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
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! princess
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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