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Lyrics for Iron Maiden - Virtual XI (1998)

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Cover of "Virtual XI" (1998)

Details

Released: 23th March 1998
Record Label: EMI
Performed by: Iron Maiden (Steve Harris, Blaze Bayley, Janick Gers, Dave Murray, Nicko Mcbrain)
ASIN: B000024Y9L
Available at Amazon

Tracklist

Total length: 53:10
  1. Futureal (2:55)
  2. The Angel and the Gambler (9:52)
  3. Lightning Strikes Twice (4:50)
  4. The Clansman (8:59)
  5. When Two Worlds Collide(6:17)
  6. The Educated Fool (6:44)
  7. Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger (8:03)
  8. Como Estais Amigos (5:30)

Futureal

Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers

I'm running out of time, I'm running out of breath
And now it's getting so I can't sleep at night
In the day, feel like death

I'm getting in far too deep, I feel them closing in
I've got to say that I'm scared, I know they'll win
Even so, I'm prepared

Chorus:
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?

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

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

Chorus

Solo

Chorus

What is real? Futureal
What is real? Futureal!

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The Angel And The Gambler

Steve Harris
Roll of the dice, take a spin of the wheel
Out of your hands now, so how do you feel
But you're not gonna win, you'd better go back again

Do you feel lucky or do you feel scared
Take what luck brings and be devil may care
But you're down on your luck and what will the next day bring

Adrift on the ocean, afloat in a daydream
Or lost in a maze, or blind in the haze
So what does it matter, so why don't you answer
So why did you send an angel to mend

Best make decisions before it's too late
Take all your chances take hold of the reins
A roll of the dice, ahead of the game again

Nothing to lose but so much to gain
A little danger, it goes without saying
But what do you care, you're gonna go in the end

Gate open to heaven is ready and waiting
Or straight down to hell, can go there as well
I'll suffer my craving, my soul's not worth saving
So why don't you go, just leave well alone

Don't you think I'm the saviour
Don't you think I could save you
Don't you think I could save your life

Solo

There's like a hunger that knocks on your door
You've had a taste of it, still you want more
You've made your mistakes, won't play it the same again

You have been warned but still you plunge in
You play high stakes but there's nothing to win
You've only one life and so many things to learn

The Angel on one side, the Devil the other
Which path do you take? Decisions to make
Arrive at the crossroads, you know where you're going
And what if you wait, it may be too late

Don't you think I'm the saviour
Don't you think I could save you
Don't you think I could save your life
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Lightning Strikes Twice

Steve Harris, Dave Murray
I feel the breeze on my face in expectance
Not very long before the storm reaches here
Off in the distance the lightning flashing again
Feel something strong as the power draws near

Is it the rolling of thunder that scares you
Is it the crashing of clouds that hold fear
But all I know as I sit in a corner alone
It takes me back to my childhood again

And as I wait and I look for an answer
To all the things going round in my head
I ask myself could it be a disaster and when
It's maybe threatening to happen again

As the ominous light draws near, there's a lone dog howls in the park
All the people hurry inside, as a lightning flash lights dark
The storm is nearly here, only God will know

You're sitting alone you watch as the wind is blowing treetops
And the swaying rustling leaves, plenty of time to perceive
As you wait for rain to fall, only God knows, the whole sky glows

Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice

Solo

Only God knows, the whole sky glows

Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice,
Maybe lightning strikes twice, Maybe lightning strikes twice
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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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When Two Worlds Collide

Steve Harris, Blaze Bayley, Dave Murray

My telescope looks out into the stars tonight
A little speck of light seems twice the size tonight
The calculations are so fine, can it be growing all the time?

Now I can't believe it's true, and I don't know what to do
For the hundredth time I check the declination
Now the fear starts to grow, even my computer shows
There are no errors in the calculations

Now it's happened, take no other view
Collision course, you must believe it's true
Now there's nothing left that we can do

When two worlds collide
The anger and the pain of all those who remain, two worlds collide
Who will be left alive, no place to hide when two worlds collide
The anger, the pain, of those who remain when two worlds collide
When two worlds collide, so who will survive
There's no place to hide, when two worlds collide

Solo

Now it's happened, take no other view
Collision course, you must believe it's true
Now there's nothing left that we can do

When two worlds collide
The anger and the pain of all those who remain, two worlds collide
Who will be left alive, no place to hide when two worlds collide
The anger, the pain, of those who remain when two worlds collide
When two worlds collide, so who will survive
There's no place to hide, when two worlds collide

When two worlds collide
The anger, the pain, of those who remain when two worlds collide
When two worlds collide, so who will survive
There's no place to hide, when two worlds collide
When two worlds collide, the anger the pain
When two worlds collide, when two worlds collide

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The Educated Fool

Steve Harris

I'm an educated fool, so I don't know what it is I'm supposed to do
About this awkward situation that's been thrust right down upon me
As I'm walking down into, on my own into the valley of life
Got a lifetime of experience, yeah I've got so much to give

Open the page at chapter one, could this just be that life's just begun
Forever within your darker thoughts, reflecting on everything you've been taught

Never felt this way before, seems that somebody's just opened the door
To the book of life...or is it death, is there ever anyway out
Someone's looking down on me, to the very inner core of my soul
They won't tell me what they see but I really want to know

I want to leave my life on my own, I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire, I want to live out all my desires
I want to go and see the fire burn, I want to see and feel my world turn
I want to know what more there's to learn, I want to pass the point of no return

Do you really want to be just another statistic or feel
That you really should aspire, that you really do deserve more
Do you ever really feel that you have so much potential inside
What you really have to give could be realized so much more

I want to leave my life on my own, I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire, I want to live out all my desires
I want to go and see the fire burn, I want to see and feel my world turn
I want to know what more there's to learn, I want to pass the point of no return

Time will flow, and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow
Time will flow, and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow

Solo

I want to feel what life's like respond, I want to meet my father beyond
I want to walk right into the light, I want to feel no fear but delight
I want to leave my life on my own, I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire, I want to live out all my desires

Time will flow, and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow
Time will flow, and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow

The educated fool....

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Don't look to the eyes of a stranger

Steve Harris

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, don't look through the eyes of a fool
Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, somebody's watching when the light goes down

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, don't look through the eyes of a fool
Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, somebody's watching when the night comes down

Feel someone's watching you, you've got to get away
Is it the first time you've ever felt this scared
Feel the adrenaline pump, your heart begins to race
Begin to run now, the sweat runs down your face

Don't know which way to turn, you'd better hide yourself
He's getting close now, you'd better improvise
Just hope you never reach the point of no return
Could be the last time you see the light of day

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, don't look through the eyes of a fool
Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, somebody's watching when the light goes down

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, don't look through the eyes of a fool
Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, somebody's watching when the light goes down

Don't look to... don't look to... don't look to the eyes of a stranger
Don't look to... don't look to... don't look to the eyes of a stranger
Don't look to... don't look to... don't look to the eyes of a stranger
Don't look to... don't look to... don't look to the eyes of a stranger

Solo

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, don't look through the eyes of a fool
Don't look to the eyes of a stranger, somebody's watching when the light goes down

Don't look to the eyes of a stranger!

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Como Estais Amigos

Janick Gers, Blaze Bayley

Como estais amigos, for the death of those we don't know
Shall we kneel and say a prayer, they will never know we care
Shall we keep the fires burning, shall we keep the flames alight
Should we try to remember what is wrong and what is right

No more tears, no more tears
If we live for a hundred years
Amigos no more tears

And if we do forget them and the sacrifice they made
Will the wickedness and sadness come to visit us again
Shall we dance the dance in sunlight, shall we drink the wine of peace
Shall our tears be of joy, shall we keep at bay the beast

No more tears, no more tears
If we live for a hundred years
Amigos no more tears

Solo

Inside the scream is silent, inside it must remain
No victory and no vanquished, only horror, only pain

No more tears, no more tears
If we live for a hundred years
Amigos no more tears

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