Empire of the Clouds

Iron Maiden2015年9月4日
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Empire Of The Clouds (雲中帝國) - Iron Maiden (鐵娘子)

To ride the storm to an empire of the clouds

 

To ride the storm they climbed

Aboard their silver ghost

 

To ride the storm to a kingdom that will come

 

To ride the storm and damn the rest Oblivion

 

Royalty and dignitaries brandy and cigars

 

Grey lady giant of the skies

You hold them in your arms

 

The millionth chance they laughed

To take down his majesty's craft

To India they say magic carpet float away

An October fateful day

 

Mist is in the trees

 

Stone sweats with the dew

 

The morning sunrise red before the blue

 

Hanging at the mast

 

Waiting for command

 

His majesty's airship

 

The R101

 

She's the biggest vessel built by man

A giant of the skies

For all you unbelievers

The Titanic fits inside

 

Drum roll tight her canvas skin

Silvered in the sun

 

Never tested with the fury

With the beating yet to come

 

The fury yet to come

 

In the gathering gloom

The storm rising in the west

 

The coxswain stared

Into the plunging weather glass

 

We must go now

We must take our chance with fate

 

We must go now

For a politician he can't be late

 

The airship crew awake for thirty

Hours at full stretch

 

But the ship is in their backbone

Every sinew every inch

 

She never flew at full speed

A trial never done

 

Her fragile outer cover

Her achilles would become

 

An achilles yet to come

 

Sailors of the sky

 

A hardened breed

 

Loyal to the king and an airship creed

 

The engines drum

 

The telegraph sounds

 

Release the cords

That bind us to the ground

 

Said the coxswain Sir she's heavy

 

She'll never make this flight

 

Said the captain damn the cargo

We'll be on our way tonight

 

Groundlings cheered in wonder

As she backed off from the mast

 

Baptizing them her water

From the ballast fore and aft

Now she slips into our past

 

Fighting the wind as it rolls you

 

Feeling the diesels that push you along

Watching the channel below you

 

Lower and lower into the night

Lights are passing below you

 

Northern France asleep in their beds

Storm is raging around you

 

A million to one that's what he said

 

Reaper standing beside her

 

With his scythe cuts to the bone

Panic to make a decision

 

Experienced men asleep in their graves

Her cover is ripped and she's drowning

 

Rain is flooding into the hull

Bleeding to death and she's falling

 

Lifting gas is draining away

 

We're down lads came the cry

 

Bow plunging from the sky

 

Three thousand horses silent

As the ship began to die

 

The flares to guide her path

 

Ignited at the last

 

The empire of the clouds

Just ashes in our past

 

Just ashes at the last

 

Here lie their dreams

As I stand in the sun

On the ground where they built

And the engines did run

To the moon and the stars

 

Now what have we done

Oh the dreamers may die

But the dreams live on

 

Dreams live on

 

Dreams live on

 

Now a shadow on a hill

 

The angel of the east

 

The empire of the clouds

May rest in peace

 

And in a country churchyard

 

Laid head to the mast

 

Eight and forty souls

Who came to die in France

 

***歌詞來自第三方***

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