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Tears Of A Clown

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.

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How good is Tears of a Clown on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    8.9%
  2. 9

    26.7%
  3. 8

    31.1%
  4. 7

    24.4%
  5. 6

    4.4%
  6. 5

    2.2%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    2.2%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Discuss your thoughts about "Tears Of A Clown" here!
     
  2. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    With this song being about Robin Williams, it will be very interesting to see how that is symbolized Maiden style.
     
  3. Moonchild

    Moonchild Educated Fool

    Bruce said that Tears Of A Clown is his favourite song from The Book Of Souls. (That's rumor I've found on the internet)
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Source please.
     
  5. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I think I read it in one of the many interviews posted on the main thread.
     
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Cheers. Must have missed it.
     
  7. Moonchild

    Moonchild Educated Fool

    Yes. I don't know where but I know that I saw that. :)
     
  8. ABandOn

    ABandOn .:The Final Frontier:.

    Bruce said it on the italian interview.
     
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Now I know why I might have missed info on this song, I wanted to skip this on purpose (what am I doing here?), but -and I stress that I haven't read why Bruce loves this song- I find it quite a novelty that Maiden write extensively about authentic emotions of someone (famous) outside of the band. It happened with Robert Oppenheimer in BTATS to a certain extent, but this about Robin Williams sounds like a more personal story, more dark (in a different way), and more depressing/sad/no way out-ish (because of the suicide aspect).
     
  10. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Only you know why you are here & why your are the only person to contribute anything of substance to this thread.
     
  11. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and timeā€¦ for now.

    It's hard to contribute anything if album is not yet released. It's confirmed that song is about Robin Williams?
     
  12. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Songs at least partially inspired by Robin Williams:

    Dream Theater, A Change Of Seasons - the "carpe diem" theme from Dead Poets Society, movie sampled in live performance
    Dream Theater, Octavarium - the second section "Medicate" is based on Awakenings

    Feel free to add to this list. :cool:
     
  13. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

  14. UpTheIrons

    UpTheIrons Educated Fool

    Surely it is a possibility that the song was inspired by Robin Williams and explores the emotional state of somebody in that kind of situation rather than name-checking him directly, so to speak?
     
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  15. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    That's kind of my hope, really.
     
  16. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I'm sure the lyrics will be very symbolic of Robin and his depression. The song title hints at that quite strongly.
     
  17. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Rumor was the original lyrics to The Legacy named then-President Bush explicitly and Steve nixed that. So I doubt they'd name Robin explicitly either.
     
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  18. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I truly believe there's no way Robin will be named. It will all be symbolic.
     
  19. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    It is a song that is already getting a mention on sites that have nothing to do with Maiden. It seems it turned out to be a good ad for the album itself.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Yea I just saw it on Consequence of Sound. This might get them a ton of publicity. Has there been any songs about Robin Williams since he died?
     

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