"Sanctuary" as written by Ilan Flaishler, Shmuel Flaishler, Ruven Flaishler and Rachel Emily Moulden....
Out of the winter came a war horse of steel
I've never killed a woman before, but I know how it feels
I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law

I met up with a stranger last night to keep me alive
He spends all his money on gambling and guns to survive
I know you'd gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for Sanctuary from the law

So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law and love me tonight, tonight
I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law
So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law and love me tonight, tonight

I can laugh at the wind, I can howl at the rain.
Down in the canyon or out in the plain.

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for sanctuary from the law

So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright
Just give me sanctuary from the law and love me tonight, tonight


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"Sanctuary" as written by James Newton Howard

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    General CommentI when I listened to this song I got the impression that it was about desperados in the wild west. Hence 'sanctuary from the law' and ' I met up with a 'slinger' (Something that made me think a Roland Deschain from stephen kings Dark Tower series). Wasn't sanctuary when you hid in a church and the police couldnt arrest you? Awsome song !
    Burtoniteon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentClassic song
    Basheon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentabout a fugitive who needs sanctuary.

    on the cover of the the sanctuary single there is a picture of eddie standing over mageret thacther after stabbing her cause she was tearing down iron madien posters, they tried to ban this for obvios reasons!

    they did not suceed in banning it but as an apology to maggie iron maidens next single "women in uniform" featured eddie walking down a street with two ladys and mageret thachter just around a corner with a machine gun about to get even with eddie.
    crossed gunson February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like everything about this song.
    sugar magnoliaon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was before Iron Maiden's now distinctive sound, but I still love it.
    VezzyRattleheadon May 14, 2010   Link

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