Iron Maiden - The Trooper Lyrics

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind cover art
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You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back

The bugle sounds as the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As you plunge into a certain death

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And as the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day

We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds takes my horse below

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Where Eagles Dare
  • 2 Revelations
  • 3 Flight of Icarus
  • 4 Die With Your Boots On
  • 5 The Trooper
  • 6 Still Life
  • 7 Quest for Fire
  • 8 Sun and Steel
  • 9 To Tame a Land


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Stephen Percy Harris
    album: Track 5 in album Piece of Mind
    release date: 1983-5-16
    popularity : 168 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Prog Rock/Heavy Metal
    length: 4:13
    producer: Martin Birch
    composer: Steve Harris
    lyricist: Steve Harris
    Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin