Iron Maiden - Journeyman Lyrics




From the red sky of the east
To the sunset in the west
We have cheated death
And he has cheated us

But that was just a dream
And this is what it means
We are sleeping
And we'll dream for evermore

And the fragment remains of our memories
And the shadows we made with our hands
Deep grey, came to mourn
All the colours of the dawn
Will this journeyman's day be his last?

[Chorus:]
I know what I want
And I say what I want
And no one can take it away
I know what I want
And I say what I want
And no one can take it away

But the memory still remains
All the past years not so strange
Our winter times are like a silent shroud
And the heartbeat of the day
Drives the mist away
And winter's not the only dream around

In your life you may choose desolation
And the shadows you build with your hands
If you turn to the light
That is burning in the night
Then the journeyman's day has begun

[Repeat chorus, 5th verse, chorus]





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Iron Maiden Journeyman Comments
  1. j freed

    Reminds me of Cranberries. 'I Will Always'

  2. Dave

    This song hits me right in the feels. The accoustics are great, it was brilliant from them to do something different. Amazing song, under-rated

  3. Linus 6626 Feynstein

    I know what I want. I say what I want. And no one can take it away.

  4. Jaqueline Rocha

    Fantastic song💕🤟love

  5. Вася Пупкин

    why so shity quality

  6. atthegatesofurizen

    Listen to second chorus' second line @ 3:53 :

    I know what I want
    I'LL SAY WHAT I WANT!

    He sings it with even more determination.

  7. Paulo Oliveira

    In your life you may choose desolation
    And the shadows you build with your hands
    If you turn to the light
    That is burning in the night
    Then the journeyman's day has begun

  8. Luke Bradford

    One of Maiden's most underrated songs. IMO, one of their best. The album (Dance of Death) itself is underrated, yet a masterpiece. The two songs from the album that really stand out for me are Gates of Tomorrow and this epic ballad. I just don't get how some people like this song.

  9. Andyilmatto

    #freeCivvie

  10. Ghoul Hellbilly

    Civvie11 dungeoneers report in!

    1ochotnik

    Yo kucu

    Johnny Burnes

    Uncle Frank's a journeyman.

    Patrick M

    fucking /fit/izen reporting in

    doolenmeyer

    Nice fuckin' model!

    BloodDrunkBunny

    Oh yea. I always thought dance of death was a single. Not a whole album

  11. Chaos Garson

    From the red sky of the east 
    To the sunset in the west 
    We have cheated death 
    And he has cheated us

    But that was just a dream 
    And this is what it means 
    We are sleeping
    And we'll dream for evermore

    And the fragment remains of our memories 
    And the shadows remain with our hands 
    Deep gray, came to mourn 
    All the colors of the dawn 
    Will this journeyman's day be his last?

    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away 
    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away

    But the memory still remains 
    All the past years not so strange 
    Our winter times are like a silent shroud 
    And the heartbeat of the day 
    Drives the mist away 
    And winter's not the only dream around

    In your life you may choose desolation 
    And the shadows you build with your hands 
    If you turn to the light 
    That is burning in the night 
    Then the journeyman's day has begun

    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away 
    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away

    In your life you may choose desolation 
    And the shadows you build with your hands 
    If you turn to the light 
    That is burning in the night 
    Then the journeyman's day has begun

    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away 
    I know what I want 
    And I say what I want 
    And no one can take it away

  12. Dan R

    Great song. Up the irons! One of Bruce's legendary song's. Still love it!!

    Dan R

    An adventure
    That brings us to reality and reminds us of
    Now.

  13. Ignacio

    spare your life and choose the destruction of time over yourself

  14. Mauricio Alejandro Aguilar Ramirez

    la mejor cancion de iron maiden

  15. Warpon

    Why does 1:00 sound like sims 4 music

  16. Peisithanatos

    Very bad sound quality

  17. Chris Williams

    Oh how wonderfull it is untill the rude awakening of that bloody snare drum ! Seriously Maiden? I have been a fanatic follower of this band since I was in elementary school in the 80's. I was given this when it came out age 23 and God...what dissapointment. So much that I had to come here today in 2018 to be remembered what the songs were. So forgettable and badly produced.

    ninja fighter

    Are you on fucking crack?

  18. emma gunnman

    Jag gillar

  19. Johnny Hash

    Ok did anyone notice that woman left of Eddie fingering herself?

  20. Jurresp Dougsp

    mARAVILHA ADORO ESTE SOM..

  21. Inane Profundity

    This song... 'Gives me the will to keep going every time I hear it.

    Edit: it will always be the "song of life" to me...

  22. MeloLand

    This song is so beautiful!

  23. Soroosh Mhs

    The chorus always gives me hope
    Thank you iron maiden

  24. euro missiles

    best maiden song ever

  25. Ty Cobb

    awesome.

  26. Wicker Man

    who can dislike this work of art?

    Soroosh Mhs

    Popcorn With Diesel a loser who doesnt understand music

  27. Naif Abdeen

    I die for this song n many songs

  28. Alexandra Santos

    This is love for my soul ❤❤

  29. marty mcfly

    How the fuck has this hardly got any views yet nothing else matters got millions ? This is beautiful for fuck sake ,Up the irons !!

  30. vinicius valverde

    too b e a u t y f u l l ❤️

  31. George Keating

    I think this is the song Bruce wanted to do on Somewhere in Time

  32. Camila oliveira

    amo essa banda e músicas deles,sou super fã deles 😍

  33. Naif Abdeen

    now I pretty sure that's the one song I lestining of this breliant band heavy metal

  34. Naif Abdeen

    confidential it's the one song love this song more than any couse my remember of it

  35. susanne williamsson

    THIS EPIC MASTERPIECE played by the GODS OF HEAVY METAL ON ACCOUSTIC GUITARS, is so precious and gorgeous, that it will accompany me on the last journey I´ll ever make........

  36. Wiecek

    fuck you motherfock iron maiden e foda paqra caralho

  37. David Glencross

    just pure class

  38. Tniri Blizzard

    its about Jesus right!!??

    fusbuncio

    it must be about antichrist

  39. Naif Abdeen

    I remember first of maidens I lestin this song was in when Im not sure

  40. keyte

    muito amor por esse som......💚

  41. Yanina GonzaleZ

    ❤❤❤❤

  42. Xristos Klim

    how old are you now?

  43. Alexander Gradov

    Delightful ballad !!!

  44. Martu Funny

    Esta cancion es increible! d verdad irons, lo consiguieron

    Javier Dangelo

    Martu Funny que consiguieron??? 🤔

  45. john wrasse

    ......and he has cheated us,

  46. cristian andres opazo gonzalez

    Gracias Maiden, Gracias Bruce.

  47. Kellen Fedigan

    I see this album as the end of their golden age. I would be perfectly ok if this was the last song they ever did

    Nautilus1972

    It was SSOASS for me. Last good album.

    Eddie

    You’re all wrong and possibly on crack

    Stupid Retard

    Brave New World was the end of Maiden as far as I’m concerned. Not many good songs after that.

    Nike870

    their golden age starts in 2000 and continues... i think i'm the only one that believes that

    Branislav Celic

    @Nike870 You aren't.

  48. NicholasNguyenASR

    who the fuck is cutting onions :'[[

  49. Pedro Cantillana

    epico.....sobretodo la intro.....grande maiden......

    Kellen Fedigan

    y u no ablo english?

  50. Nicolas Miguel

    Aí am my love love music

  51. seldomsceen

    No one can take it awayyyyy

    Stupid Retard

    seldomsceen I’m a rocker

    susanne williamsson

    seldomsceen NO ONE ever will....

  52. Naif Abdeen

    maiden yeppi yap

  53. vinicius valverde

    fucking perfect song :')

  54. Jerome Joseph V.M

    Five fucking imbeciles who have no idea what a brilliant fucking rock anthem this epic is.

    Brian Davies

    Wellguys, at the time of writing this it's now 12 tit nibbling imbeciles but at least they are showing what knob heads they really are. Why listen to a classic rock track like this and then say they don't like it? Knob heads.

    Mr. Squirbs

    Now 16 tit nibbling knob headed imbeciles

    Léo Lenhardt

    Or maybe they protest against the fact that the person who posted this video does not own it ^^

    Brian Davies

    Oh shit, we now have 23 tit nibbling imbeciles at 11/08/17!

    Jonathan Wesson

    Someone got 2 of them just 21 left.

  55. Prasun Karmakar

    The killer
    music band rocks everything it promises to perform.

  56. Naif Abdeen

    thats true moody t u wants help

  57. HELL TOUPEE 666

    All we are is dust in the wind

    Jake Paradis

    Joe Manzella another brick in the wall...

    Adam Adam

    chemtrails in the air ...

    cucaratsa76

    No I m sweet child in time

    Nexaes

    all of the above .....But better...

  58. Vex Nest

    Tailsman Clansman Journeyman :D my fav songs :D

    Eduardo_Brasil 320

    Radek Pawluk if we live for a hundred years amigos no more tears 🎶🎶

    chiggen nucket

    All the manly man songs

    susanne williamsson

    @chiggen nucket what if you´r a woman ??? Because I love them too...

    chiggen nucket

    susanne williamsson I’m female

    susanne williamsson

    @chiggen nucket terrific there´s two of us loving the songs..........cheers..

  59. Naif Abdeen

    I iron maiden guy

    mody T

    u mean "I'm iron maiden's guy"

    Kellen Fedigan

    it might be "I'm an Iron Maiden guy"

  60. Jana Pelikan

    Woow thisi is fucking beautiful. I can't stop listening to this perfect song. :')

  61. Mike C's Useless Fishing Channel

    You're my boy, blue!

  62. Lars Lowry

    Want this text as a tattoo.. :)

  63. Hlias Antoniadis

    So fucking perfect

  64. ThreeDaysOfDan

    Iron maiden is better in this genre than in metal.. I almost want an acustic rock album from them... this is beautifull

    Christian McGuire

    We almost got one back in 86.

    Jean runkle

    I would love an acoustic album, maybe do an album were half is acoustic and the other half normal Maiden. Kind of like what foo fighters did on the album In your honor.

    Giles Glossop

    Completely agree. This track brings out the deeper spirit of the band.

  65. ireth alcarin

    Wspaniały utwór, Iron maiden wyjątowy sposo prowadzi gitarowe sentencje. Majstersztyk. 

  66. oğuzhan ertuğrul

    better. 

  67. Alexander Atanasov

    so damn close to "Dust In The Wind" from Kansas

    Brendan Davis

    There is a bit of a nod to it in the initial guitar picking, but I think that is intentional. 

  68. Kitta Jeanette Andersson Kvick

    My favourite music too

    Claus Grau

    Ja nem'li ja

  69. Edward Eduardo

    simply beutiful

  70. Rafael Bruno

    My favorite music 

  71. pacyfica11

    Jeden jjedyny kawałek tego zespołu jest zajebisty

    Przemek Faliński

    Jeden jedyny? Udał Ci się ten żart, nie ma co ;) 

  72. Antoine Lansman

    Great song but ... OMFGGG What a cover ? 

    syn hack

    I think that lot of people don't know waht iron maiden mean across this cover (sry for my english i'm french)

  73. Augusto Aguiar

    the number of the beast in likes...lol

  74. Doğa Pamuk

    im not saying its bad but i think its electric version is better

  75. Ariel Rojas

    Its like a second part of Prodigal Son

  76. Jorge Abbud

    A very good song to remind everyone that they have to live the way the want and not how others tell them to do so...

  77. Cesar Carrasco

    No hay un calificativo para esta música

  78. malcolmX213

    Seventh son of a deventh sin is a very very good album that kept the band together and gave them purpose in the late 80s.

  79. Matt Samal

    Amazing. I <3 Iron Maiden

  80. gabriel rodrigues

    This song is amazing.

  81. BOBOUDA

    I love your's.

  82. Vidixx Derp

    i will not cry ಠ_ಠ
    i will not cry ಠ_ಠ
    forget it ಥ_ಥ

  83. Michael Colby

    ugh I am with you. I hate Avenged Sevenfold with the deepest passion imaginable. Words cant describe my deep hatred for them.

  84. Leandro Teixeira

    I thought the opposite.In general,this album was great.I know,it's not half of "the number of the beast" or " brave new world",but I think this was better than Seventh Son on a Seventh Son.

  85. ali uyaroğlu

    inci caps was here

  86. MasterofPokemonGing

    i hate your profile picture

  87. MasterofPokemonGing

    so true my friend

  88. Demonspree

    lol it's about a journeyman, not about uhh depression? Geez u are a bieber fan, geez kill urself geez geez.... geez...

  89. PINCHE CHINGY

    esta vien chida esta rola

  90. Jakubko

    oh, really good argument :))

  91. Kellen Fedigan

    I agree

  92. Kellen Fedigan

    one of the best maiden songs in my opinion the clarivoyant is the best

  93. JakubTM644

    Yeah, that picture is really weird

  94. MrThemarsu

    a so ugly picture for a so beautiful song

  95. El Dios Pirexia

    Jaja fucking idiot

  96. sabrunobia

    UP THE IRONS!!!!!!

  97. waqqodonkey

    the cover should have been > a bigger Grim-Eddie standing in the middle of a fire circle
    that would have made for a better album cover IMHO . . .

  98. ffarkasm

    Yes, this is acutally quite a shit album cover, but Iron Maiden has my very favourite album cover also-->Powerslave

    Leigh Burne

    To be fair to the band, Dance of Death is the ONLY Maiden cover I can think of that isn't amazing.

    Daniel Jose Bernal Monsen

    The reason it is shit is because they used an unfinished version of the cover

  99. Mayur Rajpal

    best @ its best...

  100. Shalinda Jayawardena

    If this song is 'Emo'. You really got your panties in a bunch brah, better go live a little and look up 'Inspiration' in a dictionary. Need help with that too brah? Try google! Works wonders for idiots like you! xD