Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics - Iced Earth

Iced Earth Tribute to the Gods cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Stephen Percy Harris
Release Date: 2001-11-26
Genre: Rock
Style: Thrash/Heavy Metal
length: 7:08
composer: Steve Harris
lyricist: Steve Harris
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

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Creatures of the Night
  • 2 The Number of the Beast
  • 3 Highway to Hell
  • 4 Burnin' for You
  • 5 God of Thunder
  • 6 Screaming for Vengeance
  • 7 Dead Babies
  • 8 Cities on Flame
  • 9 It's a Long Way to the Top
  • 10 Black Sabbath
  • 11 Hallowed Be Thy Name