Iron Maiden

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1. 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




2. 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




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. 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...




5. 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