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IRON MAIDEN LYRICS

From There To Eternity

"From There To Eternity" (1992 Video/VHS)

1. Women In Uniform
2. Wrathchild
3. Run To The Hills
4. The Number Of The Beast
5. Flight Of Icarus
6. The Trooper
7. Two Minutes To MIdnight
8. Aces High
9. Running Free (live)
10. Wasted Years
11. Stanger In A Strange Land
12. Can I Play With Madness
13. The Evil That Men Do
14. The Clairvoyant
15. Infinite Dreams (live)
16. Holy Smoke
17. Tailgunner
18. Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter
19. Be Quick Or Be Dead
20. Wasting Love
21. From Here To Eternity







1. Women In Uniform

Beehive hairdo, 45 on the hip
Patrolwoman Saunders, don't you give her no lip
Took me to the station for a breath test
Then back to her bedroom for some house-arrest
Women in uniform, sometimes they look so cold
Women in uniform, but, Oh! They feel so warm

Coming back to London on a 747
Stewardess made me feel like I'm in heaven
Looking up the aisle to see what I could see
She leaned over said "Give it to me"

White apron, brown leather shoes
The nurse at the clinic left my heart all bruised
Gave me a massage, did it all right
Now she takes my temperature every night

Women in uniform, sometimes they look so cold
Women in uniform, but, Oh! They feel so warm
Women in uniform, Women in uniform
Women in uniform, Women in uniform

Commando raid on the Lebanese border
Sergeant Anita, she gives the order
Khaki jacket and a love gun
Baby, I surrender, let's have some fun

Women in uniform, sometimes they look so cold
Women in uniform, but, Oh! They feel so warm

(Solo: both together)

Women in uniform, sometimes they look so cold

Women in uniform, but, Oh! They feel so warm
Women in uniform, Women in uniform
Women in uniform, Women in uniform

Women in uniform, Khaki, white and blue
Women in uniform, coming after you
Women, women, women in uniform,
Women, women, women in uniform




2. 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, oooh yeah

(Solo: Dave Murray)

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 just 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, oooh yeah




3. Run To The Hills

The white man came across the sea,
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes he killed our creed,
He 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 to much for Cree,
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes, galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes, fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom the 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

Soldiers blue in the barren wastes, hunting and killing the game
Raping the women and wasting the men, the only good Indians are tame
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold, enslaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

(Solo: Dave Murray)

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives




4. The Number Of The Beast

I left alone, my mind was blank, I needed time to think, 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

Night was black was no use holding back, cause I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist, was this all 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

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

This can't go on I must inform the law, can this still be real or some crazy dream
But I feel drawn toward the evil chanting hordes, seem to mesmerize, 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




5. 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 bird song shatters the still
His eyes are ablaze, see the madman in his gaze
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'll fly
His eyes seem 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

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

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

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 toward the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly.....

(Solo: Dave Murray)

Fly as high as the sun




6. 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
Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run,
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race toward 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

Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!

(Solo: Adrian Smith)
(Solo: Dave Murray)

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

Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!




7. 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
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
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

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

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

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

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

Midnight...midnight....it's all night
Midnight...midnight....all night!




8. Aces High

There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
There comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
Got to get up for the coming attack

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
Remove all the wheel blocks there's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we head down the runway
Got to get airborne before it's too late

Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, doing it again
Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving...

Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die

Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Let of a sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin round to come in behind them
Move to their blind sides and firing again

Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us
Ten ME-109's out of the sun
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them I press down my guns

Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, doing it again
Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, doing it again

Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die

Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high




9. Running Free (live)

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

Chorus:

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

Chorus

Pulled her at the Bottle Top,
Whiskey dancing disco hop
Now all the boys are after me
And that's the way it's gonna be

Chorus




10. Wasted Years

From the coast of gold, across the seven seas, I'm travelin' 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 its gone away
And my heart is lying there and will be 'til my dying day

So understand
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years
Face up...make your stand
And realize 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 just makes me wanna cry and throw my hands up to the sky

So understand
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years
Face up...make your stand
And realize you're living in the golden years

(Solo: Adrian Smith)

So understand
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years
Face up...make your stand
And realize you're living in the golden years

So understand
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years
Face up...make your stand
And realize you're living in the golden years




11. Stanger In A Strange Land

Was many years ago that I left home and came this way
I was a young man, full of hopes and dreams
But now it seems that all is lost and nothing gained
Sometimes things ain't what they seem
No brave new world, no brave new world
No brave new world, no brave new world

Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky
My spirit wanders endlessly
until the day will dawn and friends from home discover why
Hear me calling, rescue me
Set me free, set me free
Lost in this place, and leave no trace

Stranger in a strange land, land of ice and snow
Trapped here in this prison, lost and far from home

One hundred years have gone and men again they came that way
To find the answer to the mystery
They found his body lying where it fell that day
Preserved in time for all to see
No brave new world, no brave new world
Lost in this place, and leave no trace

What became of the men that started, all are gone and souls departed
Left me here in this place so all alone

Stranger in a strange land, land of ice and snow
Trapped inside this prison, lost and far from home

(Solo: Adrian Smith)

What became of the men that started, all are gone and souls departed
Left me here in this place so all alone

Stranger in a strange land, land of ice and snow
Trapped inside this prison, lost and far from home

Stranger in a strange land, land of ice and snow
Trapped inside this prison, lost and far from home

Stranger in a strange land, lost and far from home
Trapped inside this prison, lost and far from home




12. 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

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
Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind too 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 your 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 a lake of fire

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
Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind too see

Oh listen to me, said the prophet

(Solo: Adrian Smith)

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
Can I play with madness - he said you're blind too blind too see

Can I play with madness




13. 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 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

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
And I will pray for you, someday 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

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

(Solo: Adrian Smith)

Living on a razor's edge, balancing on a ledge

Living on a razor's edge, you know, you know

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
The evil, the evil, the evil that men do
The evil, the evil, the evil that men do

[




14. The Clairvoyant

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 normality I see before my eyes

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

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 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

(Solo: Dave Murray)

Just by looking in 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

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
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....

....and reborn again?




15. Infinite Dreams (live)

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 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 all be 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

(Solo: Dave Murray)
(Solo: Adrian Smith)

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




16. Holy Smoke

Believe in me and send no money,
I died on the cross and that ain't funny
But my so called friends are making me a joke,
They missed out what I said like I never spoke
They choose what they wanna hear - don't tell a lie,
They just leave out the truth as they're watching you die
Saving your souls by taking your money,
Flies round shit, bees around honey
Holy smoke, holy smoke,
Plenty bad preachers for the Devil to stoke
Feed'em in feet first this is no joke,
This is thirsty work making holy smoke

Jimmy Reptile and all his friends
Say they gonna be with you at the end
Burning records burning books,
Holy soldiers Nazi looks
Crocodile smiles just wait a while,
Till the TV Queen gets her make up clean
I've lived in filth I've lived in sin,
And I still smell cleaner that the shit you're in

Holy smoke, holy smoke,
Plenty bad preachers for the Devil to stoke
Feed'em in feet first this is no joke,
This is thirsty work making holy smoke

(2:09-Solo: Janick Gers)
(2:31-Solo: Dave Murray)

They ain't religious but they ain't no fools,
When Noah built his Cadillac it was cool
Two by two they're still going down,
And the satellite circus just left town
I think they're strange and when they're dead
They can have a Lincoln for their bed
Friend of the President - trick of the tail,
Now they ain't got a prayer - 100 years in jail

Holy smoke, holy smoke,
Plenty bad preachers for the Devil to stoke
Feed'em in feet first this is no joke,
This is thirsty work making holy smoke




17. Tailgunner

Trace your way back 50 years
To the Glow of Dresden - blood and tears
In the black above by the cruel searchlight
Men will die and men will fight - yeah!
Who shot who and who fired first?
Dripping death to whet the bloodthirst
No radar lock on - skin and bone
The bomber boys are going home

[Chorus]
Climb into the sky never wonder why - Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
[repeat]

Nail that Fokker kill that son,
Gonna blow your guts out with my gun,
The weather forecasts good for War
Cologne and Frankfurt? have some more!
Tail end Charlie in the boiling sky
The Enola Gay was my last try
Now that this Tailgunner's gone
No more Bombers (just one big bomb)




18. Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter

Honey it's getting close to midnight
And all the myths are still in town
True love and lipstick on your linen
Bite the pillow make no sound
If there's some living to be done
Before your life becomes your tomb
You'd better know that I'm the one
So unchain your back door invite me around

[Chorus]
Bring your daughter, bring your daughter to the slaughter
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Honey it's getting close to daybreak
The sun is creeping in the sky
No patent remedies for heartache
Just empty words and humble pie
So get down on your knees honey
Assume an attitude
You just pray that I'll be waiting
Cos you know I'm coming soon

So pick up your foolish pride, no going back
No where, no way, no place to hide

[Chorus]




19. Be Quick Or Be Dead

Covered in sinners and dripping with guilt
Making you money from slime and from filth
Parading your bellies in ivory towers
Investing our lives in your schemes and your powers


You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Youíve got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Be quick!
Or be dead!
Be quick Or be dead!


See.. whatís ruling all our lives
See.. whoís pulling strings...
I bet you wonít fall on your face...
Your belly will hold you in place
Who pulls the strings...


The serpent is crawling inside of your ear
He says you must vote for what you want to hear
Donít matter whatís wrong as long as youíre all right
So pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind.


You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Youíve got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Be quick!
Or be dead!
Be quick Or be dead!




20. Wasting Love

Maybe one day Iíll be an honest man
Up till now Iím doing the best I can
Long roads, Long days, of sunrise, to sunset
Sunrise to sunset


Dream on Brothers, While you can
Dream on Sisters, I hope you find the one
All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time


Spend your days full of emptiness
Spend your years full of loneliness
Wasting love, in a desperate caress
Rolling shadows of nights


Dream on Brothers, While you can
Dream on Sisters, I hope you find the one
All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time


Sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand
In your eyes I see the hunger, and the desperate cry that tears the night.


Spend your days full of emptiness
Spend your years full of loneliness
Wasting love, in a desperate caress
Rolling shadows of nights




21. From Here To Eternity

She fell in love with his greasy machine,
She leaned over wiped his kickstart clean
She'd never seen the beast before,
But she left there wanting more more more
But when she was walking on down the road,
She heard a sound that made her heart explode
He whispered to her to get on the back,
"I'll take you on a ride from here to eternity"
Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity

She must be having one of her crazy dreams,
She'd never sat on a piece so mean
It made her feel like's she's on cloud nine,
She even thought she heard the engine sigh
But like all dreams that come to an end,
They took a tumble at the devil's bend
The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind,
They'd always take the line from here to eternity

Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place hell is from here to eternity

(2:16-Solo: Dave Murray)
(2:28-Solo: Janick Gers)

Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place hell is from here to eternity

 


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