Iron Maiden

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Lyrics


1. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

"How to you, oh Earth and Sea, for the devil sends the Beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short... Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the Beast for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six"
(Revelations, chapter XIII, V. 18)

I left alone, my mind was blank
I needed time 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 dream were they
Reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
'Cause in my dreams it's always there,
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

Night was black, was no use holding back
'Cause I just have to see was someone watching me
In the mist, dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real or just 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 are 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 chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise me... Can't avoir 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




2. THE TROOPER

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 horse breath
As I plunge into a certain death

[Chorus]
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh !
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh !

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

[Chorus]

We get so close, near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pull 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

[Chorus]




3. PROWLER

Walking through the city
Looking oh so pretty
I've just got to find my way

See the Ladies flashing
All their legs and lashes
I've just got to find my way

[Chorus]
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 ar'
Got me talking but nothing's kill me
Got me feeling myself, and reeling around

Walking through the city
Looking oh so pretty
I've just got to find my way

See the Ladies flashing
All their legs and lashes
I've just got to find my way

[Chorus]

Got me feeling myself, and reeling around
Got me talking but feel like walking around... Yeah !




4. TRANSYLVANIA

(Instrumental)




5. REMEMBER TOMORROW

Unchain the colours before my eyes
Yesterday sorrows, tomorrow white lies
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher
I shall return from out of the fire

Tears for remembrance 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 sorrows, tomorrow white lies
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher
I shall return from out of the fire




6. WHERE EAGLES DARE

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 'roung 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




7. SANCTUARY

Out of the winter came a warhorse of steel
I've never killed a woman before but I know how it feels

[Chorus #1]
I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law

I met up with a stranger last night, to keep me alive
He spends all his time on gambling and guns to survive

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2]
So give me sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight... tonight

[Chorus #1]

I can laugh at the wind, I can howl at the rain
Down in the canyon or out on the plains

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2]

Love me tonight...




8. RUNNING FREE

Just sixteen, a pick up 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, I'm running free

Spend the night in an L.A. jail
Listen to the sirens wail
But they ain't got a thing on me
I'm running wild, I'm running free... yeah !

[Chorus]

Get out of my way !

[Chorus]

Pulled her at the Bottle Top
Whisky dancing, disco hop
And all the boys are after me
And that's the way it's gonna be... yeah !

[Chorus] (x3)




9. RUN TO THE HILLS

White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He 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 dust clouds and barren wastes
Galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes
Fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom, the stab in the back
Women and children and cowards attack

[Chorus]
Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

Soldier blue in the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their game
Raping the women and wasting the men
The only good Indians are tame
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold
Enslaving the young and destroying the old

[Chorus] (x3)




10. 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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
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 #1]
The killer's breed of the demon's seed
The glamour, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain
Don't you pray for my soul anymore

[Chorus #2]
Two minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb

The blind men shout let the creatures out
We'll show the unbelievers
Napalm screams of human flames
For 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 #1]
[Chorus #2]

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 #1]
[Chorus #2]

Midnight, midnight, midnight... It's all night ! (x2)
Midnight... All night !




11. IRON MAIDEN

Won't you come into my room
I want to 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 fought
Iron Maiden can't be sought

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

(all the song played 3 times)




12. HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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
'Cause at five o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low... 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 been 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 easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak

Tears flow but why am I crying
After all I'm not afraid of dying
Don't I believe that there never is an end

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Somebody cries from a cell "God be with you"
If there's a God then why has he let me go ?

As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the ends is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul 'cause 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

Yeah... Hallowed be thy name (x2)