Dance Of Death

Album: Dance Of Death (2003)
  • 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 Writer/s: Janick Gers, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Lakis from Patra, GreeceOnce again Janick Gers showed to the people what a great composer he is!Brilliant!
  • Sourav Shivam from Mumbai, IndiaThe guitar that starts at end of 3rd minute is one of the most beautiful guitar...yaseen i think iron maiden is a far better band than metallica....They are GOD...I can tell many songs that metallica have copied...No hard feelings!!!!!!
  • Sibella from Pretoria, --On the Death On The Road CD he says 'There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy' before the song starts. It's quoted from Hamlet when someone said it to Horatio.
  • Tarun from Dallas, TxMetallica who ????
    Come on.. Iron maiden is a much better band and influential than metallica.. I love listening metallica too.. but Iron Maiden is like the God of Heavy Metal.. and Metallica is thrash.. u shudnt even be comparing the two..
  • Ryan from Bethany, OkI love the guitars and the drums on this song! The lyrics are kick ass!
  • Will from Los Angeles, CaDitto on the voodoo...look at the cover of Dance of Death. lol
  • Tron from Boston, Mahe passes out drunk and dreams he is dancing with the dead
  • Yaseen from Mumbai, Indiai love this song...of the the best Iron Maiden songs...i think this song is about learnin to live life to the fullest. its very spiritual like the way it goes on about the spirit and mysterious being seems surreal. That's what makes it so good. awesome solo.....Iron Maiden r one of the best. only second to Metallica i'd say!!!
  • Lee from Brigg, Englandit kicks ass and is spiritual
  • Jordan from Bridgewater Nh, NhAbout oops typing fast
  • Jordan from Bridgewater Nh, Nhabout srry i was typing fast
  • Jordan from Bridgewater Nh, Nhi dont realy care what the hell this song is abuot it kicks the crap out of other bands
  • Sara from San Diego, Cai love this song it rocks!
  • Derek from Brooks, CanadaI agree with Simon, I say Voodoo because it happens in the Everglades and he talks about a trance.
  • Simon from AdelaideI don't believe that that fact is 100% right... I think the story is about a man whom is captured by cultists (voodoo types) and things that eventuate thereafter
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