Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics

Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen Percy Harris
release date: 1982-3-29
popularity : 184 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Non-Music
styles: Interview/Heavy Metal
length: 7:12
producer: Martin Birch
drums: Clive Burr
vocal: Bruce Dickinson
engineer: Martin Birch
electric bass guitar: Steve Harris
guitar: Dave Murray and Adrian Smith
composer: Steve Harris
lyricist: Steve Harris
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, yeah

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

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 then why has he let me go?

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

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



Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Invaders
  • 2 Children of the Damned
  • 3 The Prisoner
  • 4 22, Acacia Avenue
  • 5 The Number of the Beast
  • 6 Run to the Hills
  • 7 Gangland
  • 8 Hallowed Be Thy Name

  • Album Information
    label: EMI Music New Zealand
    country(area): New Zealand
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin