"Sign of the Cross" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
Eleven saintly shrouded men
Silhouettes stand against the sky
One in front with a cross held high
Come to wash my sins away

Standing alone in the wind and rain
Feeling the fear that is growing
Sensing the change in the tide again
Brought by the storm that is brewing
Feel the anxiety hold off the fear
Some of the doubt in the things you believe
Now that your faith will be put to the test
Nothing to do but await what is coming

Why then is god still protecting me
Even when I don't deserve it
Thought I am blessed with an inner strength
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I meant to face this alone
Asking the question time and again
Praying to God won't keep me alive
Inside my head feel the fear start to rise

They'll be saying their prayers
when the moment comes
There'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day
And the guilty'll bleed when the moment comes
They'll be coming to claim,
take your soul away

The sign of the cross
The name of the rose
a fire in the sky
The sign of the cross

They'll be coming to bring the eternal flame
They'll be bringing us all immortality
Holding communion so the world be blessed
My creator my God'll lay my soul to rest

Lost the love of heaven above
Chose the lust of the earth below
Eleven saintly shrouded men
Came to wash my sins away

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"Sign of the Cross" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song has absolutely NOTHING to do with bashing Christianity
    dunamison October 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe its based on the film "The Name of the Rose" and its not "Bashing Christianity" its welcoming it...

    nothing "typical" about it like paulothemanio mentioned.
    darkwingsflyon July 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNothing to do with bashing Christianity, if anything, it seems to be about the Christian struggle.
    Cersoxon December 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a complete masterpeice. Has everything you would expect and more from a classic maiden epic. The instrumental is the best in years with only fear of the dark and affraid to shoot strangers topping it.
    ystrdywent2soonon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't believe this song is so musch as bashing of the disciples as it was in showing empathy for them. In the Bible the disciples were in a room, scared. I would be too.
    Lord Wilhelmon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about the Inquisition. You know, when the Catholic church tortured and murdered a ton of "heretics."
    Naliamegodon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteither way it rocks. I'm sure which one i like more blaze, or bruce at rock in rio.
    music+hit=nopainon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenterrr i mean not sure.
    music+hit=nopainon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can you be not sure? Blaze can't sing for shit. Bruce can, AND he was LIVE at RIR.
    Mattimuson June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFab, fab, fab!! Total classic, I love it!

    Bruce all the way though!!
    Red_Lionesson July 03, 2005   Link

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