"Silver Wings" as written by and Roger Ramirez Bruce Dickinson....
Sound of merlins fired up and their spoiling for the fight
1000 bombers ready, it's the target for tonight
Deeper into Germany but we all know the score
I know that I'm not coming back like those that did before

Now the flare gun fires and we get the go
Say goodbye to the earth below

Tonight on silver wings
I am soaring through the mountains of the moon
On silver wings
Flying where no angels fly

I have brought these engins to the very jaws of hell
Metal hearts are beating through this hail of shot and shell
Terror from the skies where the angels fear to tread
Nothing in my eyes, I am the living dead

Now the searchlight blinding us with its light
Can’t shake this one off tonight

Tonight on silver wings
I am soaring through the mountains of the moon
On silver wings
Flying where no angels fly

The sky is bleeding gasoline and fuel is running low
Tanks are blown to pieces
Soon the wing is gonna go
All the crew have bailed out over Essen long ago
But every night since 45 this bomber boy has stayed alive

I can't believe she's still in the sky
Me and my merlins fly

Tonight on silver wings
I am soaring through the mountains of the moon
On silver wings
Flying where no angels fly
On silver wings
I am soaring through the mountains of the moon
On silver wings
I can touch the place of God.


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"Silver Wings" as written by Roger Ramirez Bruce Dickinson

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the pilot of a downed plane who dies when the rest of his crew manages to escape who is cursed to fly the skies in the ethereal form of his damaged aircraft for eternity.
    FreeFragSGSon October 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously heavily inspired by High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., an American pilot that volunteered to fly for the Canadians in WWII while the US was still neutral. He started composing that poem at around 30,000' while flying his spitfire aircraft. He died in a crash shortly after the US entered the war.
    Rebbal Aceon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to note Bruce was at the army and is a pilot himself, so chances are high that he's put his feelings of both into this song.
    kekon December 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSome people refer to this song as "Aces High Part 2"
    Turbo Speedon May 30, 2007   Link

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