Favourite lyrics on TBOS (poll)

What are your favourite lyrics on TBOS? (choose 3)

  • If Eternity Should Fail

    Votes: 21 31.3%
  • Speed Of Light

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • The Great Unknown

    Votes: 9 13.4%
  • The Red And The Black

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • When The River Runs Deep

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • The Book Of Souls

    Votes: 27 40.3%
  • Death Or Glory

    Votes: 4 6.0%
  • Shadows Of The Valley

    Votes: 12 17.9%
  • Tears Of A Clown

    Votes: 26 38.8%
  • A Man Of Sorrows

    Votes: 11 16.4%
  • Empire Of The Clouds

    Votes: 42 62.7%

  • Total voters
    67

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Tears of a Clown
Empire of the Clouds
An Man of Sorrows
 
IESF
Empire of The Clouds.

And Title track. God I'm planning to make an analysis of the title track's lyrics, they're so awesome.
 

Meliegree

After reconsideration - I actually care
Title track, shadows of the Valley and empire of the clouds. But as far as I'm concerned - all lyrics are awesome.
 

Raskolnikov

The Evil That Men Did
Really hard to tell. EOTC is my favourite right now. It's a perfectly told story. Nothing more to add in this case. Still need to explore the title track and SoTV. Also this part of TOAC gives me chills:
Life full of fun where did it go
We saw the sadness in his eyes
It came as no surprise
And now of course we'll never know

Simple but hits me good.
IESF is also amazing, lots of biblical references, Bruce did a great job on choosing those words. And I'm digging more and more into TGU and TMOS. DOG has pretty good (though very straightforward) lyrics as well. I know some people don't like the "kill to quench my thirst" vibe, but isn't that a song about the Red Baron? And he's said things like:
"One can become enthusiastic over everything. For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing. It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above."
So spot on, Bruce.
Wow, I guess I'm gonna need some time to decide. Lots of great lyrics on this album.
 

Nick2632

Nomad
Oh wow.. Did not expect my results to be the most popular...
The Book Of Souls
Tears Of A Clown
Empire Of The Clouds
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Surprised there aren't more votes for Man of Sorrows. I rarely go crazy over Maiden lyrics, but Steve really nailed that one.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
The MoS lyrics are good, come to think of it, maybe the lack of votes is a relfection of how much people listen to/like the song overall.

Gone for Eternity and Empire.
 

RyanMaiden01

Ghost of the Navigator
I chose The Book of Souls, Shadows of the Valley, and Empire of the Clouds. The chorus from the title track is definitely my favorite on the album: "Prophecy of sky gods, the sun and moon. Passing of old ways will come true soon. Falling of ages, forest of kings. The search for the truth, the book of souls"
From Shadows of the Valley: "Into the valley of death, fear no evil. We will go forward, no matter the cost. Into the valley of death, follow me now. Bring me your souls and I'll make it our last"
I love Empire of the Clouds! It's definitely my favorite on the album. Currently, it's my second favorite Iron Maiden song, behind Wasted Years!
 

JudasMyGuide

Ever the Southern Gentleman
Voted for Eternity, Book and Shadows, since these are probably my lyrical favourits at the moment.
 
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