Starblind

How good is Starblind on a scale of 1-10?


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adrian fn rules

Chili-head
GuineaPig said:
I'm afraid to say that the H's main solo in this song is probably the worst he's ever done.
  You sir are completely insane....alot of the soloing for this entire album is of the "jam session" variety, which I find very refreshing and I love it...keep listening....it will come to you.....listen to Isle of Avalon a couple more times and you will see what I mean.
Originally posted by P4Warrior....."Also the little mini-solos in between and behind the vocals... the jamming is epic.  I'm getting chills right now................"""

I agree with you completely man...I love this song
 
Khan said:
You nailed it right there! Most of these solos are so beautifully crafted that they become another part of the song, rather than standing out as a chance to widdle away. They are amazingly appropriate in each song.
I'm still trying to form an opinion about this song. It's another example of strange vocal phrasing...but this song really DOES grip me through it. I know I love it...but I don't know what to make of it. I really love how they took many chances with how this is sung, and they all work. Loving the little guitar fills and accents...brilliant! This is one of the things I love best about Maiden...how they can weave so much into a song, and have it all be cohesive! The chorus is melodically brilliant...and the lyric..."You are free to choose a life to live or one that's left to lose." I love also the turns this song takes..and that's part of what makes it so hard to take in and form opinions about...cause it's constantly moving...but always beautifully. This song will really throw you off balance for probably the first few listens...but as you get to know it and what to expect, I think it'll come together for you, and you will love it like I do.

Not to be nit-picking but I think he sings "Take my eyes from what I've seen I will give my sight to you, you are free to choose whatever life to live or life to lose!" I would love to read the full lyrics though...  :)
 

Black Thunder

Ancient Mariner
OK, here's my best shot at this, please note that the Bruce's tenor singing is VERY hard to discover.

Take my eyes the things I've seen in this world coming to an end
My reflection fades, I'm weary on these earthy bones and skin
You may pass through me and leave no trace, I have no mortal face
So the winds are whispering __________

We can shed our skins and swim into to the dark and far beyond
We will dance among a world that all the stars that are on our side
On the exit journey trap our head and ____ spider's web?
So the winds are whispering, you may hear the sirens of the dead

Left the elders to the _____ men to satisfy our lust
Leaving Damocles still hanging on the holy promise trust
Walk away from maidens offered by the _____ in their cage
Stood me to the Reichstag, take me over mortals in their wage

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the life that brings the end of light

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are, we're the _____ of the sun tonight

The ________ face with Christ
Religion _____________
80 flesh and hallow ______
Make _________ to die alone

The crucible of pain ________
The blanks of sin begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose

(solo)

Forges in the teeth of God are ___________ feed the damned
You may pass through me and I will feel the light that you _______
Stood me to the Reichstag, ____, we will lead against the _____
Walk away from comfort offered by your sinning sons of dead

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the life that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We'll run, run from God and ______ sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In the once and future ____
You'll ____ endlessly deceived

(solo)

Looking to a face where _________ in your eyes
Whenever you can choose the look for ____ to _____ and waste your _____
You believe you have the time for __________________
A secret past and future for the same and ______________

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the life that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We'll run, run from God and ______ sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In the once and future ____
You'll ______ endlessly deceived

The ___________ face with Christ
Religion _____________
80 flesh and hallow ______
Make _________ to die alone

The crucible of pain _____
The blanks of sin begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose
 
Good start Black_Thunder!

In red is what I believe are some corrections to the first couple main verses, but im probably wrong LOL


We can shed our skins and swim into to the dark and far beyond
We will dance among a world?_____________________ of the stars that are on our side
On the exit journey __________trapped inside a ____spider's web?
So the winds are whispering, you may hear the sirens of the dead

Left the elders to the _____ men to satisfy our lust
Leaveing Damocles still hanging on the holy promise trust
Walk away from maidens ________________ in their cage
Stood me to the ______, take me over mortals in their wage

Its is quite hard to decipher ;)
 

Black Thunder

Ancient Mariner
All that's left is The Talisman and Starblind

I really can't figure out the other parts, Bruce is just singing too high  :(

I think that you're right :)
 

Khan

Trooper
Bananaman_In_Shorts said:
Not to be nit-picking but I think he sings "Take my eyes from what I've seen I will give my sight to you, you are free to choose whatever life to live or life to lose!" I would love to read the full lyrics though...  :)

He sings both. First time it's "whatever"...but at the end of the song its "a"
 

Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
The guitar lick around the vocals, and guitar lines after the slow part kicks again, aren't reminiscent of Infinite Dreams.
Go and listen to Tears Of The Dragon @ AOB tour and pay close attention after Roy Z's solo.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I have a theory, but I want the full lyrics before I confirm it. If it is correct…this is the heaviest song Maiden's ever done (on subject matter).
 

Babo 91

Nomad
This song is so powerful its unreal. Bruces vocal style, the riffs, the drum fills, the lyrics. Everything in this song is so damn hardcore and epic. Probably my favourite so far.
 

p4warrior

Trooper
LooseCannon said:
I have a theory, but I want the full lyrics before I confirm it. If it is correct…this is the heaviest song Maiden's ever done (on subject matter).

I look forward to your commentary LC... the only reason I found this site was by Googling "Aces High commentary" and stumbling upon your lengthy exposition.  This song is heavy and the lyrics are freaking awesome even though I have no idea what they mean.
 

attackrobot

Prowler
Take my eyes the things I've seen in this world coming to an end
My reflection fades, I'm weary of these earthly bones and skin
You may pass through me and leave no trace, I have no mortal face
Solar winds are whispering, you may hear me call

We can shed our skins and swim into the darkened void beyond
We will dance among the world that orbit stars (they're on our side)
All the oxygen that trapped us in a carbon spider's web
Solar winds are whispering, you may hear the sirens of the dead

Left the elders to their parley meant to satisfy our lust
Leaving Damocles still hanging over all their promised trust
Walk away from freedoms offered by their jailers in their cage
Step into the light startripping over mortals in their rage

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are, with the Goddess of the sun tonight

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hallowed bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose

(solo)

Virgins in the teeth of God are meat and drink to feed the damned
You may pass through me and I will feel the life that you live less
Step into my light startripping, we will rage against the night
Walk away from comfort offered by your citizens of death

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We're one with the goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

(solo)

Look into our face reflected in the moon glow in your eyes
Remember you can chooseto look but not to see and waste your hours
You believe you have the time but I tell you your time is short
See your past and future all the same and it cannot be bought

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We're one with the Goddes ofthe sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose
 

Khan

Trooper
You guys are doing great...my corrections below in BLUE...

Edit: correct a mistake I made.

attackrobot said:
Yes sir!  Well I tried anyway as there's still a lot missing, but it's getting there.  This song is beginning to look like its anti-religion from what I can tell.  And after listening to it repeatedly trying to decipher the lyrics I'm liking it more and more.
By the way, the bracketed words are mostly total guesses and I know a lot of them don't make sense in context.


Take my eyes the things I've seen in this world coming to an end
My reflection fades, I'm weary of these earthly bones and skin
You may pass through me and leave no trace, I have no mortal face
Solar winds are whispering, you may hear me call

We can shed our skins and swim into the darkened void beyond
We will dance among the world that orbit stars thatr aren't our sun
All the oxygen that trapped us in a carbon spider's web
Solar winds are whispering, you may hear the sirens of the dead

Left the elders to their parley meant to satisfy our lust
Leaving Damocles still hanging over all their promised trust
Walk away from freedoms offered by their jailers in their cage
Step into the light startripping over mortals in their rage

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are, with the Goddess of the sun tonight

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hallowed bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose

(solo)

Virgins in the teeth of God are meat and drink to feed the damned
You may pass through me and I will feel the life that you live less
Step into my light startripping, we will rage against the night
Walk away from comfort offered by your citizens of death

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We're one with the goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

(solo)

Look into our face reflected in the moon glow in your eyes
Remember you can chooseto look but not to see and waste your hours
You believe you have the time but I tell you your time is short
See your past and future all the same and it cannot be bought

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night

Starblind - with sun
The stars are one
We're one with the Goddes ofthe sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God, you know
He knows you, better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin, begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose
 
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