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No Prayer For The Dying Lyrics

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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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Jun 23, 2001
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this song, to me, is about being depressed and thinking no-one cares hence ' No Prayer For The Dying'

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i think its about not knowing the meaning of life or not knowing why we're here etc.

@skater-mat My interpretation is the distilled version of this i.e. "who am I?"

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Yep, I think skater-mat has it.

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I 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!!

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TO 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...

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TO 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...

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This 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.

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