"Metal Gods" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
We've taken too much for granted
And all the time it had grown
From techno seeds we first planted
Evolved a mind of its own
Marching in the streets
Dragging iron feet
Laser beaming hearts
Ripping men apart
From off I've seen my perfection
Where we could do as we please
In secrecy this infection
Was spreading like a disease
Hiding underground
Knowing we'd be found
Fearing for our lives
Reaped by robot's scythes
Metal Gods
Metal Gods
Metal Gods
Metal Gods
Machines are taking all over
With mankind in their command
In time they'd like to discover
How they can make their demand
Better be the slaves
To their wicked ways
But meeting with our death
Engulfed in molten breath


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by MarshalStack

"Metal Gods" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentIt's about man being enslaved & hunted by the machines it first created & technology taking over the earth.
    burn-in-my-lighton January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttipical si-fi stroy: Man builds robot-man enslaves robot-Robot gets smart-robot kills/enslaves man. Judas priest were the true metal gods though
    DMeton June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo hear this, I would think it was inspired by The Terminator, but it predates Terminator by four years. Either way, awesome. \m/
    therobidentityon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBritish Steel is a great album with great songs. This is definately one of them.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazingky theres not much comments on a king song such as metal gods, this is a typical judas song, robots taking over the world.

    glenn n kk fkn rock
    maidenforceon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is two-fold... On one hand it sounds like drugs and the other technology... I think maybe it has something to do with the human beings natural want to control something... Like the virus starts on the inside and then manifests itself on the outside. Something like that maybe.
    perhapspsychologyon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDude (MarshalStack),
    Please lay off the Ambian and consult your doctor Immediately!
    These hallucinations you are having cannot be good for you.
    Was Abe Lincoln & a groundhog involved in any way with the BJ ?
    garystheoneon June 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentDude (MarshalStack),
    Please lay off the Ambian and consult your doctor Immediately!
    These hallucinations you are having cannot be good for you.
    Was Abe Lincoln & a groundhog involved in any way with the BJ ?
    garystheoneon June 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentDude (MarshalStack),
    Please lay off the Ambian and consult your doctor Immediately!
    These hallucinations you are having cannot be good for you.
    Was Abe Lincoln & a groundhog involved in any way with the BJ ?
    garystheoneon June 23, 2015   Link
  • -2
    My InterpretationRob Halford is gay. He was into underground homosexual bar culture in the era of this album. That’s where the whole leather/motorcycle thing came from. He came out as gay on MTV in 1998.

    Most of the song is self explanatory once you know that.

    “Iron feet” is obscure reference to Daniel 2:33 — living in two worlds — dreaming of a man. (More flamboyantly, “Dragging iron feet” might mean gays in drag marching through the street.)

    “Disease” — yeah, that’s an unfortunate irony. AIDS was first discovered the year after this release.

    “Fearing for our lives” he really says “LIES” — he annunciates that pretty clearly, to my ears, and it makes perfect sense.

    “Death” is Shakespearean era euphemism for orgasm. The last stanza is literally about receiving a blow-job.

    All those silly teen boys who loved Priest in the 80s and 90s had NO IDEA they were chanting gay mantras all those years - myself included. [No-gay.] In 2013 it’s hilarious. In 1980 I probably would have gotten into a fistfight with someone who pointed it out to me.
    MarshalStackon July 02, 2013   Link

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