Run Silent, Run Deep Lyrics - Iron Maiden

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[Harris/Dickinson]

The convoy lights are dead ahead
The Merchantmen lay in their bed,
The thump of diesels hammers down,
In the oily sea - the killing ground,
His knuckles white his eyes alight,
He slams the hatch on the deadly night,
A cunning fox in the chickens lair
A hound of hell and the devil don't care

[Chorus]
Running silent, Running deep, we are your final prayer,
Warriors in secret sleep, a merchantman's nightmare,
A silent death lies waiting, for all of you below,
Running silent, Running deep, sink into your final sleep

Chill the hearts of fighting men,
In open ocean wondering when?
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The lethal silver fish will fly
This boat will shiver - men will die
A cast of millions - a part to play
Killer? Victim? or fool for a day
Obeying an order - men have to die
Us or them - a well rehearsed lie

[Chorus]

The lifeboats shattered the hull is torn,
The tar black smell of burning oil,
On the way down to Davy Jones,
Every man for himself - you're on your own
The wolf eyes watch the crosswire
"Stern tubes ready", "Aim and fire!"
They can pin some medal on your chest,
But in two more weeks - dead like the rest

[Chorus]






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Best song on album | Reviewer: Eric in colorado | 4/27/13

Miss adrian on this album...not my favorite. But this song and Mother russia. Are my two favorite on this. These lyrics are accurate... Like a book, u just visualize what hes singing...chilling. No band better than Maiden !



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