Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name cover

Hallowed Be Thy Name
by Iron Maiden
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Oct 14, 1985
Genre
Rock
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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
'Cause at 5 o'clock, they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low, yeah!
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 that there's some sort of 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
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
Verse 5
As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Somebody cries from a cell "God be with you"
If there's a God then why has he let me go?
Verse 6
As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the end is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul, it's willing to fly away
Verse 7
Mark my words, believe my soul lives on
Don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to seek the truth
Verse 8
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, hallowed be thy name
Yeah, hallowed by thy name
Yeah

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