Tears of the Dragon

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"Tears of the Dragon"
Tears of the Dragon.jpg
Single by Bruce Dickinson
from the album Balls to Picasso
Released28 May 1994
Songwriter(s)Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson singles chronology
"Born in '58"
"Tears of the Dragon"
"Shoot All the Clowns"

"Tears of the Dragon" is the first single from Bruce Dickinson's second solo album, Balls to Picasso, released on 28 May 1994. The song is talking about the departure of Dickinson from Iron Maiden[citation needed]. Allmusic called "Tears of the Dragon" a "magnificent" track, "by far the album's best song".[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1

  1. Tears of the Dragon – 6:23
  2. The Breeding House – 5:20
  3. No Way Out... to be Continued – 7:31

CD 2

  1. Tears of the Dragon (Acoustic chill-out) – 4:34
  2. Winds of Change – 4:15
  3. Spirit of Joy – 3:13


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 36


  1. ^ Franck, John. "Balls to Picasso > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  2. ^ "Search the charts". The Irish Charts. IRMA. Retrieved 19 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Bruce Dickinson". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2008-11-15.

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