"Cathedral Spires" as written by Glenn Raymond Tipton and Kenneth Downing....
They have blown away the daylight hours we had
Left a legacy, a deadly aftermath
We cannot exist in godforsaken lands
As we spiral down into oblivion
Breathing the fumes of fires that they ignite
Losing ground and we are all just losing sight
We shall never see another setting sun
Time to rise up and ascend, the end has come

No more willpower
Choked by hell fire
Darkness above
Blackening out the sun
Gripped by steel claws
Corrosion eating us

So before we're all devoured
Time to rise up and retire
In cathedral spires
Watching as the world expires
From up amongst the clouds
In cathedral spires

No names
No graves
No prayers
Can save us

Ashes to dust
Doomsday's upon us now

It cannot be stopped
Genocide all is lost

Oh! We're so tired
Time to rise up and conspire
In cathedral spires
Watching as our world expires
From up above the clouds
In cathedral spires

Jaws of corruption
Swallow us as one
Consuming every nation
Evoke resistance getting none
Complete disintegration
No good to defend
There can be but one outcome
We are no more - ascend

Vaporized fury
Offers no sanctuary

Oh! We're so tired
Time to rise up and retire
In cathedral spires
Watching as the world expires
From up amongst the clouds
In cathedral
In cathedral spires

Oh! We're so tired
Watching the world expire
Time that we retire
Up in cathedral spires

Oh! We're so tired
Watching the world expire
Time that we retire
Up in cathedral spires

Oh! We're so tired
Watching the world expire
Time that we retire
Up in cathedral spires

Oh! We're so tired
Watching the world expire
Time that we retire
Up in cathedral spires


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"Cathedral Spires" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentYes anyone who says the ripper era sucks doesnt know what they are talking about, one of my all time favourite Priest songs, I always thought it was about the end of the world brought about by mans own hostility, ie a nuclear war.
    Reub the rockeron April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is, of course, about organised religion, and the utter hypocrisy and corruption which is involved with it.
    JabbaHutt444on May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. Easily the best on the album. Ripper Owens really nails it with this one. According to wikipedia, the song is just about the end of the world. The Jugulator album is actually a continuation of the story found in Painkiller. The Painkiller saves the people who listen to metal during the apocalypse, and then the Jugulator is sent to rend the flesh of those left over.
    NukaColaon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    The best of the ripper era.
    Lucasmvon December 06, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionRIPPERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! k i just luv ripper even though in both judas priest and iced earth he was generally disliked cuz of the previous singers he replaced. as for the meaning well its been said before
    SergeF2007on February 22, 2009   Link

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