Live After Death

"That is not dead which can eternal lie,

Yet with strange aeons even death may die." H.P. Lovecraft

Here Lies Edward T.H.............

R.I.P

 

 1.  Aces High

 5.29
 2.  2 Minutes To Midnight

 6.06
 3.  The Trooper

 4.28
 4.  Revelations

 6.11
 5.  Flight Of Icarus

 3.49
 6.  Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

 13.09
 7.  Powerslave

 7.34
 8.  The Number Of The Beast

 4.35
 9.  Hallowed Be Thy Name

 7.31
 10.  Iron Maiden

 4.21
 11.  Run To The Hills

 3.51
 12.  Running Free

 3.24

 

 

Aces High

( Harris )

There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble we've got to get airbone
Got to get up for the coming attack

Jump in the cockpit and startup the engines
Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we heard down the runway
Gotta get airbone before it's too late

Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

Move into fire at mainstream of bombers
Let off sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
Move to their blindsides and firing again

Bandids at 8 o'clock move behind us
Ten ME-109's out of the sun
Ascending and turnoing our spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them I press down my guns

Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

 

 

2 Minutes To Midnight

( Smith / Dickinson )

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
Some blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of blood 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 th unborm in the wumb

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 gravy
We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies

Chorus:
The body bags and little rags children torn in two
And the jallied 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

 

 

The Trooper

(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 in to certain death.

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards 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.

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.

 

 

Revelations

(Dickinson)

"O God of Earth and Altar, bow down and hear our cry,
our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die,
the walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide,
take not thy thunder from us, but take away our pride."
(G.K. Chesterton: English Hymnal)

Just a babe in a black abyss
No reason for a place like this
The walls are cold and souls cry out in pain
An easy way for the blind to go
A cleaver path for the fools who know
The secret of the Hanged Man - the smile on his lips

The light of the blind - you'll see
The venom that tears my spin
The eyes of the Nile are opening - you'll see

She came to me with a serpent's kiss
As the Eye of the Sun rose on her lips
Moonlight catches silver tears I cry
So we lay in a black embrace
And the Seed is sown in a holy place
And I watched, and I waited for the Dawn

The light of the blind - you'll see
The venom that tears my spin
The Eyes of the Nile are opening - you'll see

Bind all of us together, ablaze with Hope and Free
No storm or heavy weather, will rock the boat you'll see
The time has come to close your eyes, and still the wind and rain
For the one who will be king, is the Watcher in the Ring
It is you

 

 

Flight Of Icarus

(Smith/Dickinson)

As the sun breaks above the ground
An old man stands on the hill
As the ground warms to the first rays of light
A birdsong shatters the still

His eyes are ablaze
See the madman in his gaze

Fly, on your way, like an eagle
Fly, as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun

Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears
Looks the old man in the eye
As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd
In the name of God my father I fly

His eyes seem so glazed
As he flies on the wings of a dream
Now he knows his father betrayed
Now his wings turn to ashes to ashes his grave

Fly, on your way, like an eagle
Fly as high as the sky
On your way, like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun

 

 

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

(Harris)

Hear the rime of the Ancient Mariner
See his eye as he stops one of three
Mesmerises one of the wedding guests
Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the Sea

And the music plays on, as the bride passes by
Caught by his spell and the Mariner tells his tale

Driven south to the land of snow and ice
To a place where nobody's been
Through the snow fog flies on the albatross
Hailed in God's name hoping good luck it brings

And the ship sails on, back to the north
Through the fog and ice and the albatross follows on

The Mariner kills the bird of good omen
His shipmates cry against what he's done
But when the fog clears they justify him
And make themselves a part of the crime

Sailing on and on and north across the sea
Sailing on and on and north 'til all is calm

The albatross begins with it's vengeance
A terrible curse a thirst has begun
His shipmates blame bad luck on the Mariner
About his neck the dead bird is hung

And the curse goes on and on and on at sea
And the curse goes on and on for them and me

"Day after day, day after day, we stuck nor breath nor motion
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean
Water, water, everywhere and all the boards did shrink
Water, water, everywhere nor any drop to drink."
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1798-1834)

There, calls the Mariner, there comes a ship over the line
But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide

See onward she comes
Onward she nears, out of the sun
See she has no crew
She has no life, wait but there's two

Death and she Life in Death, they throw their dice for the crew
She wins the Mariner and he belongs to her now

Then crew one by one
They drop down dead, two hundred men
She She, Life in Death
She lets him live, her chosen one

"One after one by the star dogged moon, too quick for groan or sigh
Each turned his face with a ghastly pang, and cursed me with his eye
Four times fifty living men (and I heard nor sigh nor groan)
With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, they dropped down one by one."
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1798-1834)

The curse it lives on in their eyes
The Mariner he wished he'd die
Along with the sea creatures
But they lived on, so did he

And by the light of the moon
He prays for their beauty not doom
With heart he blesses them
God's creatures all of them too

Then the spell starts to break
The albatross falls from his neck
Sinks down like lead into the Sea
Then down in falls comes the rain

Hear the groans of the long dead seamen
See them stir and they start to rise
Bodies lifted by good spirits
None of them speak and they're lifeless in their eyes
And revenge is still sought, penance starts again
Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on

Now the curse is finally lifted
And the Mariner sights his home
Spirits go from the long dead bodies
Form their own light and the Mariner's left alone

And then a boat came sailing towards him
It was a joy he could not believe
The Pilot's boat his son and the hermit
Penance of life will fall onto Him

And the ship it sinks like lead into the sea
And the hermit shrieves the Mariner of his sins

The Mariner's bound to tell of his story
To tell his tale wherever he goes
To teach God's word by his own example
That we must love all things that God made

And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man
And the tale goes on and on and on.

 

 

Powerslave

(Dickinson)

Into the Abyss I'll fall - the eye of Horus
Into the eyes of the night - watching me go
Green is the cat's eye that glows - in this Temple
Enter the risen Osiris - risen again.

CHORUS:
Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave
I don't wanna die, I'm a God, why can't I live on?
When the Life Giver dies, all around is laid waste
And in my last hour, I slave to the power of Death

When I was living this lie - Fear was my game
People would worship and fall - drop to their knees
So bring me the blood and red wine for the one to succeed me
For he is a man and a God - and he will die too

CHORUS

Now I am cold but a ghost lives in my veins
Silent the terror that reigned - marbled in stone
Shell of a man God preserved - a thousand ages
But open the gates of my head - I will strike from the grave

CHORUS:
Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave
I don't wanna die, I'm a God, why can't I live on?
When the Life Giver dies, all around is laid waste
And in my last hour, I'm a slave to the power of Death
Slave to the power of Death
Slave to the power of Death

 

 

 

The Number Of The Beast

"Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea,
for the Devil sends the beast with wroth,
because he knows the time is short...
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast
for it is a human number, its number is Six hundred and sixty six."
Revelations ch. xiii b. 18.

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 thatw hat 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

Cos in my dreams it's always there the evilface that twists my mind
and brings me to despair

The night was black was no use holding back
Cos 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
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can't go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or some crazy dream
but I feel drawn towards the evil chanting hordes
they seem to mesmerise 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 posess 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 it's course

 

 

 

Hallowed Be Thy Name

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

When the priest comes to me to read me the last rifes
I take a look trough the bars at last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

Can it be there's been some sort of error
Hard to stop the surmouting 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 am I not afraid of dying
Don't 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 why has he let me die?

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

 

 

 

Iron Maiden

(Harris)

Don'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 faught, Iron Maiden can't be sought.

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 faught, Iron Maiden can't be sought.

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...

 

 

 

Run To The Hills

White man came across the sea
Brought us pain and misery
Killed our tribes killed our creed
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 too much for Cree
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dustclouds 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

Run to the hills run for your lives
Run to the hills run for your lives

Soldier blue in the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their game
Raping the women and wasting the men
The only good Indians are tame
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold
Slaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills run for your lives
( repeat to end )

 

 

Running Free

(Harris/Di'anno)

Just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck.
I've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here I go.

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free.
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free.

Spent the night in an L. A. jail, and listened to the sirens wail.
They ain't got a thing on me, I'm running wild, I'm running free.

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free.
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free.

Puller here at the Bottle Top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop.
Now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free.
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free.