Who Sang Flash of the Blade? Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden Powerslave cover art

Some other versions of "Flash of the Blade"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Dickinson
release date: 1984-9-3
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:06
producer: Martin Birch
vocal: Bruce Dickinson
mixer: Martin Birch
engineer: Martin Birch
guitar family: Dave Murray and Adrian Smith
bass: Steve Harris
assistant engineer: Frank Gibson and Bruce Buchalter
drums (drum set): Nicko McBrain
As a young boy chasing dragons with your wooden sword so mighty,
You're St. George or you're David and you always killed the beast.
Times change very quickly,
and you had to grow up early,
A house in smoking ruins and the bodies at your feet.

You'll die as you lived
In a flash of the blade,
In a corner forgotten by no one.
You lived for the touch
For the feel of the steel
One man, and his honor.

The smell of resigned leather
The steely iron mask
As you cut and thrust and parried at the fencing master's call.
He taught you all he knew
To fear no mortal man
and now you'll wreak your vengeance in the
Screams of evil men.

You'll die as you lived
In a flash of the blade,
In a corner forgotten by no one.
You lived for the touch
For the feel of the steel
One man, and his honor.

Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 077774604529
    script: Latin