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Iron Maiden

Stranger In A Strange Land

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“Stranger in a Strange Land” is the second single by Iron Maiden from their 1986 album Somewhere in Time. The song is unrelated to Robert A. Heinlein’s novel by the same name. The lyrics are about an Arctic explorer who dies and is frozen in the ice. After a hundred years his body is found preserved by other people exploring there. Adrian Smith was inspired to write about this song after talking to an explorer who had had a similar experience of discovering a frozen body. The guitar solo in “Stranger in a Strange Land” is played by Adrian Smith. The song is one of only three Iron Maiden songs to fade out, the other being “The Prophecy” from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and “Women in Uniform”, a single included on some pressings of Killers. The lyrics “no brave new... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Stranger in a strange land ... No brave new world, no brave new world ... Trapped inside this prison

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