Piece Of Mind

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind

Základní údaje

Datum vydání: 16. 5. 1983
Produkce, mix a inženýring: Martin “Marvin” Birch
Nahráno v: Compass Point, Nassau
Asistent inženýra: Denis Haliburton, Frank Gibson
Smícháno v : Electric Lady Sound Studios, New York
Asistent mixu: Bruce Buchhalter
Manažer: Rod “Sheriff of Huddersfield” Smallwood for Sanctuary Music
Ilustrace na obalu: Derek “Dr. Death” Riggs
Návrh obalu: Iron Maiden, Rod Smallwood, Derek Riggs
Fotografie: Simon “Bullseye” Fowler

Sestava

Steve Harris – baskytara
Dave Murray – kytara
Bruce Dickinson – zpěv
Nicko McBrain – bicí
Adrian Smith – kytara

[základní údaje] [sestava] [seznam skladeb] [texty]

Seznam skladeb

1. Where Eagles Dare (Harris)
2. Revelations (Dickinson)
3. Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson)
4. Die With Your Boots On (Smith, Dickinson, Harris)
5. The Trooper (Harris)
6. Still Life (Murray, Harris)
7. Quest For Fire (Harris)
8. Sun And Steel (Dickinson, Smith)
9. To Tame A Land

Remasterovaná verze z roku 1998 obsahuje navíc multimediální sekci s klipy:

1. Flight Of Icarus
2. The Trooper

Texty

Where Eagles Dare [6:10] (Harris)

It’s snowing outside the rumbling sound of engines roar in the night
The mission is near the confident men are waiting to drop from the sky
The blizzard goes on but still they must fly no one should go where eagles dare

Bavarian Alps that lay all around they seem to stare from below
The enemy lines a long time passed are lying deep in the snow
Into the night they fall through the sky no one should fly where eagles dare

(2:11 – Solo: Dave Murray)
(2:50 – Solo: both together)

They’re closing in the fortress is near it’s standing high in the sky
The cable car’s the only way in it’s really impossible to climb
They make their way but maybe too late they’ve got to try to save the day

The panicking cries the roaring of guns are echoing all around the valley
The mission complete they make to escape away from the Eagle’s Nest
They dared to go where no one would try they chose to fly where eagles dare )

Revelations [6:48] (Dickinson)

“O 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, but take away our pride”
(G. K. Chesterton: English Hymnal)

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 that 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 her 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

(4:22 – Solo: Dave Murray)
(4:44 – Solo: Adrian Smith)

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, it is You…

Flight Of Icarus [3:49] (Smith, Dickinson)

As the sun breaks above the ground an old man stands on the hill
As the ground warms to the first rays of light a bird song shatters the still
His eyes are ablaze, see the madman in his gaze

Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly and touch the sun

Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears, looks the old man in the eye
As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd “In the name of God my father I’ll fly!”
His eyes seem so glazed as he flies on the wings of a dream
Now he knows his father betrayed, now his wings turn to ashes to ashes his grave

Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun

(1:54 – Solo: Dave Murray)
(2:11 – Solo: Adrian Smith)

Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly toward the sun
On your way, like an eagle, fly…

(3:19 – Solo: Dave Murray)

Fly as high as the sun

Die With Your Boots On [5:22] (Smith, Dickinson, Harris)

Another Prophet of Disaster who says the ship is lost
Another Prophet of Disaster leaving you to count the cost
Taunting us with Visions, afflicting us with fear
Predicting War for millions in the hope that one appears

No point asking when it is, no point asking who’s to go
No point asking what’s the game, no point asking who’s to blame
‘Cause if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die…

If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die, gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die

The 13th the Beast is rising the Frenchman did surmise
Through earthquakes and starvation the Warlord will arise
Terror, Death, Destruction pour from the Eastern sands
But the truth of all predictions is always in your hands

No point asking when it is, no point asking who’s to go
No point asking what’s the game, no point asking who’s to blame
‘Cause if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die…

If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die, gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die

(3:00 – Solo: Dave Murray)

They die with their boots on, yes they die
They die with their boots on, they die
We die, we die, we die, we die, we die!

(4:06 – Solo: Adrian Smith)

No point asking when it is, no point asking who’s to go
No point asking what’s the game, no point asking who’s to blame
‘Cause if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die, if you’re gonna die

If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die, gonna die, die with your boots on,
If you’re gonna try, well stick around,
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, die!

The Trooper [4:10] (Harris)

You’ll take my life but I’ll take yours too
You’ll fire your musket but I’ll run you through
So when you’re waiting for the next attack
You’d better stand there’s no turning back

The bugle sounds and the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As I plunge on into certain death

Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race toward the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won’t live to fight another day

Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!

(2:11 – Solo: Adrian Smith)
(2:35 – Solo: Dave Murray)

We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body’s numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan

Ooooooooh! Ooooooooh!

Still Life [4:37] (Murray, Harris)

(0:14 – Solo: Dave Murray)

Take a look in the pool and what do you see
In the dark depths there faces beckoning me
Can’t you see them it’s plain for all to see
They were there oh I know you don’t believe me

Oh… I’ve never felt so strange
But… I’m not going insane

I’ve no doubt that you think I’m off my head
You don’t say but it’s in your eyes instead
Hours I spend out just gazing into that pool
Something draws me there I don’t know what to do

Oh… they drain my strength away
Oh… they’re asking me to stay
Nightmares… spirits calling me
Nightmares… they won’t leave me be

All my life’s blood is slowly draining away
And I feel that I’m weaker every day
Somehow I know I haven’t long to go
Joining them at the bottom of the pool

Now… I feel they are so near
I… begin to see them clear
Nightmares… coming all the time
Nightmares… will give me peace of mind

(3:09 – Solo: both together)
(3:21 – Solo: Adrian Smith)
(3:46 – Solo: Dave Murray)

Now it’s clear and I know what I have to do
I must take you down there to look at them too
Hand in hand then we’ll jump right into that pool
Can’t you see not just me they want you too

Oh… we’ll drown together
It… will be forever
Nightmares… forever calling me
Nightmares… now we rest in peace

Quest For Fire [3:40] (Harris)

In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth
When the land was swamp and caves were home
In an age when prize possession was fire
To search for landscapes men would roam

Then the tribes they came to steal the fire
And the wolves they howled into the night
As they fought a vicious angry battle
To save the power of warmth and light

Drawn by Quest for Fire, they searched all through the land
Drawn by Quest for Fire, discovery of man

And they thought that when the embers died away
That the flame of life had burnt and died
Didn’t know the sparks that made the fire
Were made by rubbing stick and stone

So they plowed through forest and swamps of danger
And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts
In the search to find another fire
To regain the power of light and heat

Drawn by Quest for Fire, they searched across the land
Drawn by Quest for Fire, discovery of man

(2:24 – Solo: Adrian Smith)
(2:40 – Solo: Dave Murray)

Drawn by Quest for Fire, they searched across the land
Drawn by Quest for Fire, discovery of man

Sun And Steel [3:25] (Dickinson, Smith)

You killed your first man at 13
Killer instinct, animal supreme
By 16 you had learned to fight
The way of the warrior you took it as your right

Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel
Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel

Through earth and water, fire and wind
You came at last – nothing was the end
Make a cut by fire and stones
Take you and your blade and break you both in two
Break you both in two

Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel
Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel – rolling on and on

(1:52 – Solo: both together)
(2:14 – Solo: Dave Murray)

Sunlight, falling on your steel
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel
Sunlight, falling on your steel,
Death in life is your ideal, life is like a wheel – and it’s rolling still

To Tame A Land [7:26] (Harris)

He is the king of all the land in the kingdom of the sands of a time tomorrow
He rules the sand worms and the Fremen in a land amongst the stars of an age tomorrow
He is destined to be a king, he rules over everything in the land called planet Dune
Bodywater is your life and without it you would die in the desert of planet Dune

Without a stillsuit you would fry on the sands so hot and dry in a world called Arrakis
It is a land that’s rich in spice, the sandriders and the ‘mice’ that they call the ‘Muad’ Dib’
He is the Kwizatz Haderach, he is born of Caladan and will take the Gom Jabbar
He has the power to forsee or to look into the past, he’s the ruler of the stars

The time will come for him to lay claim his crown
And then the foe yes they’ll be cut down
You’ll see he’ll be the best that there’s been
Messiah supreme, true leader of men
And when the time for judgment’s at hand
Don’t fret he’s strong and he’ll make a stand
Against evil the fire that spreads through the land
He has the power to make it all end

(4:38 – Solo: Dave Murray)
(5:18 – Solo: Adrian Smith)

 

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