The Man Who Would Be King Lyrics

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The Man Who Would Be King

Iron Maiden

As he travels on the beast of burden,
Moving up along the mountainside,
As he gazes, looking down the valley,
No regrets but his pride.

As he journeys across mountain passes,
Insignificance sweeps overhand,
His reflection of the beauty around him,
Feeling empty inside.

He is running from his wildest thoughts,
He is running from his everything,
He is looking now to find something,
Hoping he could be saved.

He's searching for the answer now!
It's something that he's managed to avoid up 'till now.
Real conviction that he craves,
He needs to find the answer sooner than later.

Pushed himself to the limits,
He had to strive for all the harder things in life.
But what the cost to give in now?
His life, his time are the only things that he has.

Life is is not a rehearsal, only has this, the one chance to get it right.
Living really is the only way to know.
Maybe one day they'll forgive him what he's done,
Of all the pain of lying too early in the grave.

Destiny, no good to hide away,
Penance now will be his only way.
Understand, no good to run away,
Penance now will be his saving grace.

He tries to make his peace with God;
All is forgivable, but he's left it a little late.
Trying something that he's not,
Is it possible to change such a lot?

He's taken someone's life away,
There's not a day goes by he regrets what he's done.
He should have found another way,
But the good book says &"An eye for an eye&".

In reflecting on decisions that were made,
On the judgements that will haunt him 'till his grave.
No one has the right to take another life,
But in his mind, he had no choice, so be it.

Destiny, no good to hide away,
Penance now will be his only way.
Understand, no good to run away,
Penance now will be his saving grace.

Destiny, no good to hide away,
Penance now will be his only way.
Understand, no good to run away,
Penance now will be his saving grace.

Far, far away,
The man who would be king.
Far, far away,
The man who would be king.

So far away,
The man who would be king.
So far away,
The man who would be king.

Far, far, away,
The man who would be king.

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