Iron Maiden

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1. SATELLITE 15... THE FINAL FRONTIER

I try to call the Earth's command
Desperation in my voice
I'm drifting way off course now
With very little choice

The loneliness is hard to bear
I try to calm my fear
Just hoping any second now
Some contact filters through

Desperate calls...
Signal back from Satellite
As my life flashes right in front of me

Try again... must get through
Hear me now...
For I've very little time

Not much time... hear my call
Please get through... I am here

I'm stranded in Space
I'm lost without trace
I haven't a chance of getting away

Too close to the Sun
I surely will burn
Like Icarus before me
Or so legend goes

I think of my life
Reliving my past
There's nothing but wait 'til my time comes

I've had a good life
I'd do it again
Maybe I'll come back
Some time afresh

For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them one last goodbye

The Final Frontier...
The Final Frontier

If I could survive
To live one more time
I wouldn't be changing
A thing at all

Done more in my life
Than some do in ten
I'd go back and do it
All over again

For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them that one last goodbye

The Final Frontier...
The Final Frontier

There isn't much time
Must say my last rites
Nobody is here to read them to me

Must say my goodbyes
If only a kine
A message to tell them
In case they might find...




For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them that one last goodbye

The Final Frontier...
The Final Frontier




2. EL DORADO

Gotta tell you a story
On a cold winters night
You'll be sailing for glory
Before you know what is right

So come over here now
I got a vision for you
It's my personal snake oil
It's just something I do

I'm the jester with no tears
And I'm playing on your fears
I'm a trickster smiling underneath this mask of love and death

The eternal lie I've told
About the pyramids of gold
I've got you hung down, every turn,
Your money's left to burn
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

You'll be wanting a contract
You'll be waiting a while
I'd like to give you my contact
But that isn't my style

Well you only get one chance
And it's too good to miss
If I didn't lie to you
Then I wouldn't exist

Greed lust and envied pride
Is the same old same old way
The smoke and mirrors visions that you see
Are just like me
I'm a clever bankers face
With just a letter out of place
I know someone just like you know someone just like me

El Dorado come and play
El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride

El Dorado streets of gold
See the ship is almost sold
You've got one last chance to try

So gone is the glory
And gone is the gold
Well if you need a story
I'll come, it has to be told

Well you could say I'm a devil
And I wouldn't say no
But out here on the dark side
Hey, on with the show

So now my tale is told
Big and bad and twice as bold
This ship of fools is sinking as cracks begin to grow
There is no easy way
For an honest man to die
Which is something you should think of
As my lifeboat sails away

El Dorado come and play
El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride

El Dorado streets of gold
See the ship is almost sold
You've got one last chance to try

El Dorado come and play
El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride

El Dorado streets of gold
See the ship is almost sold
You've got one last chance to try




3. MOTHER OF MERCY

Sitting waiting in the falling rain
Getting Ready to begin again.
Wounded,lying,crying bodies moving,dying
All around there is the smell of death and fire
Hear,the planes are coming
Hear,the soldiers running
Killing on a scale to comprehend

Why are we here in this place,here to kill?
Please god forgive us for what we have done

I always thought I was doing right.
As of now, I'm not feeling so sure.
I'm at a place of wear, I give no grace.
I'm a soldier of war.

I sit waiting for my darkest hour to come.
I cannot think of all the things that I have done.
It shouldn't take a fool to see that I believe.
Accept the consequence, repent for what I've done.

You tell me what is certain but I'll tell you what is true.
You tell me what is honesty when all around is death and cruelty.
I'm making out, my mind is vile, I'm giving in to our desires.
Within the truth that lies within the only thing.

Mother of mercy, angel of death, desire.
Mother of mercy taking my last breath, the fire.
Mother of mercy, angel of pain.
Mother of mercy taking my last breath.

Some say you are a lost cause, some say you are a saint.
Just being here's a night, just suffering and restraint.
Walked down a long dark road to ruin, panic not.
I'll die alone and death for villain's certain not.

Rivers flow with blood, there's nowhere left to hide.
It's hard to comprehend there's anyone left alive.
Sick of all that killing and the weak of death.
Well, God, tell me what religion is to man.

I don't hold with bad religion, understand what's underneath it.
Now I've come to think of it, I just don't hold out, all you know it.
You say you are a holy man but what is it you do.
Of where I stand there's nothing, but a hollow man I see.

Mother of mercy, angel of death, desire.
Mother of mercy taking my last breath, the fire.
Mother of mercy, angel of pain.
Mother of mercy taking my last breath.

Mother of mercy, angel of death, desire.
Mother of mercy taking my last breath, the fire.
Mother of mercy, angel of pain.
Mother of mercy, throwing my last breath.

I'm just a lonely soldier fighting in a bloody hopeless war.
Don't know what I'm fighting, who it is, or what I'm fighting for.
Thought it was for money. Made my fortune, now I'm not so sure.
Seemed to just have lost my way.




4. COMING HOME

When I stand before you shining in the early morning sun
When I feel the engines roar and I think of what we've done
Oh the bittersweet reflection as we kiss the earth goodbye
As the waves and echoes of the towns become the ghosts of time

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
No creed and no religion just a hundred winged souls
We will ride this thunderbird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land

Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast

Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Curving on the edge of daylight til it slips into the void
Waited in the long night, dreaming til the sun is born again
Stretched the fingers of my hand, covered countries with my span
Just a lonely satellite, speck of dust and cosmic sand

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
Through the dark Atlantic; over mounting stormy waves
We will ride this thunderbird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land

Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast

Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

To Albion's land

Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast

Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Coming home, far away when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast

Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay




5. THE ALCHEMIST

Stranger than the comet as it streaks across the sky
Stranger than the truth I know before my open eyes
I have dealt in mysteries and trickery, of light to entertain
Looked into the abyss, called it by its name

I have plundered time itself, put the world inside it
I'm the mysteries, day and night, divide it
A plague of wonders, on your knees beside me
Know the secrets, you shall not deride us

My dreams of empire from my frozen queen
Will come to pass
Know me, the Magus
I am Dr. Dee
And this is my house

I am the master of the tides
I shame the mirror in my sight
What random music of the spheres
Across the years

Know this
I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Gather round the aimless and the feckless and the lame
Hear the master summon up the spirits by their names
I curse you Edward Kelly your betrayal for eternity is damned
Know you speak with demons, you cannot command

Even as I looked into the glass then I was blinded
Burning by the Mortlake shore my house my books inside it
You have taken up my wife and lain beside her
Now the black rain on my house, the timbers burning

My dreams of empire from my frozen queen
Will come to pass
Know me, the Magus
I am Dr. Dee
And this was my house

I was the keeper of the books
I had the knowledge of the scrolls
But now through ignorance and fear
I cast a shadow through the years

Know this
I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Know this
I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Know this
I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Restore the knowledge memory
Strange alchemy




6. ISLE OF AVALON

I can hear them floating on the wind
Immortal souls their weeping saddens me
Mother earth you know your time is near
Awaken lust the seed is sown and reaped

Through the western isle I hear the dead awaken
Rising slowly to the call of Avalon
The cauldron of the head of Annwyn laced with envy
Dark around its edge with pearl and destiny

All my days I've waited for the sign
The one that brings me closer to isle of Avalon
I can feel the power flowing through my veins
My heart is beating louder, close to Avalon

I can hear you, can you hear me?
I can feel you, can't you feel me?

Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruit of her body laden
Through the corn doll
You will pray for them all

The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheath of the corn is broken
End the harvest
Throw the dead on the pyre

I hear her crying, the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother Earth holy blood of the dead

Mother earth I can hear you
Sacrifice, now united

Rising levels of the tidal lakes protect them
Keepers of the Goddess in the underworld
Holding powers of the Mystics, deep inside them
Nineteen maidens, guardians of the otherworld
Mortal conflict born of Celtic legend
That apart from seven, none returned from Avalon

Mother earth I can feel you
My rebirth now completed

Fertility mother goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruits of her body laden
Through the corn doll
You will pray for them all
The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheath of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre

To have the belief of others
Looking for the Isle to
Show them a sign
Fertility of all mothers
Stood in silence
Waiting now for their turn

The gateway to Avalon
The island where the souls
Of dead are reborn
Brought here to die and be
Transferred into the earth
And then for rebirth

I hear her crying the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are
The corn of the earth
Mother Earth holy blood of the dead

The water in rivers and rhymes
Rises quickly
Are flowing and flooding the land
The sea shall return once again
Just to hide them
Lost souls on the Isle of the dead




7. STARBLIND

Take my eyes, the things I've seen
In this world coming to an end
My reflection fades, I'm weary
Of these earthly bones and skin

You may pass through me and
Leave no trace, I have no mortal face
Solar winds are whispering,
You may hear me call

We can shed our skins and swim
Into the darkened void beyond
We will dance among the world
That orbit stars that aren't our sun

All the oxygen that trapped us in
A carbon spider's web.
Solar winds are whispering, you
May hear the sirens of the dead

Let the elders to their parley
Meant to satisfy our lust
Leaving Damacles still hanging
Over all their promised trust

Walk away from freedoms offered
By the jailors in their cage
Step into the light, startripping
Over mortals in their rage

Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the Goddess of the sun tonight

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone
The crucible of pain will forge the
Blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose

Virgins in the teeth of God are
Meat and drink to geed the damned
You may pass through me and I
Will feel the life that you live less
Step into my light, startripping
We will rage against the night

Walk away from comfort offered
By your citizens of death

Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the Goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God you know,
He knows you better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

Look into our face reflected in the
Moonglow in your eyes
Remember you can choose
To look but not to see and
Waste your hours

You believe you have the time
But I tell you your time is short
See your past and future, all the
Same, and it cannot be bought

Starblind with the sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the Goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever:
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God you know,
He knows you better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge the
Blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose




8. THE TALISMAN

When I stand and look about the port
And contemplate my life, Will I
Ever see my countrymen again?

As the captain calls us on the deck
I take my things and walk
To the harbourside, I glance back
One last time

Fleeing our nation, our problems
We leave behind
Ships by the tenfold sail
Out on the tide

We are pleased to be out and
Embracing the open sea
Free from our troubles
And more free from thee

Inheritors unfulfilled reason
Behind us
We flee from what is not
What is will be

We flee the earth and face our
Harsh reality
Will death be low mist that
Hangs on the sea?

We run from the evil tongues, rash
Judgements, selfish men
Never to be seen on these shores again

As we sail into oceansize
And lose sight of all land
A face of contentment
Around in the air

We're off now to seek all our fortunes
To the land
Of our dreams

Riding the waves and the storm
Is upon us
The winds lash the sails but
The ropes keep them tight

Off in the distance a dark cloud
Approaching
None could imagine what there
Was to come

No, there's no one going back
No, there's not a second chance
As we strap onto the side
We pray to God that we don't die

As we ride the rough seas,
As we soak from the ocean waves,
I just hope for all our lives
And pray that I survive

Four ships are lost in the
Stormy conditions
The spirits of the sunken crews,
Their phantoms follow us

Spirits, sails, they drive us on
Through the all consuming waves
Cold mortality, no weapon
Against these ever raging seas

Four leagues and ten and we
Hit storms again
We just can't get away from
The eye of the storm

The birds outsoar the raging storm
But we cannot escape it
Abandoned earth that we
Now crave
Is many leagues from safe

Holding on for our dear lives
And we're praying once again
Rotten luck or just jonahed?
The talisman is in my hand

Limbs fatigues, trembling with cold
Blinded from the sea spray salt
Clasping anything we can hold
Heaven's rain upon us falls

Twenty days without a meal
And ten without fresh water still
Those that didn't die in storms
The scurvy rest did slaughter

Westwards the tide
Westwards we sail on
Westwards the tide
Sail by the talisman

We approach the other side
Of the ocean with the tide
In our favour just for once
Welcome greeting, our new land

The elation in our hearts,
The excitement in our veins
As we sail towards the coastline
Of our golden promised land

Weary limbs fatigued away
I have no life left in me
No more strength and nothing left to give
Must find the will to live.

Never thought that we could
Make it
Truly sight of shores divine
The sickness I am dying from
Never wanted it to end this way

Westwards the tide
Westwards we sail on
Westwards the tide
Sail by the talisman




9. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

As he travels on the beast of Burden
Moving up along the mountain side
As he gazes looking down the valley
No regrets but his pride

As he journeys across mountain passes
And significant sweeps overhand
His reflection of the beauty around him
Feeling empty inside

He is running from his wildest thoughts
He is running from his everything
He is looking now to find something
Hoping he could be saved

He's searching for the answer now
Is something that he's managed to avoid up until now
Looking for the conviction that he craves
He needs to find the answer sooner or later

Pushed himself to the limits
He had to strife for all the harder things in life
But what the cost to give him now
His life and time is the only things that he has

Life is is not a rehearsal, only has this the one chance to get it right
Living really is only way to know
Maybe one day they'll forgive him what he's done
with all the pain of lying too early in the grave

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
Understand, no good to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Just to make his peace with God
All is forgivable but he's left a little late
Trying something that he's not
Is impossible to change such a lot

He's taken someone's life away
There's not a day that goes by he regrets what he's done
He should have found another way
But the good book says an eye for an eye

In reflecting on decisions that were made
On the judgements that will haunt him 'till his grave
No-one has the right to take another life
But in his mind he had no choice so be it

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
understand , no good to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
understand, no place to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Far, far away
The man who would be king
Far, far away
The man who would be king
So far away
The man who would be king
So far away
The man who would be king
Far, far away
The man who would be king




10. WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS

Have you heard what they said on the news today?
Have you heard what is coming to us all?
That the world as we know it will becoming to an end
Have you heard?
Have you heard?

He sees them in distance when the darkened clouds roll
He could feel tension in the atmosphere
He would look in the mirror, see an old man now
Does it mather they survive somehow?

They said there's nothing can be done about the situation
They said there's nothing you can do at all
To sit and wait around for something to occur
Did you know?
Did you know?

As he stares across the garden looking at the meadows
Wonders if they'll ever grow again
The desperation of the situation getting graver
Getting ready when the wild wind blows

Have you seen what they said on the news today?
Have you heard what they said about us all?
Do you what is happening to just every one of us?
Have you heard?
Have you heard?

There will be a catastrophe the like we've never seen
There will be something that will light the sky
That the world as we know it, it will never be the same
Did you know?
Did you know?

He carries everyhing into the shelter, not a fuss
Getting ready when the moment comes
He has enough supplies to last them for a year or two
Good to have because you never know

They tell us nothing that we don't already know about
They tell us nothing that is real at all
They only fill us with the stuff that they want
Did you know?
Did you know?

He's nearly finished with the preparations for the day
He's getting tired, that'll do for now
They are preparing for the very worst to come to them
Getting ready when the wild wind blows

He sees the picture on the wall,
It's falling down
Upside down

Hes sees a teardrop from his wife,
Roll down her face
Saying grace

Remember times they had,
They flash right through his mind
Left behind

Of a lifetime spent together
Long ago
Will be gone

They've been preparing for some weeks now
For when the crucial moment comes
To take their refuge in the shelter
Let them prepare for what will come

They make a tea and sit there waiting
They┬┤re in the shelter feeling snug
Not long to wait for absolution
Don't make a fuss, just sit and wait

I can't believe all the lying
All the screens are denying
That the moments of truth have begun

Can't you see it on the TV?
Don't believe them in the least bit
Now the days of our ending have begun

Say a prayer when it's all over
Survivors unite, all as one
Got to try and help each other
Got the will to overcome

I can't believe all the lying
All the screens are denying
That the moments of truth have begun

Can't you see it on the TV?
Don't believe them in the least bit
Now the days of our ending have begun

When they found them, had their arms wrapped to each other
Their tins of poison laying near by their clothes
The day they both mistook an earthaquake for the fallout,
Just another when the wild wind blows