Aces High by Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in London in 1975 by bassist and songwriter Steve Harris. The band’s discography to date includes 39 albums, 4 EPs, and 7 compilations. Pioneers of the resurgence of British heavy metal, Iron Maiden achieved their initial success during the early 1980s. They are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, supported by their mascot ‘Eddie’ who has appeared on almost all their album and single covers, and at their live shows

Aces High
1984
Album: Powerslave
Genre: Heavy Metal

Aces High, a song by heavy metal band Iron Maiden and written by the band’s bassist Steve Harris. The second single release from the album ‘Powerslave’ it was the band’s eleventh single.

Lyrics by Stephen Percy Harris

There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
There comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble, we've got to get airborne
Got to get up for the coming attack
Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
Remove all the wheel blocks, there's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we head down the runway
Got to get airborne before it's too late
Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving
Run, live to fly
Fly to live
Do or die
Won't you run?
Live to fly
Fly to live
Aces high
Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin 'round to come in behind them
Move to their blindsides and firing again
Bandits at 8 o'clock move in behind us
Ten ME-109s out of the sun
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them, I press down my guns
Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, doing it again
Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving
Run, live to fly
Fly to live
Do or die
Won't you run?
Live to fly
Fly to live
Aces high

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