Πέμπτη, 5 Μαΐου 2016

Alexander the Great

Ένα τραγούδι για τον μεγάλο στρατηλάτη από το
βρετανικό χέβι μέταλ συγκρότημα Iron Maiden:


«My son, ask for thyself another Kingdom,
for that which I leave is too small for thee»
(King Philip of Macedonia, 339 BC)


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 19 he became the Macedon King
and he 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 «Gordian knot».
And legend said that who untied the knot
he would become the master of Asia.

Hellenism 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...



ΣΤΙΧΟΙ-ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ: Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)
ΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΑ: Iron Maiden / ΔΙΣΚΟΣ: Somewhere in Time (1986)


ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΑ: αρχαία χρόνια, μουσική


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