Angel of Death

Album: Renegade (1981)
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  • Oh my God
    There's millions of them

    I've seen a fire start in Frisco
    The day that the earth quaked
    I've seen buildings a-blazing
    Throwing up in flames

    I heard men, women and children
    Crying out to their God for mercy
    But their God didn't listen
    So they were burned alive

    They went down, down, deep underground
    In the great disaster

    I was hanging out in Berlin
    In the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty nine
    I've seen Hitler's storm troopers
    March right across the Maginot line

    I've seen two world wars
    I've seen men send rockets out into space
    I foresee a holocaust
    An angel of death descending to destroy the human race

    Down, down, deep underground
    A great disaster

    In the sixteenth century there was a French philosopher
    By the name of Nostradamus
    Who prophesied that in the late twentieth century
    An angel of death shall waste this land

    A holocaust the likes of which
    This planet had never seen
    Now, I ask you
    Do you believe this to be true

    I was standing by the bedside
    The night that my father died
    He was crying out in pain
    To his God he said, have mercy, mercy

    His body was riddled with a disease
    Unknown to man so he expected no cure
    But before he died that night
    He was lost, insane

    He went down, down, deep underground
    A great disaster

    You'll go down, down, deep underground
    A great disaster

    I think they've got now Writer/s: Darren Wharton, Philip Parris Lynott
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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