I'm running out of my time
I'm running out of breath
And now it's getting to
I can't sleep at night
In the day, feel like death
I'm getting in far too deep
I feel them closing in
I've got to say that I'm scared
I know they'll win
Even so, I'm prepared

Do you believe what you hear?
Can you believe what you see?
Do you believe what you feel?
Can you believe what is real?
Futureal, what is real?

Whenever anyone seems
To treat me like a freak
It makes me see
I'm the only one who feels
That I know what is real
Sometimes it feels like a game
Of deadly hide and seek
And when you're reading this
Then I'll be gone
Maybe then, you will see

Do you believe what you hear?
Can you believe what you see?
Do you believe what you feel?
Can you believe what is real?
Futureal, what is real?
Futureal

Do you believe what you hear?
Can you believe what you see?
Do you believe what you feel?
Can you believe what is real?
Futureal, what is real?
Futureal, what is real?
Futureal, what is real?
Futureal


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    Read about Iron Maiden songs and what they mean at this website

    ironmaidencommentary.com/

    Marco88on August 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Terrorism, illusions, matrix, reality. Excellent song. Even so, I'm prepared...

    [inactive account]on May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    Getting up everyday and not knowing what happens today will affect the world...

    Popcorn_adleron May 12, 2005   Link
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    Same as a few others, I think Brucie is THE Maiden vocalist but this is pretty good considering it's Blaze. If it had been Blaze in another band I probably would have liked it more.

    aaronhastieon June 27, 2006   Link
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    I have no idea what it is about but I LOVE this song, I also don't see why everyone always bad mouths Blaze, i know he can't compare to Bruce but Virtual XI was a great album.

    Corwin_Deckardon June 18, 2007   Link
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    You fucking idiot! (above) You alredy said that! Did you forget and post it again 3 minutes later? We got the message, you don't have to repeat for emphasis. I like songs from all eras of Maiden history.

    midnightsunrisingon October 06, 2007   Link
  • -1
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    Great song. I'd like to hear Bruce sing it some time, for comparison purposes. But this is easily Blaze's strongest song.

    UpTheIronson April 28, 2004   Link
  • -1
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    Bruce is the best Maiden singer no doubt. This is actually an alright Blaze song. (Not that there were many)

    Rocker89on May 26, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    i don't like songs sung by blaze and i absolutely don't like songs written by him...but i think it's a really good song and the vocals fit perfectly

    snowdogon January 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
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    I agree with Corwin Deckard, Blaze had quite a few good songs. Although none compare with Bruce.

    HallowedBeThyNameIMon September 04, 2007   Link

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