Like a man without a home
Watching people come and go
Carry on their daily lives
Without a thought for the ones alone
Cast the dream aside like throwing
A pebble into the ocean tide
And I'm feeling so alone again
Free the angry from their pain
Free the captives from the chains
Cast aside the doubt that
Nothing good can come their way again
Living in a world of lies
No matter how or hard we try
Living life without a dream today

Looking through a mist of truth
That we believe an elusive cloud
The things we find are hard to say now
That we live through day to day
Find it hard to force the reasons
Why we find it hard to die

Now we need to know the truth now
Open our eyes that we can see
So we live and breathe again
Better days for you and me
Can we even hope to deliver this
We are so far away

As one turns against the other
With a brother against brother
Situation like no other, it's a picture of despair

As we look to see the man of sorrows
Passing knowledge to those who don't know
As we watch all our friends passing over
As they pass through the edges of time
And we see what's ahead that awaits us
That no longer do we feel afraid
So we look to see the man of sorrows
And the light is the darkness no more

As we look to see the man of sorrows
Passing knowledge to those
Who don't know
As we watch all our friends passing over
As they pass through the edges of time
And we see what's ahead that awaits us
That no longer do we feel afraid
So we look to see the man of sorrows
And the light is the darkness no more


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

The Man of Sorrows Lyrics as written by Stephen Percy Harris David Michael Murray

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a great, sad song. I really relate to it. Not typical for Maiden.
    Operations666on April 06, 2017   Link
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    General Comment"Like a man without a home, watching people come and go. Carry on their daily lives without a though for the ones alone."

    I picture someone in a hospital, all alone, maybe on their death bed.

    The line "as we watch our friends passing over, as they pass through the edges of time" also seems to describe someone dying.

    Steve Harris lost two (if I remember correctly) people close to him just before making this record, I wonder if this lyric is inspired by his personal life. It seems very emotional, more than usual for Maiden.
    ClimbingMonkeyon July 12, 2021   Link

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