There I stood with the sun in my eyes
Dust on my face
And mouth parched and dry
Memories are racing
Flashing scenes through my mind
I know what's ahead
Today would be a good day to die

Once I thought I had a golden heart
Once I thought my dreams would never shatter
Now I stand here
Jaded and cold
Epitaph being carved on my tombstone

I would die for you - would you die with me?
No, you can't deny
Would you catch the bullet that was meant for me?
Blaze across the sky

Sun is going down
And there's no tomorrow
Sun is going down
Going down on me
Sun is going down
No more time to borrow
Dance with the devil
Sun is going down
For the lonely hearted
Sun is going down
In a blink of an eye
Sun is going down
On the departed
Laugh at the devil

I would die for you - would you die with me?
Caught in a fight
I was drawn again
I never thought I'd be betrayed
By my best friend
He lost his life as he went for mine
If this is the end
I want to die with you

Would you catch the bullet that was meant for me?
Blaze across the sky

Sun is going down
Going down on me
Sun is going down
No more time to borrow
Dance with the devil
Sun is going down
For the lonely hearted
Sun is going down
In a blink of an eye
Sun is going down
On the departed
Laugh at the devil

I would die for you - would you die with me?
No, you can't deny
Would you catch the bullet that was meant for me?
Blaze across the sky

Sun is going down
Going down on me
Sun is going down
No more time to borrow
Dance with the devil
Sun is going down
For the lonely hearted
Sun is going down
In a blink of an eye
Sun is going down
On the departed
Laugh at the devil

Sun is going down
No more time to borrow
Sun is going down
Sun is going down
Sun is going down
...

I would die for you - would you die with me?
Would you catch the bullet that was meant for me?


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    General CommentThis is possibly the greatest song ever made. I can't believe that no one has commented on it. I'm very disappointed in the amount of songs and comments on the Helloween page. This is one of the greatest bands of all time.
    RainbowDemonon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly my favorite song ever. It's so dark and passionate. This is one of my favorite albums ever. Helloween is my second favorite band after Iron Maiden, but this is still probably my favorite song of all time. I based the ending of a story I wrote on this song, so my interpretation would be different I'm sure. I get the feeling of betrayal though, from a friend. This song almost has a Spawn feeling to it...

    Yes I know that last comment was mine also *sigh*
    RainbowDemonon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree this is my favorite song ever too.
    We played this song on the intercom in the plane during ascend for night-drop over enemy territory as we could see the sun set in the horizon.

    "I would die for you - would you die with me?
    Would you catch the bullet that was meant for me?"
    borgnazon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Rainbowdemon saying that Helloween is one of the greatest bands ever and I expected to find much more interpretations on Helloween's songs too.
    I'm not sure about the meaning of this song, but I think he died due to the unreliablility of his friend who was not able to save him or so...
    MsPowerMetalon November 18, 2009   Link
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    QuestionDoes this song have something to do with the movie The Departed by Scorcese?

    I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I know it's about an undercover cop infiltrating a crime syndicate, and a mole from said syndicate infiltrating the police at the same time, each trying to identify the other.

    Not sure about other themes in the movie and how they might fit to this song?
    nyctaluson February 25, 2016   Link

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