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Published on May 11, 2008
Bruce Dickinson - Lecabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, July 21, 2002, during the ''Air Raid European Tour'' 2002.
Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson)
Vocals-Bruce Dickinson Bass guitar-Chris Dale(current in TANK) Guitar-Alex Dickson (ex Gun,Robbie Williams Band) Guitar-Pete Friesen(ex Alice Cooper's band,The Almighty) Drums-Robin Guy(ex Rachel Stamp,Rag Dolls)
As the sun breaks above the ground an old man stands on the hill As the ground warms to the first rays of light a bird song shatters the still His eyes are ablaze, see the madman in his gaze
Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun On your way, like an eagle, fly and touch the sun
Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears, looks the old man in the eye As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd "In the name of God my father I'll fly!" His eyes seem so glazed as he flies on the wings of a dream Now he knows his father betrayed, now his wings turn to ashes to ashes his grave
Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun On your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun
Fly, on your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun On your way, like an eagle, fly as high as the sun On your way, like an eagle, fly toward the sun On your way, like an eagle, fly...
Fly as high as the sun .......................................... ''Flight Of Icarus'' is a song from Iron Maiden's album,Piece Of Mind,and it was released in 1983.
'Flight Of Icarus' is very loosely based on the ancient Greek myth of Dædalus who was imprisoned by king Minos of Crete. He and his son Icarus fashioned wings from feathers and wax and made their escape, but Icarus flew too near the sun, melting the wax that held the feathers, and he fell to his death in the sea.
''It's a really good song but we much prefer it live. We tend to play it a little bit faster live. Looking back on it now we feel we could have played it at the faster speed on the album. This little extra touch gives it a bit more fire. If you're counting solos, this is Dave. '' Steve Harris