Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Maiden England

Lyrics


1. MOONCHILD

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 on, Lucifer's my name

[Chorus #1]
Moonchild - Hear the mandrake scream
Moonchild - Open the seventh seal

I count the heads of those unborn
The accursed ones I'll find them all
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

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2]
Moonchild - You'll be my 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 and one more lives
One baby cries, one mother grieves
Fall all the sins you will commit
You'll beg forgiveness and none I'll give
A web of fear shall be your coat
To cloth you in the night
A lucky escape for you young man
But I'll see you damned in endless night

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2]


2. 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
And I will pray for her, I will call her name out loud
I would bleed for her if I could only see her now

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]
The evil that men do lives on and on (x4)

Circle of fire my baptisme of joy at an end it seems
The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me
And I will pray for you, some day I may return
Don't you cry for me, beyond is where I learn

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]

Living on a razor's edge
Balancing on a ledge
Living on a razor's edge
You know... You know...

[Chorus]

The evil... The evil... The evil that men do (x2)


3. THE PRISONER

"We want information, information, information... Who are you ? The new number two... Who is number one ? You are number six..."

"I am not a number... I am a free man !"

"Ah, ah, ah !!!"

I'm on the run, I kill to eat
I'm starving now, feeling dead on my feet
Going all the way, I'm nature's beast
Do what I want and do as I please

Run, fight to breathe, it's tough
Now you see me - Ah ! Ah ! Now you don't
Break the walls, I'm coming out

[Chorus #1]
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

Run, fight to breathe, it's gonna be tough
Now you see me, and now you don't
Break the walls, I'm coming out

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2]
I'm not a number, I'm a free man
Live my life where I want to
You'd better scratch me from your black book
'Cause I'll run rings around you

[Chorus #1]
[Chorus #2]
[Chorus #1]


4. STILL LIFE

Take a look in a pool and what do you see
In the dark dephts there faces beckoning me
Can't you see them it's plain for all to see
They were there, oh I know you don't believe me

Oh... I've never felt so strange
But... I'm not going insane

I've no doubt that you think I'm off my head
You don't say but it's in your eyes instead
Hours I spend out just gazing into that pool
Something draws me there I don't know what to do

Oh... They drain my strength away
Oh... They're asking me to stay

Nightmares... Spirits calling me
Nightmares... They won't leave me be

All my life's blood is slowly draining away
And I feel that I'm weaker every day
Somehow I know I haven't long to go
Joining them at the bottom of the pool

Now... I feel they are so near
I... begin to see them clear

Nightmares... coming all the time
Nightmares... will give me piece of mind

Now it's clear and I know what I have to do
I must take you down there to look at them too
Hand in hand then we'll jump right into the pool
Can't you see not just me they want you too

Oh... We'll drown together
It... will be forever

Nightmares... forever calling me
Nightmares... Now we rest in peace


5. DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON

Another prophet of disaster
Who says the ship is lost
Another prophet of disaster
Leaving you to count the cost
Taunting us with visions
Afflicting us with fear
Predicting war for millions
In the hope that one appears

[Chorus #1]
No point asking when it is
No point asking who's to go
No point asking what's the game
No point asking who's to blame
'Cause if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die
If you're gonna die, if you're gonna die

[Chorus #2]
If you're gonna die, die with your boots on
If you're gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you're gonna die, you're gonna die...

[Chorus #2]

In thirteen the beast is rising
The frenchman did sunrise
Through earthquakes and starvation
The warlord will arise
Terror, death, destruction
Pour from the eastern sands
But the truth of all predictions
Is always in your hands

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2] (x2)

They die, with their false storm... It's the game... They die !
They die, with their... with their false storm... They die !
We die ! We die ! We die ! We die ! We die !

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #2]

...Gonna die, die with your boots on
If you're gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you're gonna die... die !


6. INFINITE DREAMS

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
In case the dream begins again

Someone chasing I cannot move
Standing rigid at 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
It's getting to me so scared to sleep
But scared to wake now, in too deep

Even though its reached new heights
I'd rather like the restless nights
It makes me wonder, makes me think
There's no 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
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

Would 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 and again...


7. 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't 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

The death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night
Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light !
I have found you and no there is no place to run
Excitement shakes me, oh God help me, what have I done ?

Oh, yeah ! I've done it...

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...


8. CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS

Can I play with madness?

Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free
Give me a sense of wonder, to know I can be me
Give me the strength to hold my head up spit back in their face
Don't need no key to unlock this door, gonna break down the walls
Break out of this bad place...

[Chorus]
Can I play with madness?
The prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness?
There's no vision there at all
Can I play with madness?
The prophet looked and he laughed at me, he said...
Can I play with madness?
He said you're blind, too blind to see
Oh, he said you're too blind to see

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

[Chorus]
Oh, "listen to me" said the prophet

[Chorus]
Can I play with madness?


9. HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Can't understand what is happening to me
This isn't real, this is only a dream
But I never have felt, no I never have felt this way before

I'm looking down on my body below
I lie asleep in the mist of a dream
It is now, could it be the angel of death has come for me

I can't believe that really my time has come
I don't feel ready, there's so much left undone
And it's my soul and I'm not gonna let it get away

[Chorus]
Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait 'till another day
Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait, Heaven can wait 'till another day

I have a lust for the Earth below
And Hell itself is my only foe
'Cause I've no fear of dying, I'll go when I'm good and ready

I snatch a glimpse to the lights eternal rays
I see a tunnel, I stand amazed
At all of the people standing there in front of me

Into the paths of rightness I'll be led
Is this the place where the living join the dead
I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare

[Chorus]

Take my hand, I'll lead you to the promised land
Take my hand, I'll give you immortality
Eternal youth, I'll take you to the other side
To see the truth, the path for you is decided

My body tingles, I feel so strange
I feel so tired, I feel so drained
And I'm wondering if I'll ever be the same again

Is this in limbo or Heaven or Hell
Maybe I'm going down there as well
I can't accept my soul will drift forever

I feel myself floating back down to Earth
So could this be the hour of my rebirth
Or have I died or will I wake from dreaming ?

[Chorus] (x2)


10. WASTED YEARS

From the coast of gold
Across the seven seas
I'm travellin' 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] (x3)


11. THE CLAIRVOYANT

Feel the sweat break on my brow
Is it me or is it shadows that are dancing on the walls ?
Is this a dream or is it now ?
Is this a vision or nomality I see before my eyes ?

I wonder why, I wonder how
But it seems that the power's getting stronger every day
I feel a strength, an inner fire
But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore

[Chorus]
There's a time to live and a time to die
When it's time to meet the maker
There's a time to live but isn't it strange
That as soon as you're born you're dying

[Chorus]

Just by looking through your eyes
He could see the future penetrating right in through your mind
See the truth and see your lies
But for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise

[Chorus] (x2)
...And reborn again ??


12. SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

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

[Chorus]
Seventh son of a seventh son (x8)

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

[Chorus]

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


13. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

"How 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, chapter 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 dream were they
Reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
'Cause in my dreams it's always there,
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

Night was black, was no use holding back
'Cause I just have to see was someone watching me
In the mist, dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real or just 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 are 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 chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise me... Can't avoir 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


14. 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
'Cause at five o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low... 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 been 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 easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak

Tears flow but why am I crying
After all I'm not afraid of dying
Don't I believe that there never is an end

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Somebody cries from a cell "God be with you"
If there's a God then why has he let me go ?

As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the ends is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul 'cause 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

Yeah... Hallowed be thy name (x2)


15. IRON MAIDEN

Won't you come into my room
I want to 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 fought
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

(All the song : 3 times)

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