"Hell Bent For Leather" as written by and Glenn Raymond Tipton....
Seek him here, seek him on the highway
Never knowing when he'll appear
All await, engine's ticking over
Hear the roar as they sense the fear

Wheels,
A glint of steel and a flash of light
Screams,
From a streak of fire as he strikes

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

Black as night, faster than a shadow
Crimson flare from a raging sun
An exhibition, of sheer precision
Yet no one knows from where he comes

Fools
Self destruct cannot take that crown
Dreams
Crash one by one to the ground

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

There's many who tried to prove that they're faster
But they didn't last and they died as they tried

There's many who tried to prove that they're faster
But they didn't last and they died as they tried

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather


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"Hell Bent for Leather" as written by Glenn Raymond Tipton

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  • +2
    General CommentBefore anyone states the so INCORRECT statement...this song isn't about Rob being gay this song isn't about gay rights, or anything GAY! Rob didn't even write the song, G. Tippton wrote it after seeing Rob wearing a leather outfit while coming to the studio on a motorcycle . . . and obviously it became Priest's look which became the look of metal.
    Dream MacLeodon August 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere isn't much deep meaning behind this. It's basically just about a badass biker who many have challenged but no one can beat in races. But this is an awesome heavy metal song and the guitar solo is great. FACT: Judas Priest ROCKS!
    MetalRoxon November 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHell yeah bro, this song rocks my socks, i'm just learning it on my guitar cuz its that awsome, if i had to venture a meaning to it? This dude is a badass and has the fasted most epic Motorcycle ever and no one is faster than him and he is an allaround badass no one can measure up to, he probably curb stomps people for fun and then runs there ass over with his razor bladed Bike of awsome, not to forget he wears studs and leather. wait this all sound like Rob Halford..... lol.
    HalfordBeatlesManon October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of their best songs, its sooooooo good i dont care what it means! judas priest for life!!!
    goeatdogshiton November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yes!! Priest and Rob all the way!!
    dwfp99on December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim suprised there arent that many comments about this song, i havent been listenin to priest that long, but i think its an awesome song
    Metal Militiaon September 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven coming from not that big of a metalhead, this is the audio equivalent of a kick in the head. HELL BENT FOR LEATHAAAH!
    pumkinhedon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is B-E-A-UTIFUL. I also have only recently turned on the Judas but wow, this song's great. Makes the radio look soooooo poor.
    AFI_Fan24on May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song.. especially the guitar. this is one of my favorite songs
    confusedndazedon April 14, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWho's Rob Halford again? Is he the guy from Jurassic Park?
    havana4saleon December 15, 2007   Link

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