Music is a great way to relax (or get energized). There’s something soothing about hearing different notes playing in a rhythmical pattern (or not). Apart from being relaxing, music can also be thought-provoking. Songs with meaningful lyrics are basically poetry in auditory motion.
I’ve come to like various types of music over the years (for multiple reasons). While I’m not a musician, I certainly can appreciate good music; just like a person can appreciate food without being a chef. This section serves as a platform to share the songs (and music) I like with everyone else.
OK, here we go.
Infinite Dreams (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1989) by Iron Maiden
I’m a great fan of Iron Maiden, and so are millions of other people. Iron Maiden have dozens of amazing songs in their lineup. They’re known for their fast-paced songs with brilliant rhythms. However, buried deep within their impressive lineup are a few songs that also have intriguing lyrics. Infinite Dreams is one of those songs.
Listen to the song here:
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Infinite Dreams Lyrics
Infinity is hard to comprehend
I couldn’t hear those screams
Even in my wildest dreamsSuffocation, waking in a sweat
Scared to fall asleep again
In case the dream begins againSomeone 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 it’s 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?
Help me to find my true self without seeing the future
Save me from torturing myself, even within my dreams
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
Writer: Steve Harris
Apart from the impressive opening music and lines, I especially like the part I’ve bolded in the lyrics section above. There’s a certain depth to these words that I cannot quite explain. Like most Iron Maiden songs, the main themes of the song are mysticism, death, dreams, and afterlife.
I usually ignore the extravagant lyrics when I’m listening to songs, but sometimes can’t just overlook the words; they’re so captivating. Infinite Dreams is definitely one of those songs.