Παρασκευή, 20 Μαΐου 2016

Behind the Iron Curtain






Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Behind The Iron Curtain)

I'm waiting in my cold cell, when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
'Cause at 5 o'clock, they'll take me to the gallows pole
The sands of time for me are running low

When the priest comes to read me the last rites
(I) take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me


Can it be that there's some sort of error
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end, not some crazy dream?

Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming
It's not easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak
Tears fall, but why am I crying?
After all, I'm not afraid of dying
Don't I believe that there never is an end?

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Somebody cries from a cell "God be with you"
If there's a God, (then) why has he let me go?

As I walk, my life drifts before me
Though the end is near, I'm not sorry
Catch my soul, it's willing to fly away


Mark my words, believe my soul lives on
Don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to see the truth


When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you'll begin to understand
Life down here is just a strange illusion

Hallowed be thy name

All along the watchtower







Eddie Vadder - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

"There must be some way out of here"
Said the joker to the thief
"There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Businessmen, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth"

"No reason to get excited"
The thief, he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke

But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late"

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
The wind began to howl

Mist-reated






Deep Purple - Mistreated

I've been mistreated, I've been abused
I've been struck downhearted, baby, I've been confused
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated
Since my baby left me I've been losing my mind, you know I have

I've been lonely, I've been cold
I've been looking for a woman to have and hold
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated
Since my baby left me I've been losing, I've been losing
I've been losing my mind, baby, baby, babe

I've been mistreated, I've been abused
I've been looking for a woman, yeah, I've been confused
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated, ooh o-o-oh
Since my baby left me I've been losing, losing
I've been losing my mind, baby, baby, babe
Oh oh oh, oh woman, oh woman, oh woman

I've been losing my mind

Old yellow bricks






Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks

Old yellow bricks, love's a risk
Quite the little escapologist
Love's so miffed when you wish
For a thousand places better than this

You are the fugitive but you don't know what you're running from
You can't kid us and you couldn't trick anyone

Houdini, love, you don't know what you're running away from

Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?
Blinded by nostalgia
Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?

She was enraged by the way
That the emperor put traps in the cage
And the days, she deemed dull
Leading to nights reading beer bottles

You're such a fugitive but you don't know what you're running from
You can't kid us and you couldn't trick anyone
Houdini, love, you don't know what you're running away from

Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?
Blinded by nostalgia
Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?

You're at a loss just because
It wasn't all that you thought it was
You are the fugitive, but you don't know what you're running away from

She said, "I want to sleep in a city that never wakes up
And revel in nostalgia"
"I know," I said, "He wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up, but
Dorothy was right, though"