Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
After relistening to the song a few minutes ago, everything about the song is so great. I don't know how much of the song Dave wrote, but he really shows of his talents quite a bit in the one. That part I was talking about in particular stands out. Definitely something Maiden has not done very much of. Far from the worst song of this century!Yes. It's a minor note played over a major chord, implying an F#7 chord. The song also happens to change keys from C minor to B minor during this phrase. Without getting too deep into the music theory stuff, F#7 is typically the chord that creates tension in this key and wants to resolve to B minor (the "home" chord). Of course that resolution does happen after stretching out the tension all the way into the chorus, which makes the chorus itself all that more satisfying. Amazing songwriting. There are a ton more details in that passage alone that make the song great, but I digress. "Worst Maiden song of the century" is a far more interesting topic anyway.