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Educated Fool
Dickinson has stated that the inspiration for the theme of his lyrics
came because he thought that in the lyrics of "Revelations", though
contained references to ancient Egypt, the subject was not developed at all
of the afterlife, which is the basis of the ancient Egyptian
culture. Also, in the same interview he had stated that the lyrics are in
partly allegorical and describe how every human being is a slave to one
power greater than himself and by extension how he felt
enslaved to the responsibilities that accompanied his immense success
complex. Finally, he adds that he had thought of the catastrophes
results of the concentration of absolute power in a person when the
Richard Milhous Nixon (1913 - 1994), 37th President of the United States, characterized
any withdrawal of US troops from the Vietnam War
"A huge victory of communism that would lead to the Third
World War".


Out of the Silent Planet
The performance of ''Powerslave'' from Live Chapter is the only live version of the song in which the backing vocals during the chorus (like it is in the studio version) are added live - it sounds great.