I really like the first slow vocal part, pure crystallized paranoia. Have you run your fingers down the wall And have you felt your neck skin I am a man who walks alone And when I'm walking a dark road At night, or strolling through the park. A lot of people get that confused. But we learned to live with each other. Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson once attempted to draw it himself. It all comes down to how you see the world.
And if Steve hadn't had that personality, Maiden would never have existed. Stephen King suffers from it. . Iron Maiden was sooooooo awesome. I love it when the audience totally gets into it and interacts with the song. In fact, it's the first game video I did. I had an extra six inches added to the base of my microphone stand so I could trip the bastard up! Big up to the iron boys.
Tis my favorite song, especcially on the Rock in Rio album. There's too much respect between the guys in Maiden and me and me and the guys in Maiden. Funny that, what with him being a horror writer and all. He wanted to fire me after the first month of the 'Number Of The Beast' tour - because I kept getting in his way onstage! Listen this song from 6:21 until the end and you will hear what i am talking about. To me, there are some things that are more important than the band I'm in.
The entire song is in the key of D minor, but during the second part of the solo when dave's doing his part it changes to F minor. Meds help but sometimes I go off my meds, crank up this song, and just rock out. The moment I left Maiden I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't do anything that I didn't believe in ever again. . Some nights the audience was hostile.
The difference the audience makes is almost surreal. This song is about a paranoid man who constantly fears that there's someone or something about to spring out at him from the dark as a result of watching horror films and studying the occult. I've compared the regular studio version to the concert version. The cover art is rather popular and depicts a tree spirit called a driad. Some nights I enjoyed it, but on others I was thinking, 'I wish I wasn't here! Not as many people there, I know, but much better audience mikes, you can hear them really give it up. This song paraphrases Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I got fed up of him standing in front of me when I was singing.
Have you ever been alone at night Thought you heard footsteps behind And turned around, and no-one's there And as you quicken up your pace You find it hard to look again Because you're sure there's someone there. Maiden's best ever song though would have to be either Hallow'd Be Thy Name or the monumentous Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Steve and myself always used to clash. If he's so happy, why is he leaving? And as you quicken up your pace You find it hard to look again Because you're sure there's someone there. And the cover art is probably the best of all maiden covers.
After a gig in Newcastle in '82 we were going to go outside, sleeves rolled up. Fear of the dark, fear of the dark I have constant fear that something's always near Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark I have a phobia that someone's always there. The solo's kinda odd though. Please or to post comments. It was like doing a gig at a wake! When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone.
Have you run your fingers down the wall And have you felt your neck skin crawl When you're searching for the light Sometimes when you're scared to take a look At the corner of the room You've sensed that something's watching you. I got all these chips in my teeth where he used to elbow me. When the light begins to change I sometimes feel a little strange A little anxious when it's dark. Not much of a maiden fan but what the heck. For Steve, Maiden's more important than anything. Check it out, Maiden Heads. Still do to an extint.
If anyone's interested I can post the link. However, as much as I hate to say this, on a Maiden Tribute album, the version with Dio's old guitar player Craig Goldie I think and MotorHead's drummer. . . . . .