My favourite track on SiT, and one of my favourite Maiden tracks of all time. This is one of my go-to tracks if I have a small quantity of washing up.
'the Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner'
I think it's a great track! I think it's a wayyyy better track than HCW. I mainly like the allegorical aspect of it (lyric-wise). Or should we take it all at face value and assume that it is abouit some runner? My loose interpretation of it is if you want something you have to go and get it. If you run into a hurdle, then you must get over it to reach your dream (or whatever). I don't know, that's what it is to me. It's inspired me! [!--emo&--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/biggrin.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'biggrin.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
Steve, who liked it a lot during rehearsals, got bored with it, and said it didn't work. Maybe the band could not play it as tight as he wanted, or maybe they didn't get the expected reaction from the crowd.Does anyone know the reason LOTLDR was only played once????
They say its because it didnt "work live"... what does that even mean? Also couldn't they tell how it would sound live from the rehearsals?