Who Sang Shadows of the Valley? Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden The Book of Souls cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Janick Gers, Stephen Percy Harris
Release Date: 2015-9-4
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 7:33
vocal: Bruce Dickinson
writer: Janick Gers, Steve Harris
Wandering aimlessly in a cold dark mist I follow
Walking in a dark world that’s been
Kissed with sadness
Without sunlight things are born
To the dead of nightmares
Soulless demons laughing in a sea of madness

Listen closely to the raven’s call
Praying hard for our world not to end
Try as might to make sense of it all
Will it be for the penance of men
Follow north for the call of the wild
Look all out for a small wayward child
Lay in fear as the dark raven crows
Look for guidance from the one who knows
He lived on this earth for a time and a half
Playing a tune to the old man’s laugh
The fear that’s inside the men of the oath
In the script of the book that he wrote

Ask them the questions
Tell them no lies
A cry for freedom
Praying that they wouldn’t die
Mind over matter
Cry over sins
Their lives are over now
Ended before they begin

As the raven again passes by
I can hear all the wake fathers cry
That the first born of all men will die
That their lives will be taken from them
Face the danger a battle of wills
Strength and courage a cure for all ills
We believe in that thou shall not kill
But others are ready to spill
The hearts of all men since beginning of time
Living with temptation
Wanting and crime
A walk in the shadow of the valley of death
Knowing I’ll take my last breath

Ask them the questions
Tell them no lies
A cry for freedom
Praying that they wouldn’t die
Mind over matter
Cry over sins
Their lives are over now
Ended before they begin

The hearts of all men since beginning of time
Living with temptation
Wanting and crime
A walk in the shadow of the valley of death
Knowing I’ll take my last breath

Ask them the questions
Tell them no lies
A cry for freedom
Praying that they wouldn’t die
Mind over matter
Cry over sins
Their lives are over now
Ended before they begin

Into the valley of death fear no evil
We will go forward no matter the cost
Into the valley of death follow me now
Bring me your souls and I’ll make it our last
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh

Ask them the questions
Tell them no lies
A cry for freedom
Praying that they wouldn’t die
Mind over matter, cry over sins
Their lives are over now
Ended before they begin

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If Eternity Should Fail
  • 2 Speed of Light
  • 3 The Great Unknown
  • 4 The Red and the Black
  • 5 When the River Runs Deep
  • 6 The Book of Souls
    CD 2
  • 1 Death or Glory
  • 2 Shadows of the Valley
  • 3 Tears of a Clown
  • 4 The Man of Sorrows
  • 5 Empire of the Clouds