"A Touch Of Evil" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
You mesmerize slowly
Till i can't believe my eyes
Ecstasy controls me
What you give just serves me right

Without warning you're here
Like magic you appear
I taste the fear

I'm so afraid
But i still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know i want your touch of evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a touch of evil

Aroused with desire
You put me in a trance
A vision of fire
I never had a chance

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

I'm so afraid
But i still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know i want your touch of evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a touch of evil

Arousing me now with a sense of desire
Possessing my soul till my body's on fire

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

You're possessing me

In the night
Come to me
You know i want your touch of evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a touch of evil

In the night
Come to me
You know i want your touch of evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a touch of evil

A touch of evil


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"A Touch of Evil" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentHi Meatwagon, I talked to Rob Halford in 2002 (I write for a metal magazine) when he came to play here in Italy. he said to me that A Touch Of Evil talks exactly of a deal with the devil and he thinks that all the politicians in the world have a deal like this. He said also to be very fashinated by the image of the Devil as the keeper of all sins and pleasures, so the "dark angel of sin" is something that push us to have all our "powerlife", as he said. Sex and drugs included (yeah!).
    I don't understand why all you in USA are so obsessed by Rob homosexuality. Who cares what he likes when he's off stage? I care only when he's on stage. He's a god.
    Maurizio De Paola - Italy
    korm2138on February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, Meatwagon is absolutely, positively right.

    After a few years of listening to this song without thinking about it at all, just digging it, I stumbled upon this site while listening to "Touch of Evil".

    I hadn't seen any of the opinions about the song yet, but it got me thinking about what it meant.

    After a couple of careful listenings and reading the lyrics, I immediately thought it was about Rob's reluctance to accept his homosexuality.

    It's pretty obvious, actually. Pretty cool, because obviously, especially back when it was written, many people, particularly the religious type, considered being gay to be "evil".

    Love the Priest.
    herojuanaon May 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds to me like it's about Rob's homosexuality, giving in to it.
    archer1203on November 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not too sure about the message of this song, but in the video it shows the word "CENSORSHIP" in the beginning, and then they show some rather odd clips of some sullen boy. Anyone care to explain?
    Fragfeston June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHi guys! I'a surprized that this song has not been commented how it deserves because is one the the greatest Judas priest's songs ever!
    To me is clearly that the song talks about a deal with the Devil. It's someone who needs to change is life and to do that he calls a "dark angel of sin". Sure, the dark angel can be everyone but the general meaning of the song is pretty clear to me. German metal band Primal Fear has released in its last albun a song that is "A Touch Of Evil" sequel called "Diabolus".
    Korm2138, Italy. korm2138@yahoo.it
    korm2138on January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe has one of the best metal voices ever. its just awesome.
    megabytemexon May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI respect everyones opinions in life...well most of them. And with that said, we can't verify who does what in life as far as occupations are concerned...so Korm2138, I could careless if you actually do write for a magazine and what Rob said, cause I don't get anything about politics in this song...I think Meatwagon wasn't probably dead on, but it appears to be about a woman or just a relationship in general, how you like the person but know they're no good for you but you keep letting them back in, blah blah blah so on and so on. And if Rob did tell you that, then shame on him for lying his Metal God ass off and most artist hate telling people what their songs are about anyway.
    Dream MacLeodon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's been a few months since I made my previous comment (and no one has since done prior to this)... but I came to the realization that it could be about Politics. I still disagree with that, but as a guitarist and song-writer, I often get into debates about what the songs that I have written are about, so Rob could be actually telling the truth or still fucking with some heads, but this site is for us to debate what we think the songs are about....for those songs that have no legit meaning anyway.
    Dream MacLeodon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure I agree with politics...what does ecstacy have to do with politics?
    _00_deathscaron February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh nevermind I see how it fits in...still don't like the politics idea but I can see where you're coming from.
    _00_deathscaron February 08, 2007   Link

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