He rides a road, that don't have no end,
An open highway, without any bends,
Tramp and his stallion, alone in a dream,
Proud in his colours, as the chromium gleams,
On Iron Horse he flies, on Iron Horse he gladly dies,
Iron Horse his wife, Iron Horse his life
He lives his life, he's living it fast,
Don't try to hide, when the dice have been cast,
He rides a whirlwind, that cuts to the bone,
Loaded forever, and righteously stoned,
On Iron Horse he flies, on Iron Horse he gladly dies,
Iron Horse his wife, Iron Horse his life

Yeah, slide it to me!

One day one day, they'll go for the sun,
Together they'll slide, on the eternal run,
Wasted forever, on speed bikes and booze,
Yeah tramp and the brothers, all born to lose,
On Iron Horse he flies, on Iron Horse he gladly dies,
Iron Horse his wife, Iron Horse his life


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    song wrote about the hells angels. iron horse=motorbike. quite slow on the on parole album but speeded up when played live

    born-2-loseon September 02, 2006   Link
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    born-2-lose your right obviously, it's about the Angels. But I guess somewhere Lemmy finds himself portrayed in that lifestyle. And basically it's telling people that the Angels live life on the wrong side filled with difficulties. But they would not have it any other way. They are proud of who they are, and even we have respect for them and their life. All Motorhead songs are like life codes for the metal lifestyle. Long Live Lemmy and crew!!! \m/

    Burn The Prieston May 01, 2008   Link
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    Actually Lemmy wrote the song for Tramp a high ranking hells angel (leader of the London group i believe) hence 'Tramp and his stallion' He lived with tramp for a period of time, and is why he still has close ties with the hells angels. Only honoury member ever. What a fucking god /,,/ o.0 /,,/

    Motorheadmarkon November 16, 2010   Link
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    small correction, the song is "die has been cast" (not dice), a metalworking term.

    Have enjoyed Motörhead since the '80s, but only recently been listening to the lyrics. Hard to understand through Lemmy's rasp (and my sketchy sound system), but the loneliness and desperation and defiance all come through. Sometimes the only salvation is to rock hard, and ride free.

    JayCeezyon November 20, 2010   Link

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