I wrote in on of the Powerslave reviews that Powerslave feels a little like a concept-abum and that the album cover affects how you feel for the songs. This is very true for this one as well. While the cover shows us some kind of dystopian future as told about in the book, I feel like we're watching the silent planet and that the lyrics also fits in with the art. (I know it isn't making 100 % sense but that's how I perceive it).
This is a great song. There is a cool, kind of a spacey intro, before the verse kicks in. Bruces performance in powerful on this one, and match very well with the lyrics. A great detail is the harmony on the pre chorus! Another great detail is the drums. I don't normally pay much attention to those, more to the vocals and the guitars, but I do on this song. Nickos groovy playing really makes the song interesting (and that snare hit at 1:07 is one of the most effective snare hits I've heard).
Unfortunately the second part suffers from a little too much repetition, but that doesn't affect the song to much. Still a really great song and the fourth 8 in a row.