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Tailgunner
Iron Maiden Lyrics


Trace your way back fifty years
To the glow of Dresden, blood and tears
In the black above by the cruel searchlight
Men will die and men will fight, yeah

Who shot who and who fired first?
Dripping death to wet the blood thirst
No radar lock on skin and bone
The bomber boys are going home

Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner

Nail that Fokker, kill that son
Gonna blow your guts out with my gun
The weather forecasts' good for war
Cologne and Frankfurt? Have some more, hahaha

Tail end Charlie in the boiling sky
The Enola Gay was my last try
Now that this Tailgunner's gone
No more bombers, just one big bomb, yeah, ooh

Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
Climb into the sky
Never wonder why
Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bruce Dickinson, Stephen Percy Harris

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Italian Dream

Trace your way back 50 years
To the Glow of Dresden - blood and tears
In the black above by the cruel searchlight
Men will die and men will fight - yeah!
Who shot who and who fired first?
Dripping death to whet the blood thirst
No radar lock on - skin and bone
The bomber boys are going home

[Chorus]
Climb into the sky never wonder why - Tailgunner
You're a Tailgunner
[repeat]

Nail that Fokker kill that son,
Gonna blow your guts out with my gun,
The weather forecasts good for War
Cologne and Frankfurt? have some more!
Tail end Charlie in the boiling sky
The Enola Gay was my last try
Now that this Tailgunner's gone
No more Bombers (just one big bomb)



All comments from YouTube:

Esmée

this song is so underrated

Eddie The Head

@fido dido what!? How?

Andre Camy

This whole album is

robert spears

Yeah it is it a major peice of history about bombing Germany and being the lone tailgunner defending your bomber from the rear

O Ferreiro 8.7

For all times!!

Juuso Jordan

@Tyreek Murillo If you think carefully about the only best song from this album then it is mother russia.🔥

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Mecha Tengu

No prayer for the dying was my first CD ever! My dad brought it to me just because I liked the cover art, I was like, 5 or 7. As soon as the album started playing I was stonned, my mouth was all open. My brothers said "wow what a shitty music haha" and I didn't care. I listenned to it with full attention till the end. That was the first time I listened to metal music, today I'm a metalhead, I watched more than 1 Iron Maiden show, some of my most precious friends I just got to met because of this passion. Lots o' good memories, and it all started because of that music and that album. Up the irons!

Remanescente Yahudi

Awsome story!!!!!!

A Ducky

When buying their most recent album, the young male cashier at Target had no idea who Maiden was. How do you live 20+ years on this Earth, and in the United States, (even without being a metalhead) and not hear of Iron Maiden? (Or Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, etc). That blew my mind. I'm an immigrant and constantly pick up ton of random stuff from pop culture.. things I've never listened to or watched. Maybe I'm expecting too much, but to meet anyone over 20yo who's never heard of Iron Maiden & asks whether that's a game or what... is super strange to me. 🤷‍♀️

Serroche

dude same story happened to me, got it because of it's cover when I was 10, totally blown by the music at instant play the first time. I'm 37 today and still a proud metalhead since that day.

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