Who Sang Sign of the Cross? Iron Maiden

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Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen Percy Harris
release date: 1995-10-2
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal
length: 11:17
producer: Steve Harris and Nigel Green
mixer: Nigel Green and Steve Harris
engineer: Nigel Green and Les Lambert
assistant engineer: Mick McKenna
bass guitar: Steve Harris
drums (drum set): Nicko McBrain
guest keyboard: Michael Kenney
guitar: Dave Murray and Janick Gers
lead vocals: Blaze Bayley
guest choir vocals: The Xpression Choir
Eleven saintly shrouded men
Silhouettes stand against the sky
One in front with a cross held high
Come to wash my sins away

Standing alone in the wind and rain
Feeling the fear that is growing
Sensing the change in the tide again
Brought by the storm that is brewing
Feel the anxiety hold off the fear
Some of the doubt in the things you believe
Now that your faith will be put to the test
Nothing to do but await what is coming

Why then is god still protecting me
Even when I don't deserve it
Thought I am blessed with an inner strength
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I meant to face this alone
Asking the question time and again
Praying to God won't keep me alive
Inside my head feel the fear start to rise

They'll be saying their prayers
when the moment comes
There'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day
And the guilty'll bleed when the moment comes
They'll be coming to claim,
take your soul away

The sign of the cross
The name of the rose
a fire in the sky
The sign of the cross

They'll be coming to bring the eternal flame
They'll be bringing us all immortality
Holding communion so the world be blessed
My creator my God'll lay my soul to rest

Lost the love of heaven above
Chose the lust of the earth below
Eleven saintly shrouded men
Came to wash my sins away



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sign of the Cross
  • 2 Lord of the Flies
  • 3 Man on the Edge
  • 4 Fortunes of War
  • 5 Look for the Truth
  • 6 The Aftermath
  • 7 Judgement of Heaven
  • 8 Blood on the World’s Hands
  • 9 The Edge of Darkness
  • 10 2 A.M.
  • 11 The Unbeliever

  • Album Information
    label: EMI United Kingdom
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 724383581924
    script: Latin