Sentenced The Trooper Lyrics
Originally performed by Iron Maiden
North From Here / Shadows of the Past Track Listing
1 My Sky Is Darker Than Thine
3 Fields of Blood, Harvester of Hate
4 Capture of Fire
5 Awaiting the Winter Frost
6 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
7 Northern Lights
9 The Trooper
10 Desert by Night
11 In Memoriam
12 Awaiting the Winter Frost
1 When the Moment of Death Arrives
2 Rot to Dead
4 Rotting Ways to Misery
5 The Truth
6 Suffocated Beginning of Life
7 Beyond the Distant Valleys
8 Under the Suffer
9 Descending Curtain of Death
11 In Memoriam
12 Mythic Silence (As They Wander in the Mist)
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back.
The Bugle sounds and 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.
Written by: Stephen Percy Harris
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group