"No Prayer For The Dying" as written by and Harris....
There are times when I've wondered
And times when I've cried
When my prayers they were answered
At times when I've lied
But if you asked me a question
Would I tell you truth
Now there's something to bet on
You've got nothing to lose

When I've sat by the window
And gazed at the rain
With an ache in my heart
But never feeling the pain
And if you would tell me
Just what my life means
Walking a long road
Never reaching the end

God give me the answer to my life
God give me the answer to my dreams
God give me the answer to my prayers
God give me the answer to my being


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    General Commentthis song, to me, is about being depressed and thinking no-one cares hence
    ' No Prayer For The Dying'
    Burtoniteon June 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about not knowing the meaning of life or not knowing why we're here etc.
    skater-maton August 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningYep, I think skater-mat has it.
    NJJon January 16, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think that this song is about a man who has got some kind of deaease, maybe a kind of heart failure or so "with an ache in my heart but never feeling the pain." he may have got some sort of pain reliveing medicine since he "never feels the pain"

    I think he know that he is going to die and the doctors and hospitals can do nothing to help him. he probably thinks that the life he has lived is pointless and that he never achieved anything "if you would tell me just what my life means. walking a lon road, never reaching the end."

    When he sits alone in his room and gazes out on the rain with no purpouse whatsoever he cant see a maning in his life and he knows he will die a pointless depessed death.

    the man is probably religious and does not understand why god lets him die such a meaningless death. is that the way god treats his followers? left alone on his own with a deadly desease and nothing but melancholy left.

    at last he starts wondering if he has been as good and faithfull servant of god as he should have been. he has lied and sinned but noone culd expect such a thing from a verry religius man.

    in the end of the song he cries out to god for answers for all his questions.

    this song has a deep melancholy and a subreligius theme. the instruments are played very nicely and the riff and notes are verry apropriate for the themes of the song. bruce sings this song realy good although it would be fun to hear this song with blazes haevyer and somewhat deeper voice. it is one of the more depressing songs of iron maiden, beaten by "2am" and "como estaeis amigos"

    sorry for all my spellingmistakes!!
    Garagaviaon October 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTO ME... IT´S ABOUT FEELING DEPRESSED AND THINKING IF IT´S WORTH TO LIVE OR NOT... TO TRY TO FIND AND ANSWER BUT FEELING LONELY...
    JOJOJONATHANon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTO ME... IT´S ABOUT FEELING DEPRESSED AND THINKING IF IT´S WORTH TO LIVE OR NOT... TO TRY TO FIND AND ANSWER BUT FEELING LONELY...
    JOJOJONATHANon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song. One of my favs!!!
    It's about not only depression, but contemplating life in general. At least, that's what I think.
    weathergirl123on February 12, 2010   Link

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