"Red Baron/Blue Max" as written by and Jon/owens Schaffer....
The son of a major, Prussian nobleman
His name bestowed by a holy Roman
The war broke out, so he looked to the air
24 hours of training and he was there

100 miles an hour
Top speed his plane would fly
And if he flew behind you
You know you're sure to die
Eighty kills, that are confirmed
While other pilots have so much more to learn

Red Baron, Blue Max
The albatross flies high
Red Baron, Blue Max
He's got you in his sights

The Red Battle Flyer, Red like fire
He sees' no faces, he's the ace of aces

His British quarry flew a reckless flight
A shot from the ground took the red baron's life
He flew with honor, he flew with pride
In 1918, the battle flier died

Red Baron, Blue Max
The albatross flies high
Red Baron, Blue Max
He's got you in his sights


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"Red Baron/Blue Max" as written by Tim Owens Jon Schaffer

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    General CommentAbout Manfred von Richthofen, who is still widely regarded as the 'ace of aces'.
    stickyshooZon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe "Blue Max" was the Kingdom of Prussia's highest military order until the end of World War I. The Red Baron received one of these medals for his service. He was a crazy nutter, he was so good at flying. Like in the song, he did actually have over 80 kills of other pilots.

    This is an awesome song, the high pitched vocals by Tim "Ripper" Owens, and the galloping guitar and drums are just awesome!
    xodnaon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwtf?! those are not the Iced Earth lyrics!
    silenZcreamingon January 24, 2009   Link

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