Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Studio Version)

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    Hallowed Be Thy Name is the eigth and final track on the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens 3rd studio album, The Number of the Beast. The song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. He begins to feel terror and realizes he really is afraid of dying, despite claims that he's not. At the end of the vocal section, the man gets executed; this is followed by a long instrumental section, culminating in his ambiguous final words, Hallowed be thy name.
    Hallowed Be Thy Name begins with a slow tempo and builds up later in the song. Bruce Dickinson showcases his wide vocal range and power at both slow and fast tempo. This song is considered one of Iron Maiden's classics, and is a staple at live concerts. The first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray, and the second by Adrian Smith. Since Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers, Gers has played Smith's solo, even after Smith returned to the band.
    The cover depicts Bruce Dickinson being impaled from behind by Eddie, in the form of Satan. The same idea of Eddie killing the departing vocalist had previously been used on the cover of the Venezuelan release of Maiden Japan (with him holding the severed head of Paul Di'Anno). This theme was also used during Bruce Dickinson's farewell performance, during the Raising Hell concert, where horror Illusionist Simon Drake, after seemingly killing Dickinson, gets impaled by Eddie.
    The song has also been released as a live single from the 1993 album A Real Dead One and on The Best of the Beast, and has become a live staple for Iron Maiden.


    Im waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
    Reflecting on my past life and it doesnt have much time
    Cos at 5 o clock they take me to the gallows pole
    The sands of time for me are running low

    When the priest comes to read me the last rights
    I take a look through the bars at the last sights
    Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

    Can it be theres some sort of error
    Hard to stop the surmounting terror
    Is it really the end not some crazy dream?

    Somebody please tell me that Im dreaming
    Its not so easy to stop from screaming
    But words escape me when I try to speak
    Tears they flow but why am I crying
    After all I am not afraid of dying
    Dont believe that there is never an end

    As the guards march me out to the courtyard
    Someone calls from a cell God be with you
    If theres a God then why has he let me die?

    As I walk all my life drifts before me
    And though the end is near Im not sorry
    Catch my soul cos its willing to fly away

    Mark my words please believe my soul lives on
    Please dont worry now that I have gone
    Ive gone beyond to see the truth

    When you know that your time is close at hand
    Maybe then youll begin to understand
    Life down there is just a strange illusion.

    Julkaistu 11 vuotta sitten

    Kommentteja

    1. A day in the life

      Indeed...Hallowed be thy name indeed. Absolute masterpiece. it still gets cranked in my car.

    2. Liliane Pereira

      2019 ??

    3. inu linu

      iron maiden, forever

    4. Iron Head

      One of the greatest songs ever

    5. Montse GR

      lo mejor de lo mejor desde MEXICO

    6. hassan palomo

      2019 and still watch Jamie Thomas to this song.

    7. hassan palomo

      This song saved me $120 I was going to call off work today but I guess I'll go

    8. omer haron

      Is this the hardest song to sing? Look at the speed you need...

      1. Ale17

        don't look at the speed, look at the tone of voice with which it is sung, that's the hard part of the song

    9. Pedro Moreira

      Brasil! Sou Iron Maiden 🙏

    10. Joseph Paez

      I dont understand why the big 4 in metal are Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, and .....it does not make sense..... Anthrax. There are so many better bands than Anthrax. Maiden is way over the top over Anthrax! ...I have always thought it was because Anthrax is from NYC (east coast) and jewish.

      1. S

        Because Maiden is not thrash..

    11. Markoi Green

      Im new to this genre and daamn,neat beats and vocs. Gonna use it for.gym 👌🎈🚒🚑

    12. fourDimension

      3:48 // comofas

    13. mega man

      So anyone already listening to this in 2020

    14. END GAME

      Asomm

    15. Manuel Meraz

      Literally one of the Greatest Metal tracks of all fucking time!

    16. SegaCDboy21

      Edgy cover but awesome music

      1. fucker mcfuckface

        Dude this is not a cover

    17. William Gray

      Awesome Song! Never gets old! Luv Iron Maiden! ❣❣❣🤘🤘🤘🤪🤪🤪

    18. Cliff Ryan

      I was driving a few days ago , and my 8 year old daughter was in the back seat. This song was playing and I could see her head banging along, then breaking into air drums and guitar. Life is good :)

    19. pixxie boii

      I listen this song at 2017 when I was 17 , so long not hear this masterpiece I feel young again btw I'm 18

    20. Timothy Walling

      One of the best metal albums ever made. Hands down!

    21. Wee Wee

      I’m still pretty sure this song is half the reason I became a metal head

      1. Alex Tozzi

        Same here, I started everything with Iron Maiden, and never stopped being a fan since ;)

    22. Dave Martini

      It just Rocks!!!

    23. B1g Mustang

      Which songs withthe death bell do you think is the best. -Hells bells' (ACDC) .' For whom the bell tolls' (Metalica) or. 'Hallowed be Thy name' Iron Maiden.

      1. Louis Csanko

        POSSESSED/ SEVEN CHURCHES HAS THE MOST EVIL CHURCH BELLS IN ALL METAL GENRES!!!!

    24. Louis Csanko

      STEVE BEST BASS PLAYER EVER

    25. Tampereen Tero

      Nojuu

    26. lord_chaos

      This brings me up !

    27. Louis Csanko

      Many noise complaint arrests behind this awesome tune 4am!!!!!

    28. Jazonx Jazonx

      One of the best songs

    29. Louis Csanko

      Best song ever with dickinson on vocals**

    30. yœv

      Neredesiniz Bekir hocamın talebeleri

    31. Gibson 333

      I pity anyone who didn't see this tour live, front row.

    32. Dean Gallagher

      Classic Tune!!!

    33. Angie Sparrow

      Oh fuck this song is good

    34. Mark Lawless

      best Iron Maiden song.

    35. Maheswaran Doraisamy

      IRON MAIDEN IS THE BEST!!!!!

    36. Danielson c estrada

      Love

    37. mikexinoda

      11 millones de hijo putas aman el Reggaeton ..!! XD

    38. Wicker_Man

      2:00 me during viva-voce in front of the invigilator :(

    39. KEL P

      Hymn of the century

    40. Tomasz N

      as one poster has already said this is one of my neighbors fav songs on a friday right about 3am XXX

    41. nassem perez

      amo esta cancion ☠☠☠☠☠🙈🙈🙊🙉🐵

    42. Thomas Dawson

      Hey guys I'm going through and out

    43. Kal Maurice

      I can’t believe Wheatus listens to Iron Maiden.

    44. Jordan Cuadra olivares

      Firmé

    45. Melissa Coleman

      Metal chick fan hete

    46. Melissa Coleman

      I love your music! Happy helloween baby

    47. Jörg-Gösta Trottier

      Fantastic Halloween for all of You from BERLIN

    48. Pouriya Hushyar

      Upper Than The Irons

    49. Juanjo Hernan iñigo

      Hallowed!

    50. Taterz

      i've come across this song due to cradle of filth's cover. i can easily see why they covered it, and why everyone loves iron maiden.

    51. Jaqueline Rocha

      A singular looking musical narrative from the point of view of a damned...If this is not art,I don't know what it is anymore.Iron, for me:bliss,art and power🤘💕 Gods of Metal

    52. Sebastian Gutierrez

      Full heavy!

    53. beppe

      Bellaaaaaaaaaaaa

    54. Jerry Valverde Keith

      Logré ver el Concierto en vivo en su visita a Costa Rica , todo el sonido y las luces se confabularon en una noche Mágica ...

    55. Grigori Rasputin1990

      clive burr sucked, overrated drummer, nicko was light years ahead

      1. Katie De la Fuente

        Both are amazing drummers that deserve all the praise they get.

    56. Robert Papak

      If ever there was a pinnacle moment in my life it was the release of this album

      1. Robert Papak

        Australia

      2. Robert Papak

        When you get sick just listen..you will get better now the now knobody beats Maiden love to Steve,Bruce.Adrian.lgend Dave Murray.Rip Clive Burr .Nico Mcbrain family thanks from metal canberra

    57. Amine Benanen

      2019 Rock and rol bb

    58. konstantin tsvetkov

      Up the irons

    59. Боян Любенов

      hello my brothers and sis from grey Bulgaria. let to live Iron Maiden forever. I would to say it's a great song, but Iron Maiden every song is a great

    60. devey123

      anybody waiting in their cold cell?