October 31 The Verdict Lyrics

Meet Thy Maker Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Meet Thy Maker
  • 2 Just an Illusion
  • 3 For There Is War!
  • 4 Far From Danger Now, Parts 1 & 2
  • 5 Power and the Glory
  • 6 The Verdict
  • 7 Behind the Castle Walls
  • Where a man is dying behind bars
    His death is right before him
    But it's not his choice and it's not his fault
    They served him wrong and placed him
    Here to die upon death row
    And there's little now to help this man
    For their justice ha been done

    A jury turned a blinding eye
    Now death is all he sees
    And now he has no choice at all
    But to die in misery

    Oh God above why don't you lend a hand?
    To this scarred and helpless soul
    Of an innocent man
    For if you're up there in the sky
    Why don't you make it right?
    Just turn him loose and end his fight
    Turn him loose and make this right

    He's reached the final hour
    As the minutes have ticked his life away
    But mercy hasn't come for him
    So he looks for faith
    And he starts to pray
    As the seconds fall he's taken
    To the place he'll die tonight
    While the preacher comes to read
    To him his final dying rites

    As they walk to death
    The man is screaming
    An innocence from the crime
    And the priest believes the words he hears
    From the sadness in his eyes

    He tells the priest he once believed
    In God above and serving thee for life
    But God has chosen him to die
    To make him pay for another's crime
    A lie, it's just a lie
    But faith is dead and now it's time
    To end the pain and say goodbye...

    As the man died before them
    The electric chair was charged to kill
    While the priest was staring at the sky
    The smell of death just filled the air
    Yes, the verdict death was carried out
    On the man who did no wrong
    The end for him had finally come
    And his soul it now was gone

    When the call did come after his death
    Claiming that the man was free
    All were shocked except the priest
    Who knew the travesty

    Oh God above why did you take his life?
    Is he at peace there standing by your side?
    Has his non-belief been born again,
    For will we ever know?

    The many reasons for the way things go
    The many reasons for the way things go
    Your many reasons for the way things go
    Your many reasons for the way things go

    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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