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Maiden Flight

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The Bolton Iron Maiden

Maiden Flight

5th December 2005

1. Cracked Path (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin, Fearn)
2. Crawl Crawl Nighttime (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
3. Cell Debris (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
4. Red Sky (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
5. A Place Of My Own (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing)
6. Exchange Is No Robbery (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing)
7. I'm To Blame (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
8. Life Span (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing)
9. Windwiper Freeway (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
10. The Naughtiest Girl Is Alive And Well (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing)
11. Crawl Crawl Nighttime (live) (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
12. Maiden Flight (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin)
Commentary

 

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  Cracked Path [4:22] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin, Fearn) Commentary Lyrics
 

    Back to Earth, the trip is over
    From a place of extraordinary light
    And back to a place I left I can't remember

      Ahhh the trip is over
      Mind and body wrecked I shake like hell

    Resounding scenes and patterns all infected
    The mind of one whose will was once so strong
    And the Horse of Life carries into a gallop

      Ahhh the wrought and twisted Sands of Time
      Take a trip into your mind

    Cold Turkey's got a hold on me
    Shaking me to pieces
    Lights and people changing rapidly
    Well I can see through walls you can't see me

    (Solo)

    Cold Turkey's got a hold on me
    Shaking me to pieces
    Lights and people changing rapidly
    Well I can see through walls you can't see me

    Back to Earth, the trip is over
    From a place of extraordinary light
    And back to a place I left I can't remember

      Ahhh the trip is over
      Ahhh the trip is over
      Ahhh


 

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  Crawl Crawl Night-Time [5:59] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

    As a night sky darkens it means a lot to me
    The call of a bird and tonight's to be
    The night time crawls along a disused railway track
    As a child I used to play, but there's no way back

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      It's the day I don't wanna see

    Peace and solitude is all I want to know
    The cold and mindless touch of people who don't know
    Well see me, hear me – my thing's the same as yours
    Only I do it right and you just shut your doors

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      It's the day I don't wanna see

    Nights of freedom I lie awake in sleep
    All night long I am deprived that cloudy deep
    The empty sidings, the rusted railway train
    They loom in my vision through the frost-stained windowpane

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      'Cause it's the day I don't wanna see

    When you leave and turn your backs out the way
    Revelations on the back of day
    My pure white mind it is still troubled by
    The night time creeping along the railway line

    Along the railway line
    Along the railway line
    Along the railway line...

    (Solo)


 

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  Cell Debris [3:37] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

    He's an old man, a white man
    Turning grey
    He's a life form, brain storm
    Melt away

    Cell decay, years away
    So he thought
    Before his eyes, capsize
    See what he ought

    So many happy years, his wife went before
    Now to stand before the grave
    "Don't worry my dear", he whispers to himself
    "It won't be long for me I'm sure"

    It won't be long for me I'm sure
    No it wont be long for me I'm sure

    He's wasting, crumbling
    Let him fall
    On his own, his friends have gone
    To Hallowed Hall
    Cell debris in his eyes, it's hard to see
    It's not too long, "I think he's gone"
    Rest in peace

    So many happy years, his wife went before
    Now to stand before the grave
    "Don't worry my dear", he whispers to himself
    "It won't be long for me I'm sure"

    It won't be long for me I'm sure
    No it wont be long for me I'm sure

    (Solo)


 

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  Red Sky [3:45] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 
Ma: A red sky it'll be a lovely day
Jimmy: Hey Ma, can I go out to play?
Ma: It's past your bedtime
Be a good boy or the man will get you!
Jimmy: Foolish thing, I know much more than her
It's time for me to catch the midnight air
Someone will feel the wrath of my knife tonight
Jimmy: My parents adopted me in 1963
But a twist in time brought me from 2583
As a child I have the brain of a man at that time
(Solo)
Jimmy: And out in the night the moon gives me my light
To build a machine to overrun this world a pathetic sight
Then I shall rule the world with my advanced brain
(Solo)
Ma: A red sky it'll be a lovely day
Jimmy: Hey Ma, can I go out to play?
Ma: It's past your bedtime
Be a good boy or the man will get you!

 

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  A Place Of My Own [4:43] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing) Commentary Lyrics
 

DJ: It's been a long, long time since this band was up at the Seven Stars, so will you welcome back please Iron Maiden!

Sag: Could this be the last bootleg?

 

    I don't care for the sun in its place
    And I don't care for the people and their rat race
    All I need is someone of my own
    Someone who'll give me all of her heart and make me my home

      I need a place of my own – out in the sun
      I need a place of my own – out in the sun

    In my life I've seen things quite obscene
    Women and friends who've treated me rough and treated me mean
    But all I need is someone by my side
    Who'll give me the comfort and the strength that I lack in my life

      I need a place of my own – out in the sun
      I need a place of my own – out in the sun

    And if you feel like visiting me in my translucent house
    Expect to be seen by everyone
    The clothes you'll find in my wardrobe are glass
    And you can see what you wear before you put it on

    (Solo)

      I need a place of my own – out in the sun
      I need a place of my own – out in the sun

Paul: Thank you – That was a bit of rubbish written by our new bass guitarist Noel.


 

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  Exchange Is No Robbery [4:21] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing) Commentary Lyrics
 

    Is it right to walk through the night
    With no one to share the load
    The people around are just part of the sound
    Like rail trains far away bound

    Nerves and tears, hopes and fears
    Are all edged like a knife
    The train lines are here memories do appear
    It's time to take my own life

    She was happiness and joy in guise
    She could make the birds fly and coloured the skies
    But she turned the night with tears and lied
    So you know how I felt and turned to suicide
    So I exchanged my love and took my life
    So I exchanged my love and took my life

    Such a beautiful girl a wonderful thing
    A first love romance was just a fling
    She stole my heart and broke my soul
    Cant you feel the pain – God it was cold
    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died

    (Solo)

    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died
    The morning I discovered her love had died

DJ: Super!
(The band had just finished the first set and was leaving the stage.)


 

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  I'm To Blame [4:10] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

    I'm gonna move on outta here
    There's no more wastin' my precious time
    Days are gone too late for me to change
    I know there's no one else but me to blame

      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      I lost the only girl I loved
      But I know there's no one else but me to blame

    Early this morning she walked out the door
    Well who will she run too now with her tell tale lies?
    I thought it would be all right bringing my freedom home
    Only the nights get so lonely can't she even telephone

      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      The piper wrote the song but it's he who calls the game
      I lost the only girl I loved
      But I know there's no one else but me to blame

    (Solo)

      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      I lost the only girl I loved
      But I know there's no one else but me to blame

    I'm gonna move on outta here
    There's no more wastin' my precious time
    Days are gone too late for me to change
    I know there's no one else but me to blame

      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      There's no one but me, no one but me to blame
      I lost the only girl I loved
      But I know there's no one else but me to blame

      No one but me, no one but me to blame


 

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  Life Span [4:24] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing) Commentary Lyrics
 

Paul: This is one called 'Life Span' – It's all about the trials and tribulations of life and what you have to put up with and what you go through and all that sort of crap. This is specially for Sue – my wife, 'cause she's heard me play it on my own so many times – she must be sick and tired of hearing it by now.

 

    I don't see that living today
    Will be easier now you're away
    Life seems dead there's nothing to say
    Keep on movin' make my own way

      I'm livin' in an empty world
      There ain't no love without you

    I know people say death's the only way
    But come tomorrow it's my day
    Freedom and strife are all you see
    But freedom and light is what you'll be

      I'm livin' in an empty world
      'Cause there ain't no love without you
      Let me feel your eyes that shine

    (Solo)

    I don't see why my life's just a game
    But it helps to take away the hurt and pain
    My life span's wide looking over the years
    But there's been so much pain and too many fears

    (Solo)

    Life's just a game, it takes away the hurt and pain
    Life's just a game, it takes away the hurt and pain
    Life's just a game, it takes away the hurt and pain


 

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  Windwiper Freeway [2:45] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

    I'm running my way back home
    And I'm running without any shoes
    I gotta fly down the highway
    With the wind blowin' through my blues

      Windwiper freeway takin' me all the way home

    My eyes don't get full of dust
    Cause the wind's blowin' my way
    Ridin' me high pushin' me 'long
    Takin' the windwiper way

      Windwiper freeway takin' me all the way home

    (Solo)

    I gotta get back home
    Cause I can't remember when
    I last saw my momma
    I didn't treat her too good then

      Windwiper freeway takin' me all the way home

    Only a mile to go
    I'm only an hour away
    And maybe when I get there
    Baby I'm fixin' to stay

    But the call of the windwiper
    Takes me away again
    Yeah the call of the windwiper
    Takes me away again


 

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  The Naughtiest Girl Is Alive And Well [10:09] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Pemberton-Billing) Commentary Lyrics
 

    I been lost for so long, I'll tell you the story of my life
    My days flowed like a smooth stream, cut through many paths
    But if one day it ended, it had to be with you
    'Cause you came like a snowstorm, and chilled my red blood blue

    Cold-hearted woman you move like a snake, look in your eyes they turn you cold inside
    I didn't feel I needed you I must be wrong, you instil a need to love you so strong

      She... twenty years forward now
      See... the red lamp above her door
      See... the young men who call more and more
      She... the young girl who became a whore

    I'm livin' it all again baby, day after day
    You brought your lovin' to me, but you threw it all away
    But if one day it ended, it had to be with you
    Cause you came like a snowstorm, and chilled my red blood blue

    Cold-hearted woman you move like a snake, look in your eyes they turn you cold inside
    I didn't feel I needed you I must be wrong; you instil a need to love you so strong

      She... twenty years forward now
      See... the red lamp above her door
      See....the young men who call more and more
      She... the young girl who became a whore

    (Solo)

    I'm livin' it all again baby, day after day
    You brought your lovin' to me, but you threw it all away
    But if one day it ended, it had to be with you
    Cause you came like a snowstorm, and chilled my red blood blue

Paul: Thank you – Ian Smith on guitar!


 

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  Crawl Crawl Night-Time (live) [8:48] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

Paul: This is one called "Crawl Crawl Night-Time", all about insomnia.

 

    As a night sky darkens it means a lot to me
    The call of a bird and tonight's to be
    The night time crawls along a disused railway track
    As a child I used to play, but there's no way back

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      It's the day I don't wanna see

    Peace and solitude is all I want to know
    The cold and mindless touch of people who don't know
    Well see me, hear me – my thing's the same as yours
    Only I do it right and you just shut your doors

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      It's the day I don't wanna see

    (Solo)

    Nights of freedom I lie awake in sleep
    All night long I am deprived that cloudy deep
    The empty sidings, the rusted railway train
    They loom in my vision through the frost-stained windowpane

      Crawl, crawl night-time
      You mean so much to me
      Crawl, crawl night-time
      'Cause it's the day I don't wanna see

    When you leave and turn your backs out the way
    Revelations on the back of day
    My pure white mind it is still troubled by
    The night time creeping along the railway line

    Along the railway line
    Along the railway line
    Along the railway line...

    (Solo)

Paul: Thank you very much, you are very kind thank you, always nice to be back in Bolton again.


 

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  Maiden Flight [12:03] (Boulton-Smith, O'Neill, Austin) Commentary Lyrics
 

Paul: This is the last one, this is all about space and time and things – this is one called "Maiden Flight".

 

    Fly light through air, lightning prism colours fair
    Time traveller taking care, time traveller
    Have you got there?
    Have you got there? Have you got there? Have you got there?

      Look out on your own horizon – it's our maiden flight
      Look out for yourself dear friend, you know I must be right
      You know I must be right, you know that I am right!

    (Solo)

    In building my machine I can see, life as it formed and started
    And with my faithful mute friend, we traverse the space, without an end
    In the beginning the world was, it always has and it always will be
    But at the end of time, what may I find, is there really an end to mankind?

    (Solo)

    (Bass solo)
    (Drum solo)

      Look out on your own horizon – it's our maiden flight
      Look out for yourself dear friend, you know I must be right
      You know I must be right, you know that I am right!

DJ: Thanks Ladies and Gentlemen the sound of the Iron Maiden here live! [...] Unfortunately time's running out so they can't do another number unfortunately.


 

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