"Strange World" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
The only place where you can dream, living here is not what it seems.
Ship of white light in the sky, nobody there to reason why.
Here I am, I'm not really there, smiling faces ever so rare.
A let's walk in deepest space, living here just isn't the place.

Stalks of light come from the ground, when I cry there isn't a sound.
All my feelings cannot be held, I'm happy in my new strange world.
Shades of green grasses twine, girls drinking plasma wine.
A look at love, a dream unfolds, living here, you'll never grow old.

Don't you hear me call? Oh

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"Strange World" as written by Brett Hammond David Saylor

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  • +1
    General CommentProbably the best pre Dickinson song maiden ever wrote
    David_Barneson June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment@ old_rocker4ever:
    I'm pretty sure Smith wasn't in the band when the song was released. It was Dennis Stratton and Dave Murray.
    RanOutOfRooon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about Transylvania and vampires. Plasma is the liquid part of blood, so the line "girls drinking plasma wine" refers to drinking blood. It also refers to how vampires never don't age.
    Scrubboon August 07, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningMy theory is that it's about a ghost in limbo wandering the Earth. "Here I am. I'm not really there" is referring to how a ghost can not get the attention of a person in the real world. Also, "living here, you'll never grow old" is referring to well, how ghosts don't age.

    Another theory is that it's about life in Hell. "Smiling faces ever so rare" refers to the endless pain, sadness and suffering that is in Hell."Living here, you'll never grow old" could refer to how you don't age in Hell.
    StrangeWorld1000on October 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentfor sure one of the best! it's about someone seeking to find that perfect place...a utopia.
    aquarianarchiston October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's great!
    There's also a great cover by a spanish band called Mago De Oz, it was released in one of the Maiden tribute albums, you should check it out.
    Shadowbitchon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a beautiful song, and I agree with aquarianarchist. The song seems to float like a perfect dream of a perfect world.
    Songmeaningsuseron September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful lyrics.

    Nice guitar and bass work too!
    mobileinfantryon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdamn ! the guitar is like the ship that takes u to this strange world...awesome song ! dave and adrian r just fckin gr8
    old_rocker4everon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts probably about Transylvainia,the real place.
    Frankenstrat_5150on February 09, 2008   Link

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