jerry Hensley

    I seriously can't wait to hear what other songs are on this album it's going to be f****** awesome

  • Allison Bowden
    Allison Bowden

    i am disapointed

  • KeeriAlex Sysak
    KeeriAlex Sysak


  • Juan pablo Hernandez
    Juan pablo Hernandez

    Gracias por existir DONCELLA DE HIERRO!!!

  • David Girard
    David Girard

    This video is so damn good!!! Animation looks unbelievably well done!

  • Stuart Warren
    Stuart Warren

    I love that band........ cant you see them riding? Next to you....

  • Technicolor Peepers
    Technicolor Peepers

    Super cool! Bruce made a badass "Heavy Metal" esque video

  • SpiderDragon

    This is a piece of art................ much reflection in own soul.............. I love it n i love Iron Maiden..........

  • Kobe Wilson
    Kobe Wilson

    I never wanted to see the day that iron maiden put out a bad song, but it had to happen one day :/ oh well. They had a great run

  • MegaAROx


  • Jonas Silva
    Jonas Silva

    August 2021, let's see how tomany people are listening to this masterpiece of the Iron Maiden

  • Mohammad Adnan
    Mohammad Adnan

    I hope it’s upcoming Mad Max franchise not a Reality.

  • metal bean
    metal bean

    nomad type feel . i liked that song too!

  • Dallin N
    Dallin N

    The beast will never die

  • Jacob Scott Moore
    Jacob Scott Moore

    hell im just a rock addicted kid but this is FIRE

  • eastkyfred

    Sturgill Simpson did similar video. This feels as a followup from it with the same feeling continuing.

  • Adam Taylor
    Adam Taylor

    The riff sounds like 'Justice in Ontario' by Steve Earl.

  • Master Novah Lavoie
    Master Novah Lavoie

    I have a challenge/game for anyone interested.... On the black limo at the end of the video there's some green spray painted writing. Any guesses what it's referencing?? I have my guess, but want to see what y'all come up with. 😁👍🏻

  • Daniel Dellorletta
    Daniel Dellorletta

    Okay, we definitely need a full length movie



  • Courtney Jones
    Courtney Jones

    Damn son...this brings me back to rocking out to Number of the Beast as a teenager. They still got it. The video was awesome, Eddie is as vicious as I remember. 🤘

  • Антон Коптелов
    Антон Коптелов

    Боже, как же ахуено 🤘🤘🤟👍

  • KYZA619

    If this is about climate change I understand why the USA and I think China are in this, but why the UK?

  • Hidam Robinchandra
    Hidam Robinchandra

    Awesome, long live IRON MAIDEN

  • KeNNeK

    Feast on the lord become a holy vessel onto him ,don't be as the belshazzar and those got drunken off the holy vessels ,( in retro spect your body is the lord's . Ezekiel 38 the surrounding Nations come against Israel the Lord himself will put hooks in their jaws and draw them to great battle look it up this is what that is the writing on the wall is the judgment. The fruit in the end is the fruit to renew life and bring healing to the Nations under the Lord Jesus Christ reign

  • Amitav Sanyal
    Amitav Sanyal

    From Eden to Biden ahahahaha!

  • Aníbal Pedaleiro Do Metal
    Aníbal Pedaleiro Do Metal

    Iron melhor impossível!

  • Scott Woodham
    Scott Woodham

    I love this video bye Iron Maiden rest my case I love this group I always listen too this group till the day I die rest my case

  • Antonio Melo
    Antonio Melo

    this song is wonderful, beautiful intro, paced tempo, even different from the last singles, but it left me hopeful for a great album.

  • Carlos Henrique Santos
    Carlos Henrique Santos


  • Justin Flowers
    Justin Flowers

    Awesome , reminds me land of confusion anime years ago but so much better , and the samarai is just bad ass !! Up the irons

  • Ayrton Barros
    Ayrton Barros

    Deixa o like brazucas! vamos mostrar que somos amantes de boa musica..

  • Paolo Sprugnoli
    Paolo Sprugnoli


  • JNs2 Videos
    JNs2 Videos

    Good song & video. I can't wait for the new album.

  • Duda Suarez
    Duda Suarez


  • Julio Ruiz
    Julio Ruiz

    Temazo y videazo!!! Me quito el sombrero 🎩

  • Roberto Gomes
    Roberto Gomes

    Incrível, ficarei mais velho que ja estou e sempre curtindo o bom heavy metal

  • rezbarchetta

    Great song and even greater video. All the dislikes have me like, "Why??"

  • LordMightyTrousers


  • Song of love metal official
    Song of love metal official

    incredible how Iron maiden can reinvent themselves and continue bringing amazing music

  • Song of love metal official
    Song of love metal official

    Excellent rock and roll song I like the solo instrumental part in the end Excellent lyrics the older bands are still the ones briging out true music in a dead music world

  • Donald Murphy
    Donald Murphy

    Epic! But, that's what Iron Maiden dose. EPIC. Greatest Band in the World. And in the history of.....

  • BuzzT

    Haja ...................Maiden for ever ....Money ............

  • Alexandre Érix
    Alexandre Érix

    Cavaleiros do zodíaco a partir do 04:08 kkkkkk. Iron sempre iron. Excelente!!!

  • Wrench Head
    Wrench Head

    I think this is fucking great….

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

    as epic as the music. Thanks for making my dreams and expectations come true. My sincere respect to the band and the creators of the video. Iron Maiden rocks!

  • Ahr Mon
    Ahr Mon

    8 million views let's gooooo

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      This videoclip is sick 🤘 and the song... What can I say. Since the bass enters you know it's maiden. Same style, same quality - perfect 👌

  • Manolo Gamero
    Manolo Gamero

    Iron Maiden rules! 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

  • Robert Padua
    Robert Padua

    This band is on another level

  • Jacob Rotchlids
    Jacob Rotchlids


  • YaBoiRetard

    All dreams have a meaning My dreams

  • dogigniter


  • Ian DeSmet
    Ian DeSmet

    Silk Sonic and Paul McCartney dropping new songs, Foo Fighters doing disco, now Maiden dropping new music, I am quite literally having a musical orgasm right now

  • Felipe Martins
    Felipe Martins

    O Brasil ama.o iron Maiden.