"Where Eagles Dare" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
It's snowing outside the rumbling sound
Of engines roar in the night.
The mission is near the confident men
Are waiting to drop from the sky.

The Blizzard goes on but still they must fly
No one should go where eagles dare.

Bavarian alps that lay all around
They seem to stare from below.
The enemy lines a long time passed
Are lying deep in the snow.

Into the night they fall through the sky
No one should fly where eagles dare.

They're closing in the fortress is near
It's standing high in the sky.
The cable car's the only way in
It's really impossible to climb.

They make their way but maybe too late
They've got to try to save the day.

The panicking cries the roaring of guns
Are echoing all around the valley.
The mission complete they make to escape
Away from the Eagles Nest.

They dared to go where no one would try
They chose to fly where eagles dare.


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"Where Eagles Dare" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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  • +1
    General CommentFUCK the GAY misfits. They ain't nothing compared to Iron Maiden.
    MaidenHell81on June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell people are free to interpret as they want, but to me this song is pretty obvious the story from the 1968 movie (or maybe the book) - The reference to the cable car pretty much makes it clear. The movie is highly recommended if you happen to like old war/spy movies + it really makes the lyrics more appreciable.

    The movie "Where Eagles dare" is WWII spy-movie about a group of allied commandos operating under British intelligence in the winter of 1943-1944. Their mission involves parachuting into the snowy Alps behind enemy lines and infiltrate the otherwise unreachable caste know as “The Caste of the Eagles”. A complicated mission like this never goes completely as planned and the soldiers soon finds that the challenge has gone from extremely difficult to virtual impossible.

    The name “where eagles dare” is both a reference to the inaccessibility of the caste (only by cable car) and the almost suicidal courage needed to go on with the mission. This is reflected in the lyrics where the line “No one should fly where eagles dare “changes into “they chose to fly where eagles dare”.
    Leanderon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFozzy's version was like it came out of an ass clown. (A phrase used by one of the band's members, Chris Jericho.)
    Lord Wilhelmon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song
    Deadlysinnerson March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNeither the movie, book or song had anythign to do with a nuclear bomb.
    MonkeywrenchTacticson April 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBruce's singing is amazing in this song. It just seems so perfect and effortless.
    minihatson December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually prax22a, you're wrong.

    imdb.com/title/tt0065207/
    FallSemester_on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, the drums at the beginning are a perfect intro. It is about the book, but it has nothing to do with killing hitler, or with a nuclear bomb as MonkeywrenchTactics said. Just read the book, it's GREAT.
    Pogo Popeon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, I just relistened to the Misfits version. They aren't resemblant. Just...they remind me of the Misfits' instrumental.
    gofuckyourselfon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmen, MaidenHell81! screw the damn misfits! Hitler never spent a night in this fortress because he was afraid of heights. Watch the last band of brothers. the go there.
    Metalmaidenon August 30, 2006   Link

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