Thin Lizzy - Angel Of Death

"Angel of Death" is a song by rock band Thin Lizzy featured on their Renegade album, released as a single in the United States. The tune peaked at 38 on the Mainstream Rock chart. It has been covered by death metal group Vader and heavy metal group Gamma Ray.

Angel Of Death
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Music Video

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Thin Lizzy "Angel Of Death" Music Video

Song Lyrics

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

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

Soundtrack Credits

The song "Angel Of Death" appears on the soundtrack of the following movies and TV shows.
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Alternative Versions

Release History

The Thin Lizzy song "Angel Of Death" appears on the following releases. The list of releases includes albums, compilations, singles, soundtracks and remix albums.
Disc Track Album Year
1 1 Renegade 1990
1 9 Life - Live 1983
1 1 Angel Of Death / Don't Believe A Word 1983
1 34 Greatest Hits 2007
1 1 The Boys Are Back in Town 1993
1 6 1983-05-23: Thunder & Lightning in Tokyo: Kaseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 9 Live in London 2011 - Indigo2 (disc 1:2) 2011
1 15 Thin Lizzy: Greatest Hits 2004
1 2 Ultimate Thin Lizzy 2010


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