Coming Home

How good is Coming Home on a scale of 1-10?


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LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I have only heard snippets of the lyrics....but Bruce sounds so...earnest in this song. The emotion. It's a great track so far.
 

bbreeg614

Invader
I am already imagining being at the show and singing along with the glorious chorus!!

This is what I wanted from Maiden on this release! This is from the heart...as a matter of fact the lead break reminds me of  Rainbow's "Catch The Rainbow" (anybody else get that?)

Love it!  :edmetal:
 

bornless1

Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.
Holy crap mates.  Coming home!  [Listening as we speak]  This has all the best parts of Wasted Years,+Out of the Shadows.. I even hear some Moonchild? maybe/  ...Damn. This song is outstanding.  Is it a power ballad?  Is it a rocker?  I'm getting some Scorpions feel here...It is romantic, powerful,  and pure metal!!  The intro and outro are the perfect bookends for a nearly uncontainable piece of made for a live audience Rock.  This is Maiden at their best.  We are blessed this day!!
 

Machiventa

Invader
When I stand before you shining in the early morning sun
When I feel the engines roar and I think of what we've done
Oh the bittersweet reflection as we kiss the earth goodbye
As the waves and echoes of the towns become the ghosts of time

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
No creed and no religion just a hundred winged souls
We will ride this thunderbird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Curving on the edge of daylight til it slips into the void
Waited in the long night, dreaming til the sun is born again
Stretched the fingers of my hand, covered countries with my span
Just a lonely satellite, speck of dust and cosmic sand

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
Through the dark Atlantic; over mounting stormy waves
We will ride this thunderbird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

To Albion's land
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay
Coming home, far away when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay
 

Stan

Nomad
One of the songs that makes me proud of being a Maiden fan. I love the mood, the emotion, the chorus... and that intro is so old school! I love this fucking song.
 

Moonchild33

Trooper
Machiventa said:
When I stand before you shining in the early morning sun
When I feel the engines roar and I think of what we've done
Oh the bittersweet reflection as we kiss the earth goodbye
As the waves and echoes of the towns become the ghosts of time

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
No creed and no religion just a hundred winged souls
We will ride this thunderbird, sail the shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, a land of birth

Til I'll be _________
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Curving on the edge of daylight til it slips into the void
Waited in the long night, dreaming til the sun is born again
Stretched the fingers of my hand, covered countries with my spine
Just a lonely satellite, speck of dust and cosmic sand

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
Drove in dark and let it _________________ over mountains, stony graves (?)
We will ride this thunderbird, sail the shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, a land of birth

Til I'll be _________
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Til I'll be _________
Coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay
Coming home, far away when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Just a couple tiny changes. All-in-all, fantastic transcription. Thanks!
 

Moonchild33

Trooper
The first line in the chorus is driving me nuts. And I still don't know about the "over the mountains, stony graves" part, but that's what I hear.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
I'm not so good in "understanding" lyrics, but I think that this song's lyrics are about Bruce's experience with flying etc. Am I right?
 
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