Looking Down the Cross

Album: Killing is My Business... And Business is Good! (1985)
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  • 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.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • 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.
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