Bruce's Best Sung Lines

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
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
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
The dreamers may die,
But the dream lives on.

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

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"
 

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

"Ooh, yeah, yeah..."
 
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Stardust

A Blue Sector Mirage
"Slaave...to the power of DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAATH!"

"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
ISN'T IT STRAAAAAAANGE?"

"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!"
 

Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
"Westwards the tide/Westwards we sail on"
This.

But also

"As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy
We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies" (2MTM)
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.
 
This.

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.
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.
 

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.
 
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
 

Black Bart

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.
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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