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Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live) – 1982


    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