Iron Maiden

Rock in Rio tracks

Lyrics


DISC 1




1. INTRO

(Instrumental)




2. THE WICKER MAN

Hand of fate is moving and the finger points to you
He knocks you to your feet and so what are you gonna do
Your tongue was frozen now you've got something to say
The piper at the gates of dawn is calling you his way

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a new born in the light
Say goodbye to gravity and say goodbye to death
Hello to eternity and live for every breath

[Chorus]
Your time will come (x4)

The ferryman wants his money, you ain't going to give it back
He can push his own boat as you set up off the track
Nothing you can contemplate will ever be the same
Every second is a new spark, sets the universe aflame

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a new born in the light
Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain
The shadow of the wicker man is rising up again

[Chorus] (x3)




3. GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR

I have sailed to many lands, now I make my final journey
On the bow I stand, West is where I go
Through the night I plough still my heart, calculate and pray
As the compass swings my will is strong, I will not be led astray
Mysteries of time, clouds that hide the sun
But I know... But I know... But I know...

[Chorus #1]
I see the ghosts of navigators but they are lost
As they sail into the sunset they'll count the cost
As their skeletons accusing emerge from the sea
The sirens of the rocks, they beckon me

[Chorus #2]
Take my heart and set it free
Carries forward by the waves
Nowhere left to run, navigator's son
Chasing rainbows all my days
Where I go I do not know
I only know the place I've been
Dreams they come and go, ever shall be so
Nothing's real until you feel

I steer between the crashing rocks, the sirens call my name
Lash my hands onto the helm, blood surging with the strain
I will not fail now as sunrise comes the darkness left behind
For eternity I follow on, there is no other way
Mysteries of time, clouds that hide the sun
But I know... I know...

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2]

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2]




4. BRAVE NEW WORLD

Dying swans twisted wings
Beauty not needed here
Lost my love, lost my life
In this garden of fear
I have seen many things
In a lifetime alone
Mother love is no more
Bring this savage back home

Wilderness house of pain
Makes no sense of it all
Close this mind, dull this brain
Messiah before his fall
What you see is not real
Those who know will not tell
All is lost, sold your souls
To this brave new world

[Chorus]
A brave new world - In a brave new world (x2)
In a brave new world - A brave new world (x2)

Dragon kings, dying queens
Where is salvation now ?
Lost my life, lost my dreams
Rip the bones from my flesh
Silent screams laughing here
Dying to tell you the truth
You are planned and you are damned
In this brave new world

[Chorus] (x2)

Dying swans twisted wings
Bring this savage back home




5. 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

[Chorus #1]
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

[Chorus #2]
'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

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2]




6. 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 !




7. BLOOD BROTHERS

And if you're taking a walk through the garden of life
What do you think you'd expect you would see ?
Just life a mirror reflecting the moves of your life
And in the river reflections of me

Just for a second a glimpse of my father I see
And in a movement he beckons to me
And in a moment the memories are all that remain
And all the wounds are reopening again

[Chorus]
We're blood brothers (x4)

And as you look all around at the world in dismay
What do you see ? Do you think we have learned ?
No if you're taking a look at the war torn affray
Out in the streets where the babies are burned

[Chorus]

There are times when I feel I'm afraid for the world
There are times I'm ashamed of us all
When you're floating on all the emotion you feel
And reflecting the good and the bad

Will we ever know what the answer to life really is ?
Can you really tell me what life is ?
Maybe all the things that you know that are precious to you
Could be swept away by fate's own hand

[Chorus]

When you think that we've used all our chances
And the chance to make everything right
Keep on making the same old mistakes
Makes untipping the balance so easy
When we're living our lives on the edge
Say a prayer on the book of the dead

[Chorus] (x2)

And if you're taking a walk through the garden of life...




8. SIGN OF THE CROSS

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 then is God still protecting me
Even when I don't deserve it
Though I am blessed with an inner strength
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I 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 a penance to pay when it's Judgement Day
And the guilty'll bleed when that moment comes
They'll be coming to claim, take my soul away

[Chorus]
The sign of the cross
The name of the rose... A fire in the sky
The sign of the cross

They'll be coming 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

[Chorus]

[Chorus]
The name of the rose... 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




9. THE MERCENARY

Pay to kill, die to lose
Hunted, hunter which are you ?
Diablo come again
To make trophies out of men

Lose your skin, lose your skull
One by one, the sack is full
In the heat dehydrate
Know which breath will be your last

[Chorus #1]
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive

[Chorus #2]
Show them no fear, show them no pain (x4)

Human heart, human mind
Intellect intertwined
Focus sharp in the night
Watch the jungle burning bright

Toe to toe throw the line
Everyone's caught hand tied
Iron will, iron fist
How could I have come to this ?

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2] (x2)

Show them no fear, show them no pain...




10. 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]




DISC 2




1. DREAM OF MIRRORS

Have you ever felt
The future is the past
But you don't know how... ?
A reflected dream
Of a captured time
Is it really now ? Is it really happening ?

Don't know why I feel this way
Have I dreamt this time, this place ?
Something vivid comes again into my mind
And I think I've seen your face
Seen this room, been in this place
Something vivid comes again into my mind

All my hopes and expectation
Looking for an explanation
Have I found my destination ?
I just can't take no more

The dream is true, the dream is true (x2)

Think I've heard your voice before
Think I've said these words before
Something makes me feel I just might lose my mind
Am I still inside my dream ?
Is this a new reality ?
Something makes me feel that I have lost my mind

All my hopes and expectation
Looking for an explanation
Coming to the realisation
That I can't see for sure

[Chorus]
I only dream in black and white
I only dream 'cause I'm alive
I only dream in black and white
To save me from myself

[Chorus]

The dream is true, the dream is true (x2)

I get up, put on the light
Dreading the oncoming night
Scared to fall asleep
And dream the dream again

Nothing that I contemplate
Nothing that I can compare
To letting loose the demons
Deep inside my head

Dread to think what might be stirring
That my dream is reoccurring
Got to keep away from drifting
Saving me from myself

[Chorus] (x2)

Lost in a dream of mirrors
Lost in a paradox
Lost and time is spinning
Lost a nightmare I retrace

Lost a Hell that I revisit
Lost another time and place
Lost a parallel existence
Lost a nightmare I retrace

[Chorus] (x4)

The dream is true, the dream is true (x2)




2. THE CLANSMAN

Wake alone in the hills with the wind in your face
It feels good to be proud and be free and a race
That is part of a clan and to live on Highlands
And the air that you breath, so pure and so clean

When alone on the hills, with the wind in your hair
With a longing to feel, just to be free

Is it right to believe in the need to be free
It's a time when you die and without asking why
Can't you see what they do, they are grinding us down
They are taking our land that belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream, just a want to be free
With a need to belong, I am the clansman

Freedom (x4)

It's a time wrought with fear, it's a land wrought with change
Ancestors could hear what is happening now
They would turn in their graves, they would all be ashamed
That the land of the free has been written in chains

And I know what I want when the timing is right
Then I'll take what is mine, I am the clansman

And I swear to defend, and we'll fight to the end
And I swear that I'll never be taken alive
And I know that we'll stand and we'll fight for our land
And I swear that my brains will be born free

And I know what I want when the timing is right
Then I'll take what I want, I am the clansman

Freedom (x4)

[Bridge]
No, no we can't let them take anymore
No we can't let them take anymore
We've the land of the free

[Bridge]

No, no we can't let them take anymore
No we can't let them take anymore (x2)
We've the land of the free

Freedom (x4)

It is right to believe in the need to be free
It's a time when you die and without asking why
Can't you see what they do, they are grinding us down
They are taking our land that belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream, just a want to be free
With a need to belong, I am the clansman

And I know what I want when the timing is right
Then I'll take what I want, I am the clansman

Freedom (x4)

And I know what I want when the timing is right
Then I'll take what I want, I am the clansman




3. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO

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
And I will pray for her, I will call her name out loud
I would bleed for her if I could only see her now

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]
The evil that men do lives on and on (x4)

Circle of fire my baptisme of joy at an end it seems
The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me
And I will pray for you, some day I may return
Don't you cry for me, beyond is where I learn

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]

The evil... The evil... The evil that men do (x2)




4. FEAR OF THE DARK

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

[Chorus]
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a 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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark (x4)

Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
The unknown troubles on your mind
Maybe your mind is playing tricks
You sense and suddenly eyes fix
On dancing shadows from behind

[Chorus] (x2)

When I'm walking a dark road
I am a man who walks alone




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

(All the song : 3 times)




6. 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




7. 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)




8. 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...




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 (x2)

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)