(Steve Harris) Walking through the city, looking oh so pretty, I've just got to find my way. See the ladies flashing. All there legs and lashes. I've just got to find my way. Well you see me crawling through the bushes with it open wide. What you seeing girl? Can't you believe that feeling, can't you believe it, Can't you believe your eyes? It's the real thing girl. Got me feeling myself and reeling around, Got me talking but feel like walking around. Got me feeling myself and reeling a... Got me talking but nothing's with me... Got me feeling myself and reeling around.
(Steve Harris/Paul Di'anno) Unchain the colours before my eyes, Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies. Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher, I shall return from out of fire. Tears for rememberance, and tears for joy, Tears for somebody and this lonely boy. Out in the madness, the all seeing eye, Flickers above us, to light up the sky. Unchain the colours before my eyes, Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies. Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher, I shall return from out of fire.
(Steve Harris/Paul Di'anno) Just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck. I've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here I go. *Chorus*: I'm running free yeah, I'm running free. I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free. Spent the night in an L. A. jail, and listened to the sirens wail. They ain't got a thing on me, I'm running wild, I'm running free. *Chorus* Puller here at the Bottle Top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop. Now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be *Chorus*
(Steve Harris) I've been looking so long for you now you won't get away from my grasp. You've been living so long in hiding in hiding behind that false mask. And you know and I know that you ain't got long now to last. Your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past. You're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall. Knowing the terror and holding you have on us all. Yeah, I know that you're gonna scratch me, maim me and maul. You know I'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call. Keep your distance, walk away, don't take his bait. Don't you stray, don't fade away. Watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may. Don't you stray, from the narrow way. I'm running and hiding in my dreams you're always there. You're the Phantom of the Opera, you're the devil, you're just out to scare. You damaged my mind and my soul it just floats through the air. Haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me back at your lair.
(Steve Harris) The only place where you can dream, living here is not what it seems. Ship of white light in the sky, nobody there to reason why. Here I am, I'm not really there, smiling faces ever so rare. A let's walk in deepest space, living here just isn't the place. Stalks of light come from the ground, when I cry there isn't a sound. All my feelings cannot be held, I'm happy in my new strange world. Shades of green grasses twine, girls drinking plasma wine. A look at love, a dream unfolds, living here, you'll never grow old. Don't you hear me call? Ooh
(Dave Murray) Giving a swish with your arse in the air, don't you know what they're saying? Charlotte you're so refined when you take all the love that they're giving. Sticking with every man that you find, don't you know what they're after? Charlotte you've got your legs in the air, don't you hear all the laughter? *Chorus*: Charlotte the Harlot show me your legs, Charlotte the Harlot take me to bed. Charlotte the Harlot let me see blood, Charlotte the Harlot let me see love. Taking so many men to your room, don't you feel no remorse? You charge them a "fiver", It's only for starters. And ten for the main course. And you've got no feelings, they died long ago. Don't you care who you let in? And don't you know you're breaking the law with the service you're giving. *Chorus* There was a time when you left me standing there, Picking up pieces of love off the floor. Well Charlotte you left me alone in there, To make your ends as a bloody whore. Well Charlotte you told me you love me true, Picking up pieces of love yesterday. Well Charlotte you're draws are off color too 'Cause you're making love all day. Giving a swish with your arse in the air, don't you know what they're saying? Charlotte you're so refined when you take all the love that they're giving. Sticking with every man that you find, don't you know what they're after? Charlotte you've got your legs in the air, don't you hear all the laughter? *Chorus*
(Steve Harris) Won't you come into my room, I wanna show you all my wares. I just want to see your blood, I just want to stand and stare. See the blood begin to flow as it falls upon the floor. Iron Maiden can't be faught, Iron Maiden can't be sought. *Chorus*: Oh Well, wherever, wherever you are, Iron Maiden's gonna get you, no matter how far. See the blood flow watching it shed up above my head. Iron Maiden wants you for dead. Won't you come into my room, I wanna show you all my wares. I just want to see your blood, I just want to stand and stare. See the blood begin to flow as it falls upon the floor. Iron Maiden can't be faught, Iron Maiden can't be sought.
(Steve Harris) I was born into a scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution. My mother was a queen, my dad I've never seen, I was never meant to be. And now I spend my time looking all around, For a man that's nowhere to be found. Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching, I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around. *Chorus*: 'Cos I'm a wrathchild, well I'm a wrathchild. Yeah I'm a wrathchild. I'm coming to get you, oooh yeah. Say it doesn't matter ain't nothin' gonna alter the course of my destination. I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind, or I know I'll go crazy. But now I spend my time looking all around, For a man thats nowhere to be found. Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching, I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around. *Chorus*
(Steve Harris) I remember it as plain as day although it happened in the dark of the night. I was strolling through the streets of Paris and it was cold it was starting to rain. And then I heard a piercing scream and I rushed to the scene of the crime but all I found was the butchered remains of two girls lay side by side. Murders in the Rue Morgue someone call the Gendarmes Murders in the Rue Morgue run before the killers go free There's some people coming down the street at last there's someone heard my call I can't understand why they're pointing at me I never done nothing at all. But I must have got some blood on my hands because everyone's shouting at me I can't speak French so I couldn't explain and like a fool I started running away. Murders in the Rue Morgue someone call the Gendarmes Murders in the Rue Morgue am I ever gonna be free. And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law. All France is looking for me. I've gotta find my way across the border for sure down the south to Italy. Murders in the Rue Morgue someone call the Gendarmes Murders in the Rue Morgue I'm never going home. Well I made it to the border at last But I can't erase the scene from my mind Anytime somebody stares at me, well I just start running blind Well I'm moving through the shadows at night Away from the staring eyes Any day they'll be looking for me 'Cause I know I show the signs of... Murders in the Rue Morgue running from the Gendarmes Murders in the Rue Morgue running from the arms of the law Murders in the Rue Morgue running from the Gendarmes Murders in the Rue Morgue am I ever gonna be free It took so long and I'm getting so tired I'm running out of places to hide Should I return to the scene of the crime Where the two young victims died If I could go to somebody for help It'd get me out of trouble for sure But I know that it's on my mind That my doctor said I've done it before. Murders in the Rue Morgue they're never gonna find me Murders in the Rue Morgue I'm never going home.
(Steve Harris) As I lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head. Oh what it is, I wanna know, please won't you tell me it's got to go. There's a feeling that's inside me, telling me to get away. But I'm so tired of living, I might as well end today. * Repeat twice *
(Steve Harris) My life is so empty, nothing to live for. My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law. When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran. I never had no trouble before this all began. My life is so empty, nothing to live for. My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law. When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran. I never had no trouble before this all began. I'm running away, no where to go. I'm lost and tired and I just don't know. Yeah... They say I killed a woman, they know it isn't true. They're just trying to frame me, and all because of you. Yeah...
(Paul Di'Anno, Steve Harris) You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back, A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack. Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed, Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs. My innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise, The mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night. I have no one, I'm bound to destroy all this greed, A voice inside me compelling to satisfy me. I can see what a knife's meant to be, And you'll never know how I came to forsee, see, see. My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties, With the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike. Death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night, Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light! I have found you, and now there is no place to run, Excitement shakes me, oh God help me what have I done?! Oooh yeah, I've done it! YEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH! You walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back, A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack. Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed, Killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs. Oooh look out, I'm coming for you! Ahahahaha!
(Steve Harris) Listen to me Lamia, listen to what I've got to say. I've got these feelings, and they won't go away. I've got these fears inside that'll bring me to my knees. Oh help me Lamia or I'm sure I'll die, oh please. I feel unsettled, now I know that I've done wrong. I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long. I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me, The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be. I'm on my knees, oh help me please. I'm on my knees, help me please. Oh Lamia please try to help me. The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be. Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad. The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh Oh Lamia please try to help me. The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be. Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad. The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh
(Steve Harris) Thinking of an age old dream, places I have never seen, Fantasies lived times before. I split my brain, melt through the floor. Over clouds my mind will fly, forever now I can't think why. My body tries to leave my soul. Or is it me, I just don't know. Mem'ries rising from the past, the future's shaddow overcast. Something's clutching at my head, through the darkness I'll be led. Oh another time, another place. Oh another smile on another face. When you see me floating up beside you, You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you. Please take me away, take me away, so far away. Please take me away, take me away, so far away. Please take me away, take me away, so far away. Thinking of an age old dream, places I have never seen, Fantasies lived times before. I split my brain, melt through the floor. Over clouds my mind will fly, forever now I can't think why. My body tries to leave my soul. Or is it me, I just don't know. Mem'ries rising from the past, the future's shaddow overcast. Something's clutching at my head, through the darkness I'll be led. Oh another time, another place. Oh another smile on another face. When you see me walking up beside you, You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you. Please take me away, take me away, so far away. Please take me away, take me away, so far away. Please take me away, take me away, so far away.
(Steve Harris) Walk away! Look out now, baby won't you take me away, Sittin' here its gonna be a new day. Gotta sing my song and I can't go wrong, Gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song. What you feeling when you hold me tight? I'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight, gonna get you feeling so secure. listen child don't you see there's a cure? Anywhere got to get you away, feels so good think it's gonna be a new day. I'm gonna get my song till I can't go on, I'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song. I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along. I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
(Harris) Longboats have been sighted the evidence of war has begun Many Nordic fighting men their swords and shields all gleam in the sun Call to arms defend yourselves get ready to stand and fight for your lives Judgement day has come around so be prepared don't run stand your ground They're coming in from the sea they've come the enemy beneath the blazing sun the battle has to be won Invaders ... Pillaging Invaders ... Looting Set ablaze the campfires alert the other men from inland Warning must be given there's not enough men here for a stand The Vikings are too many much too powerful to take on our own We must have reinforcements we cannot fight this battle alone They're coming over the hill they've come to attack they're coming in for the kill there's no turning back Invaders ... Fighting Invaders ... Marauding Axes grind and maces clash as wounded fighters fall to the ground Severed limbs and fatal woundings bloody corpses lay all around The smell of death and burning flesh the battle weary fight to the end The Saxons have been overpowered victims of the mighty Norsemen You'd better scatter and run the battle's lost and not won you'd better get away to fight another day Invaders ... Raping Invaders ... Plundering
(Harris) He's walking like a small child But watch his eyes burn you away Black holes in his golden stare God knows he wants to go home Children of The Damned (repeat another 3 times) He's walking like a dead man If he had lived he would have crucified us all Now he's standing on the last step He thought oblivion well it beckons us all Children of The Damned (repeat another 3 times) Now it burns his hand he's turning to laugh Smiles as the flame sears his flesh Melting his face screaming in pain Peeling the skin from his eyes Watch him die according to plan He's dust on the ground what did we learn You're Children of The Damned Your back's against the wall You turn into the light You're Children of The Damned Like candles watch them burn Burning in the light You'll burn again tonight You're Children of The Damned
(Smith/Harris) On the run kill to eat You're starving now you're dead on your feet Going all the way nature's beast Do what I want as I please Run fight to breathe it's tough Now you see me now you don't Break the walls I'm coming out Not a prisoner I'm a free man And my blood is my own now Don't care where the past was I know where I'm going ... out If you kill me it's self defence If I kill you then I call it vengeance Spit in your eye I will defy You'll be afraid when I call out your name I'm not a number I'm a free man I'll live my life how I want to You'd better scratch me from your black book Cos I'll run rings round you
(the continuing saga of Charlotte the Harlot) (Harris/Smith) If you're feeling down depressed and lonely I know a place where we can go 22 Acacia Avenue meet a lady that I know So if you're looking for a good time And you're prepared to pay the price Fifteen quid is all she asks for Everybody's got their vice If you're waiting for a long time for the rest to do their piece You can tell her that you know me and you might even get it free So any time you're down the East End don't you hesitate to go You can take my honest word for it she'll teach you more than you can know Charlotte can't you get out from all this madness Can't you see it only brings you sadness When you entertain your men don't know the risk of getting disease Some day when you're reaching the age of forty I bet you'll regret the days when you were laying Nobody then will want to know You won't have any beautiful wares to show any more 22, the avenue that's the place where we all go You will find it's warm inside the red light's burning bright tonight Charlotte isn't it time you stopped this mad life Don't you ever think about the bad times Why do you have to live this way Do you enjoy your lay or is it the pay Sometimes when your strolling down the avenue The way you walk it make men think of having you When you're walking down the street Everybody stops and turns to stare at you Beat her mistreat her do anything that you please Bite her excite her make her get down on her knees Abuse her misuse her she can take all that you've got Caress her molest her she always does what you want You're running away don't you know what you're doing Can't you see it'll lead you to ruin Charlotte you've taken your life and you've thrown it away You believe that because what you're earning Your life's good don't you know that you're hurting All the people that love you don't cast them aside All the men that are constantly drooling It's no life for you stop all that screwing You're packing your bags and you're coming with me
(Harris) I left alone my mind was blank I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind What did I see can I believe that what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy Just what I saw in my old dreams were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me Cos in my dreams it's always there the evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair The night was black was no use holding back Cos I just had to see was someone watching me In the mist dark figures move and twist was all this for real or some kind of hell 666 the Number of the Beast Hell and fire was spawned to be released Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised as they start to cry hands held to the sky In the night the fires burning bright the ritual has begun Satan's work is done 666 the Number of the Beast Sacrifice is going on tonight This can't go on I must inform the law Can this still be real or some crazy dream but I feel drawn towards the evil chanting hordes they seem to mesmerise me...can't avoid their eyes 666 the Number of the Beast 666 the one for you and me I'm coming back I will return And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn I have the fire I have the force I have the power to make my evil take its course
(Harris) White man came across the sea Brought us pain and misery Killed our tribes killed our creed Took our game for his own need We fought him hard we fought him well Out on the plains we gave him hell But many came too much for Cree Oh will we ever be set free? Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes Galloping hard on the plains Chasing the redskins back to their holes Fighting them at their own game Murder for freedom a stab in the back Women and children and cowards attack Run to the hills run for your lives Run to the hills run for your lives Soldier blue on the barren wastes Hunting and killing their game Raping the women and wasting the men The only good Indians are tame Selling them whisky and taking their gold Enslaving the young and destroying the old Run to the hills run for your lives (repeat to end)
(Smith/Burr) Shadows may hide you but also may be your grave You're running today maybe tomorrow you'll be saved You pray for daylight to save you for a while You wonder if your children will face the killer's smile Dead men -- tell no tales In Gangland -- murder's up for sale Dead men -- tell no tales In Gangland -- where jail birds die Face at the window leers into your own But it's only your reflection still you tremble in your bones How long can you hide? How long till they come? A rat in a trap but you've got to survive Once you were glad to be free for a while The air tasted good and the world was your friend Then came the day when the hard times began Now your alone but alive for how long? A knife at your throat another body on the pile A contract to keep and it's service with a smile Murder for vengeance or murder for gain Death on the streets or a blackened out jail Dead men -- tell no tales In Gangland -- murder's up for sale Dead men -- tell no tales In Gangland -- where jail birds die In Gangland you tell no tales
(Harris) I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time Cos at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole The sands of time for me are running low When the priest comes to read me the last rites I take a look through the bars at the last sights Of a world that has gone very wrong for me Can it be there's some sort of error Hard to stop the surmounting terror Is it really the end not some crazy dream Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming It's not so easy to stop from screaming But words escape me when I try to speak Tears they flow but why am I crying After all I am not afraid of dying Don't believe that there is never an end As the guards march me out to the courtyard Someone calls from a cell "God be with you" If there's a God then why has he let me die? As I walk all my life drifts before me And though the end is near I'm not sorry Catch my soul cos it's willing to fly away Mark my words please believe my soul lives on Please don't worry now that I have gone I've gone beyond to see the truth When you know that your time is close at hand maybe then you'll begin to understand Life down there is just a strange illusion.
(Harris) 7:22 If you had the time to lose, An open mind and time to choose, Would you care to take a look, Or can you read me like a book? Time is always on my side, Time is always on my side. Can I tempt you, come with me, Be Devil may care, fulfill your dream, If I said I'd take you there, Would you go, would you be scared? Time is always on my side, Time is always on my side. Don't be afraid, you're safe with me, Safe as any soul can be ... honestly, Just let yourself go. Chorus: Caught somewhere in time Caught somewhere in time Caught somewhere in time ... oh oh Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, You try to hide your deepest sins, Of all the things that you've done wrong, And I know where you belong. Time is always on my side, Time is always on my side. Make you an offer you can't refuse, You've only got your soul to lose... Eternally...Just let yourself go! Chorus: Caught somewhere in time Caught somewhere in time Caught now in two minds!
(Smith) 5:06 From the coast of gold, across the seven seas, I'm travelling on, far and wide, But now it seems, I'm just a stranger to myself, And all the things I sometimes do, it isn't me but someone else. I close my eyes, and think of home, Another city goes by, in the night, Ain't it funny how it is, you never miss it til it's gone away, And my heart is lying there and will be til my dying day. Chorus: So understand Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years, Face up...make your stand, And realise you're living in the golden years. Too much time on my hands, I got you on my mind, Can't ease this pain, so easily, When you can't find the words to say, it's hard to make it through another day, And it makes me wanna cry, and throw my hands up to the sky. Chorus: So understand Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years, Face up...make your stand, And realise you're living in the golden years.
(Smith) 5:42 Out in the street somebody's crying, Out in the night the fires burn, Maybe tonight somebody's crying, Reached the point of no return. Oh - my eyes they see but I can't believe, Oh - my heart is heavy as I turn my back and leave. Chorus: Like the eagle and the dove, Fly so high on wings above, When all you see can only bring you sadness, Like a river we will flow, On towards the sea we go, When all you do can only bring you sadness, Out on the sea of madness. Somewhere I hear a voice that's calling, Out in the dark there burns a dream, You got to hope when you are falling, To find the world that you have seen. Oh - my eyes they see but I can't believe, Oh - my heart is heavy as I turn my back and leave. Chorus: Like the eagle and the dove, Fly so high on wings above, When all you see can only bring you sadness, Like a river we will flow, On towards the sea we go, When all you do can only bring you sadness, Out on the sea of madness. It's madness, The sun don't shine On the sea of madness, There ain't no wind to fill your sails, Madness, When all you see can only bring you sadness On towards the sea we go...
(Harris) 7:24 Can't understand what is happening to me, This isn't real, this is only a dream, But I never have felt, no I never have felt this way before, I'm looking down on my body below, I lie asleep in the midst of a dream, Is it now could it be that the angel of death has come for me? I can't believe that really my time has come, I don't feel ready, there's so much left undone, And it's my soul and I'm not gonna let it get away. Chorus: Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait til another day. [Reapeat chorus] I have a lust for the Earth below And Hell itself is my only foe, 'Cause I've no fear of dying, I'll go when I'm good and ready, I snatch a glimpse of the light's eternal rays, I see a tunnel, I stand amazed, At all of the people standing there in front of me, Into the paths of rightness I'll be led, Is this the place where the living join the dead? I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare. [Chorus *2] Take my hand, I'll lead you to the promised land, Take my hand, I'll give you immortality, Eternal youth, I'll take you to the other side, To see the truth, the path for you is decided. Oh Oh * lots. My body tingles, I feel so strange, I feel so tired, I feel so drained, And I'm wondering if I'll ever be the same again, Is this in limbo or in Heaven or Hell? Maybe I'm going down there as well, I can't accept my soul will drift forever. I feel myself floating back down to Earth, So could this be the hour of my rebirth? Or have I died or will I wake from dreaming? [Chorus]
(Harris) Tough of the track, With the wind, And the rain that's beating down on your back. Your heart's beating loud And goes on getting louder And goes on even more till the sound Is ringing in your head, With every step you tread, And every breath you take, Determination makes You run, Never stop, Gotta win, gotta run till you drop, Keep the pace, Hold the race, Your mind is getting clearer, You're over halfway there but the miles Just never seem to end As if you're in a dream, Not getting anywhere. It seems so futile. Chorus: Run, on and on, Run, on and on, The loneliness of the long distance runner. I've got to keep running the course, I've got to keep running and win at all costs, I've got to keep going, be strong, Must be so determined and push myself on. Run over stiles, across fields, Turn to look at who's on your heels, Way ahead of the field, The line is getting nearer but do You want the glory that goes, You reach the final stretch, Ideals are just a trace, You feel like throwing the race, It's all so futile. Chorus: Run, on and on, Run, on and on, The loneliness of the long distance runner.
(Smith) Was many years ago that I left home and came this way, I was a young man full of hopes and dreams, But now it seems to me that all is lost and nothing gained, Sometimes things ain't what they seem, No brave new world, no brave new world, No brave new world, no brave new world. Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky, My spirit wanders endlessly, Until the day will dawn and friends from home discover why, Hear me calling, rescue me, Set me free, set me free, Lost in this place and leave no trace. Chorus: Stranger in a strange land, Land of ice and snow, Trapped here in this prison, yeah! Lost and far from home. One hundred years have gone and men again they came that way, To find the answer to the mystery, They found his body lying where it fell on that day, Preserved in time for all to see, No brave new world, no brave new world, Lost in this place, and leave no trace. Chorus: Stranger in a strange land, Land of ice and snow, Trapped here in this prison, yeah! Lost and far from home.
(Murray/Harris) When you see familiar faces, But you don't remember where they're from, Could you be wrong? When you've been particular places, That you know you've never been before, Can you be sure? 'Cause you know this has happened before, And you know that this moment in time is for real, And you know when you feel Deja vu. Chorus: Feel like I've been here before, Feel like I've been here before. Ever had a conversation, That you realise you've had before, Isn't it strange? Have you ever talked to someone, And you feel you know what's coming next? It feels pre-arranged. 'Cause you know that you've heard it before, And you feel that this moment in time is surreal, 'Cause you know when you feel deja-vu.
(Harris) "My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, For that which I leave is to small for thee." Near to the East, in a part of ancient Greece, In an ancient land called Macedonia, Was born a son to Philip of Macedon, The legend his name was Alexander. At the age of nineteen, he became the Macedon king, And swore to free all of Asia Minor, By the Aegian Sea in 334 BC, He utterly beat the armies of Persia. Chorus: Alexander the Great, His name struck fear into hearts of men, Alexander the Great, Became a legend 'mongst mortal men. King Darius the third, Defeated fled Persia, The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes, Then Egypt fell to the Macedon king as well, And he founded the city called Alexandria. By the Tigris river, he met King Darius again, And crushed him again in the battle of Arbela, Entering Babylon and Susa, treasures he found, Took Persepolis, the capital of Persia. Chorus: Alexander the Great, His name struck fear into hearts of men, Alexander the Great, Became a god amongst mortal men. A Phrygian King had bound a chariot yoke, And Alexander cut the "Gordion knot", And legend said that who untied the knot, He would become the master of Asia. Helonism he spread far and wide, The Macedonian learned mind, Their culture was a western way of life, He paved the way for Christianity. Marching on, Marching on. The battle weary marching side by side, Alexander's army line by line, They wouldn't follow him to India, Tired of the combat, pain and the glory. Chorus: Alexander the Great, His name struck fear into hearts of men, Alexander the Great, He died of fever in Babylon.
(Harris) It's snowing outside the rumbling sound of engines roar in the night. The mission is near the confident men are waiting to drop from the sky. The Blizzard goes on but still they must fly No one should go where eagles dare. Bavarian alps that lay all around they seem to stare from below. The enemy lines a long time passed are lying deep in the snow. Into the night they fall through the sky No one should fly where eagles dare. They're closing in the fortress is near it's standing high in the sky. The cable car's the only way in it's really impossible to climb. They make their way but maybe too late They've got to try to save the day. The panicking cries the roaring of guns are echoing all around the valley. The mission complete they make to escape away from the Eagles Nest. They dared to go where no one would try they chose to fly where eagles dare.
(Dickinson) "O God of Earth and Altar, Bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, Our people drift and die, The walls of gold entomb us, The swords of scorn divide, Take not thy thunder from us, But take away our pride." (G. K. Chesterton; English Hymnal) Just a babe in the black abyss, No reason for a place like this, The walls are cold and souls cry out in pain, An easy way for the blind to go, A clever path for the fools who know the Secret of the Hanged Man-the smile on his lips. The light of the Blind-you'll see, The venom that tears my spine, The Eyes of the Nile are opening-you'll see. She came to me with a serpent's kiss, As the Eye of the Sun Rose on her lips, Moonlight catches silver tears I cry, So we lay in the black embrace, And the Seed is sown in a holy place And I watched, and I waited for the dawn. The light of the Blind-you'll see, The venom that tears my spine, The Eyes of the Nile are opening-you'll see. Bind all of us together, Ablaze with Hope and Free, No storm or heavy weather Will rock the boat you'll see. The time has come to close your eyes And still the wind and rain, For the one who will be King Is the Watcher in the Ring, It is You.
(Smith/Dickinson) As the sun breaks, above the ground, An old man stands on the hill, As the ground warms, to the first rays of light A birdsong shatters the still. His eyes are ablaze, See the madman in his gaze. Fly, on your way, like an eagle, Fly as high as the sun, On your way, like an eagle, Fly and touch the sun. Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears Looks the old man in the eye As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd In the name of God my father I fly. His eyes seem so glazed As he flies on the wings of a dream, Now he knows his father betrayed Now his wings turn to ashes to ashes his grave. Fly, on your way, like an eagle, Fly as high as the sun, On your way, like an eagle, Fly as high as the sun.
(Smith/Dickinson/Harris) Another Prophet of Disaster Who says the ship is lost, Another Prophet of Disaster Leaving you to count the cost. Taunting us with Visions, Afflicting us with fear, Predicting War for millions, In the hope that one appears. No point asking when it is, No point asking who's to go, No point asking what's the game, No point asking who's to blame. 'cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die, 'cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die, If you're gonna die, die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, just stick around, Gonna cry, just move along, If you're gonna die, you're gonna die. In 13 the Beast is rising, The Frenchman did surmise, Through earthquakes and starvation, The warlord will arise. Terror, Death, Destruction, Pour from the Eastern Sands, But the truth of all predictions, Is always in your hands. If you're gonna die, die with your boots on, If you're gonna try, just stick around, Gonna cry, just move along, If you're gonna die, you're gonna die.
(Harris) You'll take my life but I'll take yours too You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through So when you're waiting for the next attack You'd better stand there's no turning back. The bugle sounds and the charge begins But on this battlefield no one wins The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath As I plunge on into certain death. The horse he sweats with fear we break to run The mighty roar of the Russian guns And as we race towards the human wall The screams of pain as my comrades fall We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground And the Russians fire another round We get so near yet so far away We won't live to fight another day. We get so close near enough to fight When a Russian gets me in his sights He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow A burst of rounds take my horse below. And as I lay there gazing at the sky My body's numb and my throat is dry And as I lay forgotten and alone Without a tear I draw my parting groan
(Murray/Harris) Take a look in the pool and what do you see In the dark depths there faces beckoning me Can't you see them it's plain for all to see They were there oh I know you don't believe me. Oh...I've never felt so strange But...I'm not going insane. I've no doubt that you think I'm off my head You don't say but it's in your eyes instead Hours I spend out just gazing into that pool Something draws me there I don't know what to do. Oh...they drain my strength away Oh...they're asking me to stay. Nightmares...spirits calling me Nightmares...they won't leave me be. All my life's blood is slowly draining away And I feel that I'm weaker every day Somehow I know I haven't long to go Joining them at the bottom of the pool. Now...I feel they are so near I...begin to see them clear Nightmares...coming all the time Nightmares...Will give me peace of mind. Now it's clear and I know what I have to do I must take you down there to look at them too Hand in hand then we'll jump right into the pool Can't you see not just me they want you too. Oh...we'll drown together It...will be forever. Nightmares...forever calling me Nightmares...Now we rest in peace.
(Harris) In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth When the land was swamp and caves were home In an age when prize possession was fire To search for landscapes men would roam. Then the tribes they came to steal their fire And the wolves they howled into the night As they fought a vicious angry battle to save the power of warmth and light. Drawn by quest for fire They searched all through the land Drawn by quest for fire Discovery of man. And they thought that when the embers died away That the flame of life had burnt and died Didn't know the sparks that made the fire Were made by rubbing stick and stone. So they ploughed through the forest and swamps of danger And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts In the search to find another fire To regain the power of light and heat. Drawn by quest for fire They searched across the land Drawn by quest for fire Discovery of man.
(Dickinson/Smith) You killed your first man at 13, Killer instinct, Animal supreme, By 16 you had learned to fight The way of the warrior, you took it as your right. Sunlight, falling on your steel, Death in life is your ideal, Life is like a wheel, rolling on and on. Through earth and water, fire and wind, you came at last-nothing was the end, Make a cut by fire and stones, Take you and your blade and break you both in two-break you both in two. Sunlight, falling on your steel, Death in life is your ideal, Life is like a wheel-and it's rolling still.
(Harris) He is the king of all the land In the Kingdom of the sands Of a time tomorrow. He rules the sandworms and the Fremen In a land amongst the stars Of an age tomorrow. He is destined to be a King He rules over everything On the land called planet Dune. Bodywater is your life And without it you would die On the desert the planet Dune. Without a stillsuit you would fry On the sands so hot and dry In a world called Arrakis. It is a land that's rich in spice The sandriders and the "mice" That they call the "Muad'Dib". He is the Kwizatz Haderach. He is born of Caladan And will take the Gom Jabbar. He has the power to foresee Or to look into the past He is the ruler of the stars The time will come for him to lay claim his crown, And then the foe yes they'll be cut down, You'll see he'll be the best that there's been, Messiah supreme true leader of men, And when the time for judgement's at hand Don't fret he's strong and he'll make a stand, Against evil and fire That spreads through the land, He has the power to make it all end.
(Steve Harris) There goes the siren that warns of the air raid Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne Got to get up for the coming attack. Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste Gathering speed as we head down the runway Gotta get airborne before it's too late. Running, scrambling, flying Rolling, turning, diving, going in again Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die Run, live to fly, fly to live. Aces high. Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers Let off a sharp burst and then turn away Roll over, spin round and come in behind them Move to their blindsides and firing again. Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us Ten ME-109's out of the sun Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them Heading straight for them I press down my guns Rolling, turning, diving Rolling, turning, diving, going in again Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high.
(Adrian Smith/Bruce Dickinson) Kill for gain or shoot to maim But we don't need a reason The Golden Goose is on the loose And never out of season Some blackened pride still burns inside This shell of bloody treason Here's my gun for a barrel of fun For the love of living death. CHORUS The killer's breed or the demon's seed, The glamour, the fortune, the pain, Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain, But don't you pray for my soul anymore. 2 minutes to midnight The hands that threaten doom. 2 minutes to midnight To kill the unborn in the womb. The blind men shout let the creatures out We'll show the unbelievers The napalm screams of human flames Of a prime time Belsen feast...YEAH! As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy, We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies. CHORUS The body bags and little rags of children torn in two And the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you. As the madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song, To the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun. CHORUS Midnight...all night...
(Bruce Dickinson) As a young boy chasing dragons with your wooden sword so mighty, You're St. George or you're David and you always killed the beast. Times change very quickly, and you had to grow up early, A house in smoking ruins and the bodies at your feet. CHORUS You'll die as you lived In a flash of the blade, In a corner forgotten by no one. YOu llived for the touch For the feel of the steel One man, and his honour. The smell of resined leather The steely iron mask As you cut and thrust and parried at the fencing master's call. He taught you all he knew To fear no mortal man and now you'll wreak your vengeance in the Screams of evil men. CHORUS
(Steve Harris) He threw down a glove you made the mistake Of picking it up now you're gone The choosing of guns or fighting with swords The choice of weapons is done He'll tear you apart as soon as you start You know you don't have a chance. CHORUS OH...OH...Fight for the honour Fight for the splendour Fight for the pleasure OH...OH...Fight for the honour Fight for the splendour Fight for your life! Ready to start the duel begins the best man wins in the end. A lunge and a feint, a parry too late A cut to the chest and you're down Seeing the stain then feeling the pain Feeling the sweat on your brow. CHORUS The fighting resumes, a silence looms the swordsmen move 'gainst each other A cut and a thrust, a parry, a blow, a stab to the heart and you're down The Angel of Death hears your last breath Meanwhile the Reaper looks on. CHORUS OH...OH...Fought the honour Fought for the splendour Fought for the pleasure OH...OH...Fought for the honour fought for the splendour Fought to the death
(Adrian Smith/Bruce Dickinson) Turn the spotlights on the people, Switch the dial and eat the worm. Take your chances, kill the engine, Drop your bombs and let it burn. White flags shot to ribbons, The truce is black and burned, Shellshock in the kitchen, Tables overturned. CHORUS Back in the village again, In the village. I'm back in the village again. Throwing dice now, rolling loaded, I see sixes all the way. In a black hole, and I'm spinning As my wings get shot away. No breaks on the inside, Paper cats and burning barns, There's a fox among the chickens, And a killer in the hounds. Questions are a burden And answers are a prison for oneself Shellshock in the kitchen Tables start to burn. CHORUS But still we walk into the valley And others try to kill the inner flame We're burning brighter than before I don't have a number, I'M A NAME! CHORUS
(Bruce Dickinson) Into the abyss I'll fall-the eye of Horus Into the eyes of the night-watching me go Green is the cat's eye that glows-in this temple Enter the risen Osiris-risen again. CHORUS Tell me why I had to be a powerslave I don't wanna die, I'm a god, why can't I live on? When the Life Giver dies, all around is laid to waste. And in my last hour, I'm a slave to the power of death. When I was living this lie-fear was my game People would worship and fall-drop to their knees So bring me the blood and red wine for the one to succeed me For he is a man and a god-and he will die too. CHORUS Now I am cold but a ghost lives in my veins, Silent the terror that reigned-maarbled in stone Shell of a man God preserved-a thousand ages But open the gates of my hell-I will strike from the grave. CHORUS
(Steve Harris) Hear the rime of the ancient mariner See his eye as he stops one of three Mesmerises one of the wedding guests Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea. And the music plays on, as the bride passes by Caught by his spell and the mariner tells his tale. Driven south to the land of the snow and ice To a place where nobody's been Through the snow fog flies on the albatross Hailed in God's name, hoping good luck it brings. And the ship sails on, back to the North Through the fog and ice and the albatross follows on. The mariner kills the bird of good omen His shipmates cry against what he's done BUt when the fog clears, they justify him And make themselves a part of the crime. Sailing on and on and north across the sea Sailing on and on and north 'til all is calm. The albatross begins with its vengeance A terrible curse a thirst has begun His shipmates blame bad luck on the mariner About his neck, the dead bird is hung. And the curse goes on and on at sea And the curse goes on and on for them and me. "Day after day, day after day, we stuck nor breath nor motion as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink." There calls the mariner There comes a ship over the line But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide. See...onward she comes Onward she nears out of the sun See, she has no crew She has no life, wait but here's two. Death and she Life in Death, They throw their dice for the crew She wins the mariner and he belongs to her now. Then...crew one by one they drop down dead, two hundred men She...she, Life in Death. She lets him live, her chosen one. "One after one by the star dogged moon, too quick for groan or sigh each turned his facce with a ghastly pang and cursed me with his eye four times fifty living men (and I heard nor sigh nor groan) with heavy thump, a lifeless lump, they dropped down one by one." The curse it lives on in their eyes The mariner wished he'd die Along with the sea creatures But they lived on, so did he. and by the light of the moon He prays for their beauty not doom With heart he blesses them God's creatures all of them too. Then the spell starts to break The albatross falls from his neck Sinks down like lead into the sea Then down in falls comes the rain. Hear the groans of the long dead seamen See them stir and they start to rise Bodies lifted by good spirits None of them speak and they're lifelesss in their eyes And revenge is still sought, penance starts again Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on. Now the curse is finally lifted And the mariner sights his home spirits go fromhe long dead bodies Form their own light and the mariner's left alone. And then a boat came sailing towards him It was a joy he could not believe The pilot's boat, his son and the hermit, Penance of life will fall onto him. And the ship sinks like lead into the sea And the hermit shrieves the mariner of his sins. The mariner's bound to tell of his story To tell this tale wherever he goes To teach God's word by his own example That we must love all things thaat God made. And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man And the tale goes on and on and on.
(Smith/Dickinson) Seven deadly sins Seven ways to win Seven holy paths to hell And your trip begins Seven downward slopes Seven bloodied hopes Seven are your burning fires Seven your desires.... I am he the bornless one The fallen angel watching you Babylon, the scarlet whore I'll infiltrate your gratitude Don't you dare to save your son Kill him now and save the young ones Be the mother of a birth strangled babe Be the devils own, Lucifer's my name Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream Moonchild - open the seventh seal Moonchild - You'll be mine soon child Moonchild - take my hand tonight I count the heads of those unborn The accursed ones I'll find them all And if you die by your own hand As a suicide you shall be damned And if you try to save your soul I will torment you - you shall not grow old With every second and passing breath You'll be so alone your soul will bleed to death Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream Moonchild - open the seventh seal Moonchild - You'll be mine soon child Moonchild - take my hand tonight The twins they are exhausted, seven is this night Gemini is rising as the red lips kiss to bite Seven angels seven demons battle for his soul When Gabriel lies sleeping, this child was born to die One more dies one more lives One baby cries one mother grieves For all the sins you will commit You'll beg forgiveness and none I'll give A web of fear shall be your coat To clothe you in the night A lucky escape for you young man But I'll see you damned in endless night
(Harris) Infinite dreams I can't deny them Infinity is hard to comprehend I couldn't hear those screams Even in my wildest dreams Suffocation waking in a sweat Scared to fall asleep again Incase the dream begins again Someone chasing I cannot move Standing rigid nightmare's statue What a dream when will it end And will I transcend? Restless sleep the minds in turmoil One nightmare ends another fertile Getting to me so scared to sleep But scared to wake now, in too deep Even though its reached new heights I rather like the restless nights It makes me wonder it makes me think There's more to this I'm on the brink It's not the fear of what's beyond It's just that I might not respond I have an interest almost craving But would I like to get too far in? It can't be all coincidence Too many things are evident You tell me you're an unbeliever Spiritualist? Well me I'm neither But wouldn't you like to know The truth Of what's out there to have the proof And find out just which side You're on Where would you end in Heaven or In Hell? Help me. Help me to find my true Self without seeing the future Save me, save me from torturing Myself even within my dreams There's got to be just more to it Than this Or tell me why do we exist I'd like to think that when I die I'd get a chance another time And to return and live again Reincarnate, play the game Again and again and again
(Smith/Dickinson/Harris) Give me the sense to wonder To wonder if I'm free Give me a sense of wonder To know I can be me Give me the strength to hold my head up Spit back in their face Don't need no key to unlock this door Gonna break down the walls Break out of this bad place Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball Can I play with madness - there's no vision there at all Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see I screamed aloud to the old man I said don't lie don't say you don't know I say you'll pay for your mischief In this world or the next Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance And the hell fires raged in his eyes He said do you want to know the truth son - I'll tell you the truth Your soul's gonna burn in the lake of fire Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball Can I play with madness - there's no vision there at all Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see Can I play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball Can I play with madness - there's no vision there at all Can I play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see
(Smith/Dickinson/Harris) Love is a razor and I walked the line on that silver blade Slept in the dust with his daughter, her eyes red with The slaughter of innocence But I will pray for her I will call her name out loud I would bleed for her If only I could see her now Living on a razors edge Balancing on a ledge Living on a razors edge The evil that men do lives on and on..... The evil that men do lives on and on..... The evil that men do lives on and on..... The evil that men do lives on and on..... Circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me But I will pray for you And some day I may return Don't you cry for me Beyond is where I learn
(Harris) Here they stand brothers them all All the sons divided they'd fall Here await the birth of the son The seventh, the heavenly, the chosen one Here the birth from an unbroken line Born the healer the seventh, his time Unknowingly blessed and as his life unfolds Slowly unveiling the power he holds Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Then they watch the progress he makes The Good and the Evil which path will he take Both of them trying to manipulate The use of his powers before it's too late Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Seventh son of a seventh son Today is born the seventh one Born of woman the seventh son And he in turn of a seventh son He has the power to heal He has the gift of the second sight He is the chosen one So it shall be written So it shall be done
(Murray/Harris) Now that I know that the right time has come My prediction will surely be true The impending disaster it looms And the whole of the village is doomed Why won't you listen to me It is so hard to understand That I am the real seventh son Your life or death on me depends Suffering and pain impending disaster Souls crying the devil's laughter Heard the cry of the seven whistlers Lucifer smiles looks on and waits I'll take your life in my hands Your fate your fortune's in my visions Heed what I say and you'll see What will be Please listen to me Now that they see the disaster is done Now they put all the blame unto me They feel I brought on a curse Don't they know that the torment It stays with me knowing that I walk alone Through the eyes of the future I see They don't even know what fear is Don't they know I'm the one who is cursed Purgatory beckons souls lost forever Life after death or heaven hereafter Heard the call of the seven whistlers again Now Lucifer laughs hell awaits I had their lives in my hands Their fate their fortunes in my visions No one believed in my true prophecy And now it's too late
(Harris) Feel the sweat break on my brow Is it me or is it shadows that are Dancing on the walls Is this a dream or is it now Is this a vision or normality I see Before my eyes I wonder why I wonder how That it seems the powers getting stronger Every day I feel a strength an inner fire But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore There's a time to live and a time to die When it's time to meet the maker There's a time to live but isn't it strange That as soon as you're born you're dying Just by looking through your eyes He could see the future penetrating right In through your mind See the truth and see your lies But for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise There's a time to live and a time to die When it's time to meet the maker There's a time to live but isn't it strange That as soon as you're born you're dying... ... and reborn again?
(Harris/Dickinson) The demon in your mind will rape you in your bed at night The wisdom of ages, the lies and outrages concealed Time it waits for no man My future it is revealed Time it waits for no man My fate is sealed If I cancel tomorrow the undead will thank me today Fly in the face of your prophets I mock your morality plays The moon is red and bleeding The sun is burned and black The book of life is silent No turning back Only the good die young All the evil seem to live forever Only the good die young All the evil seem to live forever Only the good die young Only the good die young Mystery madman a victim of cruel charade Some innocent pawn in an end game one more stalemate Is death another birthday? A way to kiss your dreams goodbye? Do the undead live within us And look through our eyes? Walking on water are miracles all you can trust Measure your coffin does it measure up to your lust? So I think I'll leave you With your bishops and your guilt So until the next time Have a good sin Only the good die young All the evil seem to live forever Only the good die young All the evil seem to live forever Only the good die young Only the good die young Seven deadly sins Seven ways to win Seven holy paths to hell Seven downward slopes Seven bloodied hopes Seven are your burning fires Seven your desires...
(Harris/Dickinson) Trace your way back 50 years To the glow of Dresden - blood and tears In the black above by the cruel searchlight Men will die and men will fight - yeah| Who shot who and who fired first? Dripping death to whet the bloodthirst No radar lock on - skin and bone The bomber boys are going home chorus Climb into the sky never wonder why - Tailgunner You're a Tailgunner (repeat) Nail that fokker kill that son. Gonna blow your guts out with my gun The weather forecast's good for war Cologne and Frankfurt? Have some more| Tail end Charlie in the boiling sky The Enola Gay was my last try Now that this Tailgunner's gone No more bombers (just one big bomb) chorus
(Dickinson/Smith) Believe in me - send us money Died on the cross and that ain't funny But my so called friends they're making me a joke They missed out what I said like I never spoke They choose what they wanna hear - they don't tell a lie They just leave out the truth as they're watching you die They're saving your souls by taking your money Flies around shit, bees around honey chorus Holy Smoke Holy Smoke, plenty bad preachers for The Devil to stoke Feed'em in feet first this is no joke This is thirsty work making Holy Smoke yeah making Holy Smoke Jimmy Reptile and all his friends Say they gonna be with you at the end Burning records burning books Holy soldiers nazi looks Crocodile smiles just wait a while Till the TV queen gets her make-up clean I've lived in filth I've lived in sin And I still smell cleaner than the shit you're in repeat chorus Holy Smoke - smells good They ain't religious but they ain't no fools When Noah built his cadillac it was cool Two by two they're still going down And the satellite circus just left town I think they're strange and when they're dead They can have a Lincoln for their bed Friend of the president trick of the tail Now they ain't got a prayer 100 years in jail repeat chorus Holy Smoke - hah
(Harris) There are times when I've wondered And times when I've cried When my prayers they were answered At times when I've lied But if you asked me a question Would I tell you truth Now there's something to bet on You've got nothing to lose When i've sat by the window And gazed at the rain With an ache in my heart But never feeling the pain And if you would tell me Just what my life means Walking a long road Never reaching the end God give me the answer to my life God give me the answer to my dreams God give me the answer to my prayers God give me the answer to my being
(Murray/Dickinson) When it all comes down the line And the lights they turn to greed And you race off with your tyres screaming Rolling thunder And the people choke with poison Children cry in fear But you've got your fast bullet One way ticket outta here chorus Fall on your knees today And pray the world will mend its ways Get to your feet again Refugees from the heartbreak and the pain In the cities in the streets There's a tension you can feel Breaking strain is fast approaching Guns and riots Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins And the press get fed the scapegoats Public enema number one chorus A million network slaves In an advertising new age I don't need a crystal ball to sell ya Your children have more brains Than your drug infested remains California dreaming as the earth dies screaming chorus
(Murray/Harris) why is it some of us are destined to stay alive and some of us are here just so that we'll die how come the bullet hits the other guy do we have to try and reason why chorus be it the devil or be it him you can count on just one thing when the time is up you'll know not just one power runs the show are we the lucky ones saved for another day or they the lucky ones who are taken away is it a hand on your shoulder from the lord above or the devil himself come to give you a shove chorus a volcano erupts and sweeps a town away a hurricane devastates the cities in its way the grief and misery for the ones that are left behind the worst is yet to come a hell to face mankind
(Harris) Now the contracts out They've put the word about I'm coming after you It's not the money I make It's the thrill of the chase And I'm coming after you I watch your every move Study the things you do And the pattern of your ways I watch the way you walk I hear your telephone talk I want to understand the way you think chorus Better watch out,cos I'm the assassin, Better watch out,better watch out (repeat) I'm in a cold cold sweat I taste the smell of death I know the moment's getting closer And as you walk to the light I feel my hands go tight Excitement running through my veins I've got you in my sights I've got you dead to rights The triggers waiting for my finger I feel adrenalin rush It's just the final touch You can kiss your arse goodbye chorus
(Harris/Dickinson) The convoy lights are dead ahead The merchantmen lay in their bed The thump of diesels hammers down In the oily sea-the killing ground His knuckles white his eyes alight He slams the hatch on the deadly night A cunning fox in the chickens lair A hound of hell and the devil don't care chorus Runing silent,runing deep,we are your final prayer Warriors in secret sleep,a merchantman's nightmare A silent death lies awaiting,for all of you below Running silent,running deep,sink into your silent sleep Chill the hearts of fighting men In open ocean wondering when? The lethal silver fish will fly The boat will shiver-men will die A cast of millions-a part to play Killer? victim? or fool for a day Obeying an order-men have to die Us or them - a well rehearsed lie chorus The lifeboats shattered the hull is torn The tar black smell of burning oil On the way down to davy jones Every man for himself - you're on your own The wolf eyes watch the crosswire 'Stern tubes ready','aim and fire|' They can pin some medal on your chest But in two more weeks - dead like the rest chorus
Hooks In YouDickinson/Smith I got the keys to view at number 22 Behind my green door there's nothing to see Stone cold sober and sitting in silence,laid Back and looking for symphaty I like a girl who knows where she's bound I don't like girls who've been hanging around chorus Hooks in you,hooks in me,hooks in the ceiling For that well hung feeling No big deal,no big sin,strung up on love I Got the hooks screwed in chorus She's tied up she can't come to the phone You must have got your wires crossed cos she ain't home Knock on wood - you know I like that sound She never could keep her feet on the ground chorus Right on the money got it wrapped up tight New ideas for the decor tonight Gonna make this house a preservation zone Gonna set her in concrete set her up on her own
(Dickinson) honey its getting close to midnight and all the myths are in town true love and lipstick on your linen bite the pillow make no sound if there's some living to be done before your life becomes your tomb you'd better know that i'm the one so unchain your back door invite me around honey its getting close to daybreadk the sun is creeping in the sky no patent remedies for heartache just empty words and humble pie so get down on your kneees honey assume an attitude you just pray that i'll be waiting cos you know i'm coming soon so pick up your foolish pride,no going back no where,no way,no place to hide bring your daughter,bring your daughter to the slaughter let her go,let her go,let her go
(Harris) Mother Russia how are you sleeping Middle winter cold winds blow From the trees the snowflakes drifting Swirling round like ghosts in the snow Mother Russia poetry majestic Tells the time of a great empire Turning round the old man ponders Reminiscing an age gone by Mother Russia Dance of the tsars Hold up your heads Be proud of what you are Now it has come Freedom at last Turning the tides of history And your past Mother Russia Dance of the tsars Hold up your heads Remember who you are Can you release The anger the grief Can you be happy Now your people are free
(Dickinson/Gers) 3:23 Covered in sinners and dripping with gilt Making you money from slime and from filth Parading your bellies in ivory towers Investing our lives in your schemes and your powers You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head You've got to watch them - Be quick or be dead Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head... Be quick! Or be dead! Be quick! Or be dead See... what's ruling all our lives See... who's pulling the strings... I bet you won't fall on your face... Your belly will hold you in place The serpent is crawling inside of your ear He says you must vote for what you want to hear Don't matter what's wrong as long as you're alright So pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind
(Harris) 3:39 She fell in love with his greasy machine She leaned over wiped his head kickstart clean She'd never seen the beast before But she left there wanting more more more But when she was walking on down the road She heard a sound that made her heart explode He whispered to her to get on the back "I'll take you on a ride from here to eternity" Hell ain't a bad place Hell is from here to eternity Hell ain't a bad place Hell is from here to eternity She must be having one of her crazy dreams She'd never sat on a piece so mean It made her feel like she's on cloud nine She even thought she heard the engine sigh But like all dreams that come to an end They took a tumble at the devil's bend The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind They'd always take the line... from here to eternity Hell ain't a bad place Hell is from here to eternity Hell ain't a bad place Hell is from here to eternity
(Harris) 6:56 Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat from my brow But it's not the fear 'cos I'd rather go now Trying to visualize the horrors that will lay ahead The desert sand mound a burial ground When it comes to the time Are we partners in crime? When it comes to the time We'll be ready to die God let us go now and finish what's to be done Thy Kingdom Come Thy shall be done... on earth Trying to justify to ourselves the reasons to go Should we live and let live Forget or forgive But how can we let them go on this way? The reign of terror corruption must end And we know deep down there's no other way No trust, no reasoning, no more to say Afraid to shoot strangers Afraid to shoot strangers
(Dickinson/Gers) 5:36 We live our lives in fever In a choking sweat of fear In the heat of the night you can feel so much In the heat of the night I scream "Don't touch!" I remember a time when we used and abused And fought all our battles in vain I remember a time we thought that passion was free In the heart of the night... bodies aflame We live in fever... I hear your secret heartbeat I can hear your silent cries The kids have lost their freedom And nobody cares till somebody famous dies... I remember a time when we used and abused And fought all our battles in vain I remember a time we thought that passion was free In the heart of the night... bodies aflame Now we live, in a world of uncertainty Fear is the key - to what you want to be You don't get a say the majority gets its way You're outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die...
(Harris) 4:40 I'd sail across the ocean I'd walk a hundred miles If I could make it to the end Oh just to see a smile You see it in their faces The sadness in their tears The desperation and the anger Madness and the fear No hope, no life, just pain and fear No food, no love, just greed is here Starvation and the hunger The suffering and the pain The agonies of all-out war When will it come again? The struggle for the power A tyrant tries again Just what the hell is going on? When will it ever end? No hope, no life, just pain and fear No food, no love, just greed is here You see the full moon float You watch the red sun rise We take these things for granted But somewhere someone's dying Contaminated waters Pollution and decay Just waiting for disease to strike Oh will we learn someday? No hope, no life, just pain and fear No food, no love, no seed childhood's end
(Dickinson/Gers) 5:51 Maybe one day I'll be an honest man Up till now I'm doing the best I can Long roads, long days, of sunrise, to sunset Sunrise to sunset Dream on brothers, while you can Dream on sister, I hope you find the one All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time Spend your days full of emptiness Spend your years full of loneliness Wasting love, in a desperate caress Rolling shadows of nights Dream on brothers, while you can Dream on sisters, I hope you find the one All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time Sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand In your eyes I see the hunger, and the desperate cry that tears the night
(Harris) 4:54 On a cold October morning As frost lay on the ground Waiting to make my move I make no sound Waiting for the mist to cover all around I carefully picked my time then took the wall I'm sick and tired of running The hunger and the pain A stop to look about then off again Being at the wrong place And the wrong time Suspected of a hit that was my crime I am a fugitive being hunted down like game I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name Always looking 'round me Forever looking back I'll always be a target for attack Ever moving onwards Always on the run Waiting for the sight of a loaded gun I am a fugitive being hunted down like game I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name Even if I find them And get to clear my name I know that things can never be the same But if I ever prove My innocence some day I've got to get them all to make them pay I am a fugitive being hunted down like game I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name
(Dickinson/Murray) 3:37 There's a madman in the corner of your eye He likes to pry - into your sunlight He wants to burst into the street with you and I A world of shadows and of rain He's seen what love is... He wants to pay you back with guilt... He lies to you he won't let you be He's got your chains of misery He won't be still till he's turned your key He holds your chains of misery There's a prophet in the gutter in the street He say "you're damned!" - and you believe him... He's got a vision but it shines out through your eyes A world of hatred and fear... He's felt what love means... He wants to pay you back with pain He lies to you - he won't let you be He's got your chains of misery He won't be still till he's turned the key He holds your chains of misery It's only love that holds the key to our hearts... It's only love... He lies to you he won't let you be He's got your chains of misery He won't be still till he's turned the key He holds your chains of misery He lies to you he won't let you be He's got your chains of misery He won't be still till he's turned the key He holds your chains of misery
(Harris/Gers) 3:55 Now I'm here can you see me 'Cos I'm out on my own When the room goes cold tell me you can feel me ..........'cos I'm here Here I am, can you see me Passing through, on my way To a place I'd been to only in my dreams... before In a world of delusion Never turn your back on a friend 'Cos you can count your real true friends on one hand ..........through life There are those that deceive you There are those that'll let you down Is there someone out there that would die for you ..........thought not Live your life with a passion Everything you do, do well You only get out of life what you put in ..........so they say In a world of confusion People never say what they mean If you want a straight answer go look for one ..........right now In a room full of strangers Do you stand with your back to the wall Do you sometimes feel like you're on the outside ..........looking in? You can make your own luck You create your destiny I believe you have the power if you want to ..........it's true You can do what you want to If you try a little bit harder A little bit of faith goes a long way ..........it does Are we here for a reason? I'd like to know just what you think It would be nice to know what happens when we die ..........wouldn't it? There are some who are wise There are some who are born naive I believe that there are some that must have lived before ..........don't you? As for me, well I'm thinking You gotta keep an open mind But I hope that my life's not an open and shut case Extrasensory Perception Life after death, telepathy Can the soul live on and travel through space and time? You know I feel so elated 'Cos I'm about to find it out And when I know all the answers Maybe then I'll come back ..........to fill you in You don't be alarmed now If I try to contact you If things go missing or get moved around ...it's me And don't disbelieve it No matter what your "friends" might say We'll meet up again someplace some way ..........one day
(Dickinson/Murray) 3:09 Lights out - We live in a world of darkness No doubt - Everything's up for sale We sleep - All of the world is burning We pray - To god for a better deal Nothing is sacred - Back then or now Everything's wasted... Is that all there is? Can I go now? Judas my guide Whispers in the night Judas my guide Fight wars - Die in a blaze of glory Come home - Meat in a plastic sack Fall down - Better pray to your God for mercy So kneel - and help the blade cut clean Nothing is sacred - Back then or now Everyone's wasted... Is that all there is? Is that it now? I live in the black I have no guiding light I'm whispering in your dreams... Judas my guide Whispers in the night Judas my guide Judas my guide Whispers in the night Judas my guide
(Harris/Gers) 5:39 The rebel of yesterday, tomorrow's fool Who are you kidding being that cool? Trying to break away from running with the pack But they ain't listening so you've gotta go back You're a weekend warrior when you're one of the crowd But it's over, just look at you now... You're not so brave the way you behave It makes you sick, gotta get out quick It's all bravado when you're out with your mates It's like a different person goes through those gates And the game begins the adrenalin's high Feel the tension maybe someone will die... A weekend warrior lately A weekend warrior sometimes A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore You've gotta get out gotta get away But you're in with a clique it's not easy to stray You've gotta admit you're just living a lie It didn't take long to work out why It's hard to say why you got involved Just wanting to be part just wanting to belong... A weekend warrior lately A weekend warrior sometimes A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore Some of the things that you've done you feel so ashamed After all it's only a game... isn't it? And after all the adrenalin's gone What you gonna do on Monday? A weekend warrior lately A weekend warrior sometimes A weekend warrior maybe you were never like that at all
(Harris) 7:18 I am a man who walks alone And when I'm walking a dark road At night or strolling through the park When the light begins to change I sometimes feel a little strange A little anxious when it's dark Fear of the dark, fear of the dark I have constant fear that something's always near Fear of the dark, fear of the dark I have a phobia that someone's always there Have you run your fingers down the wall And have you felt your neck skin crawl When you're searching for the light? Sometimes when you're scared to take a look At the corner of the room You've sensed that something's watching you Have you ever been alone at night Thought you heard footsteps behind And turned around and no one's there? And as you quicken up your pace You find it hard to look again Because you're sure there's someone there Watching horror films the night before Debating witches and folklores The unknown troubles on your mind Maybe your mind is playing tricks You sense, and suddenly eyes fix On dancing shadows from behind Fear of the dark, fear of the dark I have constant fear that something's always near Fear of the dark, fear of the dark I have a phobia that someone's always there When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone
(Harris) Eleven saintly shrouded men Silhouettes stand against the sky One in front with a cross held high Come to wash my sins away Standing alone in the wind and rain Feeling the fear that is growing Sensing the change in the tide again Brought by the storm that is brewing Feel the anxiety hold off the fear Some of the doubt in the things you believe Now that your faith will be put to the test Nothing to do but await what is coming Why the is God still protecting me Even when I don't deserve it Though I am meant to face this alone Asking the question time and again Praying to God won't keep me alive Inside my head feel the fear start to rise... They'll be saying their prayers when the moment comes There'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day And the guilty'll bleed when that moment comes They'll be coming to claim, take your soul away The sign of the cross The name of the rose... a fire in the sky The sign of the cross They'll be comming to bring the eternal flame They'll be bringing us all immortality Holding communion so the world be blessed My creator, my God'll lay my soul to rest The sign of the cross The name of the rose... a fire in the sky The sign of the cross Lost the love of heaven above Chose the lust of the earth below Eleven saintly shrouded men Came to wash my sins away
(Harris/Gers) I don't care for this world anymore I just want to live my own fantasy Fate has brought us to these shores What was meant to be is now happening I've found that I like this living in danger Living on the edge it makes feel as one Who cares now what's right or wrong It's reality Killing so we may roam Wherever we may roam Wherever we may hide We've got to get away I don't want existence to end We must prepare ourselves For the elements I just want to feel like we're strong We don't need a code of morality I like all the mixed emotion and anger It brings out the animal The power you can feel And feeling so high on this much adrenalin Excited but scary To believe what we've become Saints and sinners Something within us We are lord of the flies Saints and sinners Something willing us To be lord of the flies
(Bayley/Gers) The freeway is jammed And it's backed up for miles The car is an oven and baking is wild Nothing is ever the way it should be What we deserve we just don't get you see A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge Each step gets closer to losing his head Is someone in heaven are they looking down 'Cause nothing is fair just you look around Falling down Falling down Falling down He's sick of waiting of lying like this There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss Branded a leper because you don't fit In the land of the free You can live by your wits Once he built missiles a nation's defense Now he can't even give birthday presents Across the city he leaves in his wake A glimpse of the future a canibal state Falling down Falling down Falling down
(Harris) After the war And now that they've sent us homeward I can't help but feel that I'm on my own No one can see Just what this conflict has done to The minds of the men Who are on their way home I'm scarred for life but It's not my flesh that's wounded So how can I face the torment alone The vivid scenes And all the recurring nightmares I lay there and sweat until it gets light ... People say don't worry Say that time's a perfect healer That the nightmares they will come to pass Can't hear what they're saying I am living in my own world And I'm feeling trance-like all the time I hear voices in my head Could I really be going crazy In the night the visions seem so real Do you care if you live or die When you laugh are you really crying You're not sure what's real anymore Fortunes of War Fortunes of War Fortunes of War no pain anymore Fortunes of War Fortunes of War Fortunes of War no pain anymore Fortunes of War Sometimes I wake I feel that my spirit's broken I wonder if I've strength ... carry on Carry on
All my dark dreams drift Like smoke in the breeze The fear grips me as I fall towards my sleep Here comes the nightmare that never ends Here is the dream that makes monsters of men In the house of my soul In rooms of ugliness and cold Memories locked away All the doubts and fears I never faced Now they come again I am falling down to meet with them Fears within us all Mine awake and they stand up tall Look for the truth Deepest cut of all from you Knife of the truth Blade of harted slicing through I pray my sleep will break Maybe this time I won't wake Weakness I hide so well This dagger in my mind will tell It's my final stand I make a fist out of each hand To shadows of the past Take a breath and I scream attack Look for the truth Deepest cut of all from you Knife of the truth Blade of hatred slicing through Here is the truth Deepest cut of all from you knife of the truth Blade of hatred slicing through
(Harris/Bayley/Gers) Silently to silence fall In the fields of futile war Toys of death are spitting lead Where boys that were our soldiers bled War horse and war machine Curse the name of liberty Marching on as if they should Mix in the dirt our brothers' blood In the mud and rain What are we fighting for Is it worth the pain It is worth dying for Who will take the blame Why did they make a war Questions that come again Should we be fighting at all Once a ploughtman hitched his team Here he sowed his little cream Now bodies arms and legs are strewn Where mustard gas and barbwire blooom Each moment's like a year I've nothing left inside for tears Comrades dead or dying lie I'm left alone asking why In the mud and rain What are we fighting for Is it worth the pain It is worth dying for Who will take the blame Why did they make a war Questions that come again Should we be fighting at all After the war Left feeling no one has won After the war What does a soldier become
(Harris) A lonely cry for help reaching out for help to anyone A silent prayer to God to help you your way I've been depressed so long It's hard to remember when I was happy I've felt like suicide a dozen times or more But that's the easy way, that's the selfish way The hardest part is to get on with your life You're searching in the dark Clutching at straws to find a way You take the Tarot cards And throw them to the wind Your question your beliefs, your inner thoughts, your whole existence And if there is a God then answer if you will And tell me of my fate, tell me of my place Tell me if I'll ever rest in peace If you could live your life again Would you change a thing Or leave it all the same If you had the chance again Would you change a thing at all When you look back at your past Can you say that you are proud Of what you've done Are there times when you believe that the right you thought was wrong All of my life I have believed Judgement of Heaven is waiting for me All of my life now I have believed Judgement of Heaven awaits for me All of my life I have believed Judgement of Heaven is waiting for me Is waiting for me ...
(Harris) Sometimes it makes me wonder Sometimes it makes me question Sometimes it makes me saddened Always it makes me angry but ... When you can see it happening The madness that's all around you Nobody seens to worry The World seens so powerless to act ... It's out of control Blood on The World's hands Each day a new toll Another assassination The same day a new creation But what are they coming into Security of a world that brings ... One day another killing Somewhere there's someone starving Another a savage raping Meanwhile there's someone laughing at us It's out of control Blood on The World's hands Each day it goes on Brutality and aggression Tomorrow another lesson Expecting another air raid Praying for a ceasefire ... They say things are getting better No need to be complacent There's chaos across the border And one day it could be happening to us It's out of control Blood in The World's hands It's our epitaph It's out of control Someone should know Blood on The World's hands Someone should
(Harris/Bayley/Gers) I've looked into the heart of darkness Where the blood-red journey ends When you've faced the heart of darkness Even your soul begins to bend For a week I have been wating Still I am only in Saigon The walls move in a little closer I feel the jungle call me on Every minute I get weaker While in the jungle they grow strong What I wanted was a mission And for my sins they gave me one They brought it up just like room service 'Cause everyone gets what they want And when that mission was all over I'd never want another one I know, captain, That you've done this work before We've got a problem You can help us all I'm sure The colonel's gone rogue And his methods are unsound You'll take a PBR up river track him down There's a conflict in every human heart And the temptation is to take it all to far In this war things get so confused But there are some things Which cannot be excused He's acting like a God - an insane lunatic Your mission - exterminate With extreme prejudice The route is dangerous And your progress may be slow Here is the file and it's all you need to know Here I am the knife in my hand And now I understand why the genius must die Now I stand alone in the darkness With his blood upon my hands Where sat the warrior the poet Now lie the fragments of a man I've looked into the heart of darkness Where the blood-red journey ends When you've faced the heart of darkness Even your soul begins to bend
(Bayley/Gers/Harris) I get in from work at 2 a.m. And sit down with a beer turn on late night TV And then wonder why I'm here It's meaningless and trivial And it washes over me And once again I wonder Is this all there is for me Here I am again Look at me again Here I am again On my own Trying hard to see What there is for me Here I am again On my own Life seens so pathetic I wish I could leave it all behind This canvas chair, this bed, These walls that fall in on my mind Hold on for something better That just drags you through the dirt Do you just let go or carry on And try to take the hurt Here I am again Look at me again Here I am again On my own Trying hard to see What there is for me Here I am again On my own
(Harris/Gers) When you start to take a look within Do you feel ease with what you see Do you think you can have peace of mind And have self-believe or be satisfied Do you think you even like yourself Or really think you could be someone else Is there something that you'd rather be Never thought you'd be, had the chance to see All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away Feel the paranoia creeping in Like a cancer eating at the skin Do you feel you've lost your self esteem And your self respect, what can you expect All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away All my life ... I've run astray Let my faith ... slip away All my life ... I've run astray Allowed my faith ... to drift away Are you scared to look inside your mind Are worried just at what you'll find Do you really want to face the truth Does it matter now, what have you got to lose Try realease the anger from within Forgive yourself a few immortal sins Do you really care what people think Are you strong enough to release the guilt All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away All my life ... I've run astray Let my faith ... slip away All my life ... I've run astray Allowed my faith ... to drift away