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
Let's walk in deepest space
Living here just isn't the place

Oh-oh, oh-oh

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

Oh baby

Don't you hear me call?
Ooh-ooh, ooh

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Strange World Lyrics as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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  • +2
    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
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General CommentProbably the best pre Dickinson song maiden ever wrote
    David_Barneson June 10, 2002   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
  • 0
    General Commentfor sure one of the best! it's about someone seeking to find that perfect place...a utopia.
    aquarianarchiston October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful lyrics.

    Nice guitar and bass work too!
    mobileinfantryon July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General CommentIts probably about Transylvainia,the real place.
    Frankenstrat_5150on February 10, 2008   Link

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