The Longest Day

Album: A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
  • In the gloom, the gathering storm abates
    In the ships, gimlet eyes await
    The call to arms to hammer at the gates
    To blow them wide throw evil to its fate

    All summers long, the drills to build the machine
    To turn men from flesh and blood to steel
    From paper soldiers to bodies on the beach
    From summer sands to Armageddon's reach

    Overlord, your master not your God
    The enemy coast dawning grey with scud
    These wretched souls, puking, shaking fear
    To take a bullet for those who sent them here

    The world's alight
    The cliffs erupt in flame
    No escape, remorseless shrapnel rains
    Drowning men no chance for a warrior's fate
    A choking death, enter Hell's gates

    Sliding we go
    Only fear on our side
    To the edge of the wire
    And we rush with the tide
    Oh, the water is red
    With the blood of the dead
    Oh, but I'm still alive
    Pray to God I survive

    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?

    The rising dead, faces bloated torn
    They are relieved, the living wait their turn
    Your number's up, the bullet's got your name
    You still go on, to Hell and back again

    Valhalla waits
    Valkyries rise and fall
    The warrior tombs, lie open for us all
    A ghostly hand reaches through the veil
    Blood and sand, we will prevail

    Sliding we go
    Only fear on our side
    To the edge of the wire
    And we rush with the tide
    Oh, the water is red
    With the blood of the dead
    But I'm still alive
    Pray to God I survive

    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?

    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through?
    How long on this longest day
    'Til we finally make it through? Writer/s: Adrian Frederick Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Pete from Olympus Mons, AustraliaThis Youtube selection of the first part of the landing is fantastic and very chilling. Dickinson's best vocal effort (in my eyes) since before Blaze Bayley's stint with the band.
  • Ryan from Bethany, OkThis is my favorite song from AMOLAD. The vocals are amazing!!
  • Greg from Topsfield, Mathe movie and song are connected i looked it up and Paschendale is a scarier song if youa re looking for the horrors of war its a song about a town in WWI from the eyes of a young soldier who dies there
  • Ringgo from Montclair, CaWOw....if this doesnt scare you about war, few things will. Great song and vocal delivery by Bruce Dickinson here. And the movie's awesome too..(there was a movie called "The Longest Day" about D-Day).
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