Photographers Tomer Jacobson and Maxim Golovanov have been slowly building up a song themed series (previously). This time they are paying a tribute to one of my adolescence all time favorites: Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden form their excellent The Number of The Beast. If you were not here in the 80’s, jump to the end for a quick refresher.
The song is about a prisoner who is about to be executed (and in fact is executed during the song). While it is not clear what the man has done, it had to be pretty awful as he is about to be hanged. As the song progresses, he shares his understanding that, in fact, he does not want to die. (this is of course, how I read into it, songmeanings.com has a huge debate about the meaning) The photo gives another take on the famous two lines:
‘Cause at five o’clock they take me to the Gallows pole
The sands of time for me are running low…