Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden
Alexander The Great

"My son, ask for thyself another kingdom,
For that which I leave is to small for thee."
(King Philip of Macedonia – 339 B.C.)

Near to the East, in a part of ancient Greece,
In an ancient land, called Macedonia,
Was born a son to Philip of Macedon,
The legend his name was Alexander

At the age of nineteen, he became the Macedon king,
And swore to free all of Asia Minor,
By the Aegian Sea in 334 BC,
He utterly beat the armies of Persia

Alexander the Great,
His name struck fear into hearts of men,
Alexander the Great,
Became a legend 'mongst mortal men

King Darius the third, defeated fled Persia,
The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes,
Then Egypt fell to the Macedon king as well,
And he founded the city called Alexandria

By the Tigris river, he met King Darius again,
And crushed him again, in the battle of Arbela,
Entering Babylon and Susa, treasures he found,
Took Persepolis, the capital of Persia

Alexander the Great,
His name struck fear into hearts of men,
Alexander the Great,
Became a god amongst mortal men

A Phrygian King had bound a chariot yoke,
And Alexander cut the "Gordion knot",
And legend said that who untied the knot,
He would become the master of Asia

Helonism he spread far and wide,
The Macedonian learned mind,
Their culture was a western way of life,
He paved the way for Christianity

Marching on, marching on

The battle weary marching side by side,
Alexander's army line by line,
They wouldn't follow him to India,
Tired of the combat, pain and the glory

Alexander the Great,
His name struck fear into hearts of men,
Alexander the Great,
He died of fever in Babylon

walter

Toegevoegd door walter op do 03 jan, 2008 10:06 pm

Barbiecue

Laatst bijgewerkt door Barbiecue op wo 27 maart, 2013 11:38 pm

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Taal: Engels
Beschikbaar op: Somewhere In Time (1986)
Ook beschikbaar in het: Duits, Frans, Nederlands

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