Iron Maiden – Killers Lyrics (1981)

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Iron Maiden – Killers Lyrics (1981)

1. The Ides of March

(instrumental)

2. Wrathchild

Born into a scene of angriness and greed, dominance and persecution
My mother was a queen, my dad I’ve never seen, I was never meant to be
And now I spend my time looking all around for a man that’s nowhere to be found
Until I find him I’m never gonna stop searching, I’m gonna find my man, gonna travel around

‘Cause I’m a wrathchild
Yeah I’m a wrathchild
Well I’m a wrathchild
I’m coming to get you, uh ye-yeah

Uh!

Oh…!

Say it doesn’t matter ain’t nothing gonna alter the course of my destination
I know I’ve got to find some serious piece of mind or I just know I’ll go crazy
But now I spend my time looking all around for a man thats nowhere to be found
Until I find him I’m never gonna stop searching, I’m gonna find my man, gonna travel around

‘Cause I’m a wrathchild
Well I’m a wrathchild
Yeah I’m a wrathchild
I’m coming to get you, uh ye-yeah

Yeah!

3. Murders in the Rue Morgue

I remember it as plain as day, although it happened in the dark of the night
I was strolling through the streets of Paris and it was cold it was starting to rain
And then I heard a piercing scream and I rushed to the scene of the crime
But all I found was the butchered remains of two girls lay side by side

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Vite before the killers go free

There’s some people coming down the street, at last there’s someone heard my call
I can’t understand why they’re pointing at me, I never done nothing at all
But I must have got some blood on my hands because everyone’s shouting at me
I can’t speak French so I couldn’t explain and like a fool I started running away

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Someone call the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Am I ever gonna be free

And now I’ve gotta get away from the arms of the law
All France is looking for me
I’ve gotta find my way across the border for sure
Down the south to Italy

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
I’m never going home

Well I made it to the border at last but I can’t erase the scene from my mind
Anytime somebody stares at me, well I just start running blind
Well I’m moving through the shadows at night, away from the staring eyes
Any day they’ll be looking for me ‘cause I know I show the signs of

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Running from the arms of the law

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Running from the Gendarmes
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Am I ever gonna be free?

It took so long and I’m getting so tired, I’m running out of places to hide
Should I return to the scene of the crime where the two young victims died
If I could go to somebody for help, gt’d get me out of trouble for sure
But I know that it’s on my mind that my doctor said I’ve done it before

Murders in the Rue Morgue
They’re never gonna find me
Murders in the Rue Morgue
I’m never going home

4. Another Life

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head
Oh, what it is, I wanna know, please won’t you tell me, it’s got to go
There’s a feeling that’s inside me telling me to get away yeah
But I’m so tired of living, I might as well end today yeah

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head
Oh, what it is, I wanna know, please won’t you tell me, it’s got to go
There’s a feeling that’s inside me telling me to get away yeah
But I’m so tired of living, I might as well end today yeah

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head
Oh, what it is, I wanna know, please won’t you tell me, it’s got to go
There’s a feeling that’s inside me telling me to get away yeah
But I’m so tired of living, I might as well end today yeah

5. Genghis Khan

(instrumental)

6. Innocent Exile

My life is so empty, nothing to live for
My mind is all confusion cause I defied the law
When you weren’t there to help me, I lost my mind and ran
I never had no trouble before this all began yeah

My life is so empty, nothing to live for
My mind is all confusion cause I defied the law
When you weren’t there to help me, I lost my mind and ran
I never had no trouble before this all began yeah

I’m running away, nowhere to go
I’m lost and tired and I just dont know, yeah
They say I killed a woman, they know it isn’t true
They’re just trying to frame me and all because of you yeah

Uh yeah

Ah yeah!

Uh!

Lord, I’m coming ah!

7. Killers

Oh yiah, i-yah!
Oh… i-yah!

Oh… yah!
Oh! I-yaah!

Uh yiah!

You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he’s watching you bleed
Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs

My innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise
The mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night
I have no one, I’m bound to destroy all this greed
A voice inside me compelling to satisfy me, hahaha…

I can see
What a knife’s meant to be
You’ll never know
How I came to forsee, see, see

My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties
The glimmer of metal, my moment is ready to strike
The death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night
Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light

I have found you and now there is no place to run
Excitement shakes me, oh God help me what have I done?
Uh yeah! I’ve done it again

You walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack
Scream for mercy, he laughs as he’s watching you bleed
Killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs, uh look out, I’m coming for you

A-auh!

8. Prodigal Son

Listen to me Lamia, listen to what I’ve got to say
I’ve got these feelings and they won’t go away
I’ve got these fears inside that’ll bring me to my knees
Oh, help me Lamia, or I’m sure I’ll die, oh please

I feel unsettled, now I know that I’ve done wrong
Messed around with mystic things and magic for far too long
I feel I’m being paid with this nightmare inside me
Devil’s got a hold on my soul and he just won’t let me be

I’m on my knees
Oh, help me please
I’m on my knees
Help me please

Oh Lamia, please try to help me
Devil’s got a hold of my soul and he won’t let me be
Lamia, I’ve got this curse, I’m turning too bad
Devil’s got a hold of my soul and he’s driving me mad oh

Oh Lamia, please try to help me
Devil’s got a hold of my soul and he won’t let me be
Lamia I’ve got this curse, I’m turning too bad
Devil’s got a hold of my soul, he’s driving me mad oh

9. Purgatory

Thinking of an age old dream
Places I have never seen
Fantasies lived times before
I split my brain, melt through the floor

Over clouds my mind will fly
Forever now I can’t think why
My body tries to leave my soul
Or is it me, I just don’t know

Memories rising from the past
The futures shadow overcast
Somethings clutching at my head
Through the darkness I’ll be led o-ah!

Oh another time, another place
Oh another smile on another face
When you see me, floating up beside you
You get the feeling that all my love’s inside of you

Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away

Thinking of an age old dream
Places I have never seen
Fantasies lived times before
I split my brain, melt through the floor

Over clouds my mind will fly
Forever now I can’t think why
My body tries to leave my soul
Or is it me, I just don’t know

Memories rising from the past
The futures shadow overcast
Somethings clutching at my head
Through the darkness I’ll be led

Oh another time, another place
Oh another smile on another face
When you see me, walking up beside you
You get the feeling that all my love’s inside of you

Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away
Please take me away, take me away, so far away

10. Drifter

Walk away

Look out now, baby won’t you take me away
Sitting here saying it’s gonna be a new day
I gotta get my song and I can’t go wrong
Gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song

What you feeling when you hold me tight?
I’m gonna cuddle up with you tonight
Gonna get you feeling so secure
Listen child, don’t you see there’s a cure?

Anywhere, got to get you away
Feels so good, think it’s gonna be a new day
I’m gonna get my song and I can’t go wrong
I’m gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song

Oh! Uh! Uh! Ouoh!

What you feeling when you hold me tight?
I’m gonna cuddle up with you tonight
Gonna get you feeling so secure
Listen child, don’t you see there’s a cure? Uh yeah
Anywhere, got to get you away

Feels so good, think it’s gonna be a new day
I’m gonna get my song and I can’t go wrong
I’m gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song
I wanna Rock N’ Roll, yeah

Gonna sing my song, yeah and it won’t take long
Gonna sing my song yeah, won’t you sing alone

I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along

 

Killers Album Lineup:

Paul Di’Anno Vocals
Steve Harris Bass, Vocals (backing)
Adrian Smith Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Dave Murray Guitars
Clive Burr (R.I.P. 2013) Drums

Recording information:

Recorded at Battery Studios, London.

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