Iron Maiden - These Colours Don't Run Lyrics




It's the same in every country
When you say you're leaving
Left behind the loved ones
Waiting silent in the hall
Where you're going lies adventure
others only dream of
Red and green light this is real
and so you go to war

For the passion, for the glory
For the memories, for the money
You're a soldier, for your country
What's the difference, all the same

Far away from the land of our birth
We fly a flag in some foreign earth
We sailed away like our fathers before
These colours don't run, from a cold bloody war

Here is no one that will save you
Going down in flames
No surrender certain death
You look it in the eye
On the shores of tyranny you

Crashed the human wave
Paying for my freedom with your
Lonely unmarked graves

For the passion, for the glory
For the memories, for the money
You're a soldier, for your country
What's the difference, all the same

Far away from the land of our birth
We fly a flag in some foreign earth
We sailed away like our fathers before
These colours don't run, from a cold bloody war





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Iron Maiden These Colours Don't Run Comments
  1. Gianclaudio De Zottis

    Top of the top ktm

  2. EddieTheHead

    Up The Irons!

  3. Damián Gallego

    In matters of lyrics and concept, Maiden´s finest work.

  4. Sam Loomis

    This song is fuckin awesome. It was made in 2006 but sounds classic Maiden!!

  5. zonic26

    The chorus riff sounds similar to The Wicker Man

  6. Thomas Humphries

    Up the Irons !!! 🤘

  7. John Johnson

    Not so much for the money, more for your brothers.

  8. Juan Darío

    One of the best iron maiden's songs

  9. diego ferrero

    Liriche complesse, a tratti ostiche da ricordare.. ma Bruce c'è sempre & comunque.

  10. Conrad Dean

    Audible rocket sauce

  11. Stephen Martinez

    I love this song, great song for wrestling hype

  12. Leandro Pereira

    I am not a great fan of this album...to be honest, after Fear of The Dark, I really only enjoyed the
    Dance of Death album

  13. Roy scar

    the theme for raiding area 51

  14. Slayer 76

    2019 LEGACY OF THE BEAST TOUR ! UP THE IRONS FROM VIRGINIA!

    Roy scar

    this the theme for raiding area 51 well th intro

    Slayer 76

    @Roy scar let's do this !!

    QueenOfFlames

    Ayeee!! You went n saw them at Jiffy Lube Live? That show was sick even w the tech issues. Was my first Maiden concert.

    Slayer 76

    @QueenOfFlames yes plus he messed up with Where Eagles Dare. And yea at Jiffy Lube

  15. Roger Welsh

    Did 67 people give this a thumbs down?

  16. The power of the WEED !

    It's not an IM song without some random Woohoo in the end

  17. Roy scar

    0:53 that is epic that’s one of the best riffs i ever heard

  18. Luis Robles

    El problema con este album es que tiene demasiadas melodías vocales hechas por Steve Harrris, y últimamente no está creativo en cuanto a eso. Sus melodías son monotonas. Cuando las melodías son de Bruce o Adrian, los temas son otra cosa.

  19. Ichi 82 77

    Boring song

    migu

    Did u Say boring song?

    Juan Darío

    Shut your fuckin ass

  20. Martin Džidić

    UP THE IRON'IRON'S !!!

  21. Raul Quintanilla

    The beginning is dope

  22. yerko cornejo

    Uno de los mejores temas de maidennn por la crestaaa

  23. Curtis Smith

    This has been my favorite Maiden album since it came out in 06.I never thought another Maiden album would replace Seventh Son which was my favorite for a long time,but they sure exceeded my expectations with this album.Very well might be my favorite metal album period.

    Nannada1212

    It's a damn good album. I got kicked out of school a couple times because it has the crossed rifles. 🤷

    Jesus Guerra

    Indeed, musically this is their more complex album maybe matched by the book of souls, I hate how so many of this so called "maiden fans" are stuck in the past and ignore modern maiden, maiden greatest musical achieves came in the 00's and on. Even the X factor is a wonderful album, better than some of the classic albums. A matter... Is great record and musically speaking is a very pleasant surprise, thats why maiden never cease to amaze me. Up the irons.

  24. Νικος Χριστοφιλιδης

    Ooox.... What amazing song....!!! The best maiden song... Ever...!!!
    👽👽👽💀💀💀💀💀

  25. Italian Dream

    It's the same in every country
    When you say you're leaving
    Left behind the loved ones
    Waiting silent in the hall
    Where you're going lies adventure
    Others only dream of
    Red and green light this is real
    And so you go to war
    For the passion, for the glory
    For the memories for the money
    You're a soldier, for your country
    What's the difference, all the same
    Far away from the land of our birth
    We fly a flag in some foreign earth
    We sailed away like our fathers before
    These colors don't run, from cold bloody war
    There is no one that will save you
    Going down in flames
    No surrender certain death you
    Look it in the eye
    On the shores tyranny you
    Crashed a human wave
    Paying for my freedom with your
    Lonely unmarked graves
    For the passion, for the glory
    For the memories for the money
    You're a soldier, for your country
    What's the difference, all the same
    Far away from the land of our birth
    We fly a flag in some foreign earth
    We sailed away like our fathers before
    These colors don't run, from cold bloody war

  26. Michael French

    The union jack will never run

    Crazyredneck

    We made you run in 1776. No hard feelings though, we've been friends for while.

    Michael French

    Haha we're all brothers now, much love from across the pond, up the irons!

  27. Andrew Duarte

    Great tune

  28. Apollo HK47

    Ah remember buy this album 😂 still awesome as ever

  29. Crowmoor Dry

    Where you’re going lies adventure others only dream of😍 awesome and so inspirational

  30. Per Johan Heggland

    Instant like when i first heard the album

  31. Dindo Chiong

    Passionable Like's,Very Nice and Specialty,Lovable always.Photographic. Thanks.

  32. Fabio Corradini

    Spettacolare!

  33. Panzer IV

    Best Iron Maiden Song.

  34. Death Loqd

    Up the iron's lml

  35. Federico Sotelo

    Una maravilla obra maestra

  36. TS50ER

    Classic Maiden. Toss this song in amongst the Piece of Mind album and none would bat an eye

  37. Bartosz Liberski

    4:50 orgasm!

  38. Ateliê Criativo by arte com titicias Titicias

    These Colours Don't Run

  39. Kernom ,

    Me and another heavy metal mate got paralytically drunk to this song when we came back from war late 2006.
    We had the track on loop lol

    Santiago Reussi

    which war?

  40. Ervin Rommel

    это вообще гимн всех военных конфликтов и войн

  41. Andrew Marshall

    Why is the M16 magazine there?

  42. jay ford

    we are the most segregated and selfish nation in the world! no other country in world is as bad as what the u.s. has turned into. go green yay! no other country cares about pollution. black ppl in ww1 fled to canada or europe and became ace fighter pilots even through ww2.

    kokofan50

    It’s always fun reading comments from people who have no idea about anything out side the US calling our country terrible.

  43. John Jennings

    thanks again for all the best music

  44. eric martens

    So.... just heard this song, and, yeah, I'm in love with it

  45. Fernando Marques

    These colours don't run for cold bloody WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  46. a random guy

    And people say a matter of life and death was a weak album

    Richard Roberts

    It sure hell wasn't. Up there with the best. 👌

    TheDeepawful

    One of THE BEst albums of MAIDEN

  47. Nick Warr

    Unless you align them vertically: Blue, White, Red. They might run then.

  48. Bushido

    On a shores of tirany you crashed human wave!!!
    Me and my boys did that.

  49. Xaelath Ravenstorm

    This is a Masterpiece

  50. kelly

    Reminds me of my Uncle Harry......who was on the Russian Convoys. They don't make people like him in this country anymore.

  51. W-James

    \m/ >_< \m/

  52. tamtamgeoff

    Best fuckin band ever so many good songs

  53. Svetlana Andrášová

    another underrated album

  54. Raze Wolf 1.0

    Respect solgers from war pls guys

  55. nik21jp

    AEK Athens GETTO hooligans
    These colours don't run from cold bloody war

    ted5567

    @TheNakedBassist ΕΒΙΒΑ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΑ ΑΕΚΑΡΑ!

    asklipiadas

    AEK! ΟΥΙΣΚΙ!! ΚΑΙ IRON MAIDEN ΔΙΣΚΟΙ!!!!

  56. Jozivan Costa

    Eu amo iron maiden

  57. Vomo Loxos

    PAOK THESSALONIKI 1926

  58. Martijn Anwar 1982

    Up the Irons!!!

  59. Stefano Di Bennardo

    Spettacolare una delle piú belle

  60. Brian

    haven't heard this in 12 years, good stuff!

  61. Francisco Magalhães

    Os músicos do iron maiden São simplesmente geniais.

  62. squarebag73

    i never got into this album or anything besides maiden's old school shit to be honest but i saw them live 2012 and they played mostly newer songs from final frontier and such...anyway this is like the coolest fuckin iron maiden album cover i think

  63. Sub Scorpion#9

    doctor who, Sherlock Holmes, game of thrones, Adele, Beatles, ed sheeren, iron maiden, the house of parliament, Big Ben, and so many other things that I like of the United Kingdom, Ive been to London for a few days and it was nice, I'm American.

  64. Mohammed Chowdhury

    Praising the british sheeples...

  65. Noahide

    Rule Britannia
    It is clear, apparent and true, that the legacy of the Celtic peoples endure to this day. Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, as well as Cornwall and Bretony, are enduring cornerstones of Celtic culture. The old ways live on in the heart and spirit of the people, and the music of the Celt lives still, in reel and jig, undaunted by modern progressive rock and roll, still daring to keep arms by side, still not succumbing to the groovy love of freethinking libertarians. And wherefore wast this liberty born? I can’t claim to know with absolute certainty, but Rock and Roll is no British invention, nor of the fair Isles of Britain and Ireland. It is the new world which honours the more seductive delights of Jezebel, and the new world which has created a great feast of Babylon’s new intoxications. And this is indeed true. But Anglia and Normandy found home, and Albion thrived in time in new blood. 1066 was established, and merely half a century from now a millennia unconquered shall be its proud reward. For the new blood has integrated with the druid’s own peoples, and the cross influenced many, and a civilization was born. And that civilization has ENDURED. And it will do so, perpetually. But something happened to the fair maiden who left our shores not that many centuries past, for she becried her liberty, but indulged therein. And her wrath affects the world each and every day in this brave new world of the Global Village. Hollywood will speak its piece, and it doth not care who it offends, for it knows in its heart the power of the love it represents. Free from judgment, free from law, free from, frankly, sense. You were born that way baby, and if you really think that, which you do, is it not amazing how lady liberty weeps now at what she no longer calls liberty, but transgression of mercy’s patience. It is a joke. The new world settlers left the clan, they left the family, they abandoned their heritage, they winged and moaned because we had a king, but installed their own president anyway. Hypocrisy? Pot calling kettle black to me, dear sir. If one really wants to stand on the scriptures, and cite this and that violation, and be proven correct time and time again by the chanting crowd of onlookers who revel in your manifestly brilliantly inspired speech, all well and good. But the proof is in the pudding, and in time charlatans are revealed. Nay, the grass is not greener on the other side of the valley. Because if you don’t have the strength of character to endure the harsh lectures of authority in the end you will kneel at Jezebel’s feet, and kiss them, and agree to serve her carnal desires, which is exactly what is happening in the good old USA every day in this 21st century of the modern era. It was nothing but a winge, in the end, to do their own thing, and have their own play at power, and gain their own viewpoints on things, and do it their way. They didn’t give the slightest damn about family values and family loyalties and sticking with the shield of honour each clan bore, and defending the crown, and being noble and chivalrous. They couldn’t care less. And what came of their freedoms? A culture watered down in banality, of second rate quality, whose intellectuals are reasonable, but it takes a nation 4 times the size of Albion to still compete somewhat. The cream may be at the top, but the schloss is thick and fast, and the more you dumb it down the more they like it. And when will all this madness end? It likely won’t. They are hellbent – literally. Determined to stay their course, and let freedom run rampant, and embrace the modern trends, indeed defining them, and progressing away into sin and service to the harlot. It is what they choose in independence, to reject the stability of the Empire, strictly run, which it needed to be, and do their own thing, and party it down in the good old U S of A. The American Dreams won’t last forever. Sin is the undoing of the disloyal and the freethinking libertarian. It was in the beginning, it is now, and ever so will be, world without end, AMEN.

    Someguy528

    Noahide Videos Bible Dude, chill

  66. Michael Lundy

    From America: didn't you bastards give us the Beatles? Didn't you steal Jimi from us? OK, we'll take Maiden as fair trade.

    MonstRIBass

    Dude you have Gun's N Roses (minus Slash) he's British ;) , METALLICA!! though!! Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, System Of A Down, Killswiitch Engage, Disturbed.. You guys have greats among you!

    TheNakedBassist

    @MonstRIBass lmao don't compare those bands to maiden

    TheDeepawful

    Jajaja You only got the worst bands

    O-Man Gaming

    TheNakedBassist while a love a lot of the bands on that list (minus GnR, disturbed and KSE) I have to agree their great but don’t hold a torch to Maiden. 🤘🤘🤘🤘

  67. Eren Yaehger

    On the shores of tyranny you crashed
    a human wave
    paying for our freedom
    with your lonely unmarked graves

  68. Jérémie B

    Finally, my fav album after 7th son.

  69. iaberis

    #ΛΕΛΕ

  70. Carlos Eduardo Fernandes

    Simplesmente fudido essa música. 💀

  71. Arda Engin

    it's like for the greater good of god

  72. dipro001

    This is called drumming!

    Revelation 2:9

    dipro001 try where eagles dare

  73. DorianCroatia20

    I have a question: Who generally writtes guitar riffs/interludes like in this song starting from 4:53 ? I ask because I can find it in most of their songs :)

    Someguy528

    DorianCroatia20 Well it's kind of a signature thing for them so I guess whoever writes the song, writes the riff. But yeah, such riffs have been a prominent feature in Maiden's songs since the beginning.

    Nannada1212

    It's usually the bass player, i forget his name, but he also writes most of the songs. A simple Google search will tell you. I wanna say Adrian but that's one of the guitarists.

    Nannada1212

    Steve Harriss. He been in Maiden since 75. That's why.

  74. Ethan Harris

    666th like

  75. The8Majestic8

    3:51 i łogiyń !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. dipro001

    One of the most underrated songs not only by Iron Maiden but in all of music!

  77. Carla Fernandes

    Muito massa essa música...

  78. Momo

    Makes me feel so proud to be British

    Vel Pro

    @Slayer 76 based on your very unoriginal reply which is obviously written because you are one of the delusional patriots, id say you are a lot less fun than i am

    Slayer 76

    @Vel Pro you just sound like an unhappy person who loves to talk down on people. You sound like a condescending buzz kill. Very full of yourself.

    Vel Pro

    @Slayer 76 i do understand how could one get such impression of me, but quite the contrary actually im a very happy person and if you were to meet me in real life you would find a big smile on my face most of the time. It is just that i have a dislike for bullshit such as patriotism because it doesnt serve people any good, it is just a propaganda and deception coming from those who rule the world, treating mankind as if its just a pawn in the game they play between themselves

    ChubbyTheEwok

    liver666 you were saved by the french.

    Michael Magill

    @James Hatfield You're wrong though, Bruce waves the flag of the U.K. not the English flag.

  79. nab Z

    For all those bitches talking about running to Canada

    bodryi poc

    Run to Russia plz))

    Amethyst Jade

    Butt Rockman of course take all of your problems Into the comments of a song ya sad fuck.

    The Statesman Geneseo, LLC

    i like Russia. Don't believe everything in the US media.

    me me

    'Amethyst Jade' He didn't take his problems into comments etc. He made a snide/jokey comment, someone questioned him, he said he didn't want to go into it due to it being a comment section, the guy pushed for an answer: so he gave one. Do you have trouble with reading comprehension and/or following the course of a conversation? ya sad fuck.

    tks gaming

    I'll die for my country DRAT ME KILL KILL.

  80. medicated yooper

    It's the same in every country
    When you say you're leaving
    Left behind the loved ones
    Waiting silent in the hall
    Where you're going lies adventure
    Others only dream of
    Red and green light this is real
    And so you go to war

    For the passion, for the glory
    For the memories for the money
    You're a soldier, for your country
    What's the difference, all the same

    Far away from the land of our birth
    We fly a flag in some foreign earth
    We sailed away like our fathers before
    These colors don't run, from cold bloody war

    There is no one that will save you
    Going down in flames
    No surrender certain death you
    Look it in the eye
    On the shores tyranny you
    Crashed a human wave
    Paying for my freedom with your
    Lonely unmarked graves

    For the passion, for the glory
    For the memories for the money
    You're a soldier, for your country
    What's the difference, all the same

    Far away from the land of our birth
    We fly a flag in some foreign earth
    We sailed away like our fathers before
    These colors don't run, from cold bloody war

  81. medicated yooper

    Up the Irons! \m/ lml \m/ lml

  82. yerko cornejo

    for the passion..for the glory..for the memories..for the money !!!! up the fucking irons !!

  83. General Panty Slasher

    Don't tread on me

    steve polternest

    General Panty Slasher no this is iron maiden music

  84. Eric Cantona

    these colours don't run
    Bad Blue Boys Zagreb

    Luka Talic

    Eric Cantona to je to brateeee!!!!!!

  85. Tom Kwong

    Legacy of the beast

  86. Thyago Euclides

    Bloodbound - The Ones We Left Behind  man look this pls intro 0:00

  87. Vibhakara Acharya

    This album is so overlooked!!! My personal favourite though, every song is absolute genius.. Up the Irons!!

    wkr64691

    Stranger in a Strange Land got to see the first night of their tour for this album where they played the whole thing. loved getting to hear every song from this album live for the first time ever!!

    PaddyCaker

    Hey, I'd agree that this is a super overlooked album.
    How old are you? jw

    john gurnhill

    One of the best albums ever written

  88. Harry Sword

    'For the passion! For the glory! For the memories! For the money!'

    Adam Ski

    "Far away from the land of our birth,
    we plant our flag in some foreign earth.
    We sail away like our fathers before,
    these colors don't run, from cold bloody war!"

    Michael Lundy

    Adam Ski France: we want all Americans out of here.
    Americans: even the ones buried here?

    Greenboy 994

    All the same Harry. All the same...

  89. Wookie Jesus

    is this architects

    jesper sjögren

    Iron Maiden... Stupid ;)

    Wookie Jesus

    @jesper sjögren Joke... Stupid ;)

    Will Murrin

    That's what lead me here tbh

    Max Dilauro

    That's band is awful honestly

    John d'Arc

    No this is patrick

  90. nifelhell42

    i JUST WANTED TO HEAR, THEESE COLOURS DON'T RUN.....I ENDED WITH THE WHOLE FREAKING SONG \M/ SORRY FOR CAPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Butt Rockman

    They really need to teach people how to use the English language properly.

  91. Evaldo Mores

    wonderful

  92. kelly

    Can be attributed to all soldiers of all Country's

    Heyward Hollis

    Hence the first line.

    Nannada1212

    That's the point.

    AleX Kazama

    Not true in my opinion. Some leave to die in desperation, some leave to be filled with money...

  93. SatisfyingStuffAsmr

    love this song

  94. Clovis Alencar

    bruaaaaahhhh

  95. jimthepostie

    After what happened on Saturday 21/05/16 maybe Rangers fc should use this as their official anthem.

    Henrique Ribeiro

    What happened sir/Madam?

    Neal Zirbes

    Still no answer 3 years later

  96. André Carvalho

    best song