"Aces High" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
Got to get up for the coming attack.

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
Remove all the wheel blocks there's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we head down the runway
Gotta get airborne before it's too late.

Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, aces high.

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
Move to their blindsides and firing again.

Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us
Ten ME-109's out of the sun
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them I press down my guns

Rolling, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high.


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"Aces High" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General CommentI have no problem with COB covering bands like Maiden. What I do hate is when these "Kiddies Rock" bands like Sum 41 cover Metallica songs. Now that's blasphemy right there! Children Of Bodom is the shit and I couldn't give a shit what you faggots think. Alexi didn't get the Metal Hammer award for best guitarist for nothing.
    AvengedSevenfoldA7Xon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat most people dont seem to realize is that when bands do a cover of a song, they perform the cover with their own style. And here i see everyone making comparisons left and right and flaming either one version or the other. I happen to love bother versions. All this arguing is retarded.
    ADeadlierSnakeon August 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is from the A Tribute to the Beast album
    trashed1on February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is first of all iron maiden cover...i dont see why the hell is it in here? Why the hell...i mean this site`s name is songs meanings..meaning dosnt chance if someone else playes the song.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great cover of a great song. Prolly my second Favorite cover, behind turn the PAge from Metallica.
    metallikidon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, the special thing about the site is the discussion feature, but it is also a collection of lyrics for those who just want to read them. So someone looks for the lyrics to Aces High by CoB he should find it here, and not only at the Maiden page...
    IQon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentToo right IQ.
    GiJofuson October 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the gutair in this cover better then the one the original because it is heavier but i really hate the persons voice that sings it unlike iron madien which i like the singing... if only you could combine the 2....
    IronAceon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo can Children of bodom write they're own songs... seems they enjoy slaugtering bands like Iron maiden, and even britany spears. Now to take something terrible from her and make it even worse, thats sad.

    IRON MAIDEN KICKS ASS!
    stayclassicon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a nice cover, however I think CoB have tried to disguise the fact that they couldn't keep up with Steve Harris on bass. But that's nothing to be ashamed of.
    Flameenixon January 27, 2007   Link

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