"The Rage" as written by John C. Popper and Chan Kinchla....
From a fireball we came crossed sea and mountain
We were drinking beauty with our eyes
We were given all to make our own let us be left alone
Laid the tasks and paid the price, everything survives
Crushed and bolted all the great
After every win, what a stake we're in
It's paying better than the grave
When we talk without amend, we see red, and then
Deep inside the blood begins to boil
Like a tiger in the cage
We begin to shake with rage


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"The Rage" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentThe posted lyrics are incorrect. The second verse should read:

    Lay the tasks and pay the price
    Everything suffice
    Crashed and bolted all we craved
    After every win what a state we're in
    Is pain better than the grave
    OdinSonon August 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWould somebody help me here?I Think that it talks about the creation of man and the course of humanity,but i'm not quite sure.
    darthvader1979on February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm not sure. Even Rob said hes not sure whats hes singing about in this song but he says its probably the bands fav personal song
    Wrighty89on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm watching "Classic Albums Judas Priest: British Steel" right now. Rob just said "Even I'm not sure what I was singing about back then... it was probably like... be free to be what you want to be."
    therobidentityon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, 'The Rage' is a reverse 'immigrant song', but from three different times. The first being about the discovery and settling of the island of britian just after the ice age. The second era referenced being akin to living like a mercenary group,rather than pirates, similar in concept to 'Flesh & Blood' (a film with RutgerHauer from 1985(source IMDB)). The third part mentions diplomacy failing and a populist call to arms.

    The fireball concept that starts the song more than likely does not refer to an asteroid that killed off the dinosuars. That theory wasn't seriousily considered until well after 'Point of Entry'. The opening fireball reference more than likely alludes to Helio's chariot, or to his "son Phaëton, who attempted to drive his father's chariot but lost control and set the earth on fire" -quote from wiki.

    (typolol- "pint of entry")

    Rideronthestormon December 19, 2011   Link

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