Iron Maiden ~ Dance Of Death (lirik)

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

album “Dance of Death” (8 September 2003)
EMI

Let me tell you a story to chill the bones
About a thing 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
Into the circle of fire I followed them
Into 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

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

Lineup:
Bruce Dickinson – vocals
Adrian Smith – guitars
Janick Gers – guitars
Dave Murray – guitars

Steve Harris – bass
Nicko McBrain – drums
Producer:
Steve Harris

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