Iron Maiden

Beast Over Hammersmith tracks

Lyrics


DISC 1

1. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

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 rush 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, running from 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've 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 sign 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 tool 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, I'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




2. WRATHCHILD

I was born into a scene
Of angriness and greed
Of dominance and persecution

My mother was a queen
My dad I've never seen
I was never meant to be

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 round

'Cause I'm a wrathchild
Well, I'm a wrathchild
Yeah, I'm a wrathchild
I'm coming to get you, oh yeah, yeah !

Some say I shouldn't matter
Ain't nothing gonna alter
The course of my destination

But I know I've gotta find
Some serious peace of mind
Or I know I'll just go crazy

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 round

'Cause I'm a wrathchild
Well, I'm a wrathchild
Yeah, I'm a wrathchild
I'm coming to get you, oh yeah, yeah !




3. 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

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

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives




4. CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED

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
Children of the damned
Children of the damned
Children of the damned

He's walking like a dead man
If he had lived, he would have crucified us all
Now he's standing on his last step
He thought oblivion well it beckons us all

Children of the damned
Children of the damned
Children of the damned
Children of the damned

Now it's burning his hands, he's turning to laugh
Smiles as the flames 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
Your turn into the light
You're burning in the night
You're children of the damned
Like candles watch them burn
Burning in the light
You'll burn again tonight
Children of the damned...




5. 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 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 it's course




6. ANOTHER LIFE

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweat 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

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweat 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

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweat 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




7. KILLERS

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't see what a knife's meant to be
And you'll never know how I came to foresee, see, see

My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties
With the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike
The death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night
Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light !
I have found you and no there is no place to run
Excitement shakes me, oh God help me, what have I done ?

Oh, yeah ! I've done it...

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

Oh, look out ! I'm coming for you...




8. 22 ACACIA AVENUE

If you're feeling down depressed and lonely
I know a place were 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 of this madness
Can't you see it only brings you sadness
When you entertain your men
Don't you 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 anymore

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 you're strolling down the avenue
The way you walk it makes men think of having you
When you're walking down the street
Everybody stops and turns to stare at you

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

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 is 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, you're coming with me...




9. TOTAL ECLIPSE

Cold as steel the darkness waits, its hour will come
A cry of fear for the chosen worshipping the sun
Mother natures black revenge on those who waste her life
War babies in the garden of Eden shall turn our ashes to ice

Sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires
Sunrise is gone, numbing all desires
Sunrise is gone
Sunrise is gone

Around the world the people stop with terror-stricken eyes
A shadow cast upon them all to crush them like a fly
In the icy rain and whiplashed seas there's nowhere left to run
The hammer blows of winter fall like a hurricane

Sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires
Sunrise is gone, numbing all desires

Around the world the nations wait for some wise words from their leading light
You know it's not only madmen who listen to fools
"Is this the end ?" the millions cried clutching their riches as they died
Those who survive must weather the storm

Gone are the days when man looked down
They've taken away his sacred crown
To be so free, it took so long
It's not the journey's end, it's just begun




DISC 2

1. TRANSYLVANIA

(instrumental)




2. THE PRISONER

"We want information, information, information... Who are you ?
The new number two... Who is number one ? You are number six..."

"I am not a number... I am a free man !"

I'm on the run, I kill to eat
I'm starving now, feeling dead on my feet
Going all the way, I'm nature's beast
Do what I want and do 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

Run, fight to breathe, it's gonna be tough
Now you see me, and 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 !

I'm not a number, I'm a free man
Live my life where I want to
You'd better scratch me from your black book
'Cause I'll run rings around you

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

I'm not a number, I'm a free man
Live my life where I want to
You'd better scratch me from your black book
'Cause I'll run rings around you

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




3. 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
Yeah... Hallowed be thy name




4. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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

You know and I know that you ain't got that long to last
Your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past

Standing in the wings there, you wait for the curtain to fall
Knowing the terror and holding you have on us all

I know that you're gonna scratch me and maim me and maul
You know I'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call

Keep your distance, walk away
Don't take this 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 are 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 just floats through the air
You haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me back at your lair

...Torture me back at your fair !




5. 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
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

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




6. SANCTUARY

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

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

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

So give me sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight... tonight

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

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

So give me sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight... tonight

Love me tonight...




7. DRIFTER

Walk away !

Look out now, baby won't you take me away
Sitting here it's gonna be a new day
Gotta get 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 to 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 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 to 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 gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song

Gotta sing my song, yeah !
And it won't take long
I'm gotta sing my song, yeah !
And won't you sing it along

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
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

Because I'm a drifter drifting you...




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

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 !

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free

Get out of my way !

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free... free!

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 !

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free




9. 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

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 around
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

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