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iron maiden
running free
transylvania
sanctuary
wrathchild
run to the hills
children of the damned
the number of the beast
22, acacia avenue
transylvania
the prisoner
hallowed be thy name
phantom of the opera
iron maiden
prowler
remember tomorrow
killers
running free
transylvania
iron maiden
moonchild
wrathchild
infinite dreams
the trooper
seventh son of a seventh son
the number of the beast
hallowed be thy name
iron maiden
Beast over Hammersmith
Beast over Hammersmith
bbcode
murders in the rue morgue
wrathchild
run to the hills
children of the damned
the number of the beast
another life
killers
22, acacia avenue
total eclipse
transylvania
the prisoner
hallowed be thy name
phantom of the opera
iron maiden
sanctuary
drifter
running free
prowler
Best of the B sides
Best of the B sides
bbcode
burning ambition
drifter
invasion
remember tomorrow
i've got the fire
cross-eyed mary
rainbow's gold
king of twilight
reach out
that girl
juanita
sheriff of huddersfield
black bart blues
prowler '88
charlotte the harlot '88
 
all in your mind
kill me ce soir
i'm a mover
communication breakdown
nodding donkey blues
space station no. 5
i can't see my feelings
roll over vic vella
justice of the peace
judgement day
my generation
doctor doctor
blood on the world's hands
the aftermath
futureal
wasted years
iron maiden

bbc radio 1 friday rock show, 14th november 1979

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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running free

bbc radio 1 friday rock show, 14th november 1979

just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck.
i've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here i go.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

spent the night in an l. a. jail, and listened to the sirens wail.
they ain't got a thing on me, i'm running wild, i'm running free.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

puller here at the bottle top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop.
now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.
				
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transylvania

bbc radio 1 friday rock show, 14th november 1979

[instrumental]
				
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sanctuary

bbc radio 1 friday rock show, 14th november 1979

out of the route 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. 
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 met up with a stranger last night to keep me alive. 
he spends all his money on gambling and guns to survive. 

i can laugh at the wind, i can howl at the rain. 
down in the canyon or out in the plain. 
				
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wrathchild

reading festival, 28th august 1982

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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run to the hills

reading festival, 28th august 1982

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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children of the damned

reading festival, 28th august 1982

he's walking like a small child
but watch his eyes burn you away
black holes in his golden stare
god knows he wants to go home
children of the damned(repeat another 3 times)

he's walking like a dead man
if he had lived he would have crucified us all
now he's standing on the last step
he thought oblivion well it beckons us all
children of the damned
(repeat another 3 times)

now it burns his hand he's turning to laugh
smiles as the flame sears his flesh
melting his face screaming in pain
peeling the skin from his eyes
watch him die according to plan
he's dust on the ground what did we learn

you're children of the damned
your back's against the wall
you turn into the light
you're children of the damned
like candles watch them burn
burning in the light
you'll burn again tonight
you're children of the damned
				
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the number of the beast

reading festival, 28th august 1982

"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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22, acacia avenue

reading festival, 28th august 1982

if you're feeling down depressed and lonely
i know a place where we can go
22 acacia avenue meet a lady that i know
so if you're looking for a good time
and you're prepared to pay the price
fifteen quid is all she asks for
everybody's got their vice

if you're waiting for a long time for the rest to do their piece
you can tell her that you know me and you might even get it free
so any time you're down the east end don't you hesitate to go
you can take my honest word for it she'll teach you more than you can know

charlotte can't you get out from all this madness
can't you see it only brings you sadness
when you entertain your men don't know the risk of getting disease

some day when you're reaching the age of forty
i bet you'll regret the days when you were laying
nobody then will want to know
you won't have any beautiful wares to show any more

22, the avenue that's the place where we all go
you will find it's warm inside the red light's burning bright tonight

charlotte isn't it time you stopped this mad life
don't you ever think about the bad times
why do you have to live this way
do you enjoy your lay or is it the pay

sometimes when your strolling down the avenue
the way you walk it make men think of having you
when you're walking down the street
everybody stops and turns to stare at you

beat her mistreat her do anything that you please
bite her excite her make her get down on her knees
abuse her misuse her she can take all that you've got
caress her molest her she always does what you want

you're running away don't you know what you're doing
can't you see it'll lead you to ruin
charlotte you've taken your life and you've thrown it away
you believe that because what you're earning
your life's good don't you know that you're hurting
all the people that love you don't cast them aside
all the men that are constantly drooling
it's no life for you stop all that screwing
you're packing your bags and you're _coming_ with me
				
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transylvania

reading festival, 28th august 1982

[instrumental]
				
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the prisoner

reading festival, 28th august 1982

on the run kill to eat
you're starving now you're dead on your feet
going all the way nature's beast
do what i want as i please

run fight to breathe it's tough
now you see me now you don't
break the walls i'm coming out

not a prisoner i'm a free man
and my blood is my own now
don't care where the past was
i know where i'm going ... out

if you kill me it's self defence
if i kill you then i call it vengeance
spit in your eye i will defy
you'll be afraid when i call out your name

i'm not a number i'm a free man
i'll live my life how i want to 
you'd better scratch me from your black book
cos i'll run rings round you
				
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hallowed be thy name

reading festival, 28th august 1982

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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phantom of the opera

reading festival, 28th august 1982

i've been looking so long for you now you won't get away from my grasp
. you've been living so long in hiding in hiding behind that false mask.
and you know and i know that you ain't got long now to last.
your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past.

you're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall.
knowing the terror and holding you have on us all.
yeah, i know that you're gonna scratch me, maim me and maul.
you know i'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call.

keep your distance, walk away, don't take his bait.
don't you stray, don't fade away.
watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may.
don't you stray, from the narrow way.

i'm running and hiding in my dreams you're always there.
you're the phantom of the opera, you're the devil, you're just out to scare.
you damaged my mind and my soul it just floats through the air.
haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me back at your lair.
				
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iron maiden

reading festival, 28th august 1982

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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prowler

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

walkin' through the city
lookin' oh so pretty
i just gotta find my way
see the ladies flashin'
all their legs and lashes
i just gotta find my way

well, you see me crawlin' through the bushes
with it open wide
what ya seein' girl?
can you believe that feelin? can you believe it?
can you believe your eyes?
it's the real thing girl

got me feelin' myself and reelin' around
got me talking, girl, feel like walkin' around
				
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remember tomorrow

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

unchain the colours before my eyes,
yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
i shall return from out of fire.

tears for rememberance, and tears for joy,
tears for somebody and this lonely boy.
out in the madness, the all seeing eye,
flickers above us, to light up the sky.

unchain the colours before my eyes,
yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
i shall return from out of fire.
				
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killers

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

you walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back,
a footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs.

my innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise,
the mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night.
i have no one, i'm bound to destroy all this greed,
a voice inside me compelling to satisfy me.

i can see what a knife's meant to be,
and you'll never know how i came to foresee, see, see.

my faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties,
with the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike.

death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night,
another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light!
i have found you, and now there is no place to run,
excitement shakes me, oh god help me what have i done?!
oh yeah, i've done it!
yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhh!

you walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back,
a footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs.
oh look out, i'm coming for you!
ahahahaha!
				
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running free

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck.
i've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here i go.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

spent the night in an l. a. jail, and listened to the sirens wail.
they ain't got a thing on me, i'm running wild, i'm running free.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

puller here at the bottle top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop.
now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.
				
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transylvania

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

[instrumental]
				
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iron maiden

reading festival, 23rd august 1980

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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moonchild

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

seven deadly sins
seven ways to win
seven holy paths to hell
and your trip begins

seven downward slopes
seven bloodied hopes
seven are your burning fires
seven your desires....

i am he the bornless one
the fallen angel watching you
babylon, the scarlet whore
i'll infiltrate your gratitude
don't you dare to save your son
kill him now and save the young ones
be the mother of a birth strangled babe
be the devils own, lucifer's my name

moonchild - hear the mandrake scream
moonchild - open the seventh seal
moonchild - you'll be mine soon child
moonchild - take my hand tonight

i count the heads of those unborn
the accursed ones i'll find them all
and if you die by your own hand
as a suicide you shall be damned
and if you try to save your soul
i will torment you - you shall not grow old
with every second and passing breath
you'll be so alone your soul will bleed to death

moonchild - hear the mandrake scream
moonchild - open the seventh seal
moonchild - you'll be mine soon child
moonchild - take my hand tonight

the twins they are exhausted, seven is this night
gemini is rising as the red lips kiss to bite
seven angels seven demons battle for his soul
when gabriel lies sleeping, this child was born to die

one more dies one more lives
one baby cries one mother grieves
for all the sins you will commit
you'll beg forgiveness and none i'll give
a web of fear shall be your coat
to clothe you in the night
a lucky escape for you young man
but i'll see you damned in endless night
				
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wrathchild

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

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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infinite dreams

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

Infinite dreams I can't deny them
Infinity is hard to comprehend
I couldn't hear those screams
Even in my wildest dreams

Suffocation waking in a sweat
Scared to fall asleep again
Incase the dream begins again
Someone chasing I cannot move
Standing rigid nightmare's statue
What a dream when will it end
And will I transcend?

Restless sleep the minds in turmoil
One nightmare ends another fertile
Getting to me so scared to sleep
But scared to wake now, in too deep

Even though its reached new heights
I rather like the restless nights
It makes me wonder it makes me think
There's more to this I'm on the brink
It's not the fear of what's beyond
It's just that I might not respond
I have an interest almost craving
But would I like to get too far in?

It can't be all coincidence
Too many things are evident
You tell me you're an unbeliever
Spiritualist? Well me I'm neither
But wouldn't you like to know
The truth
Of what's out there to have the proof
And find out just which side
You're on
Where would you end in Heaven or
In Hell?

Help me. Help me to find my true
Self without seeing the future
Save me, save me from torturing
Myself even within my dreams

There's got to be just more to it
Than this
Or tell me why do we exist
I'd like to think that when I die
I'd get a chance another time
And to return and live again
Reincarnate, play the game
Again and again and again
				
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the trooper

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

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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seventh son of a seventh son

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

Here they stand brothers them all
All the sons divided they'd fall
Here await the birth of the son
The seventh, the heavenly, the chosen one

Here the birth from an unbroken line
Born the healer the seventh, his time
Unknowingly blessed and as his life unfolds
Slowly unveiling the power he holds

Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son

Then they watch the progress he makes
The Good and the Evil which path will he take
Both of them trying to manipulate
The use of his powers before it's too late

Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son
Seventh son of a seventh son

Today is born the seventh one
Born of woman the seventh son
And he in turn of a seventh son
He has the power to heal
He has the gift of the second sight
He is the chosen one
So it shall be written
So it shall be done
				
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the number of the beast

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

"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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hallowed be thy name

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

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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iron maiden

donington monsters of rock, 20th august 1988

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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murders in the rue morgue
I remember it as plain as day
although it happened in the dark of the night.
I was strolling through the streets of Paris
and it was cold it was starting to rain.
And then I heard a piercing scream
and I rushed to the scene of the crime
but all I found was the butchered remains
of two girls lay side by side.

Murders in the Rue Morgue
someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
run before the killers go free

There's some people coming down the street
at last there's someone heard my call
I can't understand why they're pointing at me
I never done nothing at all.
But I must have got some blood on my hands
because everyone's shouting at me
I can't speak French so I couldn't explain
and like a fool I started running away.

Murders in the Rue Morgue
someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
am I ever gonna be free.

And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law.
All France is looking for me.
I've gotta find my way across the border for sure
down the south to Italy.

Murders in the Rue Morgue
someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
I'm never going home.

Well I made it to the border at last
But I can't erase the scene from my mind
Anytime somebody stares at me, well
I just start running blind
Well I'm moving through the shadows at night
Away from the staring eyes
Any day they'll be looking for me
'Cause I know I show the signs of...

Murders in the Rue Morgue
running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
running from the arms of the law

Murders in the Rue Morgue
running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
am I ever gonna be free

It took so long and I'm getting so tired
I'm running out of places to hide
Should I return to the scene of the crime
Where the two young victims died
If I could go to somebody for help
It'd get me out of trouble for sure
But I know that it's on my mind
That my doctor said I've done it before.

Murders in the Rue Morgue
they're never gonna find me
Murders in the Rue Morgue
I'm never going home.
				
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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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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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children of the damned
he's walking like a small child
but watch his eyes burn you away
black holes in his golden stare
god knows he wants to go home
children of the damned(repeat another 3 times)

he's walking like a dead man
if he had lived he would have crucified us all
now he's standing on the last step
he thought oblivion well it beckons us all
children of the damned
(repeat another 3 times)

now it burns his hand he's turning to laugh
smiles as the flame sears his flesh
melting his face screaming in pain
peeling the skin from his eyes
watch him die according to plan
he's dust on the ground what did we learn

you're children of the damned
your back's against the wall
you turn into the light
you're children of the damned
like candles watch them burn
burning in the light
you'll burn again tonight
you're children of the damned
				
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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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another life
as i lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head.
oh what it is, i wanna know, please won't you tell me it's got to go.
there's a feeling that's inside me, telling me to get away.
but i'm so tired of living, i might as well end today.
				
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killers
you walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back,
a footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs.

my innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise,
the mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night.
i have no one, i'm bound to destroy all this greed,
a voice inside me compelling to satisfy me.

i can see what a knife's meant to be,
and you'll never know how i came to foresee, see, see.

my faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties,
with the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike.

death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night,
another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light!
i have found you, and now there is no place to run,
excitement shakes me, oh god help me what have i done?!
oh yeah, i've done it!
yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhh!

you walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back,
a footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.
scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,
killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs.
oh look out, i'm coming for you!
ahahahaha!
				
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22, acacia avenue
if you're feeling down depressed and lonely
i know a place where we can go
22 acacia avenue meet a lady that i know
so if you're looking for a good time
and you're prepared to pay the price
fifteen quid is all she asks for
everybody's got their vice

if you're waiting for a long time for the rest to do their piece
you can tell her that you know me and you might even get it free
so any time you're down the east end don't you hesitate to go
you can take my honest word for it she'll teach you more than you can know

charlotte can't you get out from all this madness
can't you see it only brings you sadness
when you entertain your men don't know the risk of getting disease

some day when you're reaching the age of forty
i bet you'll regret the days when you were laying
nobody then will want to know
you won't have any beautiful wares to show any more

22, the avenue that's the place where we all go
you will find it's warm inside the red light's burning bright tonight

charlotte isn't it time you stopped this mad life
don't you ever think about the bad times
why do you have to live this way
do you enjoy your lay or is it the pay

sometimes when your strolling down the avenue
the way you walk it make men think of having you
when you're walking down the street
everybody stops and turns to stare at you

beat her mistreat her do anything that you please
bite her excite her make her get down on her knees
abuse her misuse her she can take all that you've got
caress her molest her she always does what you want

you're running away don't you know what you're doing
can't you see it'll lead you to ruin
charlotte you've taken your life and you've thrown it away
you believe that because what you're earning
your life's good don't you know that you're hurting
all the people that love you don't cast them aside
all the men that are constantly drooling
it's no life for you stop all that screwing
you're packing your bags and you're _coming_ with me
				
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total eclipse
cold as steel the darkness waits, it's hour will come
a cry of fear for the chosen worshipping the sun
mother natures black revenge on those who waste her life
war babies in the garden of eden shall turn our ashes to ice

chorus:
sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires
sunrise is gone, numbing all desires
sunrise is gone, sunrise is gone

around the world the people stop with terror-stricken eyes
a shadow cast upon them all to crush them like a fly
in the icy rain and whiplashed seas there's nowhere left to run
the hammer blows of winter fall like a hurricane

repeat chorus

around the world the nations wait
for some wise words from their leading light
you know it's not only madmen who listen to fools
"is this the end" the millions cried
clutching their riches as they died
those who survive must weather the storm

solo

gone are the days when man looked down
they've taken away his sacred crown
to be so free, it took so long
it's not the journeys end, it's just begun
				
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transylvania
[instrumental]
				
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the prisoner
on the run kill to eat
you're starving now you're dead on your feet
going all the way nature's beast
do what i want as i please

run fight to breathe it's tough
now you see me now you don't
break the walls i'm coming out

not a prisoner i'm a free man
and my blood is my own now
don't care where the past was
i know where i'm going ... out

if you kill me it's self defence
if i kill you then i call it vengeance
spit in your eye i will defy
you'll be afraid when i call out your name

i'm not a number i'm a free man
i'll live my life how i want to 
you'd better scratch me from your black book
cos i'll run rings round you
				
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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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phantom of the opera
i've been looking so long for you now you won't get away from my grasp
. you've been living so long in hiding in hiding behind that false mask.
and you know and i know that you ain't got long now to last.
your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past.

you're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall.
knowing the terror and holding you have on us all.
yeah, i know that you're gonna scratch me, maim me and maul.
you know i'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call.

keep your distance, walk away, don't take his bait.
don't you stray, don't fade away.
watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may.
don't you stray, from the narrow way.

i'm running and hiding in my dreams you're always there.
you're the phantom of the opera, you're the devil, you're just out to scare.
you damaged my mind and my soul it just floats through the air.
haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me back at your lair.
				
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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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sanctuary
out of the route 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. 
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 met up with a stranger last night to keep me alive. 
he spends all his money on gambling and guns to survive. 

i can laugh at the wind, i can howl at the rain. 
down in the canyon or out in the plain. 
				
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drifter
walk away!

look out now, baby won't you take me away,
sittin' here its gonna be a new day.
gotta sing my song and i can't go wrong,
gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song.

what you feeling when you hold me tight?
i'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight, gonna get you feeling so secure.
listen child don't you see there's a cure?
anywhere got to get you away, feels so good think it's gonna be a new day.
i'm gonna get my song till i can't go on,
i'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song.

i want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
i want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
				
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running free
just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck.
i've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here i go.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

spent the night in an l. a. jail, and listened to the sirens wail.
they ain't got a thing on me, i'm running wild, i'm running free.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.

puller here at the bottle top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop.
now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

i'm running free yeah, i'm running free.
i'm running free yeah, oh i'm running free.
				
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prowler
walkin' through the city
lookin' oh so pretty
i just gotta find my way
see the ladies flashin'
all their legs and lashes
i just gotta find my way

well, you see me crawlin' through the bushes
with it open wide
what ya seein' girl?
can you believe that feelin? can you believe it?
can you believe your eyes?
it's the real thing girl

got me feelin' myself and reelin' around
got me talking, girl, feel like walkin' around
				
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burning ambition
so you think you can own me, well you'd better just think again
you'd better watch your steps now, woman, cause i ain't like those other men
there's something burning inside me that makes me want to be free
and when i get these feelings honey, you better keep away from me

there's things in life now, baby, that i know i've got to do
and i need your love now, baby, to help me see it through
so you think you can own me, well you'd better just think again
you'd better watch your steps now, woman, cause i ain't like those other men

solo

so you think you can own me, well you'd better just think again
you'd better watch your steps now, woman, cause i ain't like those other men
there's something burning inside me that makes me want to be free
and when i get these feelings honey, you better keep away from me
				
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drifter
walk away!

look out now, baby won't you take me away,
sittin' here its gonna be a new day.
gotta sing my song and i can't go wrong,
gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song.

what you feeling when you hold me tight?
i'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight, gonna get you feeling so secure.
listen child don't you see there's a cure?
anywhere got to get you away, feels so good think it's gonna be a new day.
i'm gonna get my song till i can't go on,
i'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song.

i want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
i want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
				
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invasion
the vikings are coming
you'd better get ready for we're having a fight
the longboats are coming
it's looking like their ? in the dead of the night

muster the men from all the villages
you'd better get ready to fight with your enemies

beacons are burning
i'm giving the word to get ready to fight
the battle is nearing
you'd better get ready to fight for your lives

the norsemen are coming
the norsemen are coming
the warnings are given
the norsemen are coming

raping and pillaging
robbing and looting the land

viking raiders from afar
				
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remember tomorrow
unchain the colours before my eyes,
yesterday's sorrows tomorrow's white lies
scan the horizon the clouds take me higher,
i shall return from out of fire
tears for remembrance and tears for joy,
tears for somebody and this lonely boy
out in the madness the all seeing eye
flickers above us to light up the sky
(solo: dave murray)
(solo: dennis stratton)
unchain the colours before my eyes,
yesterday's sorrows tomorrow's white lies
scan the horizon the clouds take me higher,
i shall return from out of fire
				
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i've got the fire
if you're looking for someone that you can keep
then, baby, pass me by
and if you wanted something that's twenty years deep
baby, don't even try
and if you wanted someone to take your soul
i'll lift you up little bit higher

i've got the fire
i've got the fire

solo

so you think i'm skinny, don't you sell me cheap
i'm as wide as a country-mile
some like it wide, i like it deep
guess which one is my style
so you think you can beat me by my own game
maybe i call you a liar

i've got the fire
i've got the fire
				
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cross-eyed mary
who would be a poor man  a beggerman, a thief
if he had a rich man in his hand
who would steal the candy from a laughing baby's mouth
if he could take it from the money man

cross-eyed mary goes jumping in again
she signs no contract but she always plays the game
she dines in hampstead village on expense accounted gruel
and the jack knife barber drops her off at school

laughing in the playground gets no kicks from little boys
would rather make it with a letching gray
or maybe her attention is drawn by aqualung
who watches through the railings as they play

cross-eyed mary finds it hard to get along.
she's a poor man's rich girl and she'll do it for a song
she's a rich man's stealer but her favour's good and strong
she's the robin hood of highgate helps the poor man get along
				
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rainbow's gold
in the heat of the morning
when your day is still dawning
and your bird, she's singing
catch your soul, he's willing to fly away

packed your bags in a hurry
because your mind's in a worry
mark my words, you're gonna be sorry if you ever fly away

sweet little girl with the saint da vinci-smile
stares at me with sadness in her eyes
i'm not sure if she's really real or make-believe
maybe she's a vision that comes to only me

cause i'm so tired
yes i'm so tired
so tired
yes i'm so tired

solo

repeat first verse
				
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king of twilight
crying in the dark
i've been trying, trying so hard
i've been crying, crying in the dark
don't forsake me, the time of mine is near
don't ever break me and the world that brought me here

sick and lonely, waiting for you       /* ??? */
sick and lonely, wondering what to do
can you hear me, when i say to you
you give me your hand, i'll give mine to you

king of twilight

when the king of twilight shows me
i will take ten steps to see
forty leaves i pay for freedom

for a chance to be free
for a chance to be free

when the king of twilight calls you
take a step and you will see
we all need a quick solution

for a chance to be free
for a chance to be free
free

when the king of twilight shows me
i will take ten steps to see
forty leaves i pay for freedom

for a chance to be free
for a chance to be...
free
				
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reach out
it's over your head
and you don't seem to understand
one word i say
and you can't live your life
trying to run away

you're fighting your friends
you're wearing everybody out
but it never ends
you're wearing me out

(chorus)
come on
reach out
and let somebody in your life

don't get me wrong
you always apologize
it's just your way
of making a scene
you need to be loved
it's not such a crime

(repeat chorus)

over your head
you just don't seem to understand
one word i say
and you can't live your life
you got so much love
it's burning inside

(repeat chorus)
				
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that girl
the words she said turned out why
desperation fills her eyes
hold her in your arms
don't let go

when you taste defeat, when you loose again
fight and win, never give in
hold her in your arms
don't let go

bridge:
that girl you need
gonna knock you off your feet
that girl, you know
she'll never let you go

chorus:
that girl, that girl, that girl you need
that girl, that girl, that girl, that girl

can you hear her call, call out your name
think about you, cry without you
hold her in your arm
don't let go

can you taste defeat, when you loose again
fight and win, never give in
hold her in your arms
don't let go

repeat bridge

repeat chorus

solo

repeat chorus (x2)

you need!
				
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juanita
yeah it cost me a bundle
trying to track you down
it's true
yeah and it's the truth
i'm looking from town to town for you
you know you never offered much security
do you know i'm gonna get you back?
you just wait and see

i'm never goin' back juanita
i know you never got my call
i'm never goin' back juanita
never at all

year i'm spending a long time
trying to work it out for true
yeah it's such small crime
thirsting over you
living in a chelsea flat
seems so lonely now
i just know i gotta get you back
i just don't know how

i'm never goin' back juanita
i know you never got my call
i'm never goin' back juanita
never at all

(repeat)
yeah i just got to tell you
i'm gonna leave it up to you
yeah what more can i say?
what more can i do?
living in a chelsea flat
seems so lonely now
i just know i gotta get you back
i just don't know how

i'm never goin' down on juanita
never gonna make that call
never goin' down on juanita
never at all
i'm never goin' down on juanita
never gonna make that call
never goin' down on juanita
two fingers at all
i'm never goin' back juanita
never goin' down on you juanita
i'm never goin' back juanita ...
(repeat)
				
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sheriff of huddersfield
life in a city living in l.a.
is a long way from huddersfield town
the back of the rainbow's a long way from heaven
but that's where he get's his pork pie
limos and ladies they're driving him queasy
rugby and cricket's unknown
baseball and football they're making him lazy
your fan club says "rodney come home"

(chorus)
the sheriff of huddersfield locked in his castle
look down on hollywood hills
the sheriff of huddersfield locked in his castle
you're our own hot rod on wheels

a good game of arrows a few dozen barrels
the nautilus rusts in the yard
but for yorkshire he's yearning but because he's earning
he'll always live in l.a.
a custom made wallet that stays in his pocket
and never comes out to pay bills
he's winning at poker and playing the joker
and he always cheats when he deals

(repeat chorus)

(rodney's rap)
hello, let me introduce meself!
my name is rodney. i'm  immensely strong.
when i were a lad, i could lift up five
navies on an end of a shovel.
the reason i never took martial arts because
i was immensely fearsome and
i'd probably kill everybody
i came into contact with it.
i was phenomenally strong.
pride and ego, my lads, pride and ego,
is what makes the world rotate.
and everybody knows the centre of the universe is huddersfield
but i don't live there anymore.
i live in los angeles.
it's great!... i think

rufus the red has a crane by his bed
to wrench himself up in the morn'
but if you dare to tread at the foot of his bed
you'll wish you'd never been born.
a bear with a sore head we mean your forehead
he slumbers for most of the day
wide eyed and legless baked beans for breakfast
your problem rodney l.a.

(repeat chorus)
				
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black bart blues
bruce 'what the fuck is that?'
nerd  'hi, guys, are you in a band or something?
i mean it would be so cool
if you were in a band 'cos you're
driving a big bus with band on the front of it'
bruce  'why don't you shut up and get on board will ya?'
nerd   'wow! i have it here you got a stereo and a microwave
and, and you got a beer,
i'd like a heineken if you've got one'
that's real cool, that's great, yeah!'
bruce  'would you like to see black bart?'
nerd   'who's black bart?'
bruce  'let me introduce you'

black bart's seen it
black bart knows
black bart's done it
the black bart blues
suspended in suspension
many evil nights in tennessee, and elsewhere
we all got to try the black bart blues

black bart's truckin' ain't what it seems
black bart's lookin'
don't know where she's been
maybe she's an acrobat
spends her evenings dancing on a pole
we all got to try the black bart blues

black bart tried most anything
black bart liked it but he couldn't sing
so he asked me to tell ya
try it for yourself and you will see
we all got to try the black bart blues

(spoken)
bruce 'what did you do that for?'
nerd  'i'm sorry, i just..., i guess i'm not used to...
bruce 'shut up and get on with it will you'

black bart's livin' across the ocean now
black bart's lookin' to come back somehow
so if you are a dancer,
you could dance his pole in may
that's a maypole

black bart's coming
now black bart's gone
black bart did it so i wrote this song
whatever and however,
in and out or several at a time mmm yes!
we all got to do the black bart blues
here comes the guitar solo

we all got to try the black bart blues
yowsa!  yowsa!  yowsa!
				
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prowler '88
walkin' through the city
lookin' oh so pretty
i just gotta find my way
see the ladies flashin'
all their legs and lashes
i just gotta find my way

well, you see me crawlin' through the bushes
with it open wide
what ya seein' girl?
can you believe that feelin? can you believe it?
can you believe your eyes?
it's the real thing girl

got me feelin' myself and reelin' around
got me talking, girl, feel like walkin' around
				
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charlotte the harlot '88
giving a swish with your arse in the air, don't you know what they're saying?
charlotte you're so refined when you take all the love that they're giving.
sticking with every man that you find, don't you know what they're after?
charlotte you've got your legs in the air, don't you hear all the laughter?

charlotte the harlot show me your legs,
charlotte the harlot take me to bed.
charlotte the harlot let me see blood,
charlotte the harlot let me see love.

taking so many men to your room, don't you feel no remorse?
you charge them a "fiver", it's only for starters.
and ten for the main course.
and you've got no feelings, they died long ago.
don't you care who you let in?
and don't you know you're breaking the law with the service you're giving.

charlotte the harlot show me your legs,
charlotte the harlot take me to bed.
charlotte the harlot let me see blood,
charlotte the harlot let me see love.

there was a time when you left me standing there,
picking up pieces of love off the floor.
well charlotte you left me alone in there,
to make your ends as a bloody whore.
well charlotte you told me you love me true,
picking up pieces of love yesterday.
well charlotte you're draws are off color too
'cause you're making love all day.
giving a swish with your arse in the air, don't you know what they're saying?
charlotte you're so refined when you take all the love that they're giving.
sticking with every man that you find, don't you know what they're after?
charlotte you've got your legs in the air, don't you hear all the laughter?

charlotte the harlot show me your legs,
charlotte the harlot take me to bed.
charlotte the harlot let me see blood,
charlotte the harlot let me see love.
				
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all in your mind
look inside your head and find
and tell me now that it's all in your mind
look inside your head and find
a way deep inside and it's all in your mind

it's all in your mind, it's all in your mind

revolution, air pollution
chairman mao tse tung is in your mind (but he's dead now... he's not very well anyway!)
new day breaking, people hating
love supreme, but it's all in your mind

it's all in your mind, it's all in your mind

segregation, preservation
politicians all are in your mind
pewter suta, kama sutra
even blankenheimer is in your mind

it's all in your mind, it's all in your mind
				
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kill me ce soir
remember that song called kill me, from victim's last lp
too much of a risk for a golden disc, the price he paid for money

ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star
ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star

sing your song, you can't go wrong, tempted his business advisor
no need for alarm, you'll come to no harm, he didn't mention the sniper

ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star
ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star

the news is read, the need is fed, one yawn, two yawn, and back to bed
turn off the light, and hold me tight, c'mon, maman, bend down your head
and just sing on, immortal song, fini, belle vie, bonne nuit

remember that song called kill me, a lecture on political chicanery
of peoples rape, recorded on tape, brought shame to the presidency

tonight, tonight, one more point for human rights
tonight, tonight, one more point for human rights

remember that song kill me, once used by a man from gallilee
he had nothing to lose, he was king of the jews, secured his place in history

ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un provocateur
ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un provocateur

the news is read, the poison's spread, one yawn, two yawn, and back to bed
turn off the light, and hold me tight, c'mon, maman, bend down your head
and just sing on, immortal song, fini, belle vie
turn off the light and hold me tight, come on

vick played his part with all his heart, he wasn't prepared for the shock
when hollow lead bit into his head, a new martyr for the book of rock
when hollow lead bit into his head, a new martyr for the book of rock

ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star
ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star
ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll provocateur
ce soir, ce soir, ce soir, assassination d'un rock'n'roll star
				
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i'm a mover
i was born by the river, just like this river, i've been moving ever since
ain't got nobody to call my own, you know i've been moving since the day i was born
life is a game just made for fun, you know i don't love nobody, i don't love no one

yes, i'm a mover, baby

following the footsteps; one fine day,
when i asked the wise man which was the way
he said: "follow your heart and look for yourself
and come back and tell me what you have learned"

yes, i'm a mover, baby

(2:24-solo)

went back and told him, i found me a wife,
eleven children and a real good life
told him of love and there's a happy home,
but i need to return to that long winding road

yes, i'm a mover, baby

i've got to move on down
move on
				
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communication breakdown
hey girl, what you doin!
hey girl, you'll drive me to ruin
i don't know what it is about you,
but i like it a lot
oh why don't you let me hold you,
let me feel your lovin' touch

communication breakdown, it's always the same
i'm having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane!

hey girl, i got something i think you want to know
hey girl, i wanna tell you that i love you so
i wanna hold you in my arms,
and feel your love tonight
i'm never gonna let you go,
'cause i like your charms

communication breakdown, it's always the same
i'm having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane!

(1:16-solo: janick gers)

communication breakdown, it's always the same
i'm having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane!

communication breakdown,
communication breakdown
communication breakdown,
i want to feel your love all night
communication breakdown,
communication breakdown,
i'm gonna make your telephone work tonight,
communication breakdown,
				
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nodding donkey blues
settle down!

she's got legs... like an airship,
she's got an arse.... like [unintelligible]
she's got tits... just like hot air balloons... and i mean the hindenburg!
she's the biggest girl, i'm gonna get there soon
yeah, you know what i mean

she's got love when you want it, but she never lets go when you get it
you disappear inside, you're never seen again... lost forever!
she's the biggest girl, i'm gonna get there soon
alright, here we go...

should be some kind of guitar solo here...

well i met her in a bar, she was propping up the wall
i don't think she was available, she was made of concrete [unintelligible]
i met her in a bar, she was propping up the wall
in fact she was nailed to it
i gotta admit, [unintelligible] babe... let's get down to it baby!

she had a brain like a sheep-dip, she got love like a cesspit on her mind
she was a big girl, she was big.
i mean she was big, she was fucking huge! enormous!
needed a sign overhead [unintelligible] never even had landing permission!

one more!

oh we sailed across the ocean you and me
i looked like a flea on the back of a sperm whale
oh yeah, i was waving a match inside the albert hall!
				
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space station no. 5
start with the sun and move on out
the future's in the skies above
the heaven's gonna fold and a new star is born
space and time makin' love

oh what a time we had living on the ground
i've moved to station no. 5, see you next time around
next time around

as far as you want, move on out,
it's all in the mind you know
i feel so low, haven't ever seen this day,
it's here, it's time to go

oh what a time we had living on the ground
i've moved to station no. 5, see you next time around
next time around

remember when it was so clear,
with the shadow [unintelligible] in the rain
if the time suits you right,
i'm leaving tonight
nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah....
come fly away with me!

it's getting faster lads! hurry up! here comes metallica in the rear-view mirror!
and it's also a [leads] by [electric]... [too fast to understand]
at the finish it's prick... it's... and at the finish it's prick followed by the wanker,
followed by cunt with arsehole finishing a close fourth.



nicko: are we off?
bruce: yeah!
nicko: a-one, two-two, th... er... three. [acoustic guitar starts]

bruce: [putting on rod smallwood's yorkshire accent]

i don't know what this bloody track's doing there... bloody track.
what are these bloody knobs?... what is?... what are you doing here?
what about doing all this bloody music? stop that! stop that nicko!
bloody hell! i've had this! what about the bloody deadline?
pissing about in the bloody studio all the time!
i mean i'm bloody sat here working my fingers to the bone,
trying to get this bloody album out at the top of the bloody artwork
and steve wants some bloody blobby tatoo on his bloody willie
to draw the bloody head in. what the bloody hell do they think i am?
i've bloody got to walk into the bloody emi, capitol,
and the biggest bloody record companies in the bloody world and say
"look here's a bloody picture of a bloody eddie with a bloke
and his fucking dick"! what the bloody hell do you all think
they're gonna make of that?

why can't they write songs about proper things like cricket?
aaargh, god! boycott! there we go, man! there, man!
they're writing bloody stupid songs these day, you know what i mean?
gremlins two the bloody great film, you know.
if i'd wanted the band to be bloody in it well they'd be bloody in it
and all this, you know, bloody stupid. bloody blood everywhere, it's brilliant!
bloody hell, where's the bloody cricket? i know it's christmas!
it shouldn't make any fucking difference should it,
they should be putting cricket on. speaking of christmas,
i invited some bastard round at christmas.
he ain't paid me for the bloody turkey yet. what did he have?
two-thirds of a breast and half a thigh.
that'll be five pounds sixty-three pence.
what a cunt, there's some bloody arseholes around these days.
you never know, they stab you in the back as soon as look at you.

nicko! nicko! nicko stop wearing that bloody jacket in those photo sessions.
you look bloody pregnant, man. oooh, don't give me that stupid look.
how many bloody chins have you got? never mind how many chins i've got.
how many bloody chins have you got?
couldn't you dress appropriately on a golf course, nicko.
nooo! you don't wear... you wouldn't come onto a bloody golf course
or a bloody drumkit wearing a bloody...
a bloody silk bloody satin bloody whatever the bloody hell it is, would you?
well, i don't care if you're a pop star, you're a bloody...
you're on a bloody golf course now. you're bloody embarrassing me.
you're embarrassing me. you come with a bloody jacket and tie next time, i tell you.

now, shut up 'cos i'm going to address... no,
i'm not gonna bloody address the envelope, i'm gonna address the ball.
right, i'm adjusting the ball. i'm standing here right now, ok.
[mumbles something unintelligible] where's the bloody ball?
right here, right. see now... fault! fault! get out of the bloody way,
you stupid...! get out of the way, you stupid arseholes! get out!
i'm bloody going to play the f... i'm bloody going to play the ball!
fucking f... i'll hit them on the bloody head never mind. right.
here we go, right. whooooo... bastard! bollocks off! fucking hell!
fuck! fuck! fuck! it's all you bloody fault.
it's all you bloody fault. it's all... i can pick it up, can't i? why not?!
what is it? what? what's up with the fucking rules? what bloody rules?
these stupid bloody rules. well how should i... where is it? in the water!?
what am i suppos... look! well you'll have to get it. it's your bloody fault.
you bloody get it! yes, now! i'm not...
i don't care if it's not part of your job description. record producer?
wha... well you'll never bloody work again.
get in that bloody water now or you'll never bloody work again.
bloody nerve! record producer! you know who i am?
what do you mean you've never heard of me?
you must have seen me number plate, it's on me range rover.
where do i live? well how should i know if there's any mountains in bayswater?
i only go out to get the sunday papers! anyway they're bloody late, aren't they?

you know, i mean... i mean what good is the bloody music without the... see,
what good is the bloody music without the sleeve i ask him.
no! no! no! nobody's bothered about the music steve. only you and the fans.
i mean... i mean if it wasn't for the bloody fans i wouldn't be here!
you understand? you know, i mean i'm only bloody... i'm not doing this for fun!
you know, i mean... steve... no, no, no. steve...
no, no, no. no need to talk to me like that steve. now look...
now look, i'm only arguing with you for fun, steve.
no, of course i don't mean it. i just want to give you the you know...
drive you to an early grave, you know.

but, er... nick... oh, oh... nicko! nicko! nicko, not behind that bush.
nooo! it's win... it's windsor bloody golf course, the bloody queen plays here.
if she fucking played golf she'd play here! oh for christ's...
what if bloody lord what's his name walked here. ooooh.....

you what? 'fear of the dark'? you want to call it 'fear of the dark'?
[sighs] hold on, i'll see what the bloke at the bloody off-license thinks about it.
like, listen. i've spoken to the bloke at the bloody off-license and
i've spoken to the minicab driver, and he thinks it should be called
'blood sweat'n'beer', nothing like a bloody good yorshire title, like.
look, you get on with the bloody music and we'll deal with important stuff like,
you know, the marketing and the design and the sleeve and the photograph,
anything goes to me. i've got a lot better title.
what about 'l.a.'s from here to eternity' or
'bayswater ain't a bad place to be'? well i know bayswater isn't rock'n'roll,
steve, but neither was monterey until bloody hendrix went there.
the isle of wight was never bloody rock'n'roll until the bloody beatles went there.
oh i know the beatles never went there, but it's only a bloody detail.
don't be so fucking pedantic. oh, bloody hell! what? this bloody song?
this bloody song... what about calling it...
what about calling it 'fear of the golf'? 'fear of the golf' no, not the gulf!
you don't want to depress everybody. what's that got to do with...
you've already got a song about the gulf war.
'afraid to shoot strangers', this is about the gulf war.
well the gulf war's over, steve! it's already happened and it's not news anymore.
couldn't you change it, one letter and make it about golf.
golf's happening all the time! it happens every bloody year.
the gulf war never happens every bloody year, does it?
i mean they'll have forgotten about it in five years' time.
you're not singing about the bloody second world war now.
but nobody's singing songs about golf. you'll go to the bloody market,
i'm telling you! you will! you will!

what is this bloody bit of graffitti on the bog wall?
"i'm not afraid to shoot managers"! who put it there?
who put it there, hands up! who put it there? who did? merck?
merck put it there? he bloody works for me.
he never told me he could read or write!
i'll have to bloody watch my back now.
there's a bloody conspiracy theory going on. bloody hell!

who wants to talk to me? who? who's on the phone? an artist?
bloody namby pamby, tell him to fuck off i'm watching the bloody golf.
oh, somebody still owes me for half the cost of that bloody turkey when he came 'round for christmas dinner.
bloody nerve! mind you! mind you, you do have to look up.
you know, i mean the lads, they not so     bad.
i know they don't mean everything they say because...
because ultimately i'm always right.
and in the end it's always my ideas that do get chosen even though
i didn't think of them. well, not quite.
i mean i like to think of meself as being a... a creative geoffrey boycott.
you know, like the bloke who stood there for hours and hours until the crowd went still,
and then he was still shown on the telly after they were all dead.
oh, yes! the legend will live on! and they bloody know me down the indian, you know.
i'm a bloody superhuman cricket man, boycotting existential golfing machine!
i can't dig the blues, but i can dig a bloody [unintelligible],
i can bloody tell you! i'm a massless millionaire, a bloody vulcanised superviking.
i'm frederick roderick smallwood, with my own bloody number plate.
i'll bloody tell them. i tell you i'm bloody glad i came back here from l.a.

england bloody needs me.
				
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i can't see my feelings
i can't see my feelings
open my eyes
i can't see my feelings
open a pair of eyes

i can't see my feelings
keep them behind
i just keep on reeling
running back down the line

oh, i can't stand that screaming
don't even try
music fans some feelings
it'll be tell me why

i can't stop that feeling
showing me why
man i love that feeling
yeah, blowin' me right through the sky

oh hey hey hey hey hey hey
oh, listen to what she says
if it's good, it's nice
				
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roll over vic vella
vic: ...well.

steve: oh yeah?

vic: went down ten feet, got a jcb from the road 'cause my other one wouldn't reach. dug it out... after ten or fifteen minutes he went back to the hole to check the height... full of water! must have come from the river, eh?

steve: dunno...someone must have pissed in it.

vic: say well, fucking big piss... somebody did.

someone: something you were doing down the [unintelligible]

vic: trying to feed it through the ground, it's like a well. about three feet deep. so i....that's right, fucking john shit himself. there was soil, it's like quicksand.... he went down there to spread the fucking soil, and he's sinking in, isn't he. he suddenly reached for the fucking fork lift and i lifted up he couldn't reach it... he was shitting himself. he was just going by the [unintelligible] at the end of the boots. he said "i'm fucking going, i'm going! just lower the fucking forklift quick!" and he grabbed hold of it, so i had to lift it up with him hanging on the end of it. good job he didn't let go otherwise [splat-sound] right in the fucking mud!

(solo: dave murray)

gonna write a little letter, gonna mail it to my local mp
he's a maltese man and he's mowing the lawn my way
roll over vic vella, give me more bales of hay

roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, don't you mow that lawn my way

early in the morning i'm giving you a warning
don't you step on my tractor blades
hey diddle diddle he's on the fiddle
and he ain't got nothing to lose
roll over vic vella, tell the tax man the bad news

roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, don't you tell the tax man the news

you want to buy a truck and need a new vcr
vic he gonna say he knows where they are
roll over vic vella, i see that panda-car

(solo: dave murray)

roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, don't you play those games with me

roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, don't you play those games with me

roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, roll over vic vella
roll over vic vella, don't you play that game with me
				
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justice of the peace
have you heard on the news
another let off madman
another screw on the loose
is it the judge or the badman

what's the matter these days
no one has the courage to put them away
nobody has any faith
'cause there's a breakdown of justice and order

*watiting for justice, waiting for justice of the peace
waiting for justice, waiting for justice of the peace

when i remember back the memories of yesteryear (they really say 'yesterday')
with all the friends and all the times
when people were carefree
and walking down the street
when everyone knew everyone
and all the houses doors were open
no had to care those days are gone
those days are gone

*repeat

i long for the times when you could
wander down the street unharmed
when poeple didn't have much money
but didn't seem to care
it must be the cynic in me
but i don't really like things now
the violence, the attitudes
aggression that you see everyday
a sick society looks the other way.
				
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judgement day
there are no marks upon a man
that can say he's good or bad
no label and no tell tale sign
that can show he's full of lies

by your deeds you will be known
time will tell truth will show
as we exhale every breath
we all got closer to our death

what will you say
what will you say
on judgement day
on judgement day

when you look into their eyes
you don't know what they hide
no label and no tell tale sign
that can show he's full of lies

by your deeds you will be known
time will tell truth will show
as we exhale every breath
we all got closer to our death

what will you say
what will you say
on judgement day
on judgement day

ignorance is bliss is that the reason
we can not read another's mind
if we knew what thoughts were dancing
through each others heads
would we all be driven mad
would we all be dead

by your deeds you will be known
time will tell truth will show
as we exhale every breath
we all got closer to our death

what will you say
what will you say
on judgement day
on judgement day
				
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my generation
people try to put us down ? talking about my generation
just because we get around ? talking about my generation
they say we're awful cold ? talking about my generation
hope i die before i get old ? talking about my generation
my generation, my generation baby

why don't you just fade away ? talking about my generation
don't try and dig what we all say ? talking about my generation
i'm not trying to cause a big sensation ? talking about my generation
i'm talking about my generation ? talking about my generation
my generation, my generation baby
my generation baby

talking about my generation, talking about my generation
talking about my generation, talking about my generation
my generation, my generation baby

why don't you just fade away ? talking about my generation
don't try and dig what we all say ? talking about my generation
i'm not trying to cause a big sensation ? talking about my generation
i'm talking about my generation ? talking about my generation
my generation, my generation baby
my generation baby

people try to put us down ? talking about my generation
just because we get around ? talking about my generation
they say we're awful cold ? talking about my generation
hope i die before i get old ? talking about my generation
my generation, my generation baby
my generation, my generation baby
my generation, my generation baby
my generation

people try to put us down
just because we get around
they say we're awful cold
hope i die before i get old
my generation, my generation baby
my generation, my generation baby
my generation

people try to put us down...
				
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doctor doctor
doctor doctor please, don't you know i'm going fast
doctor doctor please, don't you know i just can't last
she walked up to me and really stole my heart
and then she started to tear my body apart

living, loving, i'm on the run so far away from you
living, loving, i'm on the run so far away from you

doctor doctor please, don't you know i just can't last
doctor doctor please, don't you know i'm going fast
it's only just a moment, but she's turning paranoid
it's another situation for a nervous boy

doctor doctor please, don't you know i'm going fast
doctor doctor please, don't you know i just can't last
but you look so angry as i crawled across your floor
she's got the strength, i just can't take any more

living, loving, i'm on the run so far away from you
living, loving, i'm on the run so far away from you
				
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blood on the world's hands
sometimes it makes me wonder
sometimes it makes me question
sometimes it makes me saddened
always it makes me angry but ...

when you can see it happening
the madness that's all around you
nobody seens to worry
the world seens so powerless to act ...

it's out of control
blood on the world's hands
each day a new toll

another assassination
the same day a new creation
but what are they coming into
security of a world that brings ...

one day another killing
somewhere there's someone starving
another a savage raping
meanwhile there's someone laughing at us

it's out of control
blood on the world's hands
each day it goes on

brutality and aggression
tomorrow another lesson
expecting another air raid
praying for a ceasefire ...

they say things are getting better
no need to be complacent
there's chaos across the border
and one day it could be happening to us

it's out of control
blood in the world's hands
it's our epitaph
it's out of control
someone should know
blood on the world's hands

someone should
				
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the aftermath
silently to silence fall
in the fields of futile war
toys of death are spitting lead
where boys that were our soldiers bled
war horse and war machine

curse the name of liberty
marching on as if they should
mix in the dirt our brothers' blood

in the mud and rain
what are we fighting for
is it worth the pain
it is worth dying for
who will take the blame
why did they make a war
questions that come again
should we be fighting at all

once a ploughtman hitched his team
here he sowed his little cream
now bodies arms and legs are strewn
where mustard gas and barbwire blooom
each moment's like a year
i've nothing left inside for tears
comrades dead or dying lie
i'm left alone asking why

in the mud and rain
what are we fighting for
is it worth the pain
it is worth dying for
who will take the blame
why did they make a war
questions that come again
should we be fighting at all

after the war
left feeling no one has won
after the war
what does a soldier become
				
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futureal
i'm running out of time,
i'm running out of breath
and now it's getting
so i can't sleep at night
in the day, feel like death

i'm getting in far too deep,
i feel them closing in
i've got to say that i'm scared,
i know they'll win
even so, i'm prepared

do you believe, what you hear
can you believe, what you see
do you believe, what you feel

can you believe

what is real ?
futureal
what is real ?
futureal

whenever anyone seems
to treat me like a freak
it makes me see
i'm the only one who feels
that i know what is real?

sometimes it feels like
a game of deadly hide and seek
and when you're reading this,
then i'll be gone
maybe then, you will see

do you believe, what you hear
can you believe, what you see
do you believe, what you feel
can you believe

what is real ?
futureal
what is real ?
futureal 
				
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wasted years
from the coast of gold, across the seven seas,
i'm travelling on, far and wide,
but now it seems, i'm just a stranger to myself,
and all the things i sometimes do, it isn't me but someone else.

i close my eyes, and think of home,
another city goes by, in the night,
ain't it funny how it is, you never miss it til it's gone away,
and my heart is lying there and will be til my dying day.

chorus:
so understand
don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years,
face up...make your stand,
and realise you're living in the golden years.

too much time on my hands, i got you on my mind,
can't ease this pain, so easily,
when you can't find the words to say, it's hard to make it through another day
and it makes me wanna cry, and throw my hands up to the sky.

chorus:
so understand
don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years,
face up...make your stand,
and realise you're living in the golden years.
				
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