Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Live In New Jersey 14/3/08)

Iron Maiden2009年5月25日

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Live In New Jersey 14/3/08) - Iron Maiden (鐵娘子)

Written by:Steve Harris

Hear the rime of the ancient mariner

See his eye as he stops one of three

Mesmerizes one of the wedding guests

Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea


And the music plays on as the bride passes by

Caught by his spell and the mariner tells his tale


Driven south to the land of the snow and ice

To a place where nobody's been


Through the snow fog flies on the albatross

Hailed in God's name hoping good luck it brings


And the ships sails on back to the north

Through the fog and ice and the albatross follows on


The mariner kills the bird of good omen


His shipmates cry against what he's done


But when the fog clears they justify him


And make themselves a part of the crime

Sailing on and on and north across the sea


Sailing on and on and north 'til all is calm


The albatross begins with its vengeance


A terrible curse a thirst has begun


His shipmates blame bad luck on the mariner


About his neck the dead bird is hung

And the curse goes on and on and on at sea


And the thirst goes on and on for them and me


Day after day day after day

We stuck nor breath nor motion


As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean


Water water everywhere and all the boards did shrink


Water water everywhere nor any drop to drink


There calls the mariner there comes a ship o'er the line


But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide


See onward she comes


Onward she nears out of the sun


See she has no crew


She has no life wait but there's two


Death and she life in death they throw their dice for the crew


She wins the mariner and he belongs to her now


Then crew one by one they drop down dead two hundred men


She she life in death she let's him live her chosen one


One after one by the star dogged moon


Too quick for groan or sigh


Each turned his face with a ghastly pang


And cursed me with his eye


Four times fifty living men


And I heard nor sigh nor groan


With heavy thump a lifeless lump


They dropped down one by one


The curse it lives on in their eyes


The mariner he wished he'd die


Along with the sea creatures

But they lived on so did he


And by the light of the moon


He prays for their beauty not doom


With heart he blesses them

God's creatures all of them too


Then the spell starts to break


The albatross falls from his neck


Sinks down like lead into the sea


Then down in falls comes the rain


Hear the groans of the long dead seamen

See them stir and they start to rise


Bodies lifted by good spirits

None of them speak and they're lifeless in their eyes


And revenge is still sought penance starts again

Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on


Now the curse is finally lifted


And the mariner sights his home


Spirits go from the long dead bodies

Form their own light and the mariner's left alone


And then a boat came sailing towards him


It was a joy he could not believe


The pilot's boat his son and the hermit


Penance of life will fall onto him

And the ship sinks like lead into the sea


And the hermit shrieves the mariner of his sins


The mariner's bound to tell of his story


To tell this tale wherever he goes


To teach God's word by his own example


That we must love all things that God made

And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man


And the tale goes on and on and on and on