Iron Maiden Trooper cover

by Iron Maiden
Lyrics and Meaning

Oct 14, 1985

Trooper Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back
Verse 2
The bugle sounds as the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As you plunge into a certain death
Verse 3
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Verse 4
The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall
Verse 5
We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And as the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day
Verse 6
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Verse 7
We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds takes my horse below
Verse 8
And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan
Verse 9
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

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