Flight of Icarus

By Iron Maiden
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Flight of Icarus

Live After Death

(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 birdsong 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 & touch the sun.

Now the crowd breaks & a young boy appears
Looks the old man in the eye
As he spreads his wings & 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.

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Photo: Iron Maiden