2 Minutes to Midnight

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2 Minutes to Midnight (txt)

by Iron Maiden
Off the album, Powerslave

Transcribed By: Niclas Buss

Intro
Riff1 T.Bar~~~ (end Riff 1)
E---------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------|
B---------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------|
G------5-------7------|-5------7--7-----|------5------7------5-------2--2--| Play 6 times
D------5-------7------|-5------7--7-----|------5------7------5-------2--2--|
A-0--0----0--0---0--0-|---0--0----------|-0--0---0--0---0--0----0--0----0--|
E---------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------|

1st Verse
w/Riff 1 (2 times)

Kill for gain of shoot the maim
But we don't need a reason. The
Golden goose is on the loose and
Neverout of season. Some

Riff 2 T.bar~~
E--------------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
B--------------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
G------5------7------|-5------7--7----|------5------7------|-5---7--5---5---| (end Riff 2)
D------5------7------|-5------7--7----|------5------7------|-5---7--5---5---|
A-0--0---0--0---0--0-|---0--0---------|-5--5---5--5---5--5-|---5------------|
E--------------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
blakened pride still bruns inside this shell of bloody tre - a - son

w/Riff 2

Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of the living death. The

PreChorus

Riff 3
E------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
B-5-----------5--------6-|-(6)----------6-----------|-3-----------3--------5-|-(5)----------5-----------|
G-5-----------5--------5-|-(5)----------5-----------|-4-----------4--------5-|-(5)----------5-----------|
D-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3-|-(3)-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-(5)-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
A-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-(0)-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-(0)-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
kil - ler's breed or the de - mon seed the

E---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B-1-----------1--------3-|-(3)----------3-----------|-5-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
G-2-----------2--------3-|-(3)----------3-----------|-5-----------------------|-0-----------------------| (Riff 3)
D-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|-(3)-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
A-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--1-|-(1)-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
E---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
glamour the fortune the pain go to

w/Riff 3

War again ,blood is freedoms stain
Don't you pray for my soul
Any more
Two -

Chorus
Riff 4
E----------------------|------------------|------------|------------|------------|-1----------------|
B----------------------|------------------|------------|------------|------------|-----3------------|
G-------2---2p0--------|-----2--2p0-----5-|-(5)--------|----------7-|-(7)--------|---------2--------|
D----2-----------2-----|--2----------2--5-|-(5)------5-|-(5)------7-|-(7)--------|-------------3--3-|
A-0-----------------0--|----------------3-|-(3)------5-|-(5)------5-|-(5)--------|----------------3-|
E----------------------|------------------|----------3-|-(3)--------|------------|----------------1-|
min - utes to mid - night the hands that threathen doom

E-------------|------------|
B-------------|------------|
G-------------|------------|
D--(3)------5-|-(5)--------|
A--(3)------5-|-(5)------0-|
E--(1)------3-|-(3)--------|
two -

w/Riff 4

- Minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the wombs

Riff 1 (2 times)

2nd Verse
w/Riff 1 (2 times)

The blind men shout let the creatures out
We'll show the unbelivers
The Napalm scream of human flames
Of a prime time Belsen Feast ... Yeah

w/Riff 2 (2 times)

As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick with gravy
To the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies

PreChorus
w/Riff 3 (2 times)

The killers breed or the demon seed the,
Glamour ,the fortune ,the pain. Go to
War again ,blood is freedom's stain don't you
Pray for my soul anymore. Two -

Chorus
w/Riff 4 (2 times)

- minutes to midnight the hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight ,to kill the unborn in the womb

Solo 1
Full
/-----\ (adlib)
/--/ \ T.bar~~~~~~~~
E------------|------------------------|------------|------------------------|
B------------|------------------------|------------|----------------5---6---|
G-7^---------|-7---5h7p5--4p5p4-------|-T.bar*-----|------------------------|
D------------|-------------------7--5-|-(5)\----7--|-(7)------(7)-----------|
A------------|------------------------|-----\------|------------------------|
E------------|------------------------|------\-----|------------------------|
*=downward bend
T.bar* T.bar~~~~
E---------------------------|---------------------------|------------|----------------|
B-8--6-5h6p5--5h6--5--8-6-5-|-5h6--5-8p6p5--------------|------------|----------------|
G---------------------------|--------------8p7p5-7p5p4--|--------12--|-(12)-----12\---|
D---------------------------|---------------------------|-5\---------|-------------\--|
A---------------------------|---------------------------|---\--------|----------------|
E---------------------------|---------------------------|----\-------|----------------|
short gliss
Full
/--------\ Full---------\
Full/-\ /-/ \ / \ T.bar~~~~~~ Trem.pick
E---------------15^----|-(15)--15p12-15----12----|-----15------------------|-----------------|
B-15^--15p13-----------|----------------15----13-|-15^----(15)--(15)-13----|------------12---|
G----------------------|-------------------------|----------------------14-|-(14)--------/---|
D----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------/---|
A----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------/---|
E----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|

Full
/-----\ Full\ /Full
Trem.pick....................| /-/ \/ \ / T.bar~~~~
E-----------------|---------17--20--20-|-20^--20--20--20^---20p17------|------------||
B-12--13--15--17--|-18--20---/---------|--------------------------20^--|--(20)------||
G--/---/---/---/--|--/---/---/---------|-------------------------------|------------||
D--/---/---/---/--|--/---/---/---------|-------------------------------|------------||
A--/---/---/---/--|--/---/---/---------|-------------------------------|------------||
E-----------------|--------------------|-------------------------------|------------||

Rhythm during solo 1
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10-6-8-8-8-x-x-6-6-6-5-5-5-------------------------6-8-8---------|
G--9-5-7-7-7-x-x-5-5-5-4-4-4--7---------4-5-7-9-7-5-5-7-7----------|
D--7-3-5-5-5-x-x-3-3-3-2-2-2--7---4-5-7-------------3-5-5--5-------|
A-------------------------------5----------------------------5-x-x-|
E------------------------------------------------------------3-x-x-|

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-6-6-6-5-5-5------------------------15bp13-15-12-13--------17------------|
G-5-5-5-4-4-4-7--------------16bp14------------------14-16b----16bp14-----|
D-3-3-3-2-2-2-7-----5-----------------------------------------------------|
A--------------5-5-7---7-5-3----------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B----------------------6-8/-----8-8-8-x-x-6-6-6-5-5-5--------------------||
G-14----------4-5-7--9-5-7------7-7-7-x-x-5-5-5-4-4-4--7-----------------||
D---16/-4-5-7--------7-3-5------5-5-5-x-x-3-3-3-2-2-2--7----5------------||
A---------------------0---------------------------------5-5-7--7-5-3-----||
E------------------------------------------------------------------------||

Solo 2
(drums and Bass play half tempo)

Full------\
/ \ T.bar~~~~~~ T.bar~~~~
E-----------------------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
B-----------------------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
G-14^----14--14p12--14--|-(14)\------|-12p11---------11---------|------------|
D-----------------------|------\-----|--------14p12------12p11--|-(11)\------|
A-----------------------|-------\----|--------------------------|------\-----|
E-----------------------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
gliss

T.bar~~~~ gliss Full/-\ T.bar~~~~~~
E-------------------------------------|------------------|--------------------------|----------|
B-17-16-15----------------------------|------------------|-----------------------15-|-(15)-----|
G----------16-15-14-------14----------|------------------|-------12h14-14^-14p12----|----------|
D-------------------17-14----17-14----|--------------/---|-12h14--------------------|----------|
A----------------------------------17-|-14---------12-14-|--------------------------|----------|
E-------------------------------------|----17-15---------|--------------------------|----------|

Full/--\ T.Bar~~~~ T.bar~~~~~~ legato
E-----------------------|-----------------|------------------------|------------/---|
B-----------------------|------gliss------|------------------------|-----------/----|
G-------------4^-4------|-------7/9-------|-------------6----------|-7-----(7)/-----|
D-2--2--2--2---------2--|-2--2------------|-5-----5--7--------5----|------gliss-----|
A-----------------------|-----------------|----7-----------7-----7-|----------------|
E-----------------------|-----------------|------------------------|----------------|

Full---\
/ \ Full/-\ Harmonics...............|
E-12-------12---------------|----------------------|-17--15--14--------------|-------------------------||
B----15^------15p12----12-15|-12-------------------|-------------17--15------|-------------------------||
G-------------------14------|----14^-14p12----12---|---------------------17--|-16--14------------------||
D---------------------------|--------------14------|-------------------------|---------17--16--14------||
A---------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|---------------------17--||
E---------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

Rhythm during solo 2

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----3-----3-------------------------------------3-----3---------------------------|
G-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--6---------------------9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--6---------------|
D-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--7-------4-5-7---------9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--7---------------|
A-7-7-2-x-x-2-x-x-3--3--4-4-5-7---------------7-7-2-x-x-2-x-x-3--3--4---2-5-2-------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------5-------5-3---|

E-----12-----12-------------12---------------15b-15-14-12-----------------------------------||
B--------15b----15p12----12---12--------------------------15-13-12--------------------------||
G-7v------------------14b--------14b-12---12-----------------------14-12-11-----------------||
D----------------------------------------14---------------------------------14-12-----------||
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||

E-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|-----------------|
B-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|-----------------|
G-----------|---------------|-----------|------gliss--|-----9-----7-----|
D-----------|---------------|-----------|--------12\--|-----9-----7-----|
A-15--------|-(15)\---------|-----------|-----------\-|-----7-----5-----|
E-----------|------\--------|-----------|-------------|-0---------------|

T.bar~~~~
E----------|----------------|-----------|
B----------|----------------|-----------|
G-9--------|-12----7------9-|-(9)-------|
D-9--------|-12----7------9-|-(9)-------|
A-7--------|-10----5------7-|-(7)-------|
E-0--------|----------------|-----------|

E-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|-----------------|
B-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|-----------------|
G-----------|---------------|-----------|------gliss--|-----9-----7-----|
D-----------|---------------|-----------|--------12\--|-----9-----7-----|
A-15--------|-(15)\---------|-----------|-----------\-|-----7-----5-----|
E-----------|------\--------|-----------|-------------|-0---------------|

T.bar~~~~ T.bar*
E----------|----------------|--------------|------------|
B----------|----------------|-------17p12--|-15\--------| *=downward bend
G-9--------|-12----7------9-|-(9)----------|----\-------|
D-9--------|-12----7------9-|-(9)----------|-----\------|
A-7--------|-10----5------7-|-(7)----------|------\-----|
E-0--------|----------------|--------------|------------|

/½\ T.bar~~~~ gliss
E-------------------|-----------|----------------|----------|-----------------------|-------|
B-------------------|-----------|----------------|----------|-------------------\---|-------|
G-----------14^14p12|--14-------|-14----11-------|----------|-14/16-14h16p14-12-11-h|-12----|
D-------------------|-----------|----------12----|--12------|-----------------------|-------|
A-------------------|-----------|-------------14-|----------|-----------------------|-------|
E-------------------|-----------|----------------|----------|-----------------------|-------|

Bass and drums: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
/½\
E-------------|-T.bar~~~~~--|----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
B----------17-|-15----------|----------------|-------------|---------12-13-|---12--------|
G-(12)--------|-------------|-------14^14p12-|--14---------|-(14)----------|-------------|
D-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
A-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
E-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|

x x x x x x x x x x x x Tutti
E-------------|---------|-------------|--------|----------|---------|------------|
B-------------|-T.bar*--|-------------|--------|----------|---------|------------|
G-------------|-0\------|-------------|--5-----|-(5)------|--7------|--(7)-------|
D-------------|---\-----|-------------|--5-----|-(5)------|--7------|--(7)-------|
A-------------|----\----|-------------|--3-----|-(3)------|--5------|--(5)-------|
E-------------|---------|-------------|--------|----------|---------|------------|
*=slow downward bend

w/Riff 1 (2 times)

3rd Verse
w/Riff 1 (2 times)

The body bags and little rags of children torn in two,
And the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you,

w/Riff 2 (2 times)

As the madman play on words and make us all dance to their song,
To the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun.

PreChorus
w/Riff 3 (2 times)

The killers breed or the demon seed the,
Glamour ,the fortune ,the pain. Go to
War again ,blood is freedom's stain don't you
Pray for my soul anymore. Two -

Chorus
w/Riff 4 (2 times)

- minutes to midnight the hands that threaten doom
Two minutes to midnight ,to kill the unborn in the womb

G(no3rd) A(no3rd) F(no3rd)G(no3rd) F(no3rd)D(no3rd) C(no3rd)A(no3rd)
| A | | A A | | A A | | | |
Mid - night Mid - night Mid - night is all night

G(no3rd) A(no3rd) F(no3rd)G(no3rd) F(no3rd)D(no3rd)D(no3r C(no3rd)A(no3rd) A(no3rd)
| A | | A A | | A A | A | | |
Mid - night Mid - night Mid - night is all night

E---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
B-8----10-------|---10---10--10--|-6-----8-------|----8----8---8---|-6-----3-------|----3-----3---3--|
G-7-----9-------|----9----9---9--|-5-----7-------|----7----7---7---|-5-----2-------|----2-----2---2--|
D-5-----7-------|----7----7---7--|-3-----5-------|----5----5---5---|-3-----0-------|-0--------0------|
A-0-----0-------|-0-------0------|-0-----0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-----0-------|-0--------0------|
E---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|

E---------------|-------------------|
B---------------|-------------------|
G-5-----2-------|----2-----2----2---|
D-5-----2-------|----2-----2----2---|
A-3-----0-------|-0--------0--------|
E---------------|-------------------|

E---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
B-8----10-------|---10---10--10--|-6-----8-------|----8----8---8---|-6-----3-------|----3-----3---3--|
G-7-----9-------|----9----9---9--|-5-----7-------|----7----7---7---|-5-----2-------|----2-----2---2--|
D-5-----7-------|----7----7---7--|-3-----5-------|----5----5---5---|-3-----0-------|-0--------0------|
A-0-----0-------|-0-------0------|-0-----0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-----0-------|-0--------0------|
E---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
Mid - Night

E---------------||
B---------------||
G-5-----2-------||
D-5-----2-------||
A-3-----0-------||
E---------------||
All Night
 
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