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Lyrics for Iron Maiden - Dance of Death (2003)

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Cover of Dance Of Death (2003)

Details

Released: 8th September 2003
Record Label: EMI/Sanctuary
Performed by: Iron Maiden (Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Dave Murray, Nicko Mcbrain, Adrian Smith)
ASIN: B0000AOWV1
Available at Amazon

Tracklist

Total length: 67:59
  1. Wildest Dreams (3:52)
  2. Rainmaker (3:48)
  3. No More Lies (7:21)
  4. Montsegur (5:50)
  5. Dance Of Death (8:36)
  6. Gates Of Tommorow (5:12)
  7. New Frontier (5:04)
  8. Paschendale (8:28)
  9. Face in the sand (6:31)
  10. Age Of Innocence (6:10)
  11. Journeyman (7:07)

Wildest Dreams

Steve Harris, Adrian Smith

I'm gonna organise some changes in my life. I'm gonna exorcise the demons of my past
I'm gonna take the car and hit the open road. I'm feeling ready to just open up and go

And I just feel I can be anything. That all i might ever wish to be
and fantasize just what I want to be. Make my wildest dreams come true

I'm on my way. Out on my own again
I'm on my way. Out on the road again

When I remember back to how that things just used to be. And I was stuck inside a shroud of misery
I felt I'd dissapeared so deep inside myself. I couldn't find a way to break away the hell

When I'm feeling down and low. I vow I'll never be the same again
I just remember what I am. And visualize just what I'm gonna be

I'm on my way. Out on my own again
I'm on my way. Out on the road again

I'm on my way. Out on my own again
I'm on my way

I'm gonna breakaway

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Rainmaker

Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray

When I was wandering in the desert. And was searching for the truth
I heard a choir of angels calling out my name.
I had the feeling that my life would never be the same again
I turned my face towards the barren sun

And I know of the pain that you feel the same as me. And I dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves.
And the cracks in our lives like the cracks upon the ground. They are sealed and are now washed away

You tell me we can start the rain. You tell me that we all can change
You tell me we can find something to wash the tears away. You tell me we can start the rain
You tell me that we all can change. You tell me we can find something to wash the tears.....

Solo

And I know of the pain that you feel the same as me. And I dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves.
And the cracks in the ground like the cracks are in our lives. They are sealed and now far away

You tell me we can start the rain. You tell me that we all can change
You tell me we can find something to wash the tears away. You tell me we can start the rain
You tell me that we all can change. You tell me we can find something to wash the tears.....

And I know of the pain that you feel the same as me. And I dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves.
And the cracks in the ground like the cracks are in our lives. They are sealed and now far away

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No More Lies

Steve Harris
There's a darkened sky before me. There's no time to prepare
Salvage a last horizon. But no regrets from me

Maybe I'll be back some other day. To live again just who can say
In what shape or form that I might be. Just another chance for me

A hurried time no disgrace. Instead of racing to conclusion
And wishing all my life away. No-one can stop me now

Time is up it couldnt last. But there's more things I'd like to do
I'm coming back to try again. Someday maybe I'll wait till then

No more lies. No more lies
No more lies. No more lies

They're all sitting at my table. Talking tall and drinking wine
Their time is up just like me. But they just dont know it yet

So just a word of warning. When you're in your deepest dream
There's nothing you can hide from. I've got my eye on you

The clock is fast the hour is near. Eventful past is everclear
My life is set the time is here. I think I'm coming home

No more lies. No more lies
No more lies. No more lies

A hurried time no disgrace. Instead of racing to conclusions
And wishing all your life away. No-one can stop me now

Time is up it couldnt last. But there's more things I'd like to do
I'm coming back to try again. Someday maybe I'll wait till then

No more lies. No more lies
No more lies. No more lies
No more lies.......... Back to the top

Montsegur

Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris
I stand alone in this desolate space. In death they are truely alive
Massacred innocence, evil took place. The angels were burning inside

Centuries later I wonder why. What secret that they took to their grave
Still burning heretics under our skies. Religion's still burning inside

At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel

As we kill them all so god will know his own. The innocents died for the pope on his throne
Catholic greed and its paranoid zeal. Curse of the grail and the blood of the cross

Templar believers with blood on their hands. Joined in the choruse to kill on demand
Burned at the stake for their soul's liberty. To stand with the cathars to die and be free

The book of old testament crippled and black. Satan his weapon is lust
As for the knowleadge of god they had claimed. Religion's still burning inside

At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel

As we kill them all so god know his own. Laugh at the darkness and in god we trust
The eye of the triangle smiling with sin. No passover feast for the cursed within

Facing the sun as they went to their grave. Burn like a dog or you live like a slave
Death is the price for your soul's liberty. To stand with the cathars and to die and be free

At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel
At the gates and the walls of Montségur. Blood on the stones of the citadel Back to the top

Dance Of Death

Steve Harris, Janick Gers
Let me tell you a story to chill the bones about the things that I saw
One night wandering in the everglades. I'd one drink but no more

I was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight. Gazing up at the stars
Not aware of a presence so near to me. Watching my every move

Feeling scared and I fell to my knees. As something rushed me from the trees
Took me to an unholy place. And that is where I fell from grace

Then they summoned me over to join in with them. To the dance of the dead
In to the circle of fire I followed them. In to the middle I was led

As if time had stopped still I was numb with fear. But still I wanted to go
And the blaze of the fire did no hurt upon me. As I walked onto the coals

And I felt I was in a trance. And my spirit was lifted from me
And if only someone had the chance. To witness what happened to me

And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them. All had death in their eyes
Lifeless figures they were undead all of them. They had ascended from hell

As I danced with the dead my free spirit was laughing and howling down at me
Below my undead body just danced the circle of dead

Until the time came to reunite us both. My spirit came back down to me
I didn't know if I was alive or dead. As the others all joined in with me

By luck then a skirmish started. And took the attention away from me
When they took their gaze from me. Was the moment that I fled

I ran like hell faster than the wind. But behind I did not glance
One thing that I did not dare. Was to look just straight ahead

Solo

When you know that your time has come around. You know you'll be prepared for it.
Say your last goodbyes to everyone. Drink and say a prayer for it

When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead
When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead

To this day I guess I'll never know. Just why they let me go
But I'll never go dancing no more. 'Til I dance with the dead Back to the top

Gates Of Tommorow

Steve Harris, Dave Murray
Weaving a thread round your heart and your soul. Decieving your eyes and delaying your goal
Ships in the night when they pass out of sight. Deliver their cargo of eartly delights
To the women and the children the souls of the dead. I've opened their book and no mercy is shed

You want forgiveness and you want it cheap. I don't give redemption rewards for the meek
Suffering evil when you pay the price of fame. There isn't a god to save you if you don't save yourself
You can't blame a madman if you go insane. Give me the strength so I carry on

Trapped in the web but I cut the threads. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web no mercy is shed. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web slaves to the dead. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web but I cut the threads. Show you the gates of tomorrow

Suffering evil when you pay the price of fame. There isn't a god to save you if you don't save yourself
You can't blame a madman if you go insane. Give me the strength so I carry on

Trapped in the web but I cut the threads. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web no mercy is shed. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web slaves to the dead. Show you the gates of tomorrow
Trapped in the web but I cut the threads. Show you the gates of tomorrow Back to the top

New Frontier

Nicko McBrain, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
Bleeding you dry from the start. The sum of my parts
To give it away. New life in a day
Some new Frankenstein. Damned for all time

Cursed by the angel who fell. Who saves me from hell?
And who is my god? And where is my soul?
Too tired to jump too young to run

Neverending forever searching. Chasing dreams, the dreams of my heart
Always seeking always asking. Questions right from the start

Out beyond the new frontier. Playing god without mercy without fear
Create a beast made a man without a soul. Is it worth the risk a war of god and man?
Is it worth the risk a war of god and man?

I want to end my life now, but I don't know how.
Recycled again a lifetime of pain. The spawn of a man. The devil has planned

Neverending forever searching. Chasing dreams, the dreams of my heart
Always seeking always asking. Questions right from the start

Out beyond the new frontier. Playing god without mercy without fear
Create a beast made a man without a soul. Is it worth the risk a war of god and man?
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Paschendale

Steve Harris, Adrian Smith
In a foreign field he lay. Lonely soldier unkown grave
On his dying words he prays. Tell the world of Paschendale

Relive all that he's been through. Last communioun of his soul
Rust your bullets with his tears. Let me tell you 'bout his years

Laying low in a blood filled trench. Kill time 'til my very own death
On my face I can feel the falling rain. Never see my friends again

In the smoke in the mud and lead. Smell the fear and the feeling of dread
Soon be time to go over the wall. Rapid fire and the end of us all

Whistles, shouts and more gun fire. Lifeless bodies hang on barbed wire
Battlefield nothing but a bloody tomb. Be reunited with my dead friends soon

Many soldiers eighteen years. Drown in mud no more tears
Surely a war no-one can win. Killing time about to begin

Home, far away. From the war, a chance to live again
Home, far away. But the war, no chance to live again

The bodies of ours and our foes. The sea of death it overflows
In no man's kand god only knows. Into jaws of death we go

Crucified as if on a cross. Allied troops they mourn their loss
German war propaganda machine. Such before has never been seen

Swear I heard the angels cry. Pray to god no more may die
So that people know the truth. Tell the tale of Paschendale

Cruelty has a human heart. Everyman does play his part
Terror of the men we kill. The human heart is hungry still

I stand my ground for the very last time. Gun is ready as I stand in line
Nervous wait for the whistle to blow. Rush of blood and over we go

Blood is falling like the rain. It's crimson cloak unveils again
The sound of guns can't hid their shame. and so we die on Paschendale

Dodging shrapnel and barbed wire. Running straight at the cannon fire
Running blind as I hold my breath. Say a prayer symphony of death

As we charge the enemy lines. A burst of fire and we go down
I choke a cry but no-one hears. Fell the blood go down my throat

Home, far away. From the war, a chance to live again
Home, far away. But the war, no chance to live again

See my spirit on the wind. Across the lines beyond the hill
Friend and foe will meet again. Those who died at Paschendale

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Face In The Sand

Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson

Everybody's waiting for something to happen. Everybody's waiting for something to see
Lunatics waiting for bigger diadters. Everyone's waiting for news on TV

Winding lives at the end of the spiral. Waiting dictators with their next big thrill
Everyone's looking but no one is listening. Everybody wants to be in at the kill

I wait for the signs, they tell me true. I see the signs of the end of time

Everyone's searching but nothing's revealing. Everyone's looking for the reason why
Everyone's hoping for life everafter. Everyone's looking at death from the sky

Everyone's nightmares are going to happen. Everybody's ripping the mask from their eyes
Everyone's praying but no one's believing. Everyone's heroes tell everyone's lies
So I watch and I wait. And I pray for an awnser
An end to the strife and the world's misery. But the end never came
And we're digging the graves. And we're loading the guns for the kill

Can the end be at hand? Is the face in the sand?
Future memory of our tragedy

Can the end be at hand? Is the face in the sand?
Future memory of our tragedy

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Age Of Innocence

Steve Harris, Dave Murray

I can't be compromising in my thoughts no more. I can't prevent the times my anger fills my heart
I can't be sympathizing with a new lost cause. I feel I've lost my patience with the world and all

And all the politicians and their hollow promises. And all the lies, deciet and shame that goes with it
The working man pays everything for their mistakes. And with his life too if there was to be a war

So we can only get one chance can we take it. And we only got one life can't exchange it
Can we hold on to what we have don't replace it.
The age of innocence is fading.......like an old dream

A life of petty crime gets punished with a holiday. The victims' mind are scarred for life most everyday
Assailants know just how much further that can go. They know the laws are soft conviction chances low

So we can only get one chance can we take it. And we only got one life can't exchange it
Can we hold on to what we have don't replace it.
The age of innocence is fading.......like an old dream

You can't protect yourselves even in your own home.
For fear of vigilante cries the victims wipe their eyes
So now the criminal they launch right in our face. Judical system lets them do it, a disgrace

Despondent public worries where it will all end. We can't protect ourselces our kids from the crime trend
We cannot even warn each other of evil in our midst.
They have more rights than us, you cannot call that justice

So we can only get one chance can we take it. And we only got one life can't exchange it
Can we hold on to what we have don't replace it. The age of innocence is fading.......like an old dream

The age of innocence is fading like an old dream...

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Journeyman

Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson

From the red sky of the east. To the sunset in the west
We have cheated death. And he has cheated us
But that was just a dream. And this is what it means
We are sleeping and we'll dream for evermore

And the fragment remains of our memories
And the shadows remain with our hands
Deep grey, came to mourn. All the colours of the dawn
Will this Journeymans day be his last?

I know what I want. And I say what I want
And no one can take it away. I know what I want
And I say what I want. And no one can take it away

But the memory still remains. All the past years not so stange
Our winter times are like a silent shroud
And the heartbeat of the day. Drives the mist away
And winter's not the only dream around

In your life you may choose desolation
And the shadows you build with your hands
If you turn to the light. That is burning in the night
Then the Journeyman's day has begun

I know what I want. And I say what I want
And no one can take it away. I know what I want.
And I say what I want. And no one can take it away

In your life you may choose desolation
And the shadows you build with your hands
If you turn to the light. That is burning in the night
Then the Journeyman's day has begun

I know what I want. And I say what I want
And no one can take it away. I know what I want.
And I say what I want. And no one can take it away

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