El Dorado

Album: The Final Frontier (2010)
  • Gotta tell you a story
    On a cold winter's night
    You'll be sailing for glory
    Before you know what is right

    So come over here now
    I got a vision for you
    It's my personal snake oil
    It's just something I do

    I'm the jester with no tears
    And I'm playing on your fears
    I'm a trickster smiling underneath this mask of love and death
    The eternal lie I've told
    About the pyramids of gold
    I've got you hooked at every turn, your money's left to burn

    (Hahahaha)

    You'll be wanting a contract, ha
    You'll be waiting a while
    I'd like to give you my contact
    But that isn't my style

    Well you only get one chance
    And it's too good to miss
    If I didn't lie to you
    Then I wouldn't exist

    Greed, lust and angry pride
    It's the same old, same old ride
    The smoke and mirrors visions that you see are just like me
    I'm a clever banker's face
    With just a letter out of place
    I know someone just like you knows someone just like me

    El Dorado, come and play
    El Dorado, step this way
    Take a ticket for the ride
    El Dorado streets of gold
    See my ship is oversold
    You got one last chance to try

    So gone is the glory
    And gone is the gold
    Well if you knew the story
    How come it has to be told

    Well you can say I'm a devil
    And I wouldn't say no
    But out here on the dark side
    Hey, on with the show

    So now my tale is told
    Big and bad and twice as bold
    This ship of fools is sinking as the cracks begin to grow
    There is no easy way
    For an honest man today
    Which is something you should think of as my lifeboat sails away

    El Dorado, come and play
    El Dorado, step this way
    Take a ticket for the ride
    El Dorado streets of gold
    See my ship is oversold
    You got one last chance to try

    El Dorado, come and play
    El Dorado, step this way
    Take a ticket for the ride
    El Dorado streets of gold
    See my ship is oversold
    You got one last chance to try Writer/s: Adrian Frederick Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Azriel from Tx"I'm a banker's face" should actually be "I'm a clever banker's face"

    Source: The Final Frontier insert booklet page 2 column 3 line 2
  • Jarrod from Adelaide, AustraliaThis song is awesome.
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