Iron

Iron - Maiden - Heaven Can Wait guitar tab

HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Written by Steve Harris.

Performed by IRON MAIDEN.

Taken from the album SOMEWHERE IN TIME.

NOTE:

This song is about a guy

who has a near-death-experience.

Riff 1:

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Riff 2:

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Verse:

1.Can't understand what is happening to me, this isn't real, this is only a dream

2.I have a lust for the earth below and hell itself is my only foe

3.My body tingles I feel so strange I feel so tired I feel so drained

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but I never felt no I never have felt this way before

cause I've no fear of dying I'll go when I'm good and ready

and I wonder if I'll ever be the same again

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I'm looking down on my body below I lie asleep in the midst of a dream

I snatch a glimpse of the lights eternal rays I see a tunnel I stand amazed

Is this in limbo or heaven or hell? Maybe I'm going down there as well

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Is it now could it be the angel of death has come for me

at all of the people standing there in front of me

I can't accept that my soul drift forever

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Pre-chorus:

1.I can't believe that really my time has come

2.Into the paths of rightness I'll be led

3.I feel myself floating back down to earth

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I don't feel ready There's so much left undone

is this the place where the living join the dead

so could this be the hour of my rebirth

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and it's my soul and I'm not going to let it get away

I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare

or have I died or will I wake from dreaming

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Chorus:

Heaven can wait Heaven can...

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...wait Heaven can...

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...wait Heaven can...

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...wait 'til another day

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Solo-riff

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Riff 3:

Take my hand I'll...

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...lead you to the promised land

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Take my hand I'll...

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give you immortality

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eternal youth I'll...

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...take you to the other side to...

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...see the truth the...

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...path for you is decided

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Bridge before riff 4:

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Riff 4:

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH

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OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH

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Riff 5:

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH

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OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH

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Riff 6:

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Outro:

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Songstructure:

Riff 1(3 times)

Riff 2(2 times)

Verse 1

Pre-chorus

Chorus(2 times)

Verse 2

Pre-chorus

Chorus(2 times)

Solo-riff(2 times)

Riff 3

Bridge

Riff 4(2 times)

Riff 5(4 times)

Solo-riff(2 times)

Riff 6(4 times)

Verse 3

Pre-chorus

Chorus(4 times)

Riff 2(2 times)

Riff 1(2 times)

Outro

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Lyrics:

Can't understand what is happening to me

This isn't real this is only a dream

But I never felt, no I never have felt this way before

I'm looking down on my body below

I lie asleep in the midst of a dream

Is it now could it be the Angel of death has come for me

I can't believe that really my time has come

I don't feel ready there's so much left undone

And it's my soul and I'm not gonna let it get away

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait til another day

I have a lust for the earth below

And hell itself is my only foe

'Cause I've no fear of dying

I'll go when I'm good and ready

I snatch a glimpse of the lights eternal rays

I see a tunnel I stand amazed

At all of the people standing there in front of me

Into the path of rightness I'll be led

Is this the place where the living join the dead

I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait til another day

Take my hand I'll lead you to the promised land

Take my hand I'll give you immortality

Eternal youth I'll take you to the other side

To see the truth the path for you is decided

My body tingles I feel so strange

I feel so tired I feel so drained

And I'm wondering if I'll ever be the same again

Is this in limbo or Heaven or Hell

Maybe I'm going down there as well

I can't accept my soul will drift forever

I feel myself floating back down to earth

So could this be the hour of my rebirth

Or have I died or will I wake from dreaming?

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait til another day

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