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Alexander The Great Lyrics

from Somewhere In Time

"Alexander The Great" is track #1 on the album Somewhere In Time. It was written by Steve Harris.
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"My son ask for Thyself another Kingdom, for that which I leave
is too small for Thee"

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 nineteen he became the Macedon King
And he swore to free all of Asia Minor
By the Aegean Sea in three thirty four B.C.
He utterly beat the armies of Persia

Alexander the Great
His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander the Great
Became a legend amongst 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 at the battle of Arbela
Entered 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

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'

Hedonism, 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

Songwriters
STEVE HARRIS

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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