"Wicker Man" as written by and Bruce/ramirez Dickinson....
When the dying western sun dips low
And the raincloud rises in the east
Between the lines of truth and the words of faith
Lie the fiery duties of the be priest

Stir the blood of ancient things
Drawing down the moon

From the hill of Tarna see the beltane fires
And the silent Celtic kings await
From the midnight hour to the light of dawn
Feel the mountain tremble and your heart will shake

Stir the memories of the stones
We are drawing down the moon
In the circle of the old ways
Of the wicker man...

Wicker man, wicker man
From the beacon hill,
cast your fire on this land
Wicker man, wicker man
From the beacon hill,
throw your ashes in our hands

Let the pendulum go
Let it sway away
Let the chimes ring out
On this solstice day

When the earth renews
When the seed reveals
When we are reborn
Every waking dream

When the earth renews itself
When the seed reveals itself
[x2]

When we are reborn
In every waking dream
Every tree and leaf
Every frozen stream

Wicker man
When the earth renews itself
Wicker man
When the seed reveals itself
Wicker man
When we are reborn
Wicker man
In every waking dream
Wicker man
Every tree and leaf
Wicker man
Every frozen stream
[x2]


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    General CommentOk...seriosly alot of Iron Maiden songs have to do with Past Literature ..but i dont think this one does....Truthfully i belive it Means......Sooner or later the hand of fate will point to you and you will die....and basically it describes death....Welcoming to the Parlor Gates....How there is truthfully no time so you watch newborn babies everyday which is beautiful but you also watch the world explode everynight...cuz YOUR TIME WILL COME!!
    phikitaon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWrong "Wicker Man" phikita. You're thinking of the Iron Maiden track, which is completely different.

    This song seems to refer to a lot of North European Nordic beliefs. The wicker man was a straw figure that was burnt as worship to their gods and they believed that every ash and amber that resulted from this burning would bless everything it comes in contact with.
    FreeFragSGSon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFreeFragSGS is right, you have even film with Nicolas Cage "The Wicker Man"
    Vlachegon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually about the original 1973 movie, "The Wicker Man", not the Nicholas Cage remake which changes the script completely
    nazipunksfuckoffon September 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be more about the celtic ritual than the 1973 movie. According to Julius Caesar the Wicker Man was used for human sacrifices to praise the gods. However some believe that this was rather war propaganda and there were no human sacrifices.

    Anyway, there's just one thing I don't know about these lyrics. What is the "hill of Tarna"?
    revanchiston January 27, 2011   Link

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