Utterly beautiful lyrics here in a song that I've often felt a close connection to. It's strong overall, and the music is great, even if the change-up for the instrumental section isn't 100% successful. As a whole, this is a great song, but not quite as good as I once thought. Still, very close to top marks. 9
This song is a mini epic. Nice melodic intro, great bass playing, thunderous drums and amazing verses (actually this song do not have a proper chorus). Fantastic twin-lead guitar harmonies full of melody, and the scream is just great. The harmony before this part (and after the solos): ''Help me. Help me to find my true''... is pure gold! Good ''mystic'' solos. Great end of the song with that high-pitched note from Bruce. This song is a must to be played live again!
According to Harris, the inspiration for the lyrics of the song
arose from the restless sleep he himself was experiencing during periods of composing one
new album, something he attributed to his feverish performance
of his brain during synthetic oestrus.
The Seventh Son is now young. It has begun and
sees scary dreams, futuristic. That's all
mark the dawn of his powers, the existence of
which has not yet been realized. The eerie and
mysterious nature of dreams but also that none of
these do not concern the future of the same, they create terror and
question marks to the young man. The last lyrics of the song
raise the issue of reincarnation.
The symbol that accompanies the lyrics is not
other than the "Kirikeio" ("preacher's stick"), its symbol
Medicine, coming from the confusion of his wand
Mercury with that of Asclepius, which took place in the Middle Ages.
they used the caduceus
as a symbol of spirituality
alarm clock. Gnosticism
is a philosophical and
religious movement that began
times. The term comes from
from the Greek word knowledge.
The Gnostics claimed that
have hidden knowledge about God, humanity
and the rest of the universe whose master
population was ignorant. It became one of the three main religious systems
in the 1st Christian century, and was distinguished for the new faiths for the Gods,
the Bible and the world that differed from those of other Christian groups,
grace for different religious beliefs inside and outside
Gnosticism and the lack of discrimination against women. The movement and the
Its printed material was eliminated at the end of the 5th century AD. by hunters
sects, mainly from Christianity. Finally, the caduceus is also found in
ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and India, where
is a symbol of harmony and balance.
However, the specific variant of this, with the hand holding it on
based on it, he brings to mind the Kirikeio as it appears in his work
German typographer Johann Froben (1460 - 1527). In 1516 he printed the
Greek Bible, translated into Latin by the German Humanist
Desiderius Erasmus (1466 - 1536). The latter argued that the symbol
used by Froben came at the urging of Christ to
his students “I send you like sheep among them
wolves. Be careful of snakes and her
integrity that pigeons have ”(Matthew, Ch
Snakes are not positioned as usual,
opposite, but their heads are turned towards
opposite directions. This is something you come across
depictions of the Sermon within its framework
Jewish mysticism and especially Kaballah, where the
two snakes rest their heads on two of them
spheres ("pulses of divine energy") of the "Tree of
Of Life "," Chesed "(" Mercy ") and" Gevurah "
According to Dickinson, McBrain wanted parts of his drums
of the piece more aggressively but he was instructed to follow one more
The live performance of the song, which comes from one of the two
concerts at the NEC of Birmingham (27-28 / 11/1988), was the fourth
single of the album but also of the video "Maiden England", which also
comes from these concerts.