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Bruce Disapproves oF WTWWB?

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Where Eagles Dare, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare Keep Your Distance! Walk Away!

    It seems like every concert Bruce Changes the lyrics of WTWWB... Why  :mad:
     
  2. snake plissken

    snake plissken Ancient Mariner

    I think he just forgets. He is getting on a bit in years ;)

    Seriously though, if you look at him while he sings it you can see he's totally into it.
     
  3. Tron

    Tron Trooper

    its my girlfriends favourite song and she didnt take too kindly to him altering the lyrics but he still kicked ass... i dont think its anything to give much thought to, he does have like a bazillion lyrics floating round in his head with the more recent only having more difficult structure.
    take talisman, i never managed to sing along with it... should i be screaming westward the tide or going into another story section. hmmm, nevermind WEESSTWWAARD... oh crap  :blush:
     
  4. snake plissken

    snake plissken Ancient Mariner


    :D indeed.
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    See: Brave New World, Rock in Rio. A song Bruce wrote and adores. And he fucks up the lyrics.
     
  6. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    There is hardly a recording of the Dance of Death tour where Bruce gets the lyrics to Lord of the Flies right. Also, I have caught Bruce on occasion when the band performed Hallowed where he sang the lyrics to himself before singing them out loud in the mike (don't bother checking a live video, they always have the cameras on the rest of the band at that time). Hardly a surprise to me, I always get the verses mixed up myself.
     
  7. Crimson Idol

    Crimson Idol Caveman

    I can sing along to songs fine.. when I'm singing along to it, but try make me just sing the words on their own or without the real vocals in the background and for some reason I always get them in the wrong order  :huh:

    There is a recording out there somewhere of the DoD tour, with Bruce singing "I was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight, gazing up Nicko's nose. Not aware of a presence, so near to me, taking big flash photos!"

    Infact... http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/gen ... nline.html Oh would you look at what site that links to  :innocent:

    There are lots of instances of him changing the lyrics, quite a few artists do.... Bon Scott famously used to change the lyrics to The Jack every night, infact if you check the live recordings you'll notice that whilst they all have the same lyrics, they are totally different to the album version (but still fit).

    Can't say I've ever noticed the BNW or LOTF lyrics but then I'm generally too caught up  :ok:
     
  8. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    What does Bruce change the lyrics to in 'When the Wild Winds Blow'? I didn't notice this either time I saw them in July.

    I always forget if the lyrics are "If there's a god, why has he let me die?" or "If there's a God, why has he let me go?"  :huh:
     
  9. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    go.
     
  10. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

  11. THEANDRIC

    THEANDRIC Prowler

    what lyrics does Bruce change for WWTWB?
     
  12. UpTheIrons

    UpTheIrons Educated Fool

    It varies between performances, but he sometimes substitues other words into particular phrases and sometimes occasionally uses a line from a different verse at the wrong point, he seems to ad-lib the lyrics a bit as well! Nevertheless this didn't really bother me and I felt that When The Wild Wind Blows was one of the most spectacular and atmospheric songs at the show I went to.
     
  13. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    Roll over, come round to spin in behind them
     
  14. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Doesn't surprise me really as it's one of the wordiest Maiden songs they've done live. 

    Man, what a great song!
     
  15. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    For all of you clamoring for Alexander the Great, just imagine what he'd do with those lyrics.

    I bet the Phrygian king would have difficulty binding a chariot yoke, if you know what I mean.
     
  16. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Yet, I always sing "die" when singing along. It just feels right; always has. Probably because that high note is easier to hit on "die" than "go".
     
  17. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare Keep Your Distance! Walk Away!

    This is one of the few lines that stumps me... Im so glad someone else has this problem because I have heard this song easily a thousand times and always question what Im saying,

    Another one I do often is 2MTM I always forget whether its fame or pain
     
  18. EvilThing

    EvilThing Prowler

    This sort of thing is kinda common. A lot of times artists get bored playing the same songs day in and day out so they change them up a little. Bob Dylan did it a LOT the last time I say him. Some of his songs were unrecognizeable.
     
  19. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    You know, Bruce is too smart to forget the lyrics every night. Either he had a talk with Steve and they changed it because he finds some lyrics easier to roll out than others, or, more likely, he does it to tweak Steve's ear a bit. See if he's paying attention. Cheese him off a little.
     
  20. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Blaze allegedly had a lot of problems with memorizing lyrics, including the songs from his solo career.
     

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