Maybe it is a metaphor to people not giving a fuck about the state of the world and moral deconstruction of the western world and rather just focusing on their prosperity (happy sounding major melodies), while the lyrics are very dark and the climatic ending "Love in danger" lines are actually the realization of how things really are of a person who wrote the lyrics.I'd like to know if Steve wrote the lyrics before the music or if they were even wrote in conjunction, the lyrics are really dark but the music is so joyful and uplifting, the contrast gives me a good chuckle.
anyway i've completly come around to this one what a fantastic track, another classic (in a good sense) Harris epic
The wole song is like that for me. When that melody kicks in at 2:46 I feel like I'm going for the last ride. And what a ride it is! Then, during the Life in danger part I can't think about anything other than the fact that these might be the last words sung by Bruce on a Maiden song, the band's final message. So yeah, I get very emotional listening to this track. Perhaps I'm being overly dramatic or silly, but what can I do. I guess that's going to be the feeling until the announcement of the 18th album.Is it just me: the fading out ending makes me abit sad. As if it tells me: this was it, guys. The last song.
The Legacy, When the Wild Wind Blows and Empire of the Clouds gave me that feeling too tbh, and i'm sure if we get IM18 the last song on it will make me feel like that tooIs it just me: the fading out ending makes me abit sad. As if it tells me: this was it, guys. The last song.
Anyone else feels like many of the lyrics sound like they are referencing the last thoughts and feelings Jesus Christ had before the crucifixion?