Who Sang The Trooper? Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind cover art

Some other versions of "The Trooper"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen Percy Harris
release date: 1983-5-16
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:13
producer: Martin Birch
mixer: Martin Birch
engineer: Martin Birch
assistant mixer: Bruce Buchalter
assistant engineer: Frank Gibson and Dennis Haliburton
bass guitar: Steve Harris
drums (drum set): Nicko McBrain
guitar: Adrian Smith
instrument: Dave Murray
lead vocals: Bruce Dickinson
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



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin