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Iron maiden

Death on the road
Death on the road
bbcode
wildest dreams
wrathchild
can i play with madness
the trooper
dance of death
rainmaker
brave new world
paschendale
lord of the flies
no more lies
hallowed be thy name
fear of the dark
iron maiden
journeyman
the number of the beast
run to the hills
wildest dreams
i'm gonna organize some changes in my life
i'm gonna exercise the demons of my past
i'm gonna take the car and hit the open road
i'm feelin ready to just open up and go

and i just feel i can be anythin'
an' all i ever wish to be
i've finally said just what i wanna be
make my wildest dream come true

i'm on my way
out on my own again
i'm on my way
out on the road again

when i remember back to how just things just used to be
and i was trapped inside a shroud of misery
i'd feel me dissapear so deep inside myself
i couldn't find a way to break away the hell

when i'm feelin' down an' low
heaven will never be the same again
i just remember what i am
and visualize just what i'm gonna be

i'm on my way
out on my own again
i'm on my way
i'm gonna break away

i'm gonna break away
i'm out on my own
i'm out on my own
gonna break away
breakin' away

i'm on my way
out on my own again
i'm on my way
out on the road again

i'm on my way
out on my own again
i'm on my way
i'm gonna break away
				
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wrathchild
i was born into a scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution.
my mother was a queen, my dad i've never seen, i was never meant to be.
and 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 around.

'cos i'm a wrathchild, well i'm a wrathchild.
yeah i'm a wrathchild. i'm coming to get you, oh yeah.

say it doesn't matter ain't nothin' gonna alter the course of my destination.
i know i've got to find some serious piece of mind, or i know i'll go crazy.
but 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 around.

'cos i'm a wrathchild, well i'm a wrathchild.
yeah i'm a wrathchild. i'm coming to get you, oh yeah.
				
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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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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 horses breath
as i plunge on into certain death.

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.

we get so close near enough to fight
when a russian gets me in his sights
he pulls 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
				
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dance of death
let me tell you a story to chill the bones
about a things that i saw
one night wandering in the everglades
i'd one drink but no more

i was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight
gazing up at the stars
not aware of a presence so near to me
watching my every move

feeling scared and i fell to my knees
as something rushed me from the trees
took me to an unholy place
and that is where i fell from grace

then they summoned me over to join in with them
to the dance of the dead
in to the circle of fire i followed them
in to the middle i was led

as if time had stopped still i was numb with fear
but still i wanted to go
and the blaze of the fire did no hurt upon me
as i walked onto the coals

and i felt i was in a trance
and my spirit was lifted from me
and if only someone had the chance
to witness what happened to me

and i danced and i pranced and i sang with them
all had death in their eyes
lifeless figures they were undead all of them
they had ascended from hell

as i danced with the dead
my free spirit was laughing and howling down at me
below my undead body just danced the circle of dead

until the time came to reunite us both
my spirit came back down to me
i didn't know if i was alive or dead
as the others all joined in with me

by luck then a skirmish started
and took the attention away from me
when they took their gaze from me
was the moment that i fled

i ran like hell faster than the wind
but behind i did not glance
one thing that i did not dare
was to look just straight ahead

when you know that your time has come around
you know you'll be prepared for it
say your last goodbyes to everyone
drink and say a prayer for it

when you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
and you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead
when you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
and you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead

to this day i guess i'll never know
just why they let me go
but i'll never go dancing no more
'til i dance with the dead
				
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rainmaker
when i was wandering in the desert
and was searching for the truth
i heard a choir of angels calling out my name
i had the feeling that my life would never be the same again
i turned my face towards the barren sun

and i know of the pain that you feel the same as me
and i dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves
and the cracks in our lives like the cracks upon the ground
they are sealed and are now washed away

you tell me we can start the rain
you tell me that we all can change
you tell me we can find something to wash the tears away
you tell me we can start the rain
you tell me that we all can change
you tell me we can find something to wash the tears.....

and i know of the pain that you feel the same as me
and i dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves
and the cracks in the ground like the cracks are in our lives
they are sealed and now far away

you tell me we can start the rain
you tell me that we all can change
you tell me we can find something to wash the tears away
you tell me we can start the rain
you tell me that we all can change
you tell me we can find something to wash the tears.....

and i know of the pain that you feel the same as me
and i dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves
and the cracks in the ground like the cracks are in our lives
they are sealed and now far away
				
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brave new world
dying swans twisting 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
all is lost sold your soul
in this brave new world

a brave new world
in a brave new world
a brave new world
in a brave new world

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 you are damned
in this brave new world

a brave new world
in a brave new world
a brave new world
in a brave new world
				
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paschendale
in a foreign field he lay
lonely soldier unkown grave
on his dying words he prays
tell the world of paschendale

relive all that he's been through
last communioun of his soul
rust your bullets with his tears
let me tell you 'bout his years

laying low in a blood filled trench
kill tim 'til my very own death
on my face i can feel the falling rain
never see my friends again

in the smoke in the mud and lead
smell the fear and the feeling of dread
soon be time to go over the wall
rapid fire and the end of us all

whistles, shouts and more gun fire
lifeless bodies hang on barbed wire
battlefield nothing but a bloody tomb
be reunited with my dead friends soon

many soldiers eighteen years
drown in mud no more tears
surely a war no-one can win
killing time about to begin

home, far away
from the war, a chance to live again
home, far away
but the war, no chance to live again

the bodies of ours and our foes
the sea of death it overflows
in no man's kand god only knows
into jaws of death we go

crucified as if on a cross
allied troops they mourn their loss
german war propaganda machine
such before has never been seen

swear i heard the angels cry
pray to god no more may die
so that people know the truth
tell the tale of paschendale

cruelty has a human heart
everyman does play his part
terror of the men we kill
the human heart is hungry still

i stand my ground for the very last time
gun is ready as i stand in line
nervous wait for the whistle to blow
rush of blood and over we go

blood is falling like the rain
it's crimson cloak unveils again
the sound of guns can't hid their shame
and so we die on paschendale

dodging shrapnel and barbed wire
running straight at the cannon fire
running blind as i hold my breath
say a prayer symphony of death

as we charge the enemy lines
a burst of fire and we go down
i choke a cry but no-one hears
fell the blood go down my throat

home, far away
from the war, a chance to live again
home, far away
but the war, no chance to live again

see my spirit on the wind
across the lines beyond the hill
friend and foe will meet again
those who died at paschendale
				
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lord of the flies
i don't care for this world anymore
i just want to live my own fantasy
fate has brought us to these shores
what was meant to be is now happening

i've found that i like this living in danger
living on the edge it feels, it makes feel as one
who cares now what's right or wrong, it's reality
killing so we survive wherever we may roam
wherever we may hide we've got to get away

i don't want existence to end
we must prepare ourselves for the elements
i just want to feel like we're strong
we don't need a code of morality

i like all the mixed emotion and anger
it brings out the animal, the power you can feel
and feeling so high with this much adrenaline
excited but scary to believe what we've become

saints and sinners, something within us
we are lord of the flies
saints and sinners, something willing us
to be lord of the flies

saints and sinners, something within us
we are lord of the flies
saints and sinners, something willing us
to be lord of the flies

saints and sinners, something within us
we are lord of the flies
saints and sinners, something willing us
to be lord of the flies
				
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no more lies
there's a darkened sky before me
there's no time to prepare
salvage a last horizon
but no regrets from me

maybe i'll be back some other day
to live again just who can say
in what shape or form that i might be
just another chance for me

a hurried time no disgrace
instead of racing to conclusion
and wishing all my life away
no-one can stop me now

time is up it couldnt last
but there's more things i'd like to do
i'm coming back to try again
someday maybe i'll wait till then

no more lies
no more lies
no more lies
no more lies

they're all sitting at my table
talking tall and drinking wine
their time is up just like me
but they just dont know it yet

so just a word of warning
when you're in your deepest dream
there's nothing you can hide from
i've got my eye on you

the clock is fast the hour is near
eventful past is everclear
my life is set the time is here
i think i'm coming home

no more lies
no more lies
no more lies
no more lies

a hurried time no disgrace
instead of racing to conclusions
and wishing all your life away
no-one can stop me now

time is up it couldnt last
but there's more things i'd like to do
i'm coming back to try again
someday maybe i'll wait till then

no more lies
no more lies
no more lies
no more lies
no more lies
				
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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
cos at 5 o'clock they take me to the gallows pole
the sands of time for me are 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 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 so easy to stop from screaming
but words escape me when i try to speak
tears they flow but why am i crying
after all i am not afraid of dying
don't believe that there is never an end

as the guards march me out to the courtyard
someone calls from a cell "god be with you"
if there's a god then why has he let me die?

as i walk all my life drifts before me
and though the end is near i'm not sorry
catch my soul cos 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.
				
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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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iron maiden
won't you come into my room, i wanna 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 faught, 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 wanna 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 faught, 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...
				
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journeyman
from the red sky of the east
to the sunset in the west
we have cheated death
and he has cheated us

but that was just a dream
and this is what it means
we are sleeping and we'll dream for evermore

and the fragment remains of our memories
and the shadows remain with our hands
deep grey, came to mourn
all the colours of the dawn
will this journeymans day be his last?

i know what i want
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away
i know what i want
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away

but the memory still remains
all the past years not so stange
our winter times are like a silent shroud

and the heartbeat of the day
drives the mist away
and winter's not the only dream around

in your life you may choose desolation
and the shadows you build with your hands
if you turn to the light
that is burning in the night
then the journeyman's day has begun

i know what i want
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away
i know what i want.
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away

in your life you may choose desolation
and the shadows you build with your hands
if you turn to the light
that is burning in the night
then the journeyman's day has begun

i know what i want
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away
i know what i want
and i say what i want
and no one can take it away
				
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the number of the beast
"woe 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 ch. 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 dreams were they
reflections of my warped mind staring back at me

cos in my dreams it's always there the evil face that twists my mind
and brings me to despair

the night was black was no use holding back
cos i just had to see was someone watching me
in the mist dark figures move and twist
was all this for real or 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 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 evil 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 its course
				
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run to the hills
white man came across the sea
brought us pain and misery
killed our tribes killed our creed
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 dustclouds and barren wastes
galloping hard on the plains
chasing the redskins back to their holes
fighting them at their own game
murder for freedom a 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 on the barren wastes
hunting and killing their game
raping the women and wasting the men
the only good indians are tame
selling them whisky and taking their gold
enslaving the young and destroying the old

run to the hills run for your lives
				
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