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Iron Maiden: The Clairvoyant Meaning

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Song Released: 1988


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The Clairvoyant Lyrics

Feel the sweat break on my brow
Is it me or is ir the shadows that are dancing on the walls
Is this a dream or is it now
Is this a vision or normality I see before my eyes

I wonder why I wonder how
That it seems the power’s getting stronger...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2013 10:38pm report


    Could be a description of Nostradamus and his visions of the future (dancing shadows)



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    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd, 2010 7:00pm report


    I'll just break this down into 4 sections; the three verses and the chorus. So here's what I think.

    The first verse describes the main character's view of his over-bearing power, and the effects he believes it has (shadows that are dancing on the wall). He wonders if what he lives for is real (is this a vision or humanity I see before my eyes?).

    The second verse describes his doubt of his own power's limits. He sees his power growing (getting stronger every day) but also wonders how long it will take for him to be consumed by it (I won't be able to control it anymore).

    The chorus dwells on the thought of "only the good die young", or "life goes by quickly" (as soon as you're born, you're dieing).

    The third verse describes the main character's death after being consumed by power. He was powerful (just by looking through your eyes, he could see the future penetrating right in through your mind), but too powerful for his own good (for all his power, couldn't foresee his own demise).

    There you go.




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