I will be in minority here, but Bruce's performance this year leaves a lot to be desired. Band must make adjustments, to help him perform better. It's TIME for them to make necessary changes. The Tide is turning and not for the better. I am a fan, but I'm not blind.
I think it's because of the topic. Also, lyrics is written in passive form, some sort of reflections. There is no straightforward story in this song. To my non english speaking ears, it's only constant whining. Sorry.
P.S. Compare how Hallowed is written. There is story, point of view, and so on..
I get the feeling, he's not fully into it. Maybe problems with leg or his voice. His stage presence is distracted? English is not my native language, so i can't explain properly what i'm seeing. I get this impression from overall Bruce's stage presence.
It's too late, but english speaking fans should create online petition about the way albums are recorded ('live' thing) and produced, or keeping Steve away from mixing desk. I think band would take a note. Suddenly Smith's "polished" opinion would gain strength. Of course, the petition should be...