Iron Maiden lyrics tournament final: Empire of the Clouds rises above all

Pick the song with the best lyrics from each pair

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Ancient Mariner
The problem for Starblind is that, however it is portrayed, Empire has a story. An impressive historical story. It's hard to put up a fight against that (bias).


Living for Sanctuary from the law
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And Empire of the Clouds takes it by the slimmest of margins.
A fitting choice in my view: a grand, epic, story that perfectly fits with the soundscape — quintessentially Maiden.
Thanks everyone for playing.


Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
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Thanks for hosting! The right song won and, as I said, it was appropriate that the two finalists were Bruce songs.


The very model of a modern Major-General
Thanks for hosting. I still have problems accepting the song on a Maiden album, but the lyrics are awesome and it won deservedly.