"Savage" as written by and Rob/downing Halford....
Who gives you the right to come here and tell me
I have to leave this place my home
To you it's a jungle, to me it's a kingdom
Where my people are free there to roam
Born with the stars we are happy and peaceful
'Til now we were left undisturbed
But you rupture the forests our gardens
And fill them with filth from your cities unheard

Savage, who is savage
Leave your morals, stake your claim
Savage, you are savage
Modern man can take the blame

You poisoned my tribe with civilized progress
Baptizing our blood with disease
You christened our bodies with sadness and suffering
Saying then that your god is well-pleased
What have we done to deserve such injustice
Explain to us please if you can
But you can't, no you can't, we can see it in your eyes
Of us both who's the primitive man

Savage, who is savage
Leave your morals, stake your claim
Savage, you are savage
Modern man can take the blame

You poisoned my tribe with civilized progress
Baptizing our blood with disease
You christened our bodies with sadness and suffering
Saying then that your god is well-pleased
What have we done to deserve such injustice
Explain to us please if you can
But you can't, no you can't, we can see it in your eyes
Of us both who's the primitive man

Savage, savage
Savage, savage
(Who's the savage) modern man
(Who's the savage) modern man


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Savage" as written by Glenn Raymond Tipton Robert Halford

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
    Cowboytrevon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how white man came to the new world, acted like they owned the place, and bullied tha native Americans.
    JudasPriest1977on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's the basic idea. Kinda reminds me of "Run To The Hills." I like these lyrics more though, and Halford's scream at the beginning.
    ZiM!on March 04, 2006   Link

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