"Back From The Edge" as written by Bruce Dickinson and Alex John Dickson....
A silent river flowing black
strange attractions no turning back
present danger I recall
that pins my senses to the wall
back from the edge where the darkness has fled
and I'm swimming
in light and I'm falling... falling from the edge...
back from the edge
I fell from grace and that's a fact
still have urges I fight back
cold decisions wear me thin
kill yourself begin again
back from the fear
that you're not worth a damn
throw yourself
into light and the rush as you
sign from the edge...
back from the edge...
now and then I wonder where the faces
from my childhood have gone
like father like son your bones it lives on glowing shadows
back from the edge


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"Back from the Edge" as written by Bruce Dickinson Alex John Dickson

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    General CommentThis is a great song. I can't figure out why nobody has commented on it yet. But for the meaning, I think it may have to do with (trying to) overcoming addiction, which is supported by "I still have urges I fight back" and "Back from the fear that you're not worth a damn"
    Turbo Speedon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a chorus, man. Best Skunkworks song by a mile. I agree with Turbo Speed, it HAS to be about addiction (because if it isn't about that, then my mind will be spinning).
    star tripperon February 05, 2010   Link

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