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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.

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,
But words escape me when I try to speak.

Tears fall 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 'cause it's willing to fly away

Mark my words please believe my soul lives on
Please don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to see 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, yeah, yeah... Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah, yeah, yeah... Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah



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    gwilikers6Jul 19, 2008 at 1:00 am
    Considered by most Iron Maiden fans to be the greatest song ever recorded, Hallowed be Thy Name goes through the mind of a man who is about to be taken to the gallows pole.
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 3:21 am
    The meanig is anything you want it to be ... Simply one of the greatest songs ever ... Buy iron maiden ... Or any other band ...
  • dethklokr
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    dethklokrOct 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    the gallows pole for those whodo not know is were the hang you after you have been on deaths row... but i agree with wilks there

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