Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death (Orchestral Version) Lyrics




Let me tell you a story to chill the bones
About a thing that I saw
One night wandering in the everglades
I'd one drink but no more

I was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight
Gazing up at the stars
Not aware of a presence so near to me
Watching my every move

Feeling scared and I fell to my knees
As something rushed me from the trees
Took me to an unholy place
And that is where I fell from grace

Then they summoned me over to join in with them
To the dance of the dead
Into the circle of fire I followed them
Into the middle I was led

As if time had stopped still I was numb with fear
But still I wanted to go
And the blaze of the fire did no hurt upon me
As I walked onto the coals

And I felt I was in a trance
And my spirit was lifted from me
And if only someone had the chance
To witness what happened to me

And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them
All had death in their eyes
Lifeless figures they were undead all of them
They had ascended from hell

As I danced with the dead
My free spirit was laughing and howling down at me
Below my undead body
Just danced the circle of dead

Until the time came to reunite us both
My spirit came back down to me
I didn't know if I was alive or dead
As the others all joined in with me

By luck then a skirmish started
And took the attention away from me
When they took their gaze from me
Was the moment that I fled

I ran like hell faster than the wind
But behind I did not glance
One thing that I did not dare
Was to look just straight ahead

When you know that your time has come around
You know you'll be prepared for it
Say your last goodbyes to everyone
Drink and say a prayer for it

When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead
When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead

To this day I guess I'll never know
Just why they let me go
But I'll never go dancing no more
'Til I dance with the dead





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Iron Maiden Dance Of Death (Orchestral Version) Comments
  1. Suraj Quantum

    The best metal song from Birmingham.

  2. Juan Ramirez

    M A G N I F I C A !

  3. Andre Giesbrecht França

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljVeaV2j7fQ

  4. Haaaj

    If you like this, you should check out Wheel of Time by Blind Guardian. It's kinda in the same veins as this song.

  5. Gerard Valentine

    Up the Irons from Mexico!

  6. diwas rai

    Dimmu Borgir & orchestra should play this song as "Tribute"

  7. João Geraldes

    Let me tell you a story to chill the bones
    About a thing that I saw
    One night wandering in the everglades
    I'd one drink but no more

    I was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight
    Gazing up at the stars
    Not aware of a presence so near to me
    Watching my every move

    Feeling scared and I fell to my knees
    As something rushed me from the trees
    Took me to an unholy place
    And that is where I fell from grace

    Then they summoned me over to join in with them
    To the dance of the dead
    Into the circle of fire I followed them
    Into the middle I was led

    As if time had stopped still I was numb with fear
    But still I wanted to go
    And the blaze of the fire did no hurt upon me
    As I walked onto the coals

    And I felt I was in a trance
    And my spirit was lifted from me
    And if only someone had the chance
    To witness what happened to me

    And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them
    All had death in their eyes
    Lifeless figures they were undead all of them
    They had ascended from hell

    As I danced with the dead
    My free spirit was laughing and howling down at me
    Below my undead body
    Just danced the circle of dead

    Until the time came to reunite us both
    My spirit came back down to me
    I didn't know if I was alive or dead
    As the others all joined in with me

    By luck then a skirmish started
    And took the attention away from me
    When they took their gaze from me
    Was the moment that I fled

    I ran like hell faster than the wind
    But behind I did not glance
    One thing that I did not dare
    Was to look just straight ahead

    When you know that your time has come around
    You know you'll be prepared for it
    Say your last goodbyes to everyone
    Drink and say a prayer for it

    When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
    And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead
    When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed
    And you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead

    To this day I guess I'll never know
    Just why they let me go
    But I'll never go dancing no more
    'Til I dance with the dead

  8. El spider man

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

  9. Mikko Satama

    Poor guy, he was enjoying the beautiful nature and evening in peace and then was suddenly lured and attacked by the evil spirits...

    JJRJ 85

    they let him go...

  10. Winston Fisher

    This story indeed chills the bones. Up The Irons!

  11. Ricardo Leony

    🤘🏼🤘🏼

  12. Matthew Scar

    i put this song at the same level of fear of the dark, i just love it

    Robbie

    So do I

    Paulo Appelt

    It's sad... This song is as good as Fear of the Dark, or, probably better than FotD, but Dance of Death is never listened, differently of Fear of the Dark...

    Fat Panda

    Fear of the Dark is a great song during live shows, but in terms of composition and quality of writing it's nothing compared to Dance of Death

    Haaaj

    @Fat Panda Exactly! FoTD is literally all like the same 3 chords throughout the whole song. It's great and really catchy but dance of death is a much better composition

  13. Erick Quiroz Guevara

    This version isn't aviable on Spotify. Honestly, I need it.

  14. Lucas Sebastián

    I love playing this on my violin.

  15. Gjenge

    In 7 anni questa canzone non è mai stata in grado di stancarmi...

    8 minuti e mezzo di puro godimento.

  16. Jonathan Orozco

    I'm gonna play this in my wedding

  17. Jonathan Orozco

    Up the Irons from the United States!

  18. Antonio Chiara

    it's better than the original

    d 86san

    I'm pretty sure that it's the same song, just with some orchestral added!

    Nando Coutinho

    I think this one is actually the original

  19. Joe Garcia

    Funny because a lot of y'all are saying how you guys don't like this version but don't realize that most of the orchestration in this version is from the original version with just a tad bit more added. I think it sounds genius!

    Jonathan Orozco

    True the original already had heavy orchestral background. I love both versions!😂

  20. Niclas Sjöberg

    One of my favorites. Been a fan for about 30 years, and Maiden still sounds as great as the first time i heard them.

  21. naza seis seis seis

    this is Everythinggggg im so in love

  22. Psycho06

    è la migliore canzone di tutte!!!!!!

  23. Christian Citton

    I MIGLIORI SEMPRE E COMUNQUE
    UP THE IRONS

  24. Daniel W

    3 lames down voted this

  25. RCSMGBR

    UP THE IRONS from BELO HORIZONTE-State of Minas Gerais - Brazil - South America ! I watched Maiden Concert in 2009 and take a picture with Janick Gers in my city m/

    HELL TOUPEE 666

    That's where sepultura is from

  26. pierru98

    mamma mia che canzone. mostruosa quando voglio passare 8 minuti e mezzo so come fare.

  27. Antonio Tramontana

    very very beautiful this song of iron maiden

  28. Andrea Avella

    UP THE IRONS FROM ITALY!

  29. Scott Miller

    AAAAALLLLLL OOOOFFFF YOOOOOOOOOUUUUU!

  30. Metayounis

    You fucking jinxed it.

  31. Metayounis

    Where do i download\buy\get this?

  32. John Bambus

    who could put dislike on this? Grat song!!!

  33. HOGASH

    questo è il motivo per cui la musica si riconosce dalla musica di merda

  34. daltonsalamusic

    I feel bad, because I really don't like Iron Maiden's "orchestral" versions of songs that much. I dislike both the sound it gives the song, and the fake orchestra.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a die-hard Maiden fan, but I'm not in love with this.

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Prove its fake

  35. Michal Ondra

    who the fuck pressed the dislike button

  36. Ludovico Banali

    that awkward moment when you realize that if you write '0 dislikes' on a youtube comment someone suddendly dislike: IRON MAIDEN IS GONNA GET YOU ALL!

  37. TheTinTrooper

    You had to jinx it.

  38. Alejandro Carmona

    yeag yeah EMO!!

  39. MEĐED GUZA

    Because they have a professional studio.

  40. negre coock

    well its definetly synthetic but theres no keyboards that have these effects so well done

  41. RAIV99

    Fuck, what an excellent way to start the day... :)

  42. MEĐED GUZA

    Yeah, the orchestral effects are made by keyboards.

  43. Mr. New Florida

    @coua78 I guess you missed Bruce Dickinson's speech before Blood Brothers he said it doesn't matter what race or color you are. You're all part of the Iron Maiden family, the world could do a lot better without racist people like you.

    ThreeDaysOfDan

    William The Young Buck You also left out the part where he said certain cultures are inherently bad . He was promoting individualism not group think

  44. Feb Bef

    @zoar100

    We must keep it secret for the bieber fans!!!

  45. Andreas Toft

    I think the original version is a little better.
    It's a little more heavy I think.

  46. TheDronemaster

    beautiful version
    UP THE IRONS FROM ORCHESTRA!

  47. mcmuffinerson

    Best orchestral edition I've heard, probably because you can actually hear it distinguishably in this one! UP THE IRONS!

  48. mcmuffinerson

    Yeah, but it'd sound a million times better with a remix for BAND especially French Horn! Up the Irons...and band!

  49. MooseStudios2009

    it sounds a LOT better with classical instuments, UP THE IRONS from Australia

  50. Proctor Jagger

    I ordered that CD ad have it,
    And i'm in Orchestra,
    this is my favorite song on the whole 3 song album.
    I wanna play this song in my orchestra now, xD

  51. Luis Uzcategui

    Thanks a lot for this, Up The Irons from venezuela!!