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Iron Maiden: Stranger in a Strange Land Meaning


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Song Released: 1986

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  1. anonymous
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    Apr 16th report

    When I first heard this song was when I was young never really paid any attention to the meaning of the lyrics. Was always more interested into the music aspect of the song. I just recently rediscovered this timeless awesome song but now for the first time I've actually listened to to song all together especially with the lyrics and now I listen to it with much more energy enthusiasm. It's a great song. Much like Maidens songs.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2018 report

    This song is about the discovery of one of the members of the Lost Franklin Expedition that attempted to navigate the Canadian northwest passage in the late 1840's. The only bodies recovered to this day are the three men that died in the first winter (1845) while camped on Beechey Island. The three men's names are John Torrington, John Hartnell, and William Braine. They are said to have died of pneumonia and lead poisoning.

    It is said that Adrian Smith was inspired to write this song after speaking to a man who had recently excavated bodies mummified in the arctic. The bodies of the three men were exhumed between the years of 1984-1986, which coincides with when the song would have been written.

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