"Hallowed Be Thy Name" as written by and Stephen Percy 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 five o'clock they take me to the gallows pole
The sands of time for me are running low

Motherfuckers!

Running low

When the priest come's to read me the last rites
I take 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 they flow but why am I crying after all I'm not afraid of dying
Don't believe that there never is an end

As the guards march me out of the courtyard
Someone calls from a cell:"God be with you"
If there's an god why has he let me die!

As I walk through the drifts before me
And though the end is near I''m not sorry
Catch my soul 'cause it's willing fly away

Mark my words believe my soul lives on
Please don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to seek the truth

When you know that your time is at close hand
Maybe then you begin to understand why


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"Hallowed Be Thy Name" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General Commentthis is the song that made me fall in love with cradle of filth! well this one and her ghost in the fog most of my friends dont listen to this music becuz they say they mock religion i dont really get people though to begin with
    HawaiianBluPunkon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of the best songs ive heard in a long time this version is better than the iron maiden version in my opinion this song is about a man who has committed heinous crimes and is about to be hung for his crimes and this song tells the story of what he is thinkin and doing b4 he is about to die and how he thinks god has foresaken him
    waster666-1on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a man that has been charged with crimes that he did not commit. The songs has a great first-person POV to it, which makes it easy to place yourself in that situation.
    hexCEASARon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a person who is on death row and is going to die but he cant do anything wrong,for it was a crime he didnt commit.
    paranoidpunkon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the old witch trials hundreds of years ago. People were killed like filthy animals for entertainment in front of cheering crowds just because they were considered to be witches. And the only reason they were was so society could have a scapegoat to blame for their own mistakes. The exacutions were all comitted in the name of God hence the name of the song.
    dirkwiezeron August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover of Iron Maiden.
    pence is godon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis cover sounds far better than the origional, the same can be said for their cover of Slayer's "Hell awaits".
    dirkwiezeron September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThese guys sure knows how to make covers, I have to admit, but that´s also the only thing they rule at (except there old stuff, witchwas great). Anyway this and Black Metal are there to best covers and songs, they ever made, but it doesn´t make a band rule just being able to make other ppls music sound better.
    HungerForMoreon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Cradle covers. Not my favourite Cradle song altogether, but it's my favourite cover - especially since they made an Iron Maiden song sound good, which I didn't think was possible. *coughs*
    empire of dirton March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSuch a wicked song. Totally one of my favourites. Iron Maiden did an incredible original version and Cradle of Filth improved it greatly cuz they are so fucking awesome. It's about a guy who is about to be executed and he is freaking out although he's never been scared of any of this stuff before and he's wondering why all that bad shit is happening to him. He wants to wake up and have things go back to normal.
    River Wolfon May 04, 2004   Link

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