What does The Trooper mean?

Iron Maiden: The Trooper Meaning

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Album cover for The Trooper album cover

Song Released: 1983


The Trooper Lyrics

You'll take my life but I'll take yours, too
You'll fire you musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back

The bugle sounds as the charge begins
But on this...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    CavGuy
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    Aug 4th 2006 !⃝

    This song is based on an actual event and the alfred lord tennyson poem called the charge of the light brigade. During the crimean war (1853-1856) about 670 british cavalrymen charged russian artillery positions through what became known as the valley of death (balaclava, crimea). The troopers (cavalry soldiers) were torn apart by the russians. 118 troopers were killed and 127 wounded. The song is iron maiden at their best. Thus endeth your history lesson!

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2023 !⃝

    it's about a charge in The Crimean War. that's really all i had to say but it was too short so i'm writing this.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2020 !⃝

    This song is about a war and how it went down this is a real war tho so its cool.


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