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Speed Of Light

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.

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How good is Speed of Light on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    6.3%
  2. 9

    18.8%
  3. 8

    27.1%
  4. 7

    27.1%
  5. 6

    14.6%
  6. 5

    4.2%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    2.1%
  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Discuss your thoughts about "Speed Of Light" here!
     
  2. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    The lyrics:
    Another time another place
    A hollow universe in space
    I took a trip to see the sights
    That will be blacker than the night

    One way ticket no returns
    My shooting stars are vastly burnt
    On the edge that you can see

    Let's shoot the moon you and me
    I'm not particular you'll see
    Just a lonesome galaxy

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    We slip into the night

    I'll say a mass for you and wave
    Shooting plasma from my grave

    Event horizon lost in space
    Running in a human race

    I don't know where I don't know why
    But somehow back in time again
    I'm on the edge that you can see

    I'm not particular at night
    A single party calling me
    You won't be tracking me by sight

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    We're slipping through the night

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows and the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    We're slipping through the night
     
  3. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Wow, too many words and yet the song doesn't feel like Bruce is singing all the time. Pretty cool song although it doesn't make any sense lyrically.
     
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Uh, no, it makes perfect sense. Bruce is describing what happens when you enter a black hole.
     
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  5. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    So it is about that Interstellar movie then?!B)
     
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    No, Interstellar has a "happy" ending. This song doesn't.
     
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  7. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    Murray- 2:49 / 3:09
    Smith - 3:10 / 3:30

    Wonderfull
     
  8. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Those lyrics sound like Bruce wrote them, alright.
     
  9. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    I think this song works better in the context of the album than it did as a standalone single. A great change of pace from the way the opener ends.
     
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  10. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I liked it as a standalone, but agree it really fits well between its bookend songs
     
  11. Sara

    Sara Not even Wensleydale?

    I think this is an incredible song, and it really stands out on the album, as it's the only song on it which has a really upbeat feel to it. I just learned how to play this song today on guitar, and it is immense fun to play and sing along to as well. For me, it's the best lead single for a Maiden album since "Man On The Edge". It's just a very fun song, with a great sense of urgency, and a classic solo battle between Davey and H to top it off. It's definitely not out of place, or inferior when compared to the other songs on the album, with it's immediacy being a strength rather than a handicap.
     
  12. clanowy

    clanowy Prowler

    After several listens to the whole album this song feels like it doesn't belong here. Maybe because I've heard it so many times before?
     
  13. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I burnt myself on it so badly that I'm skipping it now that I have the album.
     
  14. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    I only listened to SoL about a half dozen times after it came out, so it's still fresh to me. The effect when it kicks in after Eternity gets better with every play. Perfect for a second track.
     
  15. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Yes. It is really a Aces High 2Minutes opening
     
  16. Sara

    Sara Not even Wensleydale?

    I agree that SOL is perfectly placed in it's position as the 2nd track. The song has a greater effect in a full album context in that position, than if it had been placed elsewhere in the tracklisting. It's a wonderful blast of fun sandwiched between the darkly epic 1st song, and the simmering brooding of the 3rd song. It's a welcome shift of pace and mood, and helps with the flow of the album greatly.
     
  17. Hallowedbeme

    Hallowedbeme Trooper

    Take away the cowbell & it's great. Speed up the main riff & you have Sanctuary. Has a very old school Maiden vibe to it. Catchy as hell Chorus. I don't know why people call it one of the weaker on the album. I think it's great.

    Mid tempo, this is what Maiden are now, and it rocks. The harmonies are ridiculous & the vocals are very good. Catchiest chorus in a long time!
     
  18. Machiventa

    Machiventa Invader

    Official Lyrics:

    Another time, another place
    A hollow universe in space
    I took a trip to see the sights
    I will be blacker than the night
    One way ticket no return
    My shooting star so fast it burns
    On the edge that you can't see
    Let's shoot the moon, you and me
    I'm not particular you see
    Just a lonesome galaxy

    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light
    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    We slip into the night

    I'll say a mass for you and wave
    Shooting plasma from my grave
    Event horizon lost in space
    Running in a human race
    I don't know where I don't know when
    But somehow back there time again
    I'm on the edge that you can't see
    I’m not particular at night
    A single particle of me
    You won’t be tracking me by sight

    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light
    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    We slip into the night

    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light
    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light

    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light
    Shadows in the stars
    We will not return
    Humanity won't save us
    At the speed of light
    We slip into the night!
     
  19. gor

    gor Ancient Mariner

    It grew on me when I heard it the the context of the album. Its nice. It's far from the worst on the album.
     
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I didn't get burnt out on this one and only heard it 3-4 times before hearing the whole album... When it comes to reunion era short rockers, I think only The Wicker Man and Different World are better and it's on par with Rainmaker, maybe even better. Pretty much the type of song TFF was missing to make it a perfect album... it'd fit so much better than The Alchemist since it's gazillion times better.
     

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