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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    Well 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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    Fozzy'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
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    I like this song

    Deadlysinnerson March 13, 2005   Link
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    Neither the movie, book or song had anythign to do with a nuclear bomb.

    MonkeywrenchTacticson April 24, 2005   Link
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    Bruce's singing is amazing in this song. It just seems so perfect and effortless.

    minihatson December 12, 2005   Link
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    actually prax22a, you're wrong.

    imdb.com/title/tt0065207/

    FallSemester_on March 07, 2006   Link
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    This 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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    Actually, I just relistened to the Misfits version. They aren't resemblant. Just...they remind me of the Misfits' instrumental.

    gofuckyourselfon May 26, 2006   Link
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    FUCK the GAY misfits. They ain't nothing compared to Iron Maiden.

    MaidenHell81on June 10, 2006   Link
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    Amen, 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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