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


  1. Gerard Reiters

    Gerard Reiters5 tuntia sitten

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

  2. Marcus Alvarez

    Marcus Alvarez6 tuntia sitten

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

  3. Caio Mtro

    Caio Mtro6 tuntia sitten


  4. John Klein

    John Klein6 tuntia sitten

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

  5. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen and you know it

  6. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  7. Cenk K

    Cenk K7 tuntia sitten

    This is fucking brilliant!

  8. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  9. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  10. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  11. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  12. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour Amen

  13. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

    Jesus Christ

  14. Nanik79✏️

    Nanik79✏️7 tuntia sitten

    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😂.

  15. HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971

    HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife19717 tuntia sitten

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

  16. Ferenc Fajkusz

    Ferenc Fajkusz7 tuntia sitten

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

  17. Alisson Duth

    Alisson Duth7 tuntia sitten

    Eddie Saint Seiya kkkk, muito top

  18. Jennifer Poletto

    Jennifer Poletto7 tuntia sitten

    O cristianismo agradece este vídeo. ❤

  19. Diego Francinno dos santos

    Diego Francinno dos santos7 tuntia sitten


  20. Márcio Silva

    Márcio Silva7 tuntia sitten

    Que merda eim

  21. jocker86

    jocker867 tuntia sitten


  22. Aaron Rashott

    Aaron Rashott7 tuntia sitten

    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.

  23. Yisel Angelica Marte hija Divino

    Yisel Angelica Marte hija Divino8 tuntia sitten

    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,.

  24. mikeduva1

    mikeduva18 tuntia sitten

    Now I want to eat an apple like that with somebody

  25. Daniel Feliciano

    Daniel Feliciano8 tuntia sitten

    It's really Iron Maiden S2

  26. imfrommars

    imfrommars8 tuntia sitten

    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..

  27. R.M 13

    R.M 138 tuntia sitten

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

  28. Laurent Perree

    Laurent Perree8 tuntia sitten

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

  29. John Tsosie

    John Tsosie8 tuntia sitten


  30. Santee

    Santee8 tuntia sitten

    "The writing on the wall"

  31. Genilson Tavares

    Genilson Tavares8 tuntia sitten

    Musica top top

  32. Vinicius Alves

    Vinicius Alves8 tuntia sitten

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

  33. Filipe Caires Guitar

    Filipe Caires Guitar8 tuntia sitten

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

  34. Mats Beckham

    Mats Beckham9 tuntia sitten

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

  35. Rayshell Claassen

    Rayshell Claassen9 tuntia sitten


  36. The Guitologist

    The Guitologist9 tuntia sitten

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

  37. Pet Opp

    Pet Opp9 tuntia sitten

    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 :-)

  38. Mark Blumenthal

    Mark Blumenthal9 tuntia sitten

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

  39. john lee

    john lee9 tuntia sitten

    quality,very "heavy metal (the film 1981)

  40. IronBridge

    IronBridge9 tuntia sitten

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

  41. George Lopez

    George Lopez9 tuntia sitten

    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.......

  42. Greatness Exiled

    Greatness Exiled9 tuntia sitten

    God damn this shit is hard!

  43. Filipe Caires Guitar

    Filipe Caires Guitar9 tuntia sitten

    The best Maiden!!!!

  44. herve tussau

    herve tussau10 tuntia sitten

    immortel MAIDEN

  45. Diego Oliveira Borges

    Diego Oliveira Borges10 tuntia sitten


  46. Fábio Philip J. Fry

    Fábio Philip J. Fry10 tuntia sitten

    Que orgulho dessa banda 😍

  47. Francesca Lonardo

    Francesca Lonardo10 tuntia sitten

    Gli iron non si discutono .harris is god

  48. Ivan

    Ivan10 tuntia sitten

    Kalki. Apocalypse. The End of Kali Yuga.

  49. sllamak

    sllamak10 tuntia sitten

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

  50. Miguel Opio

    Miguel Opio10 tuntia sitten

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

  51. Rodolfo Corrêa

    Rodolfo Corrêa10 tuntia sitten

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

  52. George Pappas

    George Pappas10 tuntia sitten

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

  53. Алексей Денисов

    Алексей Денисов11 tuntia sitten

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

  54. Besnik Cela

    Besnik Cela11 tuntia sitten


  55. Danilo Zanaga

    Danilo Zanaga11 tuntia sitten

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

  56. Jeffer Lopez

    Jeffer Lopez11 tuntia sitten

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

  57. mechazoic

    mechazoic11 tuntia sitten

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

  58. Koolaidacidkilla

    Koolaidacidkilla11 tuntia sitten

    The world needs Iron Madien.

  59. Darkside of Eden

    Darkside of Eden11 tuntia sitten



    SNUSOED SERIES12 tuntia sitten

    Боже мой, это просто великолепно.

  61. pinanti

    pinanti12 tuntia sitten

    I like the riff.

  62. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester12 tuntia sitten

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

  63. Renato Gomos

    Renato Gomos12 tuntia sitten

    Uma obra de arte!

  64. Matheus Guedes

    Matheus Guedes12 tuntia sitten

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

  65. ygu191501

    ygu19150112 tuntia sitten

    Wonderful song and video, thank you Maiden.

  66. Bilmar Angelis

    Bilmar Angelis12 tuntia sitten

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

  67. Елена Павленкова

    Елена Павленкова12 tuntia sitten

    ооочень круто сделали!!!))))

  68. N Longleng

    N Longleng12 tuntia sitten

    The solo tickles my .... 🙂

  69. Alberto Corona

    Alberto Corona12 tuntia sitten

    Buen tema...

  70. Gaston Lanteri

    Gaston Lanteri13 tuntia sitten

    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?

  71. Kim Whitney

    Kim Whitney13 tuntia sitten

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

  72. PedroH

    PedroH13 tuntia sitten

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

  73. Saul Mendez

    Saul Mendez13 tuntia sitten

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

  74. Miroslav Szabó

    Miroslav Szabó13 tuntia sitten

    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.

  75. Mark Meadows

    Mark Meadows13 tuntia sitten

    That guitar intro sounds so good.

  76. Steve S

    Steve S13 tuntia sitten

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

  77. Scala Mercalli

    Scala Mercalli13 tuntia sitten

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

  78. caçador do rio

    caçador do rio13 tuntia sitten

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

  79. Jakub Walewski

    Jakub Walewski14 tuntia sitten

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

  80. Kemal Malikov

    Kemal Malikov14 tuntia sitten

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

  81. Ro Vol

    Ro Vol14 tuntia sitten

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

  82. Fábio D. Araújo

    Fábio D. Araújo14 tuntia sitten

    Que clipe massa!!!!

  83. Thales THX

    Thales THX14 tuntia sitten


  84. Angel Angel

    Angel Angel14 tuntia sitten

    Up the Irons 🔥

  85. Ramiro Torio

    Ramiro Torio14 tuntia sitten

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

  86. Krassius

    Krassius14 tuntia sitten

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

  87. alarm

    alarm14 tuntia sitten

    смерть империализму!

  88. closertothetruth

    closertothetruth15 tuntia sitten

    the writing is on the wall

  89. sim74

    sim7415 tuntia sitten

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

  90. Kirkhaus Britannia.

    Kirkhaus Britannia.15 tuntia sitten

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


    ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΚΑΤΣΟΥΔΑΣ15 tuntia sitten

    greetings from Greece.UP THE IRONS

  92. Marcio Iandro petik

    Marcio Iandro petik15 tuntia sitten

    Muito show, O ROCK É ETERNO

  93. Вадим Р

    Вадим Р15 tuntia sitten


  94. Arturo :D

    Arturo :D15 tuntia sitten

    Pero el hechizero ni se inmuta

  95. Poleack

    Poleack15 tuntia sitten

    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.

  96. Boza Jungle

    Boza Jungle15 tuntia sitten

    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.


    SEYAZIN15 tuntia sitten

    Mermao, sem palavras

  98. José Jonatán Morales Roulet

    José Jonatán Morales Roulet15 tuntia sitten


  99. Arnan Abhishek Kachari

    Arnan Abhishek Kachari16 tuntia sitten

    Up the IRONS🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  100. Paul Salinas

    Paul Salinas16 tuntia sitten

    Another brilliant song.