Tears Of A Clown

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


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srfc

Ancient Mariner
I like this, it could easily work as a pop song if it hadn't been played by Maiden, but the maiden live raw sound gives it a bit of an edge. 8/10
 

ChrisDeBurgh

Educated Fool
This was written prematurely. The entire premise of the song falls apart with the knowledge that Williams' suicide was thanks to Lewy Body rather than depression.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
This was written prematurely. The entire premise of the song falls apart with the knowledge that Williams' suicide was thanks to Lewy Body rather than depression.
Inspiration was taken from what was known about Robin Williams’s death at the time, but it still holds up if you remove that context from it. Happy people are often sad. Just because the inspiration turned out to be different than originally perceived does not mean that the song is worse for that. Steve’s ability to write lyrics that can be divorced from the subject that inspired them is a great talent.
 
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