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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED - LIVE (1982)

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Tracklist

01. Motorcycle Man
02. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
03. Princess Of The Night
04. Strong Arm Of The Law
05. Heavy Metal Thunder
06. 20,000 Ft
07. Wheels Of Steel
08. Never Surrender
09. Fire In The Sky
10. Machine Gun

Produced by: SAXON

 

Lyrics

 

01. Motorcycle Man



If you see me riding by
Do not stop me do not try
Cause I'm a motorcycle man
I get my kicks just when I can

Motorcycle man (*)
Motorcycle man

Like an angel slick machine
Were taking risks that's what we mean
Cause we're all motorcycle men
We get our kicks just when we can

(Repeat *)

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02. 747 (Strangers In The Night)


We've got a 747 coming down in the night
There's no power, there's no runway lights
Radio operator try to get a message through
Tell the flight deck New York has no lights
There's no power what do we do?
747 coming down in the night
Try to get a message through

We were strangers in the night (*)
Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere

This is Scandinavian one-o-one
Flight from Hawaii coming out of the sun
Kennedy should be in sight
We can't see a thing here in the night
Navigator says we're on the flight path
There's no radio, no sign of life
This is Scandinavian one-o-one
For God's sake, get the ground lights on, because

(Repeat *)

There's a 747 going into the night
There's no power, they don't know why
They've no fuel, they've got to land soon
They can't land by the light of the moon
They're overshooting, there's no guiding lights
Set a course into the light
Scandinavian one-o-one
For God's sake get your ground lights on

(Repeat *)

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03. Princess Of The Night


She used to be an ironhorse twenty years ago
Used to bring the mail to me through the ice and snow
I've sat alone and watched her steaming through the night
Ninety tons of thunder clouding up the sky

She was the princess of the night (*)
We saw the writing on the wall
She was the princess of the night
I'd take a ride across the sky

Speeding sparks like lightning, engine working hard
Burning on the footplate shining in the night
Iron striking metal the sound of racing steel
That's all I ever wanna hear, it's music in my ears

(Repeat *)

Ninety tons of thunder clouding up the sky
Steaming right on pistons see the wheels flash by
Hear the whistle blowing steaming down the track
If I ever had my way I'd bring the princess back one day

(Repeat *)

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04. Strong Arm Of The Law


I was listening to the music on the radio (*)
I had a feeling that something's not right
The music was loud, we could still hear the crowd
From the gig that we played that night

We pulled into a motorway restaurant
Stopped awhile, fooled around
But I still had a feeling that something's not right
'Cause we're standing in a whole in the ground

Stop, get out (**)
We are the strong arm of the law
Stop, get out
We are the strong arm of the law

Into the night came a blue flashing light
A blast from the siren to make sure
But it came to a stop behind the motorway cop
Who'd been tailing us for more than an hour

He pulled us out of the car on the side of the road
He questioned us one at a time
Where is the gear that we know that you use
We said the only speed we use is on cars

(Repeat **)

You should've seen the stupid smirk drop from his face
It was a negative exercise
The way that we dress and the things that we do
They thought it was an easy bust
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)

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05. Heavy Metal Thunder


If you're taking a bite (*)
At the speed of light
You're shaking your heads to the band
There's a dare on your horse
But you're not on the force
We're taking this think to the ground

In the heat of the night (**)
When you're fists are alight
Touching temples of steel
And your body's on fire
About to expire
But you don't feel the pressure of pain

Pull your head back (***)
Hold your hands high
Shake your body
And it's too loud
And you put them up fill your heads
With heavy metal thunder
Heavy metal thunder

On the wings of an eagle (****)
You're hoping to fly
Holding your hands to the sky
On a blue sea of venom
You turn to the band with
Your banners and skirts blowing high

If you think something more (*****)
You'll come down to the front
Then you'll do as they say
Where an army of cars
Are surrounded by lights
Turning my face to the ground
Nobody stands in our way

(Repeat *** twice)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)
(Repeat ***)
(Repeat ****)
(Repeat *****)
(Repeat ***)

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06. 20,000 Ft


If there's one thing I love
It's flying high above
Breaking through the barrier of sound
It's just like making love
When you're up above
Riding in my bird of silver steel

Forget the time (*)
Ten miles high
Living my fantasies
At twenty thousand feet
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet

It's the rushing of my blood
That makes me feel so good
I can see the world below just shooting by
Twice the speed of sound
That's how I like to ride
My chariot of steel across the sky

(Repeat *)

If it's faster than light
Sharper than steel
I'll race across the ceiling of the world
Just like a gun
Aiming at the sun
Riding in my bird of silver steel

(Repeat *)

I'm floating in space
The world seems to disappear
Then I awake
Got to get my head back in place
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet

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07. Wheels Of Steel


When my foots on the throttle there's no looking back
I leave the motor tickin' over when she's back on the track
I've got a 68 Chevy with pipes on the side
You know she's my idea of beauty, that's what I drive

She's got wheels, wheels of steel (*)
She's got wheels of steel
Wheels of steel
Talking 'bout my wheels of steel

I don't take no jibe from the motorway pigs
When I'm crusin' down the freeway I don't get no lifts
If you see me coming get out of my way
You know a Trans Am didn't, I blew it away

She's got wheels, wheels of steel (**)
She's got wheels of steel
Wheels of steel
My my my my wheels of steel

I'm burnin' aviation fuel my foot's to the floor
Ya know she's crusin one-forty she'd do even more
I'm burnin' solid rubber I don't take no bull
'Cause my wheels of steel are rolling
They're rolling your way

(Repeat *)

Look out, uh

I'm burnin' aviation fuel my foot's to the floor
Ya know she's crusin' one- forty she'd do even more
I'm burnin' solid rubber I don't take no bull (shit)
'Cause my wheels of steel are rolling
If you're comin' come quick

(Repeat **)
Wheels of steel

(Repeat **)

Uh, ya, wheels of steel

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08. Never Surrender


I was born on the back streets on the rotten side of town (*)
I never had me nothing just people pulling me down
I'm livin' on the dark side across the rail road track
Leavin' wasn't easy, but I'm never going back

Never surrender (**)
When you're up against the wall
Never surrender
Stand up, fight them all

Sticking in the fast lane, I'm never gonna quit
I'm takin' all my chances, I'm gonna take them quick
I started from the bottom, I'm headin' to the top
Ain't nobody gonna help you boy, 'cause we're never gonna stop

(Repeat **)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)

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09. Fire In The Sky


There's a fire in the sky
There's a feeling in the air
When the ground starts to tremble
The first attack is here
You won't stand a chance
When the missiles start to fly
They never tell the people
Till the holocaust is here

When the fire's in the sky
You'll be running for your lives
When the fire's in the sky
Prepare yourselves to die

Where, where are the shelters
They said they would be there
You'll need, need some protection
From the radiation flare
Don't, don't start a panic
It won't do you no good
You'll just have to wait
For the end of all mankind

If you're near the point of impact
There's nowhere you can run
If the heatwave don't get you
The shockwave surely will
There won't be no more heroes
There's no one left to fight
It's the end of our planet
We'd commit eternal sight

When the fire's in the sky
You'll be running for your lives
When the fire's in the sky
Prepare yourselves to die

When the fire's in the sky
You'll be running for your lives
When the fire's in the sky
Prepare yourselves to die
To die, to die, to die ...

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10. Machine Gun


Move in to the front underhanded fire
Hear the bullets flying millions every hour
Tracers in the night shooting across the sky
For God's sake cover me I don't wanna die

Machine gun (*)
Machine gun
Machine gun
Machine gun

Over the top into the wire
Running like a madman into the fire
No-mans land, fighting for your life
Fighting hand to hand forced to use your knife

(Repeat *)

Come the wheels of terror crushing all before (**)
Chews you to the bone to hear the monsters roar
With the clash of iron the battles never won
For the forgotten soldier it's only just begun

(Repeat *)
It's gonna shoot you down

Move in to the front underhanded fire
Hear the bullets flying millions every hour
Tracers in the night shooting across the sky
For God's sake cover me I don't wanna die

(Repeat *)

(Repeat **)

(Repeat *)
Gonna shoot you down

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31.07.2014 DE Wacken
Wacken Open Air  
 
02.08.2014 AT Schwarzlsee/Graz
Seerock Festival  
 
09.08.2014 DE Pyras
Classic Rock Night  
 

CD

Saxon
Wheels Of Steel
Strong Arm Of The Law
Denim And Leather
The Eagle Has Landed
Power And The Glory
Crusader
Innocence Is No Excuse
Rock The Nations
Destiny
Rock N' Roll Gypsies
Greates Hits Live
Solid Ball Of Rock
Forever Free
Dogs Of War
The Eagle Has Landed II
Unleash The Beast
Wheels / Strong Arm
BBC Sessions
Metalhead
Killing Ground
Heavy Metal Thunder
Lionheart
Eagle Has Landed III
The Very Best Of Saxon
The Inner Sanctum
Live To Rock
Into The Labyrinth

DVD

The Saxon Chronicles
To Hell And Back Again