Hallowed Be Thy Name
Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics Meanings
by Iron Maiden

Rock
Mar 22, 1982
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Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
'Cause at 5 o'clock, they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low
Running low, yeah!

When the priest comes to read me the last rites
Take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

Can it be that there's some sort of error?
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end, not some crazy dream?

Somebody, please tell me that I'm dreaming
It's not easy to stop from screaming
The words escape me when I try to speak
Tears flow, but why am I crying?
After all, I'm not afraid of dying
Don't I believe that there never is an end?

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Somebody cries from a cell, "God be with you"
If there's a God, why has he let me go?

As I walk, my life drifts before me
Though the end is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul, it's willing to fly away

Mark my words, believe my soul lives on
Don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to seek the truth

When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you'll begin to understand
Life down here is just a strange illusion

Yeah-yeah-yeah, hallowed be thy name
Yeah-yeah-yeah, hallowed by thy name

Yeah

Writer(s): Stephen Percy Harris
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Hallowed Be Thy Name Meanings

A proof why Steve Harris is a living legend. It's the story of a man waiting in his lonely cell to be taken to his execution. This song gives you the goosebumps, as you get into the characters boots in a heartbeat, feeling his agony

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