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Iron maiden

The angel and the gambler
The angel and the gambler
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the angel and the gambler
the aftermath
the angel and the gambler

short version

roll of the dice
take a spin of the wheel
out of your hands now
so how do you feel
but you're not gonna win
you'd better go back again

do you feel lucky
or do you feel scared
take what luck brings
and be devil may care
but you're down on your luck
and what will the next day bring

adrift on the ocean
afloat in a daydream
or lost in a maze
or blind in the haze
so what does it matter
so why don't you answer
so why did you send
an angel to mend

best make decisions
before it's too late
take all your chances
take hold of the reins
a roll of the dice
ahead of the game again

nothing to lose
but so much to gain
a little danger
it goes without saying
but what do you care
you're gonna go in the end

(repeat)

there's like a hunger
that knocks on your door
you've had a taste of it
still you want more
you've made your mistakes
won't play it the same again

you have been warned
but still you plunge in
you play high stakes
but there's nothing to win
you've only one life
and so many things to learn

the angel on one side
the devil on the other
which path do you take
decisions to make

arrive at the crossroads
you know where you're going
and what if you wait
it may be too late

don't you think i'm the saviour
don't you think i could save you
don't you think i could save your life

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the aftermath

live

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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