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Iron Maiden - 'Educated Fool' (animated video)

I'm an educated fool
So I don't know what is I'm supposed to do
About this awkward situation
That's been forced down right upon me

As I'm walking down into
On my own into the valley of life
Got a lifetime of experience
I've got so much to give

Open the page on chapter one
Could this just be that life's just begun
Forever within your darker thoughts
Reflecting on everything you've been taught

Never felt this way before
Seems that somebody's just opened
The door to the book of life
Or is it death?
Is there ever any way out?

Someone's looking down on me
To the very inner core of my soul
They won't tell me what they see
But I really want to know

I want to live my life on my own
I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire
I want to live out all my desires

I want to go and see the fire burn
I want to see and feel my world turn
I want to know what more there's to learn
I want to pass the point of no return

Do you really want to be
Just another one statistic
Or feel that you really should aspire?
That you really do deserve more?

Do you ever really feel
That you have so much potential inside?
What you really have to give
Could be realised much more

I want to live my life on my own
I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire
I want to live out all my desires
I want to go and see the fire burn
I want to see and feel my world turn
I want to know what more there's to learn
I want to pass the point of no return

Time will flow and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow
Time will flow and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow

I want to feel what life's like respond
I want to meet my father beyond
I want to walk right into the light
I want to feel no fear but delight

I want to live my life on my own
I want to lift the unturned stone
I want to walk right into the fire
I want to live out all my desires

Time will flow and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow
Time will flow and I will follow
Time will go, but I will follow

The educated fool


Ο Val Andrade είναι fan της μουσικής των Iron Maiden και -ως animator- δημιουργεί εντυπωσιακά animated videos βασισμένα σε τραγούδια της Βρετανικής μπάντας. Η πιο πρόσφατη δημιουργία του αφορά την οπτικοποίηση του τραγουδιού "Educated Fool", το οποίο ακούσαμε στον δίσκο του Βρετανικού συγκροτήματος "Virtual XI" που κυκλοφόρησε την άνοιξη του 1998. Ο Steve Harris είχε πει για τον τραγούδι:

Iron Maiden
«'The Educated Fool' is about the deep and introspective mid-life realisation that most people eventually reach, where they begin to realise that their education and ideals are not really relevant to what is important in life.

But the song also seems to be a statement of hope, to put these things into a proper perspective and face the ultimate meaning of life (whatever that might be) head-on. This is also the first song where Steve Harris's father is mentioned ("I want to meet my father beyond"), as he had recently passed away.

The other song that mentions Steve's father is 'Blood Brothers' ("Just for a second a glimpse of my father I see"), yet another life-questioning song, although on a more general level. Musically this is an excellent song, with powerful emotion, some great vocal harmonies, and classic Maiden riffage.

Definitely this is one of the best songs on the album. This started from the guitar melody line that you hear at the beginning and it fitted really well with a couple of other ideas that I had at the time. It turned out very strong and is one of Blaze's favourites on the album.»

Band: Iron Maiden
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Formed in: 1975
Genre: Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
Lyrical themes: History, Literature, War, Mythology, Society, Religion
Years active: 1975-present
Animated video: "Educated Fool" (unofficial)
Video by: Val Andrade

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