Letras

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

 

INVADERS

(Harris)

Longboats have been sighted
the evidence of war has begun
Many Nordic fighting men
their swords and shields gleam in the sun
Call to arms defend yourselfves
get ready to stand and fight for your lives
Judgement day has come around
so be prepared don’t run
Stand your ground

They’re coming in from the sea
they’ve come the enemy
beneath the blazing sun
the battle has to be won

Invaders… Pillaging
Invaders… Looting

Set ablaze the campfires
alert the other men from inland
Warning must be given
there’s not enough men here for a stand
The Vikings are too many
too powerful to take on our own
We must have reinforcements
we cannot fight this battle alone

They’re coming over the hill
they’ve come to attack
they’re coming in for the kill
there’s no turning back

Invaders… Fighting
Invaders… Marauding

Axes gring and maces clash
as wounded fighters fall to the ground
Severed limbs and fatal woundings
bloody corpses lay all around
The smell of death and burning flesh
the battle weary fight to the end
The Saxons have been overpowered
victims of the mighty Norsemen

You’d better scatter and run
the battle’s lost and not won
you’d better get away
to fight another day

Invaders… Raping
Invaders… Plundering

 

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED

(Harris)

He’s walking
like a small child
But watch his eyes
burn you away
Black holes
in his golden stare
God knows he wants to go home

Children of the damned

He’s walking
like a dead man
If he had lived
he would have crucified us all
Now he’s standing
on the last step
He thought oblivion
well it beckons us all
Children of The Damned

Now it’s burning his hands
he’s turning to laugh
Smiles as the flame sears his flesh
Melting his face
screaming in pain
Peeling the skin from his eyes
Watch him die
according to plan
He’s dust on the ground
what did we learn

You’re children of the damned
Your back’s against the wall
You turn into the light
You’re children of the damned
Like candles watch them burn
Burning in the light
You’ll burn again tonight
You’re Children of The Damned

 

THE PRISONER

(Smith/Harris)

On the run kill to eat
You’re starving now, you’re dead on your feet
Going all the way nature’s beast
Do what I want as I please

Run, fight, to breathe it’s tough
Now you see me, now you don’t
Break the walls, I’m coming out

Not a prisoner, I’m a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don’t care where my past was
I know where I’m going… Out

If you kill me, it’s self defense
If I kill you, the I call it vengeance
Spit in your eye, I will defy
You’ll be afraid when I call out your name

Run, fight, to breathe it’s tough
Now you see me, now you don’t
Break the walls, I’m coming out

I’m not a number, I’m a free man
I’ll live my life how I want to
You’d better scratch me from your black book
Cos I’ll run rings round you

(REPEAT)

 

22 ACACIA AVENUE

(Harris/Smith)
(The continuing saga of Charlotte the Harlot)

If you’re feeling down depressed and lonely
I know a place where we can go
22 Acacia Avenue
Meet a lady that I know
So if you’re looking for a good time
And you’re prepared to pay the price
Fifteen quid is all she asks for
Everybody’s got their vice

If you’re waiting for a long time
for the rest to do their piece
You can tell her that you know me
and you might even get it free
So any time you’re down in the East End
don’t you hesitate to go
You can take my honest word for it
she’ll teach you more than you can know

Charlotte, can’t you get out from all of this madness?
Can’t you see it only brings you sadness?
When you entertain your men
Don’t you know the risk of getting disease?

Some day when you’re reaching the age of forty
I bet you’ll regret the days when you were laying
Nobody then will want to know
You won’t have any beautiful wares to show any more

22, the avenue
that’s the place where we all go
You will find it’s warm inside
The red lights burning bright tonight

Charlotte, isn’t it time you stopped this mad life?
Don’t you ever think about the bad times?
Why do you have to live this way?
Do you enjoy your lay or is it the pay

Sometimes when you’re strolling down the avenue
The way you walk it makes men think of having you
When you’re walking down the street
Everybody stops and turns to stare at you

22, the avenue
that’s the place where we all go
You will find it’s warm inside
The red lights burning bright tonight

Beat her, mistreat her
Do anything that you please
Bite her, excite her
Make her get down on her knees
Abuse her, misuse her
She can take all that you’ve got
Caress her molest her
She always does what you want

You’re running away
Don’t you know what you’re doing
Can’t you see it’ll lead you to ruin
Charlotte you’ve taken your life
And you’ve thrown it away
You believe that because
What you’re earning
Your life’s good
Don’t you know that you’re hurting
All the people that love you
Don’t cast them aside
All the men that are constantly drooling
It’s no life for you, stop all that screwing
You’re packing your bags
and you’re coming with me

 

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

(Harris)The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Single

I left alone my mind was blank
I needed time 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

Cos in my dreams it’s always there
the evil face 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
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

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 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 it’s course

 

RUN TO THE HILLS

(Harris)

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, to 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
Enslaving the young and destroying the old
Run to the hills run for your lives

(Repeat to end)

 

GANGLAND

(Smith/Burr)

Shadows may hide you
but also may be your grave
You’re running today
maybe tomorrow you’ll be saved
You pray for the daylight
to save you for a while
You wonder if your children
will face the killer’s smile

Chorus:
Dead men – tell no tales
In Gangland – murders up for sale
Dead men – tell no tales
In Gangland – where jail birds die

Face at the window
leers into your own
But it’s only your reflection
still you tremble in your bones
How long can you hide?
How long till they come?
A rat in a trap
but you’ve got to survive

Once you were glad
to be free for a while
The air tasted good
and the world was your friend
Then came the day
when the hard time began
Now your alone
but alive for how long?

(Chorus)

A knife at your throat
another body on the pile
A contract to keep
and it’s service with a smile
Murder for vengeance
or murder for gain
Death on the streets
or a blacked out jail

(Chorus)

Dead men…
In Gangland…
Murders…
In Gangland you tell no tales

 

TOTAL ECLIPSE

(Harris/Murray/Burr)

Cold as steel the darkness waits, it’s hour will come
A cry of fear for the chosen worshipping the sun
Mother nature’s black revenge on those who waste her life
War babies in the garden of Eden shall turn our ashes to ice

Chorus:
Sunrise is gone, freezing up the fires
Sunrise is gone, numbing all desires

Sunrise is gone
Sunrise is gone

Around the world the people stop with terror-stricken eyes
A shadow cast upon them all to crush them like a fly
In the icy rain and whiplashed seas, there’s nowhere left to run
The hammer blows of winter fall like a hurricane

(Chorus)

Around the world the nations wait for some wise words from their leading light
You know it’s not only madmen who listen to fools
“Is this the end?” the millions cried clutching their riches as they died
Those who survive must weather the storm

Gone are the days when man looked down
They’ve taken away his sacred crown
To be so free, it took so long
It’s not the journeys end, it’s just begun

 

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

( 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

When the priest come 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 am I 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, 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 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

Yeeeehhh… Hallowed be thy name (2)

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