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IRON MAIDEN LYRICS

Visions of the Beast

"Visions of the Beast" (2003 DVD)

1. Women in Uniform
2. Wrathchild (live)
3. Run to the Hills
4. The Number of the Beast
5. Flight of Icarus
6. The Trooper
7. 2 Minutes to Midnight
8. Aces High
9. Wasted Years
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Can I Play with Madness
12. The Evil That Men Do
13. The Clairvoyant
14. Infinite Dreams (live)
15. Holy Smoke
16. Tailgunner
17. Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter
18. Be Quick or Be Dead
19. From Here to Eternity
20. Wasting Love
21. Fear of the Dark (live)
22. Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)
23. Man on the Edge
24. Afraid to Shoot Strangers (live)
25. Lord of the Flies
26. Virus
27. The Angel and the Gambler
28. Futureal
29. The Wicker Man
30. Out of the Silent Planet
31. Brave New World (live)







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 (live)

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


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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. 2 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. 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




10. Stranger 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




11. 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




12. 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




13. 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?




14. 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




15. 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




16. 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)

[Chorus]




17. Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter

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




18. Be Quick or Be Dead

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




19. From Here to Eternity

Iím running out of my time, Iím running out of breath
And now itís getting, so I canít sleep at night
in the day , feel like death


Iím getting in far too deep, I feel them closing in
Iíve got to say that Iím scared, I know theyíll win
Even so, Iím prepared


Do you believe , what you hear
Can you believe, what you see
Do you believe, what you feel
Can you believe


What is real ?
Futureal
What is real ?
Futureal


Whenever anyone seems to treat me like a freak
It makes me see Iím the only one who feels
That I know what is real


Sometimes it feels like a game of deadly hide and seek
And when youíre reading this, then I will be gone
Maybe then, you will see


Do you believe, what you hear
Can you believe, what you see
Do you believe, what you feel
Can you believe ?


What is real ?
Futureal
What is real ?


Do you believe, what you hear
Can you believe, what you see
Do you believe, what you feel
Can you believe


What is real ?
Futureal
What is real ?
Futureal
What is real ?
Futureal
What is real ?
Futureal




20. Wasting Love

I am a man who walks alone
And when Iím 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 itís dark


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When youíre searching for the light?
Sometimes when youíre scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
Youíve sensed that somethingís watching you.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around, and no-oneís there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because youíre sure thereís someone there.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
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 somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


When Iím walking a dark road
I am a man who walks alone




21. Fear of the Dark (live)

The freeway is jammed and it's backed up for miles
The car is an oven and baking is wild
Nothing is ever the way it should be
What we deserve we just don't get you see

A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge
Each step gets closer to losing his head
Is someone in heaven are they looking down
'Cause nothing is fair just look you around

Falling down

He's sick of waiting of lying like this
There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss
Branded a leper because you don't fit
In the land of the free you can live by your wits

Once he built missiles a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents
Across the city he leaves in his wake
A glimpse of the future a cannibal state




22. Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)

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]




23. Man on the Edge

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!




24. Afraid to Shoot Strangers (live)

She fell in love with his greasy machine
She leaned over wiped his kick-start clean
Sheíd 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
ďIíll take you on a ride from here to eternityĒ


Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity
Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity


She must be having one of her crazy dreams
Sheíd never sat on a piece so mean
It made her feel likeís sheís 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 devilís bend
The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind
Theyíd always take the line...from here to eternity


Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity
Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity

Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity




25. Lord of the Flies

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




26. Virus

I am a man who walks alone
And when Iím 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 itís dark


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When youíre searching for the light?
Sometimes when youíre scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
Youíve sensed that somethingís watching you.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around, and no-oneís there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because youíre sure thereís someone there.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
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 somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


When Iím walking a dark road
I am a man who walks alone




27. The Angel and the Gambler

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.




28. Futureal

The freeway is jammed and it's backed up for miles
The car is an oven and baking is wild
Nothing is ever the way it should be
What we deserve we just don't get you see

A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge
Each step gets closer to losing his head
Is someone in heaven are they looking down
'Cause nothing is fair just look you around

Falling down

He's sick of waiting of lying like this
There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss
Branded a leper because you don't fit
In the land of the free you can live by your wits

Once he built missiles a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents
Across the city he leaves in his wake
A glimpse of the future a cannibal state




29. The Wicker Man

Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat from my brow
But itís not the fear, Ďcos Iíd rather go now


Trying to visualise the horrors that will lay ahead
The desert sand mound a burial ground


When it comes to the time
Are we partners in crime?
When it comes to the time Weíll be ready to die


God let us go now and finish whatís to be done
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy shall be done.. on earth


Trying to justify to ourselves the reasons to go
Should we live and let live
Forget or Forgive


But how can we let them go on this way?
The reign of terror corruption must end
And we know deep down thereís no other way
No trust, no reasoning, no more to say




30. Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are

Withered hands, withered bodies begging for salvation

Deserted by the hand of gods of their own creation
Nations cry underneath decaying skies above
You are guilty, the punishment is death for all who live
The punishment is death for all who live

Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation

Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation
Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation
Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation

The killing fields, the grinding wheels crushed by equilibrium

Separate lives no more disguise, no more second chances
Haggard wisdom spitting out the bitter taste of hate
I accuse you before you know the crime it's all too late
Before you know the crime it's all too late

Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation

Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation
Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation
Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation

Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are

Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are

(3:51-Solo: Janick Gers)

Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation

Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation
Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation
Out of the silent planet, Come the demons of creation

Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are

Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are
Out of the silent planet, out of the silent planet we are




31. Brave New World (live)

There's an evil virus that's threatening mankind
Not state of the art, a serious state of the mind
The muggers, the backstabbers, the two faced elite
A menace to society, a social disease
Rape of the mind is a social disorder

The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order

Watching beginnings of social decay

Gloating or sneering at life's disarray
Eating away at your own self esteem
Pouncing on every word that you might be saying

Rape of the mind is a social disorder

The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order

Superficially smiling a shake of the hand

As soon as the back is turned treachery is planned

Rape of the mind is a social disorder

The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order

Watching beginnings of social decay

Gloating or sneering... at life's disarray

When every good thing's laid to waste by all the jealousy and hate

By all the acid wit and rapier lies
And every time you think you're safe, and when you go to turn away
You know they're sharpening all their paper knives

All in your mind, all in your head, try to relate it

All in your mind, all in your head, try to escape it

Without a conscience they destroy, and that's a thing that they enjoy

They're a sickness that's in all our minds
They want to sink the ship and leave, the way they laugh at you and me
You know it happens all the time

All in your mind, all in your head, try to relate it

All in your mind, all in your head, try to escape it

The rats in the cellar, you know who you are

The rats in the cellar, you know who you are
The rats in the cellar, you know who you are
The rats in the cellar, you know who you are

Or do you? Or do you?

Or do you? Or do you?

Watching beginnings of social decay...

 


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