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

  • Gerard Reiters
    Gerard Reiters

    The same thrill as when I saw Gerald Scarfe animation for The Wall...

  • Marcus Alvarez
    Marcus Alvarez

    The guys who made this should do a feature length anime movie. This video is awesome with Iron Maiden soundtrack HELL YEAH!!!

  • Caio Mtro
    Caio Mtro


  • John Klein
    John Klein

    Still amazing me all these years later. Up the Irons!

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen and you know it

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • Cenk K
    Cenk K

    This is fucking brilliant!

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    Jesus Christ

  • Nanik79✏️

    I think what really surprises about this video was that it was done by two Pixar executives; Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon. Definitely goes to show that just because you work for a company that specializes in family films, does not mean you can let loose your more adult side in animation😂.

  • HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    666 on your jet ? Why chose the side that has already lost ??

  • Ferenc Fajkusz
    Ferenc Fajkusz

    Was that swarm of mechanical bugs eating ppl away a homage to the Dune prologue - The Butlerian Jihad?

  • Alisson Duth
    Alisson Duth

    Eddie Saint Seiya kkkk, muito top

  • Jennifer Poletto
    Jennifer Poletto

    O cristianismo agradece este vídeo. ❤

  • Diego Francinno dos santos
    Diego Francinno dos santos


  • Márcio Silva
    Márcio Silva

    Que merda eim

  • jocker86


  • Aaron Rashott
    Aaron Rashott

    Iron maiden is doing a stupid cartoon? I've been listening to you guys since I was 6 years old. Good and bad, thick and thin, blaze Bailey.....lose the anime, it doesn't look right.

  • Yisel Angelica Marte hija Divino
    Yisel Angelica Marte hija Divino

    hubo una historia en la antiguedad que andie entiende por supuesto que yo no habia nacido y nadie pensaba nisiquiera que yo pudiera nacer,.pero me gusta leer otras veces me gusta escuchar,.y por esa razon hay cosas que yo puedo saber,.y ahora te voy a decir sucede que una ves en el pasado los que destruyeron el mundo no eran los enemigos de Dios,.porque ellos destruyeron el mundo con odio y sucede que ellos todos eran los amigos de Dios,.y por esa razon alguien tiene que perdonar por Dios existe,.y por los amigos de Dios matar a todos en aquel mundo alguien regaño a Dios alguien que puede hablarle le pregunto porque?suceden trajedias asi como sino existiera Dios,.porque?si dios existe todo ellos son amigos de Dios y todos ellos asesinaron ese mundo,.porque?y ese es un misterio que no esta escrito en la pared,.sucede que alguien tiene que perdonar alguien viene para perdonar,alguien es amor el amor de Dios,.y pore sa arzon esas palabras escritas en esa pared que tiene la estrella de cinco puntas es representada por alguien que castiga pero tal ves es representada por un enemigo,.contra el mundo,.pero a mi em da miedo,.pero yoc reo que Dios es el bien,.existe el mal,,.pero el bien existe,.y suceed quee sas palabras escritas ene sa pared a mi no me suceden porque yo conosco que Dios es misterio,.y porque el que esta en el mal es el numero 6,.y yo PASARE un msiterio y esas palabras de horror no em suceden a mi y a todo lo que yo amo,.no nos sucede esas palabras porque yo tengo un msiterio que Dios a mi me da,.y yo cruzare yo pasare por doindee s ese msiterio,.y por esa arzon a mi NO me sucede la maldicion escrita en las palabras en la pared,.hasta luego yo me llamo la real princesa Yisel Angelica Marte LA SUPER BEBE 6,.

  • mikeduva1

    Now I want to eat an apple like that with somebody

  • Daniel Feliciano
    Daniel Feliciano

    It's really Iron Maiden S2

  • imfrommars

    From the beginning of the great reset Ive been waiting for this Bruce ! Ive been listening your music since my childhood back 80s. Iron Maiden been always like my only religion and you are the prophet of this religion. Thnx again for nailing it big time to ppls brains whats been happening around..

  • R.M 13
    R.M 13

    Eddie be like me and the boys on our way to crush the Belshazzars feast and kill every one! 🤣

  • Laurent Perree
    Laurent Perree

    Sorry for thé text, is't gboard was so wrong

  • John Tsosie
    John Tsosie


  • Santee

    "The writing on the wall"

  • Genilson Tavares
    Genilson Tavares

    Musica top top

  • Vinicius Alves
    Vinicius Alves

    Firstly was strange Secondly it stayed like glue in my brain But definitely, I love it

  • Filipe Caires Guitar
    Filipe Caires Guitar

    The Best!!! I have a music channel. If you like this type of content, take a look it's us!!

  • Mats Beckham
    Mats Beckham

    The reapers riding remind me of the vengeful one and sons of anarchy a little bit

  • Rayshell Claassen
    Rayshell Claassen


  • The Guitologist
    The Guitologist

    This is probably the greatest music video I've ever seen. Let's hope it isn't prophetic...but we all know it is.

  • Pet Opp
    Pet Opp

    well, it's not really a masterpiece, but it's Maiden; I was more impressed by ACDC's latest song Witch's spell, to be true, although I never really was an ACDC fan... but the vid is nice :-)

  • Mark Blumenthal
    Mark Blumenthal

    Well 7/10 for Malden, but 11/10 in comparison to other music out there right now. Thanks Iron maiden for the New track!

  • john lee
    john lee

    quality,very "heavy metal (the film 1981)

  • IronBridge

    I’m gonna need a fucking cigarette after that, goddamn!

  • George Lopez
    George Lopez

    more of the same ....leftover material from the book of souls for sure, I hope the rest of the album is not going to be like this.......

  • Greatness Exiled
    Greatness Exiled

    God damn this shit is hard!

  • Filipe Caires Guitar
    Filipe Caires Guitar

    The best Maiden!!!!

  • herve tussau
    herve tussau

    immortel MAIDEN

  • Diego Oliveira Borges
    Diego Oliveira Borges


  • Fábio Philip J. Fry
    Fábio Philip J. Fry

    Que orgulho dessa banda 😍

  • Francesca Lonardo
    Francesca Lonardo

    Gli iron non si discutono .harris is god

  • Ivan

    Kalki. Apocalypse. The End of Kali Yuga.

  • sllamak

    Its compeletely awesome. Up the Irons from Czech Republic!!

  • Miguel Opio
    Miguel Opio

    Por eso es que Iron Maiden son los mejores... siempre serán mi banda favorita.

  • Rodolfo Corrêa
    Rodolfo Corrêa

    Sensacional!!!!!! Só dá para curtir uma vez ??????

  • George Pappas
    George Pappas

    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg no.2 ................ok i like it but..............

  • Алексей Денисов
    Алексей Денисов

    Обожаю группу Iron Maiden,и особенно Брюса Дикинсона.Его голос-это беспободобно.Дань и уважение старичкам рока.

  • Besnik Cela
    Besnik Cela


  • Danilo Zanaga
    Danilo Zanaga

    Entendam, nenhuma, mas nenhuma banda será maior que Iron Maiden.

  • Jeffer Lopez
    Jeffer Lopez

    Quien aquí lavandose los oídos después de oír la cagada de cover de j Balvin a Metallica???

  • mechazoic

    I really, really wish that this was a full length movie! It looks so awesome!

  • Koolaidacidkilla

    The world needs Iron Madien.

  • Darkside of Eden
    Darkside of Eden



    Боже мой, это просто великолепно.

  • pinanti

    I like the riff.

  • Dark Jester
    Dark Jester

    I wish this would've been an instrumental ..Melvin still Rules

  • Renato Gomos
    Renato Gomos

    Uma obra de arte!

  • Matheus Guedes
    Matheus Guedes

    quem também pegou a referência da abertura do mar vermelho? 3:18

  • ygu191501

    Wonderful song and video, thank you Maiden.

  • Bilmar Angelis
    Bilmar Angelis

    Woooooowwwww..... que presentão! Iron inovando e surpreendendo com qualidade , deixando sua marca!

  • Елена Павленкова
    Елена Павленкова

    ооочень круто сделали!!!))))

  • N Longleng
    N Longleng

    The solo tickles my .... 🙂

  • Alberto Corona
    Alberto Corona

    Buen tema...

  • Gaston Lanteri
    Gaston Lanteri

    Another reference, may be to the angel "Venganza", aka "Ghost Rider"? When Venganza sets himself free from the Devil his flames turn bright blue instead of red-yellow. Is Eddie a representation of an angel of vengeance?

  • Kim Whitney
    Kim Whitney

    That was an awesome video and it's kinda sad that this is pretty true in the state we're in right now.

  • PedroH

    Iron Maiden é muito orgulho! Fico feliz por ter muitos comentários brasileiros no vídeo!

  • Saul Mendez
    Saul Mendez

    Por algo son y serán siempre mi banda de Metal favorita que buena canción.!!

  • Miroslav Szabó
    Miroslav Szabó

    The number of puns in this video is biblical. Every detail has some kind of meaning. From Iron Maiden's own crashed plane, through fallen Arecibo observatory dish, some Star Wars cameos to altocumulus clouds. Including few recognizable individuals.

  • Mark Meadows
    Mark Meadows

    That guitar intro sounds so good.

  • Steve S
    Steve S

    For all those mentioning that the beginning sounds like "southern rock". Rock-n-roll originated in the Southern US.

  • Scala Mercalli
    Scala Mercalli

    BEST BAND IN THE WORLD !! FOREVER \m/.. riding next to you \m/

  • caçador do rio
    caçador do rio

    I really like this song but would sounds better on blaze bayle voice for sure

  • Jakub Walewski
    Jakub Walewski

    Iron Maiden going down, going down, going down, down, down...

  • Kemal Malikov
    Kemal Malikov

    Клип отличный... number one (1)...

  • Ro Vol
    Ro Vol

    At the release day I thought the song is ok … but in the meantime I love the song🤘! ! !

  • Fábio D. Araújo
    Fábio D. Araújo

    Que clipe massa!!!!

  • Thales THX
    Thales THX


  • Angel Angel
    Angel Angel

    Up the Irons 🔥

  • Ramiro Torio
    Ramiro Torio

    Since 1984 with msg I always saw your live shows and it will be until it falls🤘🤘🤘up the irons

  • Krassius

    até certo ponto do video me pareceu uma aventura de Dungeon Crawl Classics - DCCRPG

  • alarm

    смерть империализму!

  • closertothetruth

    the writing is on the wall

  • sim74

    Fkn Top Drawer!! up the irons!!!!

  • Kirkhaus Britannia.
    Kirkhaus Britannia.

    38 years unwasted listening to my childhood heroes, teachers and true 'influencers', the real fuc**ing deal! Up The Irons!😎🇬🇧🤘🤘🤘


    greetings from Greece.UP THE IRONS

  • Marcio Iandro petik
    Marcio Iandro petik

    Muito show, O ROCK É ETERNO

  • Вадим Р
    Вадим Р


  • Arturo :D
    Arturo :D

    Pero el hechizero ni se inmuta

  • Poleack

    damn, no negative comments? Iron Maiden for a 2021 audience perhaps, that are not used to epic, raw, entertaining, catchy, unique music. This is parody.

  • Boza Jungle
    Boza Jungle

    já é com toda certeza o segundo album que eu mais espero pra esse ano. vai ser a maior pedreira esse final de 2021. só banda pauleira surgindo do nada com cd novo.


    Mermao, sem palavras

  • José Jonatán Morales Roulet
    José Jonatán Morales Roulet


  • Arnan Abhishek Kachari
    Arnan Abhishek Kachari

    Up the IRONS🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  • Paul Salinas
    Paul Salinas

    Another brilliant song.

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