||PIECE OF MIND - 1983
1.Where Eagles Dare (Harris)
Vocalista : BRUCE DICKINSON
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 around 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.
"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 scorn divide, Take not thy thunder from us, But take away our pride." (G. K. Chesterton; English Hymnal) Just a babe in the 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. The light of the Blind-you'll see, The venom that 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 Rose on her lips, Moonlight catches silver tears I cry, So we lay in the black embrace, And the Seed is sown in a holy place And I watched, and I waited for the dawn. The light of the Blind-you'll see, The venom that tears my spine, The Eyes of the Nile are opening-you'll see. Bind 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 Is the Watcher in the Ring, It is You.
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. 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 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.
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. 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. 'cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die, 'cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die, If you're gonna die, die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, just stick around, Gonna cry, just move along, If you're gonna die, you're gonna die. In 13 the Beast is rising, The Frenchman did surmise, 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. If you're gonna die, die with your boots on, If you're gonna try, just stick around, Gonna cry, just move along, If you're gonna die, you're gonna die.
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. 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. 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
Take a look in the pool and what do you see In the dark depths 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 peace 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.
In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth When the land was swamp and caves were 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 died Didn't know the sparks that made the fire Were made by rubbing stick and stone. So they ploughed through the forest and swamps of danger And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts In the search to find another fire To regain the power of light and heat. Drawn by quest for fire They searched across the land Drawn by quest for fire Discovery of man.
You killed your first man at 13, Killer instinct, Animal supreme, By 16 you had learned to fight The way of the warrior, you took it as your right. Sunlight, falling on your steel, Death in life is your ideal, Life is like a wheel, rolling on and on. Through earth and water, fire and wind, you came at last-nothing was the end, Make a cut by fire and stones, Take you and your blade and break you both in two-break you both in two. Sunlight, falling on your steel, Death in life is your ideal, Life is like a wheel-and it's rolling still.
He is the king of all the land In the Kingdom of the sands Of a time tomorrow. He rules the sandworms and the Fremen In a land amongst the stars Of an age tomorrow. He is destined to be a King He rules over everything On the land called planet Dune. Bodywater is your life And without it you would die On 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 is the Kwizatz Haderach. He is born of Caladan And will take the Gom Jabbar. He has the power to foresee Or to look into the past He is 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 and he'll make a stand, Against evil and fire That spreads through the land, He has the power to make it all end.
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