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Iron maiden

Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio
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the wicker man
ghost of the navigator
brave new world
wrathchild
two minutes to midnight
blood brothers
sign of the cross
the mercenary
the trooper
dream of mirrors
the clansman
the evil that men do
fear of the dark
iron maiden
number of the beast
hallowed be thy name
sanctuary
run to the hills
the wicker man
hand of fate is moving and thefinger points to you
he knocks you to your feet and so what are you gonna do
your tongue has frozen now you've got something to say
the piper at the gates of down is calling you his way

you watch the world exploding every single night
dancing in the night a new born in the light
say goodbye to gravity and say goodbye to death
hello to eternity and live for every breath

your time will come
your time will come

the ferry man wants his money you ain't going to give it back
he can push his own boat as you set up of the track
nothing you can contemplate will ever be the same
every second is a new spark, sets the universe aflame

you watch the world exploding every night
dancing in the night a new born in the light
brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain
the shadow of the wicker man is rising up again

your time will come
your time will come
				
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ghost of the navigator
i have sailed too many lands now i make my final journey
on the bowi stand, west is where i go
through the night i plough still my heart, calculate and pray
as the compass swings my will is strong
i will not be led astray
mysteries of time clouds that hide the sun
but i know, i know

i see the ghosts of the navigators but they are lost
as they sail into the sunset they'll count the cost
as their skeletons accusing emerge from the sea
the sirens of the rock, they beckon me

take my heart and set it free
carried forward by the waves
nowhere left to run, navigator's son

chasing rainbows all my days
where i go i do not know
i only know the placce i've been
dreams they come and go, ever shall be so
nothing's real until you see

i steer between the crashing rocks, the sirens call my name
lash my hands onto the helm, blood surging with the strain
i will not fail now as sunrise comes the darkness left behind
for eternity i follow on there is no other way
mysteries of time clouds that hide the sun
but i know, i know
				
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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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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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two minutes to midnight
kill for gain or shoot to maim
but we don't need a reason
the golden goose is on the loose
and never out of season
some blackened pride still burns inside
this shell of bloody treason
here's my gun for a barrel of fun
for the love of living death.

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the killer's breed or the demon's seed,
the glamour, the fortune, the pain,
go to war again, blood is freedom's stain,
but don't you pray for my soul anymore.
2 minutes to midnight
the hands that threaten doom.
2 minutes to midnight
to kill the unborn in the womb.

the blind men shout let the creatures out
we'll show the unbelievers
the napalm screams of human flames
of a prime time belsen feast...yeah!
as the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy,
we oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies.

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the body bags and little rags of children torn in two
and the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you.
as the madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song,
to the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun.

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midnight...all night...
				
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blood brothers
and if you're taking a walk through the garden of life
what do you think you'd expect you would see ?
just like a mirror reflecting the moves of your life
and in the rivers reflections of me

just for a second a glimpse of my father i see
and in a movement he beckons to me
and in the moment the memories are all that remain
and all thewounds are reopening again

we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers
we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers

and as you look all around at the world in dismay
what do you see, do you think we have learned
not if you're taking a look at the war torn affray
out in the streets where the babies are burned


we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers
we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers

there are times when i feel i'm afraid for the world
there are times i'm ashamed of us all
when you're floating on all the emotion you feel
and reflecting the good and the bad

will weever know what the answer to life really is ?
can you really tell me what life is ?
maybe all the things that you know that are precious to you
can be swept away by fate's own hand


we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers
we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers

when you think that we've used all our chances
and the chance to make everything right,
keep on making the same old mistakes
makes untipping the balance so easy
when we're living our lives on  the edge
say a prayer  on the book of the dead


we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers
we're blood brothers, we're blood brothers

and if you're taking a walk on the garden of life
				
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sign of the cross
eleven saintly shrouded men
silhouettes stand against the sky
one in front with a cross held high
come to wash my sins away

standing alone in the wind and rain
feeling the fear that is growing
sensing the change in the tide again
brought by the storm that is brewing
feel the anxiety hold off the fear
some of the doubt in the things you believe
now that your faith will be put to the test
nothing to do but await what is coming

why the is god still protecting me
even when i don't deserve it
though i am blessed with an inner strength
some they would call it a penance
why am i meant to face this alone
asking the question time and again
praying to god won't keep me alive
inside my head feel the fear start to rise...

they'll be saying their prayers when the moment comes
there'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day
and the guilty'll bleed when that moment comes
they'll be coming to claim, take your soul away

the sign of the cross
the name of the rose... a fire in the sky
the sign of the cross

they'll be comming to bring the eternal flame
they'll be bringing us all immortality
holding communion so the world be blessed
my creator, my god'll lay my soul to rest

the sign of the cross
the name of the rose... a fire in the sky
the sign of the cross

lost the love of heaven above
chose the lust of the earth below
eleven saintly shrouded men
came to wash my sins away
				
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the mercenary
pay to kill, die to lose
hunted, hunter which you are
diablo come again
to make trophies out of men

lose your skin, lose your skull
one by one the sack is full
and the heat dehydrate
know which breath will be you're last

nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
you've got to kill to stay alive
nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
you've got to kill to stay alive

show them no fear, show them no pain
show them no fear, show them no pain
show them no fear, show them no pain
show them no fear, show them no pain

human heart, human mind
intellect intertwined
focus sharp in the night
watch the jungle burning bright

toe to toe throw the line
everyone's caught hand tied
how could it have come to this ?

nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
you've got to kill to stay alive
nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
you've got to kill to stay alive
				
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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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dream of mirrors
have you ever felt
the future is the past
but you don't know how ... ?
a reflected dream
of a captured time
is it really now, is it really happenig ?

don't know why i feel this way
have i dreamt this time, this place ?
something vivid comes into my mind
and i think i've seen your face
seen this room, been in this place
something vivid comes again into my mind

all my hopes and expectation
looking for an explanation
have i found my destination ?
i just can't take no more

the dream is true, the dream is true
the dream is true, the dream is true

tink i've heard your voice before
think i've said these words before
something makes me feel i just might lose my mind
am i still inside my dream ?
is this a new reality
something makes me feel that i have lost my mind

all my hopes and expectation
looking for an explanation
coming to the realisation
that i can't see for sure

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
please save me from myself

the dream is true, the dream is true
the dream is true, the dream is true

i get up put on the light
dreading the oncoming night
scared to fall asleep and dream the dream again

nothing that i contemplate
nothing that i can compare
to letting loose the demons deep inside my head

dread to think that might be stirring
that my dream is reoccuring
got to keep away from drifting
saving me from myself

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

lost in a dream of mirrors
lost in a paradox
lost and time is spinning
lost a nightmre i retrace

lost a hell that i revisit
lost another time and place
lost a parallel existence
lost a nightmare i retrace

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

i only dream in black and white
i only dream 'cause i'm alive
i only dream in black and white
to save me from myself

the dream is true, the dream is true
the dream is true, the dream is truethe dream is true, the dream is true
the dream is true, the dream is true
				
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the clansman
wake alone in the hills
with the wind in your face
it feels good to be proud
and be free and a race
that is part of a clan
and to live in highlands
and the air that you breathe
so pure and so clean

when alone on the hills
with the wind in your hair
with a longing to feel
just to be free

it is right to believe
in the need to be free
it’s a time when you die
and without asking why
can’t you see what they do
they are grinding us down
they are taking our land
that belongs to the clans

not alone with a dream
just a want to be free
with a need to belong
i am a clansman … freedom

it’s a time wrought with fear
it’s a land wrought with change
ancestors could hear
what is happening now
they would turn in their graves
they would all be ashamed
that the land of the free
has been written in chains

and i know what i want
when the timing is right
then i’ll take what is mine
i am the clansman

and i swear to defend
and we’ll fight to the end
and i swear that we’ll never
be taken alive
and i know that we’ll stand
and we’ll fight for our land
and i swear that my bairns
will be born free

and i know what i want
when the timing is right
then i’ll take what is mine
i am the clansman

no. no, we can’t let them take anymore
no we can’t let them take anymore
we’ve the land of the free…
freedom…

it is right to believe
in the need to be free
it’s a time when you die
and without asking why
t you see what they do
they are grinding us down
they are taking our land
that belongs to the clans

and i know what i want
when the timing is right
then i’ll take what is mine
i am the clansman
				
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the evil that men do
love is a razor and i walked the line on that silver blade
slept in the dust with his daughter, her eyes red with
the slaughter of innocence
but i will pray for her
i will call her name out loud
i would bleed for her
if only i could see her now

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

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

circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems
the seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me
but i will pray for you
and some day i may return
don't you cry for me
beyond is where i learn
				
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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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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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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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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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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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