Bruce's Best Sung Lines

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by MarcoHietalaIM, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. MarcoHietalaIM

    MarcoHietalaIM Trooper

    What are some of the best individual lines Bruce has sung? Not necessarily lyrical-wise since there is already a topic for that. This matter indicates his singing abilities.

    "Prophecy of sky gods, the sun and moon/Passing of old ways will come true soon"

    "Westwards the tide/Westwards we sail on"

    "So we lay in a black embrace/
    And the Seed is sown in a holy place"

    Few examples
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  2. Saapanael

    Saapanael "Get a life, punk!"

    And by the light of the moon
    He prays for their beauty, not doom
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  3. ifp

    ifp Invader

    In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth/
    When the land was swamp and caves were home
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  4. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    The dreamers may die,
    But the dream lives on.

    I always get the chills when I hear that in EOTC.
  5. Saapanael

    Saapanael "Get a life, punk!"

  6. MarcoHietalaIM

    MarcoHietalaIM Trooper

    "The sands of time for me are running low"
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  7. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    "The thin line between love and hate"

    "Cause in my dreams / it's always there / the evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair"
  8. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...


    ~The Number of the Beast
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  9. Confeos

    Confeos Game time started.

    I've always loved the final verse of Total Eclipse: "Gone are the days..."
    While his voice wasn't too polished or trained back then, there's just so much raw power in his performance!
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  10. MarcoHietalaIM

    MarcoHietalaIM Trooper

    Totally, not to mention his audition of Killers in 81/82.

    "Ooh, yeah, yeah..."
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  11. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    All of Infinite Dreams.
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  12. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage


    "Infinite dreams, I can't deny them
    Infinity is hard to comphrehend
    I couldn't hear those screams even in my wildest dreams
    Suffocation, waking in a sweat, scared to fall asleep again
    In case the dream begins again"

    "You'll die as you live in a flash of the blade!
    In a corner forgotten by no-one!"

    "She came to me with a serpent's kiss
    As the Eye of the Sun rose on her lips
    Moonlight catches silver tears I cry
    So we lay in a black embrace
    And the Seed is sown in a holy place
    And I watched, and I waited for the Dawn"

    "Ever had a conversation,
    That you realise you've had before

    "Blood is falling like the rain!
    Its crimson cloak unveils again
    The sound of guns can't hide their shame
    And so we die on Paschendale!"
  13. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner


    But also

    It might be my background in literary studies (including poetry) talking but this is an example of how I find it hard to dissociate good lyrics and good delivery.
  14. MarcoHietalaIM

    MarcoHietalaIM Trooper

    Sure, the examples that I gave also contained surprisingly proficient lyrics that factor wasn't even noticeable for me at least in the first place.
  15. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    "Lick that gun, yeah!" in "Zulu Lulu"...
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Everything in Infinite Dreams. Best thing he ever did with Maiden in the studio. Part of the success is the melody of course, but he does this so well.
    I also adore his singing on the Live After Death LP version from The Trooper. Excellent how he screams these lines. Perfect rawness and conviction. Even if he did not do the highest notes, this certainly drew me more into the battle than the studio version.
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  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them.
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  18. Ruflux

    Ruflux Ancient Mariner

    The entirety of Dance of Death is one gorgeously well sung line after another. Always thought it's easily among the best of the reunion era tracks.
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  19. GhostSword

    GhostSword Nomad

    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns:
    Burying our morals and burying our dead
    Burying our head in the sand
    E = MC², you can't relate
    How we made God with our hands

    Whatever would Robert have said to his God
    About he made war with the Sun
    E=MC², you can't relate
    How we made God with our hands
  20. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Honestly, I think the lyrics are pretty naff (prancing included) but I admit they flow quite well by Steve Harris's standards (meaning 1 eighth note = 1 syllable).

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