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Lyrics for Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio (2002)

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Cover of "Rock In Rio" (2002)

Tracklist

Total length: 116:43
  1. Intro (Arthur's Farewell) (1:55)
  2. The Wicker Man (4:41)
  3. Ghost Of The Navigator (6:48)
  4. Brave New World (6:06)
  5. Wrathchild (3:05)
  6. 2 Minutes To Midnight (6:26)
  7. Blood Brothers (7:15)
  8. Sign Of The Cross (10:49)
  9. The Mercenary (4:42)
  10. The Trooper (7:05)
  11. Dream Of Mirrors (9:38)
  12. The Clansman (9:19)
  13. The Evil That Men Do (4:40)
  14. Fear Of The Dark (7:40)
  15. Iron Maiden (5:51)
  16. The Number of the Beast (5:50)
  17. Hallowed Be Thy Name (7:23)
  18. Sanctuary (5:17)
  19. Run to the Hills (7:24)

Intro (Arthur's Farewell)

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Instrumental
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The Wicker Man

Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
Hand of fate is moving and the finger points to you
He knocks you to your feet and so what are you gonna do
Your tongue has frozen now you've got something to say
The piper at the gates of dawn is calling you his way

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light
Say goodbye to gravity and say goodbye to death
Hello to eternity and live for every breath

Chorus:
Your time will come, your time will come
Your time will come, your time will come

The ferryman wants his money you ain't going to give it back
He can push his own boat as you set up off the track
Nothing you can contemplate will ever be the same
Every second is a new spark, sets the universe aflame

You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light
Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain
The shadow of the wicker man is rising up again

Chorus x3

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Ghost Of The Navigator

Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Janick Gers
I have sailed to many lands, now I make my final journey
On the bow I stand, west is where I go
Through the night I plough, still my heart, calculate and pray
As the compass swings, my will is strong, I will not be led astray
Mysteries of time clouds that hide the sun
But I know, but I know, but I know

I see the ghosts of navigators but they are lost
As they sail into the sunset they'll count the cost
As their skeletons accusing emerge from the sea
The sirens of the rocks, they beckon me

Chorus:
Take my heart and set it free, carried forward by the waves
Nowhere left to run, navigator's son
Chasing rainbows all my days

Where I go I do not know, I only know the place I've been
Dreams they come and go, ever shall be so
Nothing's real until you feel

I steer between the crashing rocks, the sirens call my name
Lash my hands onto the helm, blood surging with the strain
I will not fail now as sunrise comes the darkness left behind
For eternity i follow on there is no other way
Mysteries of time clouds that hide the sun
But I know, I know

I see the ghosts of navigators but they are lost
As they sail into the sunset they'll count the cost
As their skeletons accusing emerge from the sea
The sirens of the rocks, they beckon me

Chorus

I see the ghosts of navigators but they are lost
As they sail into the sunset they'll count the cost
As their skeletons accusing emerge from the sea
The sirens of the rocks, they beckon me

Chorus

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Brave New World

Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Bruce Dickinson

Dying swans twisted wings, beauty not needed here
Lost my love, lost my life, in this garden of fear
I have seen many things, in a lifetime alone
Mother love is no more, bring this savage back home

Wilderness house of pain, makes no sense of it all
Close this mind dull this brain, messiah before his fall
What you see is not real, those who know will not tell
All is lost sold your souls to this brave new world

Chorus: A brave new world, in a brave new world
A brave new world, in a brave new world
In a brave new world, a brave new world
In a brave new world, a brave new world

Dragon kings dying queens, where is salvation now
Lost my life lost my dreams, rip the bones from my flesh
Silent screams laughing here, dying to tell you the truth
You are planned and you are damned in this brave new world

Chorus

Chorus

Dying swans twisted wings, bring this savage back home

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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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2 Minutes To Midnight

Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith
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

Chorus:
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

Chorus

Solo

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

Chorus

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

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Blood Brothers

Steve Harris
And if you're taking a walk through the garden of life
What do you think you'd expect you would see?
Just like a mirror reflecting the moves of your life
And in the river reflections of me

Just for a second a glimpse of my father i see
And in a movement he beckons to me
And in a moment the memories are all that remain
And all the wounds are reopening again

Chorus: We're blood brothers, we're blood brothers
We're blood brothers, we're blood brothers

And as you look all around at the world in dismay
What do you see, do you think we have learned
Not if you're taking a look at the war-torn affray
Out in the streets where the babies are burned

Chorus

There are time when i feel i'm afraid for the world
There are times i'm ashamed of us all
When you're floating on all the emotion you feel
And reflecting the good and the bad

Will we ever know what the answer to life really is?
Can you really tell me what life is?
Maybe all the things that you know that are precious to you
Could be swept away by fate's own hand

Chorus

When you think that we've used all our chances
And the chance to make everything right
Keep on making the same old mistakes
Makes untipping the balance so easy
When we're living our lives on the edge
Say a prayer on the book of the dead

Chorus

And if you're taking a walk through the garden of life....

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Sign Of The Cross

Steve Harris
Eleven saintly shrouded men, silhouettes stand against the sky
One in front with a cross held high, come to wash my sins away

Standing alone in the wind and rain,
Feeling the fear that is growing
Sensing the change in the tide again,
Brought by the storm that is brewing
Feel the anxiety hold off the fear,
Some of the doubt in the things you believe
Now that your faith will be put to the test,
Nothing to do but await what is coming

Why then is God still protecting me,
Even when I don't deserve it
Though I am blessed with an inner strength,
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I meant to face this alone,
Asking the question time and again
Praying to God won't keep me alive,
Inside my head feel the fear start to rise

They'll be saying their prayers when the moment comes
There'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day
And the guilty'll bleed when that moment comes
They'll be coming to claim, take your soul away

The sign of the cross, the name of the rose
A fire in the sky, the sign of the cross

They'll be coming to bring the eternal flame
They'll be bringing us all immortality
Holding communion so the world be blessed
My creator, my God lay my soul to rest

The sign of the cross, the name of the rose
A fire in the sky, the sign of the cross

Solo

The sign of the cross, the name of the rose
A fire in the sky, the sign of the cross
The name of the rose, the sign of the cross

Lost the love of heaven above, chose the lust of the earth below
Eleven saintly shrouded men, came to wash my sins away
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The Mercenary

Steve Harris, Janick Gers

Pay to kill, die to lose, hunted, hunter which are you
Diablo come again to make trophies out of men
Lose your skin, lose your skull, one by one the sack is full
In the heat dehydrate, know which breath will be your last

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, you've got to kill to stay alive
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, you've got to kill to stay alive

Chorus:
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain

Human heart, human mind, intellect intertwined
Focus sharp in the night, watch the jungle burning bright
Toe to toe throw the line, everyone's caught hand tied
Iron will, Iron fist. How could it have come to this?

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, you've got to kill to stay live
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, you've got to kill to stay alive

Chorus x2

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The Trooper

Steve Harris

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 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

Solo

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

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Dream Of Mirrors

Steve Harris, Janick Gers

Have you ever felt the future is the past, but you don't know how...?
A reflected dream of a captured time, is it really now, is it really happening?

Don't know why i feel this way, have i dreamt this time, this place?
Something vivid comes again into my mind
And i think i've seen your face, seen this room, been in this place
Something vivid comes again into my mind

All my hopes and expectations, looking for an explanation
Have i found my destination? i just can't take no more

The dream is true, the dream is true
The dream is true, the dream is true

Think i've heard your voice before, think i've said these words before
Something makes me feel i just might lose my mind
Am i still inside my dream? is this a new reality
Something makes me feel that i have lost my mind

All my hopes and expectations, looking for an explanation
Coming to the realization that i can't see for sure

Chorus:
I only dream in black and white, i only dream cause i'm alive
I only dream in black and white, to save me from myself
I only dream in black and white, i only dream cause i'm alive
I only dream in black and white, please save me from myself

The dream is true, the dream is true
The dream is true, the dream is true

I get up put on the light, dreading the oncoming night
Scared to fall asleep and dream the dream again
Nothing that i contemplate, nothing that i can compare
To letting loose the demons deep inside my head

Dread to think what might be stirring, that my dream is reoccurring
Got to keep away from drifting, saving me from myself

Chorus

Lost in a dream of mirrors, lost in a paradox
Lost and time is spinning, lost a nightmare i retrace
Lost a hell that i revisit, lost another time and place
Lost a parallel existence, lost a nightmare i retrace

Chorus x2

The dream is true, the dream is true
The dream is true, the dream is true

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The Clansman

Steve Harris
Wake alone in the hills with the wind in your face
It feels good to be proud and be free and a race
That is part of a clan and to live on highlands
And the air that you breathe, so pure and so clean

When alone on the hills with the wind in your hair
With a longing to feel just to be free

It is the right to believe in the need to be free
It's a time when you die and without asking why
Can't you see what they do, they are grinding us down
They are taking our land that belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream, just a want to be free
With a need to belong, I am a clansman

Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom! Freedom!

It's a time wrought with fear, it's a land wrought with change
If ancestors could hear what is happening now
They would turn in their graves, they would all be ashamed
That the land of the free has been written in chains

And I know what I want when the timing is right
And I'll take what is mine I am the clansman

And I swear to defend, and we'll fight to the end
And I swear that I'll never be taken alive
And I know that we'll stand and we'll fight for our land
And I swear that my bairns will be born free
And I know what I want when the timing is right
And I'll take what I want, I am the clansman

Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom! Freedom!

Solo

No, no we can't let them take anymore
No we can't let them take anymore, we're the land of the free
No, no we can't let them take anymore
No we can't let them take anymore, we're the land of the free
No, no we can't let them take anymore, no we can't let them take anymore
No we can't let them take anymore, we're the land of the free

Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom! Freedom!

It is the right to believe in the need to be free
It's a time when you die and without asking why
Can't you see what they do, they are grinding us down
They are taking our land that belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream, just a want to be free
With a need to belong, I am a clansman
And I know what I want when the timing is right
And I'll take what is mine, I am the clansman

Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom! Freedom!

And I know what I want when the timing is right
And I'll take what is mine, I am the clansman
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The Evil That Men Do

Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith
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

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
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Fear Of The Dark

Steve Harris
I am a man who walks alone
And when I'm 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 it's dark

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When you're searching for the light?
Sometimes when you're scared to take a look,
At the corner of the room
You've sensed that something's watching you

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

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

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

Solo

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark

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 a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

When I'm walking a dark road, I am a man who walks alone...
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Iron Maiden

Steve Harris
Won't you come into my room, I wanna show you all my wares
I just want to see your blood, I just want to stand and stare
See the blood begin to flow, as it falls upon the floor
Iron Maiden can't be fought, Iron Maiden can't be sought

Chorus: Oh Well, wherever, wherever you are
Iron Maiden's gonna get you no matter how far
See the blood flow watching it shed up above my head
Iron Maiden wants you for dead

Won't you come into my room, I wanna show you all my wares
I just want to see your blood, I just want to stand and stare
See the blood begin to flow, as it falls upon the floor
Iron Maiden can't be fought, Iron Maiden can't be sought

Chorus
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The Number Of The Beast

Steve Harris
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
'Cause 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

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 me, 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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Hallowed Be Thy Name

Steve Harris
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... 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 been some kind 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 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'm not afraid of dying
Don't I believe that there never is 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 go?

As I walk all my life drifts before me,
And though the end is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul 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

Solo

Hallowed be thy name, Hallowed be thy name
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Sanctuary

Steve Harris, Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray
Out of the winter came a war horse of steel
I've never killed a woman before but I know how it feels

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law

I met up with a 'slinger last night to keep me alive
He spends all his money on gambling and guns to survive

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law
So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law and love me tonight, tonight

Solo

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law

I can laugh at the wind, I can howl at the rain
Down in the canyon or out in the plain

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law
So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law and love me tonight, tonight
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Run To The Hills

Steve Harris
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

Chorus:
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

Chorus

Solo

Chorus
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