"Sun And Steel" as written by Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Frederick Smith....
You killed your first man at 13,
Killer instinct, Animal supreme,
By 16 you had learned to fight
The way of the warrior, you took it as your right.

Sunlight, falling on your steel,
Death in life is your ideal,
Life is like a wheel, rolling on and on.

Through earth and water, fire and wind,
you came at last-nothing was the end,
Make a cut by fire and stones,
Take you and your blade and break you both
in two-break you both in two.

Sunlight, falling on your steel,
Death in life is your ideal,
Life is like a wheel-and it's rolling still.


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"Sun and Steel" as written by Bruce Dickinson Adrian Frederick Smith

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    General CommentThe Song is based on samurai legend Miyamoto Musashi
    Maiden Maniacon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEarth, water, fire and wind were four of the chapters of Miyamoto Musashi's "Book of 5 Rings".
    SpiralArchitectXon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI rather like this song, I'm not sure if it really is very significant, it's pretty much about the life of a warrior.
    Owen Rathon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe 5 chapters are Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and lastly Void ("nothing was the end"). One of the techniques described in the book of five rings is the fire and stones cut, which is a very severe cut to your opponent's blade and/or body.
    eversiuson November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know it's probably Miyamoto Musashi, but it sounds like his archrival, Sasaki Kojiro with it's intensity and the line "Death in life is your ideal", Sasaki was big on killing, he knew nothing else. but if all your skills were in the use of a sword...it's kinda hard to imagine anything else right?
    Cold_Steel_Hearton July 15, 2009   Link

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