Highwayman Lyrics - Iced Earth

Iced Earth Plagues of Babylon cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jimmy Webb
Release Date: 2014-1-3
length: 3:12
composer: Jimmy Webb
lyricist: Jimmy Webb
I was a highwayman along the coach roads I did ride with sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five but I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide and with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed but I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around I will always be around

I fly a starship across the Universe divide and when I reach the other side
I will find a place to rest my spirit if I can perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain but I will remain and I will be back again

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CD 1
  • 1 Plagues of Babylon
  • 2 Democide
  • 3 The Culling
  • 4 Among the Living Dead
  • 5 Resistance
  • 6 The End?
  • 7 If I Could See You
  • 8 Cthulhu
  • 9 Peacemaker
  • 10 Parasite
  • 11 Spirit of the Times
  • 12 Highwayman
  • 13 Outro
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Documentary: Plagues of Babylon – Making Of
  • 2 Plagues of Babylon 5.1 Surround Mix Version
  • 3 Full album in two alternatively mastered versions
  • 4 Jon & Troy: Guitars and equipment
  • 5 Writing and recording guitar solos
  • 6 Jon and Hansi Kürsch