Steve Harris • Introduction • Steve Harris is the bassist/songwriter of Iron Maiden. Steve’s early life was very average. His later life was good with some sorrow. His band has a lot of rock history. Steve Harris’s lyrics are unlike other rock bands song lyrics. Early Life • Steve Harris (who’s birth name is Stephen Percy Harris) was born march 12 1956 in London, England. He had a very average early life with a mother and father. He had dreamed of playing drums or being a professional football player ( “His first ambition in life before music was to become a professional footballer” http://wikipedia.org Adulthood • (“As a person Steve is one of the few people you meet you can trust totally” http://www.ironmaiden.co m/) Before he did any work with music he used to work as an architectural draftsman, in the mid 1970’s he used to be a youth team player for West Ham United. Steve Harris’s first band was called Gypsy’s Kiss; after he quit he joined a band Rock History • Steve Harris’s band Iron Maiden was formed by himself in 1975 after he quit Smiler. His band has 15 studio albums, 11 live albums, 4 EP’s and 6 compilations. Iron Maiden has been a band for over 30 years and has had close to 2000 live performances. Steve and Bruce are the only remaining members from when the band was formed. The band has a Poetry • Steve Harris’s lyrics are unlike a lot of other rock bands writing style. While a lot of rock bands songs are about not following the rules, doing whatever you want and rebellion Steve’s are nowhere close to about those topics. His are normally about mythology, history and books or movies. He writes the lyrics in a way you would feel like you Conclusion • In my opinion Steve Harris is an amazing poet. He had an easy early life an average adulthood has a lot of rock history and has lyrics unlike other rock bands. Anyone who likes good rock music should listen to Iron Maiden. Translation My Poem The bugle sounds 8 The high speed the charge begins chase has just begun But on this 9 The cops and battlefield no one burglars fire wins their guns The smell of 1 One of the cops acrid smoke and 0 is skimmed the horses breath thief’s they run As I plunge into 8 The power certain death blinks, the TVs gone Works Cited • http://www.ironmaiden,com/index.php?categoryid =14&p2_articeid=329 • http://www.metalrules.com/interveiews/SteveHarris.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Harris_(musici an) Authors page • I love manga I have probably have spent over 200 dollars on it I also use a lot of my free time playing video games. I love reading I can finish almost any book in 1 or 2 days if its really good. I also draw a lot I am really good at it and have a ton of art supplies shoved in my desk.