A simple high hat drum groove and arpeggio riff sets up the groove. According to the gospel of Saxon, a broken heart is a nightmare. Nice play on words.
And a film clip was also created with vocalist, Biff Byford laying on a bed, having a nightmare and stuck within his four walls.
As night closes in, l lay in my bed
Our thoughts within four walls. Who would want to know them and we will never share them?
That my nightmare begins where reality ends
“Take the blue pill or the red pill”, Morpheus said to Neo.
Where were you, I was caught in a nightmare
Our tribal instincts to survive is to be part of a group, hence the reason why we seek out relationships. And when relationships turn bad, and friends pick sides, we are left alone, in a nightmare. Starting over is hard for a lot of people.
The guitar solo is brilliant, starting of subdued and picking up as the song picks back up. Actually, the guitar attack of Graham Oliver and Paul Quinn, isn’t as celebrated as the Thin Lizzy Gorham/Robertson duo or the Maiden Murray/Smith duo or the Def Leppard Collen/Clark duo or Clark/Willis duo but man, these dudes could solo and riff and harmonize their way as good as all of em.
In addition Steve Dawson on bass, holds the foundation along with Nigel Glockler on drums.
And how good is the double bass drum at the end?
Where were you in the night?