If Eternity Should Fail

How good is If Eternity Should Fail on a scale of 1-10?

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Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Amazing song, I wouldn't be surprised to hear them open with it. It's just classic Maiden, However it could have fit perfectly on the Chemical Wedding.
So far 9/10. [\spoiler]


Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
I was expecting something far more sinister.
Reminds me of solo Dio at his best


I'll shoot the gunner first!
Agreed, just amazing. It's what Satellite 15 and WTWWB should have been. Amazing atmosphere, reminds me of Blue Oyster Cult's Fire of Unknown Origin. Kudos to Bruce.
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Educated Fool
Absolutely immense song, only time will tell but this could be my favourite Maiden opener yet. Dark and heavy, a swirling maelstrom that hits you like a force of nature when the riff kicks in and the chorus has been stuck in my head since the very first listen.

You can tell that it was written for Bruce's solo work, it wouldn't sound an inch out of place on Chemical Wedding or Tyranny of Souls, but its been Maiden-ised and charged with raw energy, I can't wait to inevitably see it opening the concert on next year's tour.

Lyrics (as I can hear them at least):

Here is the soul of a man
Here in this place for the taking
Clothen in white
Stand in the light
Here is the soul of a man

Time to speak with the shaman again
Conjure the jester again
Black dog in the ruins is howling my name
So here is the soul of a man

When the world was virgin
Before the coming of man
Just a solemn witness
The beginning of the end

From a world of magma
To a cold rock face
The ascent of madness
And the Human Race

We are strange believers
All of us
There are stranger truths
In molten rust

We rise from slumber
It calls our name
Recalls our number


Reefing a sail on the edge of the world
If eternity should fail
Waiting in line for the ending of time
If eternity should fail

To God's illusion
Which I recall
Was our delusion
Before the fall

The angels come
And angels go
But the Lord of Light
Shining below

Eternal blackness
Beyond the stars
We think our wisdom
Will get that far

At the Master's table
The table's bare
No line of plenty
Devastation, despair


Instrumental Section


Good Day,
My name is Necropolis
I am formed of the dead
I am the harvester of the soul
And I suck the lives from my bed
I own two sons, I gave them breath
And I fill their living corpses with my bile
What humanity I knew I have long forgotten
For me, eternity is nothing but a short while...

Babo 91

Could be the best opener since aces high. Absolutely stunning hook for the chorus. Very powerful. Will be played pive


Ancient Mariner
No third verse. No bridge. Such a shame for a song that long :(



Educated Fool
Hey, guys. My first post here.

About the song... Excellent music! Remember a lot Chemical Wedding (the album).

I liked everything in this music: the intro, the main riff, the vocal lines, the chorus, the bass lines, the end with the guitar solos together with Bruce singing and the diabolic ending.


Expecting the lyrics now. I couldn't understand everything.