"Drifter" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
Walk away!

Look out now, baby won't you take me away,
Sittin' here its gonna be a new day.
Gotta sing my song and I can't go wrong,
Gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song.

What you feeling when you hold me tight?
I'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight, gonna get you feeling so secure.
listen child don't you see there's a cure?
Anywhere got to get you away, feels so good think it's gonna be a new day.
I'm gonna get my song till I can't go on,
I'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song.

I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.
I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.

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"Drifter" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General Commentye i be the first one. i this song be great, says I.
    Monkeywrench74on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdamn, 1 comment....oh man, maiden fans r really extinct...anyway awesome song, i think its abt bein on the road all the time doin what big bands do...bangin chicks on the way then hittin the road n performing kickass concerts
    old_rocker4everon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentforgot 1 thing, fckin amazing guitars in this song
    old_rocker4everon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhoa!!! This song is super cool.
    One of the most under-rated Maiden song.
    The guitar solo at end is too good.
    Also love the way the song keeps on changing its tempo.
    pushkar027on January 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmaiden fans arnt extinct, i just dont think theres much call for finding out the meanings to their songs, as they tend to be straight forward

    Awesome song though
    rustyhookeron February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or is this the happiest Iron Maiden song ever. Very underated.
    IronBlackZeppon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYour right, IronBlackZepp. All of the other Maiden songs are about war, death and betrayal. I think when they had Paul, they were trying to go for the 'Punk' rock look. Think about it, Prowler, Running Free, Drifter, then we get to Bruce, The Number of the Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, then we get to BLAZE, Futureal, Man on Edge. All of them are AWESOME songs, but with utterly different subject matter.
    Atno000on June 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis could be the perfect show closer

    amazing song
    seba88argon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe only thing better than Dianno's voclas are the drumming that comes in mid verse on some the lines. Just a great underrated Maiden Gem!
    Fredzepon April 29, 2012   Link

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