In deserts I was preaching
The hand of God was with me
Baptized with water and I praised
The one who came behind me
To save us all with the holy ghost
A prophet of the fools I've been lost

I'm sure you're there wandering around
But do you care for me
I'm alone
You talk of love not for me
In my dungeon cold I could think about
All the things you've said
But I can't understand you famous son

I left the way of heaven
Or did you lead me from it

No No turning back
I'm banished from Sanctuary
The darkness in me is filling me with pain
There's no way to turn back for eternity

In shadows I'm walking
And caught in loneliness
Deliverance I wait for but how long?
Are you the one who should come
Show me the light in you
Or should we wait for someone?

No No turning back
I'm banished from Sanctuary
The darkness in me is filling me with pain
There's no way to turn back for eternity

Your reich should come to this world
Your way smoothed by my blood, friend
My might will decrease but you'll get
High, yes so much higher
Be careful of the rats, friend
Cause they'll never sleep
Before they catch you, too

The blind can see the sun
Cripples walk alone
The deaf can hear my words
They believe just believe
They believe in me
Look! The signs are near
To perform my task
To perform my way
To perform the way I walked
The way of the crucifix

I hear the hangman coming
I wait for execution

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"Banish From Sanctuary" as written by Marcus Siepen Andre Olbrich

Lyrics © WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it refers to John the Baptist. He called Jesus "the one who will come behind me". John was imprisoned ("In my dungeon") and executed ("I hear the hangman coming, wait for execution")
    IQon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. And he blames Christ that he didn't saved him. ("You talk of love not for me") "I can't understand you famous son" - he says to God.
    Gareth Beaumainon December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I hear the hangman coming"
    John the baptist was decapitated. Still i think the song is about John and that is only an error.
    pandaemonon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about John the baptist but could also be taken from anyone who feels that God or Jesus isn't helping them any with the lines like "In shadows I'm walking, and caught in loneliness, deliverance I wait for but how long?" Where the person either John or someone in general is looking to God or Jesus to do fix all their problems or save them from their grief. I believe the last verse though would be like Christs answer to their pleas especially the "They believe in me Look! The signs are near to perform my task, to perform my way to perform the way I walked, the way of the crucifix." There are multiple times in the Gospel of Matthew alone that Jesus says things like "Look! the time is near, the signs are near" such like that. John the Baptist was beheaded, though perhaps the last verse would be Christ's last plea on the Cross such as he did in the bible with "aloi aloi..." verse in Matthew. this is just my interpretation though.
    Glass_prisoneron March 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a fallen prophet.
    Edboyon May 07, 2011   Link

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