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Hallowed Be Thy Name is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of The Beast.

The song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. He begins to feel terror and realizes he really is afraid of dying, despite claims that he's not. At the end of the vocal section, the man gets executed; this is followed by a long instrumental section, culminating in his ambiguous final words, "Hallowed be… read more

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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, running low

Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics


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  • Such an epic song
  • Best song ever from Iron Maiden my friends
  • Our father needs it too
  • chilling
  • Live after Death version is sooo much better
  • Brave opening.
  • One of the best songs ever made!
  • my favorit number of MAIDEN!..
  • When I heard the track skip (listening to the video), I had to laugh. I had this exact same MP3 file waaaaaaaaaay back in 2004. Hahaha.

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