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Generally, there are two meanings to be seen in this song. Some see the song as being about a Mob Hit, but it can also be a song about a murder ordained by the church, because of the references to angels, and saying the truth is a choir of wind and such. It could be saying that a heretic is being killed by the church for defying their "truth." (thanks, Scott - Mission, Canada)
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.