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Iron Maiden – Revelations lyrics

O God of earth and altar
Bow down and hear our cry
Our earthly rulers falter
Our peolple drift and die
The walls of gold entombe us
The swords of scorn divide
Take not thy thunder from us
But take away our pride
(G. K. Chesterton: english hymnal)

Just a babe in a black abyss
No reason for a place like this
The walls are cold and souls cry out in pain
An easy way for the blind to go
A clever path for the fools who know
The secret of the hanged man - the smile on his lips

The light of the blind you'll see
The venom that tears my spine
The eyes of the nile are opening - you'll see

She came to me with a serpents kiss
As the eye of the sun rose on her lips
Moonlight catches silver tears I cry
So we lay in a black embrace
And the seed is sown in a holy place
And I watched and I waited for the dawn

The light of the blind you'll see
The venom that tears my spine
The eyes of the nile are opening - you'll see

Bind all of us together
Ablaze of hope and free
No storm or heavy weather
Will rock the boat you'll see
The time has come to close your eyes
And still the wind and rain
For the one who will be king
The watcher in the ring
It is you

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    The first verse is an English hymnal that Bruce learned in school. The second verse begins with the "babe in a black abyss" being a human in a hopeless world. The hanged man was a symbol of luck. "The venom tears my spine" relates to belief that during o*m there is a snake called Kundalini that lives at the base of your spine and it releases venom through your spine and up into your brain to promote union with god. I'm not really sure what the last verse is about.
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