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NWOBHM Iron Maiden (UK-1) Piece of Mind
CD, Released date : 16 May 1983 - EMI Records / Harvest Records / Pathe Marconi
Produced by : Martin Birch, Recorded at : Compass Point Studios
Style: NWOBHM
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RATING SOM : 16/20
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Tracklist
Re-Issue in 1995 with a bonus disc with 2 tracks
1. Where Eagles Dare 06:09
2. Revelations 06:48
3. Flight of Icarus 03:50
4. Die with Your Boots on 05:25
5. The Trooper 04:11
6. Still Life 04:54
7. Quest for Fire 03:41
8. Sun and Steel 03:26
9. To Tame a Land 07:25
Bonustracks
1. I've Got the Fire 02:40
2. Cross Eyed Mary 03:55
Total playing time 52:35

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Lyrics
1. WHERE EAGLES DARE

It's snowing outside, the rumbling sound of engines roar in the night
The mission is near, the confident men are waiting to drop from the sky

The blizzard goes on but still they must fly
No one should go where eagles dare

Bavarian Alps that lay all around, they seem to stare from below
The enemy lines a long time passed are lying deep in the snow

Into the night they fall through the sky
No one should fly where eagles dare

They're closing in, the fortress is near, it's standing high in the sky
The cable car's the only way in, it's really impossible to climb

They make their way but maybe too late
They've got to try to save the day

The panicking cries, the roaring of guns are echoing all 'roung the valley
The mission complete they make to escape away from the eagles nest

They dared to go where no one would try
They chose to fly where eagles dare


2. REVELATIONS

"O God of Earth and Altar
Bow down and hear our cry
Our earthly rulers falter
Our people drift and die
The walls of gold entomb us
The swords of scorns divide
Take not my thunder from us
But take away our pride"
(G.K. Chesterton, English Hymnal)

Just a babe in a black abyss
No reason for a place like this
The walls are cold and souls cry out in pain
An easy way for the blind to go
A clever path for the fools who know
The secret of the hanged man - The smile on his lips

[Chorus]
The light of the blind - You'll see
The venom tears my spine
The eyes of the Nile are opening - You'll see

She came to me with a serpent's kiss
As the eye of the sun rise on her lips
Moonlight catches silver tears I cry
So we lay in a black embrace
And the seed is sown in a holy place
And I watched, and I waited for the dawn

[Chorus]

Blind all of us together
Ablaze with hope and free
No storm or heavy weather
Will rock the boat you'll see
The time has come to close your eyes
And still the wind and rain
For the one who will be king
The watcher in the ring
It is you ...? Oh, it is you ...?


3. FLIGHT OF ICARUS

As the sun breaks, above the ground
An old man stands on the hill
As the ground warms, to the first rays of light
A birdsong shatters the still

His eyes are ablaze
See the madman in his gaze

[Chorus]
Fly, on your way, like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun

Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears
Looks the old man in the eye
As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd
In the name of God my father I fly

His eyes seems so glazed
As he flies on the wings of a dream
Now he knows his father betrayed
Now his wings turn to ashes to ashes his grave

[Chorus]

Fly, on your way, like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun

On your way, like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun
On your way, like an eagle
Fly... Fly as high as the sun !


4. 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...
...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 !

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]

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]
If you're gonna die... die !


5. 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 horse breath
As I plunge into a certain death

[Chorus]
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh !
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh !

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

[Chorus]

We get so close, near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pull 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

[Chorus]


6. 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


7. QUEST FOR FIRE

In a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth
When the land was swamp and caves where home
In an age when prize possession was fire
To search for landscapes men would roam

Then the tribes they came to steal their fire
And the wolves they howled into the night
As they fought a vicious angry battle
To save the power of warmth and light

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched all through the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

And they thought that when the embers died away
That the flame of life had burnt and die
Didn't know the sparks that made the fire
Were made by rubbing stick and stone

So they ploughed through forest and swamps of danger
And they though the cannibal tribes and beasts
In the search to find another fire
To regain the power of light and heat

[Chorus]
Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

[Chorus] (x2)


8. SUN AND STEEL

You killed your first man at thirteen
Killer instinct, animal supreme
By sixteen you had learned to fight
The way of the warrior, you took it as your right

[Chorus]
Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal
Life is like a wheel
Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal
Life is like a wheel

Through earth and water, fire and wind
You came at last - Nothing was the end
Make your cut by fire and stones
Take you and your blade, break you both in two
Break you both in two...

[Chorus]
...Rolling on and on

[Chorus]

[Chorus]
And it's rolling still


9. TO TAME A LAND

He his the king of all the land
In the kingdom of the sands
Of a time tomorrow

He rules the sandworms and the freemen
In a land amongst the stars
Of an age tomorrow

He his destined to be a king
He rules over everything
On the land called planet Dune

Body water is your life
And without it you would die
In the desert the planet Dune

Without a stillsuit you would fry
On the sands so hot and dry
In a world called Arrakis

It is a land that's rich in spice
The sandriders and the "mice"
That they call the "Muad' Dib"

He his the Kwisatz Haderach
He his born of Caladan
And will take the Gom Jabbar

He has the power to foresee
Or to look into the past
He his the ruler of the stars

The time will come for him to lay claim his crown
And then the foe yes they'll be cut down
You'll see he'll be the best that there's been
Messiah supreme, true leader of men

And when the time for judgement's at hand
Don't fret he's strong, he'll make a stand
Against evil the fire that spreads through the land
He has the power to make it all end


BONUSTRACKS (EDITION TWO CD)

1. I'VE GOT THE FIRE

If you're lookin' for something, that you can keep
Well baby, pass me by
But you want something, that's twenty years deep
Oh baby, don't even try
But you want someone, to take your soul
Maybe I lift you a little bit higher

I've got the fire

Ahhhhhhhh!

So you think I'm skinny, don't you sell me cheap
'Cos I'm as long as a country mile
Some like it wide... I like it deep
WELL! ...Guess which one's my style
You think you can beat me... AHH at my own game
Well baby, I say you're a liar

'Cos I've got the fire
Yes I have!
Ahhhhhhhh! I've got the fire
Yeah!


2. CROSS EYED MARY

[Jethro Tull Cover]

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 fletching 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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