The Talisman

Iron Maiden2010年8月17日

When I stand and look about the port and contemplate my life

Will I ever see my countrymen again


As the captain calls us on the deck I take my things and walk


To the harbourside I glance back one last time


Fleeing our nation our problems we leave behind

Ships by the tenfold sail out on the tide

We are pleased to be out and embracing the open sea

Free from our troubles and more free from thee

Inheritors unfulfilled reason behind us

We flee from what is not what is will be


We flee the earth and face our harsh reality

Will death below mist that hangs on the sea

We run from evil tongues rash judgements selfish men

Never to be seen on these shores again

As we sail into oceansize and lose sight of land

A face of contentment around in the air

We're off now to seek all our fortunes

To the land of our dreams


Riding the waves of the storm is upon us

The winds lash the sails but the ropes keep them tight


Off in the distance a dark cloud approaching

None could imagine what there was to come

No there's no one going back

No there's not a second chance

As we strap onto the side

We pray to God that we won't die

As we ride the rough seas as we soak from the ocean waves

I just hope for all our lives and pray that I survive

Four ships are lost in the stormy conditions

The spirits of the sunken crews the phantoms follow us

Spirit sails they drive us on

Through the all consuming waves

Cold mortality no weapon

Against these ever raging seas


Four leagues we turn and we hit storms again

We just can't get away from the eye of the storm

The birds outsoar the raging storm but we cannot escape it

Abandoned earth that we now crave

Is many leagues from safe

Holding on for our dear lives

And we're praying once again

Rotten luck or just jonahed

The Talisman is in my hand


Limbs fatigued trembling with cold

Blinded from the sea spray salt

Clasping anything we can hold

Heaven rain upon us falls

Twenty days without a meal

And ten without fresh water still

Those that didn die in storms

The scurvy rest did slaughter


Westward the tide


Westward we sail on


Westward the tide


Sail by the Talisman


We approach the other side of the ocean with the tide

In our favour just for once welcome greeting our new land

The elation in our hearts the excitement in our veins

As we sail towards the coastline of our golden promise land


Weary limbs fatigued away

I have no life left in me

No more strength and nothing left to give

Must find the will to live

Never thought that we could make it

Truly sight of shores divine

The sickness I am dying from

Never wanted it to end this way


Westward the tide


Westward we sail on


Westward the tide


Sail by the Talisman


Westward the tide


Westward we sail on

Westward the tide


Sail by the Talisman