Infinite dreams, I can't deny them
Infinity is hard to comprehend
I couldn't hear those screams
Even in my wildest dreams

Suffocation, waking in a sweat
Scared to fall asleep again
In case the dream begins again
Someone chasing, I cannot move
Standing rigid, a nightmare's statue
What a dream, when will it end?
And will I transcend?

Restless sleep, the mind's in turmoil
One nightmare ends, another fertile
It's getting to me, so scared to sleep
But scared to wake now, in too deep

Even though its reached new heights
I rather like the restless nights
It makes me wonder, makes me think
There's more to this, I'm on the brink
It's not the fear of what's beyond
It's just that I might not respond
I have an interest, almost craving
But would I like to get too far in?

It can't be all coincidence
Too many things are evident
You tell me you're an unbeliever
Spiritualist? Well, me I'm neither
But wouldn't you like to know the truth?
Of what's out there, to have the proof?
And find out just which side you're on
Where would you end in Heaven or in Hell?

Yeah, oh

Help me
Help me to find my true self without seeing the future
Save me
Save me from torturing myself even within my dreams, ow

There's got to be
Just more to it than this
Or tell me, why do we exist?
I'd like to think that when I die
I'd get a chance, another time
And to return and live again
Reincarnate, play the game
Again and again and again and again

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  • +3
    General CommentI have an intuition that this song represents a man who is plagued by visions from God, concerning the fate of humanity. As this album is a cohesively designed (concept album), the man eventually goes to a sordid town (the one from "Can I Play with Madness") to forewarn its people, acting as a prophet.
    In my interpretation, the latter part of this song depicts the thoughts of this soon-to-be prophet, as he resists his calling, playing off his visions as mere recurrent dreams. Eventually, he realizes there is too much there to be coincidence, but still has difficulty accepting his fate.
    At the end, he becomes scared, not wanting, though slowly accepting, his destiny. However, at this point, he is still disquieted by the fate of the world, wishing for a more utopian reality, where humans could try again and again until they get it right.
    astrodanzon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's good to see that I'm not the only one that considers this song Iron Maiden's best. For them, it's understated, almost a ballad.
    "It can't be all coincidence, too many things are evident," sounds like a man who wants to convince himself that there is a God after all, despite his doubts. At the time I started listening to this song (a long, long time ago) I was dealing with my own doubts. My agnosticism has grown to something approaching atheism, but this song remains a favorite of mine.
    Steve Harris is a smart guy, and Iron Maiden are brilliant.
    Anderson43on January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentListen to the song closely and towards the end there is a riff that they repeat a couple of times at the climax of the song that Papa Roach stole from them and made into their song Last Resort, which blows, and the only reason it is good is because they are actually playing Iron Maiden. Those assholes! (and their music sucks, too!)
    NihilisticIdolon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti hate to make such a moronic comment, but this is simply the greatest song of all time, and it will be played at my funeral as they lower my casket into the earth.

    it just seems to be a postulative wanderlust as undertaken by somebody plagued by horrible dreams which may either be horrible due to their nightmarishness, or because of the dreamer seeing truths about the universe and starting to find themselves inadequately prepared for what the is out there, what they've tapped into.
    Slap Bass Ninjaon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt seems that I relate a lot of Maidens songs to books or poetry most of the time. This song reminds me of the novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. This reason I came up with that is because in the novel, a women by the name of Mildred is not in reality. Her character is basically "dreaming" throughout the book because she brainwashed from videos and randon images.
    Prowler_05on January 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that it ties into the concept of the album, a prophet being shown visions from God. On another level it could relate to some real world event of Steve Harris's, I guess only he could say. Having had strange and similar experiences to the character in the song, I guess it kind of takes on that meaning to me, whereas it might simply be pure fiction.
    permdaveon March 10, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that this song may be about "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" by H.P. Lovecraft. I will let the rest of you look it up rather than try to describe it. (I have a bad habit of writing short essays on this site.) I was going to leave this comment perhaps a year ago, and instead made a similar one on Starblind. While Starblind does remind me of the same story (which I read for the first time after having listened to both songs), Infinite Dreams is much more likely to have been inspired by it.
    Snyarhediron May 09, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most all encompassing song ever. The music and vocals are excellent and powerful (I get all emotional everytime he leaves with "Again and again and again..." because it sounds like a plea).
    I think it's all about thought and god and good and evil and perceptions... it's about almost anything, no wrong word almost everything...
    the_roadon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentp.s. good to see not everyone who comments on this site are idiots!
    lozi_pon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe that the entire album was suposed to have been based upon Orson Scott Card's book "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son."
    Rebbal Aceon April 10, 2006   Link

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