"Looking Down the Cross" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Now before they take me and my blessed life
Now you'll know why death was summoned here tonight
I'll recall my perils they'll kill me in pride
No, I can't run away there's no place to hide

Though too much to live for I owe enough to die
Ask not for salvation my death shall mean their lives
Hatred and guilt the alter they've built, high priests of sin
Destiny, fate the wicked ones gate beckoning you in

Down the walkways through the blood stained town
Looking down the cross bleeding from the crown
Led to slay, to die besides the thieves
Kill the king of the world to be

And now to you, this will come a putrefying pestilence
More noxious than the serpent's breath malevolently destined
More corrupt than the malice of Choronzon
More disease than the wind of the moonlight sun

Putrefaction you have caused no need for confession
Now you wish you had a God to stop your demolition
Crushing the bones of the hundredfolds swinging the judgment hammer
Man, woman, child no-one is safe the heads of the dead are the banner

And this was all you got so don these broken wings
Sands of time run out, bells of Hades ring
Is this a nightmare to un-hallow thy name
Smell of brimstone dancing in the flames
No help now as you fulfill his task
Chief of evil has got you by the ass
Set free to sit upon the throne
Just a dream, you're weeping all alone

Looking down the cross, speak no evil
I'm looking down the cross, speak no evil

Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Tricky1979, DaveJ123

"Looking Down the Cross" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +3
    General CommentBlack Sabbath is not a satanic band. Try to get correct information first before saying something about a band you obviously know nothing about.
    mtlca20891on December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is meant to be what Jesus Christ's final thoughts may have been when he was crucified, and that he may have been thinking of forgiving those who opposed him, rather than thinking of anger.
    CJFon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat great song, killing is my buisnees is a pretty good debut album
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best songs. Shame it has few replies.
    Mr. No Nameon October 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBlackened's got it. Christ never spoke of his anger, though, only thought it. Hence the lines, "Speak no evil".

    Definitely one of my favorite albums of all time. Might be my favorite. Had such a good variety on it. A very under rated song.
    Christopherdawon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not a cover.
    Sunny Day Believeron July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat's one of my all time favorite Megadeth songs, it's very emotional... is it me or did Dave write much better when he was always high and a constant asshole

    like his music was his only way to emote his regret for the stupidities he would do
    PLASon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of my favorite 'Deth songs. Love it.
    eversiuson April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about christ. whats funny though is when the anti-christ kerry king had to play this song live when he was filling in the then vacant guitar position in megadeth
    eonb1on January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, these lyrics are wrong... I mean, "Male violently destined?"

    Try "malevolently?"
    Tusked_Chimpon March 19, 2007   Link

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