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From: Cap_Crunch8/11/17 10:52 
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Iron Maiden has always displayed a penchant for songs about war, which fitted quite comfortably with the tempo and tone of their music, and had already released two songs about a war from the perspective of the participants.

Aces High: A Heavy Metal Tribute to WWII Fighters

Few bands in the history of heavy metal are as patriotic and focused on war as British icons Iron Maiden, and as far as we know there are no other bands whose frontman holds an Airline Transport Pilot’s license like Bruce Dickinson does. Here at Warbirds News we sometimes like to talk about warbirds from different perspective, and Iron Maiden’s single, “Aces High” gives us the opportunity to talk about a very unique song.

“Aces High” was written by bassist Steve Harris. It’s Iron Maiden’s eleventh single and the second from the 1984 studio album Powerslave.



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From: Cap_Crunch8/11/17 10:54 
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 1268.2 in reply to 1268.1 

Iron Maiden- Aces High , Battle of Britain

Nargzy - Published on 19 Jul 2007

A vid to the song aces high by Iron Maiden.

Here are the lyrics:

There goes the siren that warns of the air raid

Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak

Out for the scramble weve got to get airborne

Got to get up for the coming attack.


Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines

Remove all the wheelblocks theres no time to waste

Gathering speed as we head down the runway

Gotta get airborne before its too late.


Running, scrambling, flying

Rolling, turning, diving, going in again

Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die

Run, live to fly, fly to live. aces high.


Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers

Let off a sharp burst and then turn away

Roll over, spin round and come in behind them

Move to their blindsides and firing again.


Bandits at 8 oclock move in behind us

Ten me-109s out of the sun

Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them

Heading straight for them I press down my guns


Rolling, turning, diving

Rolling, turning, diving, going in again

Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die

Run, live to fly, fly to live, aces high.



From: NewsFrea18/11/17 14:59 
To: Cap_Crunch  (3 of 21) 
 1268.3 in reply to 1268.1 

That song has amazing version with Winston Churchill's quotation:


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."



From: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)8/11/17 20:44 
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 1268.4 in reply to 1268.3 

In another version not that song. sunglasses

Iron Maiden - Aces High (includes Churchill's Speech)



From: Weasel (poptardo)9/11/17 9:10 
To: Cap_Crunch  (5 of 21) 
 1268.5 in reply to 1268.1 

Just what everyone needs to get a good wake up call!





From: DimeTrious9/11/17 21:40 
To: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)  (6 of 21) 
 1268.6 in reply to 1268.4 

Awesome, I love that one... Winston Churchill speech is pretty cool!



From: Cap_Crunch10/11/17 9:08 
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 1268.7 in reply to 1268.3 

All versions of that jam are great - that one is extremely special!



From: APH0rism10/11/17 13:39 
To: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)  (8 of 21) 
 1268.8 in reply to 1268.4 

Apparently there's a live version played in France with Voltaire's quotation too at the beginning of the song, before Churchill quotation- I'm still trying to find a video from that show - but it was a show a lot of years before life Camera from the public fan and its audience! 




From: Whatzup? (Bushenron)10/11/17 19:12 
To: Cap_Crunch  (9 of 21) 
 1268.9 in reply to 1268.1 

HEYA Captain! COOL!!  ROCK ON!!





From: BarthaS11/11/17 15:05 
To: Cap_Crunch  (10 of 21) 
 1268.10 in reply to 1268.1 

Poppy for the legion!




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