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​Invaders

This song is by Iron Maiden and appears on the album The Number Of The Beast (1982).

Longboats have been sighted,
The evidence of war has begun,
Many Nordic fighting men,
Their swords and shields all gleam in the sun.
Call to arms defend yourselves,
Get ready to stand and fight for your lives,
Judgement day has come around,
So be prepared don't run stand your ground.

They're coming in from the sea,
They've come the enemy.
Beneath the blazing sun,
The battle has to be won.
Invaders
Pillaging
Invaders
Looting

Set ablaze the camp fires,
Alert the other men from inland.
Warning must be given,
There's not enough men for a stand.
The Vikings are too many,
Too powerful to take on our own.
We must have reinforcements,
We cannot fight this battle alone.

They're coming over the hill,
They've come to attack.
They're coming in for the kill,
There's no turning back.
Invaders
Fighting
Invaders
Marauding

Axes grind and maces clash,
As wounded fighters fall to the ground.
Severed limbs and fatal woundings,
Bloody corpses lay all around.
The smell of death and burning flesh,
The battle weary fight to the end.
The Saxons have been overpowered,
Victims of the mighty Norsemen.

You'd better scatter and run.
The battle's lost and not won.
You'd better get away,
To fight another day.
Invaders
Raping
Invaders
Plundering

Written by:

Steve Harris