Aces High Lyrics

Iron Maiden


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen Percy Harris
album: Track 1 in album Powerslave
release date: 1984-9-3
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:32
producer: Martin Birch
engineer: Martin Birch
composer: Steve Harris
lyricist: Steve Harris

Cover Art

Iron Maiden Powerslave cover art
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There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
Got to get up for the coming attack.

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we head down the runway
Gotta get airborne before it's too late.

Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live. Aces high.

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
Move to their blindsides and firing again.

Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us
Ten ME-109's out of the sun
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them I press down my guns

Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live,
Aces high.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Aces High
  • 2 2 Minutes to Midnight
  • 3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
  • 4 Flash of the Blade
  • 5 The Duellists
  • 6 Back in the Village
  • 7 Powerslave
  • 8 Rime of the Ancient Mariner