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Lyrics for Iron Maiden - Killers (1981)

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Cover of "Killers" (1981)

Tracklist

Total length: 41:20
  1. The Ides Of March (1:45)
  2. Wrathchild (2:55)
  3. Murders in the Rue Morgue (4:19)
  4. Another Life (3:23)
  5. Genghis Khan (3:09)
  6. Innocent Exile (3:54)
  7. Killers (5:01)
  8. Prodigal Son (6:12)
  9. Purgatory (3:20)
  10. Twilight Zone (2:23)
  11. Drifter (4:49)

The Ides Of March

Steve Harris
Instrumental
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Wrathchild

Steve Harris
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)

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
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Murders In The Rue Morgue

Steve Harris
Solo

I remember it as plain as day although it happened in the dark of the night
I was strolling through the streets of Paris, and it was cold it was starting to rain
And then I heard a piercing scream and I rushed to the scene of the crime
but all I found was the butchered remains of two girls lay side by side

Murders in the Rue Morgue, someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue, leave before the killers go free

There's some people coming down the street, at last there's someone heard my call
I can't understand why they're pointing at me, I never done nothing at all
But I must have got some blood on my hands because everyone's shouting at me
I can't speak French so I couldn't explain and like a fool I started running away

Murders in the Rue Morgue, someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue, am I ever gonna be free

And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law, all of France is looking for me
I've gotta find my way across the border for sure, down the south to Italy

Murders in the Rue Morgue, someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue, I'm never going home.

Well I made it to the border at last, but I can't erase the scene from my mind
Anytime somebody stares at me, well I just start running blind
Well I'm moving through the shadows at night, away from the staring eyes
Any day they'll be looking for me 'cause I know I show the signs of...

Murders in the Rue Morgue, running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue, running from the arms of the law

Solo

Murders in the Rue Morgue, running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue, am I ever gonna be free

It took so long and I'm getting so tired, I'm running out of places to hide
Should I return to the scene of the crime where the two young victims died
If I could go to somebody for help, it'd get me out of trouble for sure
But I know that it's on my mind that my doctor said I've done it before

Murders in the Rue Morgue, they're never gonna find me
Murders in the Rue Morgue, I'm never going home.
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Another Life

Steve Harris
Solo

As I lay here lying on my bed,
Sweet voices come into my head
Oh what it is, I wanna know,
Please won't you tell me it's got to go
There's a feeling that's inside me,
Telling me to get away
But I'm so tired of living,
I might as well end today

As I lay here lying on my bed,
Sweet voices come into my head
Oh what it is, I wanna know,
Please won't you tell me it's got to go
There's a feeling that's inside me,
Telling me to get away
But I'm so tired of living,
I might as well end today

(Solo)

As I lay here lying on my bed,
Sweet voices come into my head
Oh what it is, I wanna know,
Please won't you tell me it's got to go
There's a feeling that's inside me,
Telling me to get away
But I'm so tired of living,
I might as well end today

Solo

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Genghis Khan

Steve Harris
Instrumental
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Innocent Exile

Steve Harris
My life is so empty, nothing to live for
My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law
When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran
I never had no trouble before this all began

My life is so empty, nothing to live for
My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law
When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran
I never had no trouble before this all began

I'm running away, no where to go
I'm lost and tired and I just don't know. Yeah...
They say I killed a woman, they know it isn't true
They're just trying to frame me
and all because of you. Yeah...

Solo

Oh I'm running
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Killers

Steve Harris, Paul Di'anno
You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed
Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs

My innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise
The mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night
I have no one, I'm bound to destroy all this greed
A voice inside me compelling to satisfy me

I can see what a knife's meant to be
And you'll never know how I came to foresee, see, see

Solo

My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties
With the glimmer of metal, my moment is ready to strike
Death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night
Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light

I have found you, and now there is no place to run
Excitement shakes me, oh God help me what have I done?
Ooh yeah, I've done it again!

You walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed
Killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs
Oooh look out, I'm coming for you
Hahahahahah!

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Prodigal Son

Steve Harris
Listen to me Lamia, listen to what I've got to say
I've got these feelings and they won't go away
I've got these fears inside that'll bring me to my knees
Oh help me Lamia or I'm sure I'll die, oh please

I feel unsettled now I know that I've done wrong
I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long
I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me
The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be

I'm on my knees, oh help me please
I'm on my knees, help me please

Oh Lamia please try to help me
The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be
Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad
The devil's got a hold of my soul and it's driving me mad
Oooooh

(Solo)

Oh Lamia please try to help me
The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be
Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad
The devil's got a hold of my soul and it's driving me mad
Oooooh
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Purgatory

Steve Harris
Thinking of an age old dream,
Places I have never seen
Fantasies lived times before,
I split my brain, melt through the floor

Over clouds my mind will fly,
Forever now I can't think why
My body tries to leave my soul,
Or is it me I just don't know
Memories rising from the past,
The future's shadow overcast
Something's clutching at my head,
Through the darkness I'll be led

Oh another time, another place,
Oh another smile on another face
When you see me floating up beside you,
You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you

Solo

Chorus:
Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away

Thinking of an age old dream,
Places I have never seen
Fantasies lived times before,
I split my brain, melt through the floor

Over clouds my mind will fly,
Forever now I can't think why
My body tries to leave my soul,
Or is it me, I just don't know
Memories rising from the past,
The future's shadow overcast
Something's clutching at my head,
Through the darkness I'll be led

Oh another time, another place,
Oh another smile on another face
When you see me walking up beside you,
You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you

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Twilight Zone

Steve Harris, Dave Murray
She lays in bed at night and that is when I make my call
But when she stares at me she can't see nothing at all
Because you see I can't take no shape or form
It's been three long years since I've been gone

I can't get used to purgatory, you know it really makes me cry
I'll never know the reason why I had to go
I'm crying, oh, oh, oh, deep inside me
Oh, oh, oh, can't you see me? Ah, can't you see me?

I'm looking forward to her spirit coming over to me
I feel tempted to bring her over to see
just what it's like to be hanging on the other side
I feel so lonely, it's a long time since I died

I try to show her that she's never gonna be alone
Because my spirit is imprisoned in the twilight zone
I'm crying, oh, oh, oh, deep inside me
Oh, oh, oh, can't you see me? Ah, can't you see me?
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Drifter

Steve Harris
Walk away!

Look out now, baby won't you take me away
Sitting here it's gonna be a new day
Gotta sing my song and I can't go wrong
Gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song

What you feeling when you hold me tight?
I'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight
Gonna get you feeling so secure
Listen child don't you see there's a cure?
Anywhere, got to get you away
Feels so good, think it's gonna be a new day
I'm gonna get my song till I can't go on
I'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song
Ooh yeah, ooh

Solo

Chorus:
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along

What you feeling when you hold me tight?
I'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight
Gonna get you feeling so secure
Listen child don't you see there's a cure?
Anywhere, got to get you away
Feels so good, think it's gonna be a new day
I'm gonna get my song till I can't go on
I'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song
I wanna rock and roll, yeah

Solo

I'm gonna sing my song yeah, and it won't take long
I'm gonna sing my song yeah, I want you to sing along

Chorus

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