Worst Single Lyric/Line

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
Listening to VXI the other day inspired me to start this thread.  What is your single least favorite line in all of Maiden's lyrics?  I found mine:

"There’s a lone dog howls in the park"

That line just kills me with the grammar that it almost makes no damn sense.  I still love the way Blaze says it though.  Also see "Man on the Edge" for more examples of how Blaze makes nonsense lyrics sound bad ass.
 

valacirca

Trooper
No brainer for me. As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew I was going to post this:

"In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth"

Makes me cringe every single time.
 

Genghis Khan

Ancient Mariner
Easy.

And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them.

Don't need to tell you why this lyric is less than stellar.  Otherwise a great song.

Love,
Prance
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
Genghis Khan said:
Easy.

And I danced and I pranced and I sang with them.

Don't need to tell you why this lyric is less than stellar.  Otherwise a great song.

Love,
Prance

Love, Prance?  Seems strange..
 

Perun

After the war?
Staff member
chaosapiant said:
That line just kills me with the grammar that it almost makes no damn sense.  I still love the way Blaze says it though.  Also see "Man on the Edge" for more examples of how Blaze makes nonsense lyrics sound bad ass.

You're probably referring to the single most misquoted line in the Maiden discography. You know, the line everybody says is The car is an oven and baking is wild. Fact is, Blaze sings baking as wild. And all of the sudden, it even makes sense.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
valacirca said:
"In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth"

This makes sense too. I don't see what's wrong with it. It fits to the rest of the lyrics, and wouldn't know what would be a better lyric line instead.
 

valacirca

Trooper
It's the cheesiest Iron Maiden lyric on one of the worst written Iron Maiden songs. It's comical in a "bad power metal" way. I don't like it.
 

valacirca

Trooper
We all know that dinosaurs, fossils and evolution are a government conspiracy. The world was created in seven days.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Either you're kidding, either I just realized why some people don't like such lyrics:
Because they take a certain Holy Book too literally. It doesn't speak of dinosaurs. Such people must love To Tame a Land as well. And The Number of the Beast.
 

valacirca

Trooper
So what you're saying is...

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:innocent:
 

Invader

Ancient Mariner
Jonszat said:
Wait, you're trying to say there wasn't a time when Dinosaurs walked the earth?

No, I'm saying there was nott a time when both dinosaurs and men walked the earth at the same time.  Hence, in relation to the rest of the song, the line is historically inaccurate.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
As long as no one of you have come with information on when this was known, the line was historically accurate in the time Steve wrote it, thus this criticism is unjustified.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
That line was historically inaccurate when Steve wrote it. We knew of the approximate timeline for the development of man in the 1960s, and dinosaurs since the 1800s.
 
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