So, not about lyrics, but I was trying to learn to play this song and I noticed that ever since Robert stopped playing the live synth on this (probably, haven't fact checked, but compared early versions to 84/85 and on) they are playing it different. As in, different notes. Maybe that's why it doesn't sit well live? The early versions are much more tense and have a darker mood. On the later versions, it seems as the synths are playing what was originally a guitar part.