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Hallowed Be Thy Name
Lyrics and Meaning

Oct 14, 1985

Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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
Cos at 5 o''clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low
Verse 2
When the priest comes to read me the last rites
I take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me
Verse 3
Can it be there''s been some sort of an error
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end not some crazy dream
Verse 4
Somebody please tell me that I''m dreaming
It''s not easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak
Tears they flow but why am I crying
After all am I not afraid of dying
Don''t believe that there never is an end
Verse 5
As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Someone calls from a cell "God be with you"
If there''s a God then why has he let me die?
Verse 6
As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the end is near I''m not sorry
Catch my soul cos it''s willing to fly away
Verse 7
Mark my words please believe my soul lives on
Please don''t worry now that I have gone
I''ve gone beyond to see the truth
Verse 8
When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you''ll begin to understand
Life down there is just a strange illusion

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