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
Writer/s: DAVE MUSTAINE
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Demo from Cleveland, OhAgree with original poster that the song takes a different approach to Jesus’ crucifixion. The last verse is the best example. The lyrics indicate that Jesus starts to question if he really is the son of God or was it just in his head. The music if the chorus which is right after this verse always reminds me of a circus, kind of like Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson, as if to confirm it was just a fantasy. That’s my interpretation, I have no idea if that is correct but it’s how I hear it.
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.