The Trooper Lyrics - Iron Maiden

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You take my life but I'll take yours too
You fire your musket but I run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The bugle sounds - the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As I plunge on into certain death.


The horse he sweats with fear - we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall.

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day.


We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan.


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Maiden fan | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/25/11

i am huge Maiden fan,and this song is just a masterpiece like all of their songs,i especially love the last part,Arry is such a genious at writing smart lyrics and playing bass,and vocals,solo,everything is just perfect,just like Maiden is.

greatest song ever | Reviewer: big Dave | 9/6/10

this song is one of the greatest songs ever written as a soldier this was playing as we breached the berms in Iraq Desert storm 1 and still now again breaching the berms in Afghanistan it never gets old, Steve Harris was inspired by Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem charge of the light brigade, very apt to today's warfare where troops are being unwisely forced into hopeless encounters by incompetent officers who are looking to make a name for them selves.
But the song keeps me rocking and out here thats all that matters.

True story | Reviewer: Eric | 2/12/10

Amazing how the singer reads about such historical stuff. Little do people know this is about the worst mistake in the British army's existance. At the battle of Ballaklava in the Crimean War there was an arguement with the runner and the general of the Light Brigade. The runner gives bad directions and the Light Brigade gets narrowed in a small canyon surrounded by the Russians. That's how the true story goes.

to the battle field! | Reviewer: smalls | 11/27/09

im kenyan.and i love iron maiden.i love this song the most.the solos are fuckin awsum. i remember when i got both solos on guitar i went showing off to my palz. 2 days later they all knew both solos and stole all the glory!

BEST... SONG... EVAR!!! | Reviewer: Nick | 6/22/09

man i love this song soo fucking much! like i always listen to it when i need enspiration its just sooo amazing, and the ending part i just love i sing it with pride!!!!!! Not like Iron Madian is one thing but to not like The Trooper is a bigger deal I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG!

AMAZING | Reviewer: an iron maiden fan | 4/13/09

this song is so great, i truly feel as if i am a soldier on the battle feild! and at the end when i feel the blow, i feel as if i dies and then came back tto life. this song is very meaningful,and i must agree with everyone that who ever didnt listen to this song is the dumbest peice of shit in the world, and deserves to be shot in the guts if he didnt like it!!!!!

Reckless | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/27/09

OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!! THIS SONG IS JUST AMAZING!!!! when i listen it... it's just like i'm a fucking soldier that wants to kill someone... OH MY GOD!!! and in the last part where he sings

"And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan"

FUCK THAT... I JUST RAISE MY HANDS AND SING IT!!!! THIS SHIT IS AWESOME. if i were a soldier, i would buy an ipod and i would listen this song over and over again until i fall..

grande Iron Maiden | Reviewer: Felipe | 12/10/08

I'm chilean and I like this song, usually I don't like the violence but this is so good for care about it, I like this because when I'm listening this song i feel like a soldier in the battlefield. sorry for my english but you know that in my country we speak spanish. adios estupenda cancion.

Just absolutely awesome | Reviewer: joe cool | 7/2/08

If you don't like this song then you are crazy, if you have never listened to it you have no life, if you have never even heard of it then you should be shot, if you like this song the more power to ya!

The Trooper | Reviewer: Arraz | 8/28/07

Brilliant song....amazing guitar work and lyrics. This song is on everybodies favourite list :)

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