If Eternity Should Fail (Iron Maiden)

Here is the soul of a man Here in this place for the taking Clothed in white, stand in the light Here is the soul of a man Time to speak with the shaman again Conjure the jester again Black dog in the ruins is howling my name So here is the soul of a man When the world was virgin Before the coming of men Just a solar witness The beginning of the end From a world of magma To a cold rock face The ascent of madness And a human race We are strange believers all of us There are stranger truths immortal lust We rise from slumber he calls our name Recalls our number abide with pain Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line for the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line for the ending of time If eternity should fail To god’s illusion which I recall Was our delusion Before the fall The angels come and the angels go But the lord of light shining below Eternal blackness beyond the stars We think our wisdom will get that far At the master’s table the table’s bare No land of plenty, devastation, despair Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line for the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line at the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line for the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line at the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line at the ending of time If eternity should fail Reef in a sail at the edge of the world If eternity should fail Waiting in line at the ending of time If eternity should fail Good day my name is Necropolis I am formed of the dead I am the harvester of the soul meat And I suck the lives from around my bed My own two sons I gave them breath And I filled their living corpses with my bile What humanity I knew I have long forgotten For me eternity is nothing But a short while