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
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.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.
This is actually true. And Bruce was not involved in writing the song.Lots of Accident of Birth vibes in the song
Amazing guitar solo tradeoff. I would also add the solos in ''Speed Of Light'' and ''When The River Runs Deep''.The guitar solo tradeoff is also one of the album's best.