A rare Iron Maiden ballad - loved and hated by fans - the song is about a depressed man who seems to have completely blown his chance at love. He lives in a cold and desolate place where he slowly dies.
Summer Serrano from PhilippinesThis is a pretty damn good song. It's not the best. The lyrics cut deep, and the acoustic and electric guitar harmonics blend in a way that emphasises the feeling of the song. But that's just my own personal opinion.
Ryan from Anahola, HiThis is Iron Maiden's first, last, and probably only power ballad.
Dave from Melbourne, AustraliaThis isn't a whimpy Poison ballad. It's deep lyrically and is quite heavy and dark at the same time. It was released as a single in 1992 and played live many times on The Fear Of The Dark Tour so it must be highly regarded by the band. Check out the video, it really matches the lyrics.
Greg from Calgary, AbCaitlin, a band typically gets bland without diversity.
Anyway, this is one of my favorite Maiden songs. I simply love the lyrics.
Caitlin from Colmesneil, TxBy itself it's a good song, but compared to the rest of Maiden's catalogue it's poor. The cover didn't even have Eddie on the front! I mean, this is the type of thing that you expect at a Poison concert, not a Iron Maiden show! If I go to a Maiden show, I don't wanna hear sappy crap...
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
Stephens Stills played timbales on the Bee Gees hit, "You Should Be Dancing." He was in the next door studio laying down a Crosby, Stills and Nash album and could hear Saturday Night Fever being recorded. Stills recognized its potential to be a monster hit and he wanted to contribute.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.