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Iron maiden

A real live one
A real live one
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be quick or be dead
from here to eternity
can i play with madness
wasting love
tailgunner
the evil that men do
afraid to shoot strangers
bring your daughter... to the slaughter
heaven can wait
the clairvoyant
fear of the dark
be quick or be dead
covered in sinners and dripping with gilt
making you money from slime and from filth
parading your bellies in ivory towers
investing our lives in your schemes and your powers

you got to watch them - be quick or be dead
snake eyes in heaven - the thief in your head
you've got to watch them - be quick or be dead
snake eyes in heaven - the thief in your head...
be quick! or be dead!
be quick! or be dead

see... what's ruling all our lives
see... who's pulling the strings...
i bet you won't fall on your face...
your belly will hold you in place

the serpent is crawling inside of your ear
he says you must vote for what you want to hear
don't matter what's wrong as long as you're alright
so pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind
				
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from here to eternity
she fell in love with his greasy machine
she leaned over wiped his head kickstart clean
she'd never seen the beast before
but she left there wanting more more more
but when she was walking on down the road
she heard a sound that made her heart explode
he whispered to her to get on the back
"i'll take you on a ride from here to eternity"

hell ain't a bad place
hell is from here to eternity
hell ain't a bad place
hell is from here to eternity

she must be having one of her crazy dreams
she'd never sat on a piece so mean
it made her feel like she's on cloud nine
she even thought she heard the engine sigh

but like all dreams that come to an end
they took a tumble at the devil's bend
the beast and charlotte they were two of a kind
they'd always take the line... from here to eternity

hell ain't a bad place
hell is from here to eternity
hell ain't a bad place
hell is from here to eternity
				
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can i play with madness
give me the sense to wonder
to wonder if i'm free
give me a sense of wonder
to know i can be me
give me the strength to hold my head up
spit back in their face
don't need no key to unlock this door
gonna break down the walls
break out of this bad place

can i play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
can i play with madness - there's no vision there at all
can i play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
can i play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see

i screamed aloud to the old man
i said don't lie don't say you don't know
i say you'll pay for your mischief
in this world or the next
oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
and the hell fires raged in his eyes
he said do you want to know the truth son
- i'll tell you the truth
your soul's gonna burn in the lake of fire

can i play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
can i play with madness - there's no vision there at all
can i play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
can i play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see

can i play with madness - the prophet stared at his crystal ball
can i play with madness - there's no vision there at all
can i play with madness - the prophet looked and he laughed at me
can i play with madness - he said you're blind too blind to see
				
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wasting love
maybe one day i'll be an honest man
up till now i'm doing the best i can
long roads, long days, of sunrise, to sunset
sunrise to sunset

dream on brother, while you can
dream on sister, i hope you find the one
all of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time

spend your days full of emptiness
spend your years full of loneliness
wasting love, in a desperate caress
rolling shadows of nights

dream on brother, while you can
dream on sister, i hope you find the one
all of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time

sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand
in your eyes i see the hunger, and the
desperate cry that tears the night
				
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tailgunner
race your way back 50 years
ro the glow of dresden-blood and tears
in the black above by the cruel searchlight
men will die and men will fight-yeah|
who shot who and who fired first?
dripping death to whet the bloodthirst
no radar lock on-skin and bone
the bomber boys are going home

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climb into the sky never wonder why-tailgunner
you're a tailgunner

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nail that fokker kill that son.
gonna blow your guts out with my gun
the weather forecasts good for war
cologne and frankfurt?have some more
tail end charlie in the boiling sky
the enola gay was my last try
now that this tailgunner's gone
no more bombers (just one big bomb)

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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
but i will pray for her
i will call her name out loud
i would bleed for her
if only i could see her now

living on a razors edge
balancing on a ledge
living on a razors edge

the evil that men do lives on and on.....
the evil that men do lives on and on.....
the evil that men do lives on and on.....
the evil that men do lives on and on.....

circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems
the seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me
but i will pray for you
and some day i may return
don't you cry for me
beyond is where i learn
				
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afraid to shoot strangers
lying awake at night i wipe the sweat from my brow
but it's not the fear 'cos i'd rather go now

trying to visualize the horrors that will lay ahead
the desert sand mound a burial ground

when it comes to the time
are we partners in crime?
when it comes to the time
we'll be ready to die

god let us go now and finish what's to be done
thy kingdom come
thy shall be done... on earth

trying to justify to ourselves the reasons to go
should we live and let live forget or forgive

but how can we let them go on this way?
the reign of terror corruption must end
and we know deep down there's no other way
no trust, no reasoning, no more to say

afraid to shoot strangers
afraid to shoot strangers
				
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bring your daughter... to the slaughter
honey its getting close to midnight
and all the myths are in town
true love and lipstick on your linen
bite the pillow make no sound
if there's some living to be done
before your life becomes your tomb
you'd better know that i'm the one
so unchain your back door invite me around

honey its getting close to daybreadk
the sun is creeping in the sky
no patent remedies for heartache
just empty words and humble pie

so get down on your kneees honey
assume an attitude
you just pray that i'll be waiting
cos you know i'm coming soon

so pick up your foolish pride,no going back
no where,no way,no place to hide

bring your daughter,bring your daughter to the slaughter
let her go,let her go,let her go
				
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heaven can wait
can't understand what is happening to me,
this isn't real, this is only a dream,
but i never have felt, no i never have felt this way before,
i'm looking down on my body below,
i lie asleep in the midst of a dream,
is it now could it be that the angel of death has come for me?
i can't believe that really my time has come,
i don't feel ready, there's so much left undone,
and it's my soul and i'm not gonna let it get away.

chorus:
heaven can wait,
heaven can wait,
heaven can wait,
heaven can wait til another day.

[reapeat chorus]

i have a lust for the earth below
and hell itself is my only foe,
'cause i've no fear of dying,
i'll go when i'm good and ready,
i snatch a glimpse of the light's eternal rays,
i see a tunnel, i stand amazed,
at all of the people standing there in front of me,
into the paths of rightness i'll be led,
is this the place where the living join the dead?
i wish i knew this was only just a nightmare.

[chorus *2]

take my hand, i'll lead you to the promised land,
take my hand, i'll give you immortality,
eternal youth, i'll take you to the other side,
to see the truth, the path for you is decided.

oh oh * lots.

my body tingles, i feel so strange,
i feel so tired, i feel so drained,
and i'm wondering if i'll ever be the same again,
is this in limbo or in heaven or hell?
maybe i'm going down there as well,
i can't accept my soul will drift forever.
i feel myself floating back down to earth,
so could this be the hour of my rebirth?
or have i died or will i wake from dreaming?

[chorus]
				
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the clairvoyant
feel the sweat break on my brow
is it me or is it shadows that are
dancing on the walls
is this a dream or is it now
is this a vision or normality i see
before my eyes

i wonder why i wonder how
that it seems the powers getting stronger
every day
i feel a strength an inner fire
but i'm scared i won't be able to control it anymore

there's a time to live and a time to die
when it's time to meet the maker
there's a time to live but isn't it strange
that as soon as you're born you're dying

just by looking through your eyes
he could see the future penetrating right
in through your mind
see the truth and see your lies
but for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise

there's a time to live and a time to die
when it's time to meet the maker
there's a time to live but isn't it strange
that as soon as you're born you're dying...
... and reborn again?
				
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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

fear of the dark, fear of the dark
i have 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

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

watching horror films the night before
debating witches and folklores
the unknown troubles on your mind
maybe your mind is playing tricks
you sense, and suddenly eyes fix
on dancing shadows from behind

fear of the dark, fear of the dark
i have constant fear that something's always near
fear of the dark, fear of the dark
i have a phobia that someone's always there

when i'm walking a dark road
i am a man who walks alone
				
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