For this one i need a background story.... When i was at School i was introduced to "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" a story (Poem) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge that fascinated me for some reason. The story was a good one, but it was also written in an old English form that also fascinated me. So when the band Iron Maiden turned it into a song i instantly loved it ;)
Basically the story is about a ship setting sail followed by an albatross, which was considered good luck apparently. In the Story one of the sailors kills the bird :O and so they hang it round his neck. If you want to know what happens... read the lyrics ;) btw is 13 minutes long!