My favorite on SIT, very atmospheric song and i get some Marillion-vibes from this one! love it!
Besides the awesome solo, the thing that gets me every single time when listening to this song is the lines "What became of the man that started
All are gone and their souls departed"
You two pretty much summed up my thoughts about the song! It's a brilliant one indeed. I still haven't quite given up hope for them playing it in the future... I mean, once again, I do not expect that to happen, but it's not completely out of this world. It's relatively simple to do and now when Icarus is finally dusted off, Stranger remains as the last single from the golden years they haven't touched live with the current line-up, if you don't count the five shows in 1999 here. Bruce is not the biggest fan of the album, yes, but I've understood that he is relatively fond of Wasted Years and I guess he likes this one too. I'd like to think SIASL could play the role of Chilren of the Damned from TBOS tour on the next album tour set.This is an excellent song throughout, but the chorus doesn't quite knock it out of the park. 9/10.