"Flash of the Blade (Iron Maiden cover)" as written by and Bruce Dickinson....
As a young boy chasing dragons with your wooden sword so mighty,
You're St. George or you're David and you always killed the beast.
Times change very quickly,
And you had to grow up early,
A house in smoking ruins and the bodies at your feet.


You'll die as you lived
In a flash of the blade,
In a corner, forgotten by no one.
You lived for the touch
For the feel of the steel
One man, and his honor.

The smell of resined leather
The steely iron mask
As you cut and thrust and parried at the fencing master's call.
He taught you all he ever knew
To fear no mortal man
And now you'll wreak your vengeance in the
Screams of evil men.


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"Flash of the Blade" as written by Bruce Dickinson

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    General Commentthey did an ok job on this cover, i wish they would have done an awesome solo and mixed it up a little bit, but the vocals were good, but the lyrics they sang were wrong from what i hear, its supposed to be "in a corner forgotten by no one" and "the steely iron mask" but what the lyrics say here is what it sounds like theyre saying
    oXguitarchickXoon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha yeah they did alright. Then when they do the back up vocals it sounds absolutely ridiculous but hey, the rest of the song isn't bad at all.
    mono_potassiumon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf I was a band, I would be scared to let Avenged Sevenfold do a cover of my songs.
    Yeah, the bands they cover are legends but they do so good it's like they wrote the song themselves.
    God, I love them. :]
    HeavenGateson August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWalk was better though.
    HeavenGateson August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAw, I love Jimmy's backing vocals on this song. (then again, i pretty much love anything jimmy sings hah)

    Unfortunately, I've not heard the original, but I think this cover is alright. Nothing amazing, but it's decent.
    UnholyNighton September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnot one of their better songs but still a decent song.
    Johng123on January 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, go die in a hole Johng123!! jk its all good. i guess its cuz i love maiden
    SyNGaTeSRuleson April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThey made an Iron Maiden song sound like Dragonforce. Way to go A7X, you ruined this once-awesome song.
    GrandmaTuffitson October 01, 2012   Link

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