1.  The man believed in dragons as he stood at the gates of hell,

He saw the evil coming but he wouldn't be saved by the bell.

He taught us all a lesson to stand up for what we believe;

He couldn't have seen what would happen: some children they could deceive.



2.  The world has lost a man who stood at the gates of hell,

He made a stand for freedom at the tolling of the bell.

Children say their goodbyes, and young hearts always mend.

They couldn't believe this could happen to a man they called their friend.



Chorus:  At the gates of hell his world fell apart.

At the gates of hell they plucked out his heart.

At the gates of hell and the children cry.

At the gates of hell the world passes by, passes by.



It's always the same - no one’s to blame

But we've all been marked by Cain.



3.  A land that's lost its heroes, we stand at the gates of hell.

There's hate without a reason and everything's for sale.

A ticket buys an exit away to a better life.

Wait for your lucky number or steal it with a knife.



Chorus:  At the gates of hell his world fell apart, etc.