I for an Eye Lyrics


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Andy Sneap, Martin Walkyier
album: Track 6 in album History of a Time to Come
release date: 1988-1-15
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genres: Rock
styles: Thrash
length: 5:25
producer: Roy Rowland
drums: Simon Negus
vocal: Martin Walkyier
engineer: Roy Rowland
guitars: Andy Sneap
bass guitar: Fraser Craske
lyricist: Martin Walkyier
composer: Andy Sneap

Cover Art

Sabbat History of a Time to Come cover art
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This tale I tell that all may see,
Behind God's truth lurks treachery.

'Mine is the right to glory and light,
And you shall have heartache and pain,
Yours must be Hell
For in Heaven I'll dwell,
I care not for that earthly domain.'

'For crimes against divinity
The loneliness of purgatory,
Your kingdom rule - Humanity,
Mankind shall be your Hell.'

'Why have you done this to me
Tell me what is my crime,
I'm tried and convicted
Guilty the fate that is mine.
You say I'm a Devil
Then by Hell the Devil I'll be.'

'As aeons passed without cessation
Brewing hatred from damnation,
In darkness Satan waited
Laughed as God the Earth created,
And man in his own image made
Unaware that plans were laid,
'Till from the dark eternal night
A serpent crawled into the light.

And so from darkness a rage without measure
Burst spreading the cancer 'cross Eden,
Corrupting and tempting and never relenting,
Abusing man's newly found freedom.'

'Out of the abyss I come the avenger
Shapeless and faceless
Yet I have a name,
I shall tighten my grip on your now flawed creation,
Endeavour to show you the meaning of pain.'

'It soothes my heart,
To see you cry,
When I am done,
You will learn as I
To suffer in Hell.'

'Impaled on the horns of a dilemma
It seems what were my nightmares,
Are now naught but dreams,
For you who have riches know paradise well,
And I who have nothing am burning in Hell.'

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 A Cautionary Tale
  • 3 Hosanna in Excelsis
  • 4 Behind the Crooked Cross
  • 5 Horned Is the Hunter
  • 6 I for an Eye
  • 7 For Those Who Died
  • 8 A Dead Man's Robe
  • 9 The Church Bizarre