"Oh, 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 Take away our pride"
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 clever 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 tears my spine 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 spine 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, oh It is You
Writer/s: Bruce Dickinson
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Paulo Pereira from Yonkers, Ny"The whole first verse is taken straight from the book of Revelations in the King James Version of the bible"
No. It's from a hymnal by G. K. Chesterton.
Simon from Usa@Ashleigh - The first verse in this song is from 'A Hymn' by (G. K.) Chesterton, http://www.bachlund.org/A_Hymn_Chesterton.htm ("O God of earth and altar[...]") You're right in that there *is* a Maiden song that quotes the Book of Revelation, that song is "The Number of the Beast." Using KJV, the first part of the opening "Woe to you[...]" is from Revelation 12:12 and the second part "Let him who hath understanding[...]" is from Revelation 13:18. Up the Irons \m/
Ashleigh from Melbourne, AustraliaThe whole first verse is taken straight from the book of Revelations in the King James Version of the bible
Mark from Hshshshss, Wallis And Futuna Islandsthis song is about washing your car, actually it's about opening a pair of curtains
Marcelo from San Jose, OtherMaiden live is just awesome...saw them 2 times in Costa Rica on their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour...wow...they're amazing...
Edgar from Athens, GreeceOne of the best songs ever!!The live version is magnificent!!!
Ryan from Bethany, Okthis is my favorite maiden song next to "where eagles dare"