"Screaming For Vengeance" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
Hey listen don't you let 'em get your mind
Fill your brain with orders and that's not right
They're playing at a game that draws you closer
Till you're living in a world that's ruled by fear

Always takin' baby out that's o.k.
What they're givin' maybe it's out of phase with me
Told you once you're never gonna win the race
Same old no tomorrow kicked in the face

We are screaming for vengeance
The world is a manacled place
Screaming, screaming for vengeance
The world is defiled in disgrace

Tie a blindfold all around your head
Spin you round in the torture before the dread
And then you're pushed and shoved into every corner
Then they lead you out into the final slaughter

As the sweat is running down your neck
All your praying for's to stop your body breakin' up
Oh your heart is pumping gonna soon explode
Got to fight the horror of this mental load

We are screaming for vengeance
The world is a manacled place
Screaming, screaming for vengeance
The world is defiled in disgrace

So you wait it out and bide your time
Rip off that straight jacket gotta break that line
Everyone who wins in the great escape
Leaves a thousand more who suffer in their wake

I don't talk about it but that's alright
Table's turned now there's a revenge in sight
If it takes forever babe I tell ya I can wait
Send them screaming back through their hell's own gate

We are screaming for vengeance
The world is a manacled place
Screaming, screaming for vengeance
The world is defiled in disgrace



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"Screaming for Vengeance" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentHow can no one have commented on this song?? It's Priest at their best!! Priest and Rob all the way!!
    dwfp99on December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod, this is one of the worst songmeanings pages I have ever seen.

    It's about injustice. Getting beat down by the man and coming back for blood.
    darkmusicmanon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it rocks!!
    HungerForMoreon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAMING! I love it. dont care wat its about really.
    Hykeon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment....umm, except not caring about a song's meaning the most comon way for people to hate a particular singer or band - they take the music as it is, or interpret it wrong - and consider it worthless. Not caring about meaning is also a good way of getting little kids singing Spears crap.
    Sarrothon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the reasons why Judas Priest are the coolest band of all time.
    AnarchistUKon October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the screaming part in the chorus, HALFORD ROCKS
    FRYLORD13on November 29, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationAfter hearing the song, instrumentally, it is awesome. They are the METAL GOD'S! Lyrically, i see it in two ways:
    1. I see it as simply what the title says. The world is not a place of pleasure, for it is always forcing us to abide by their standards. I agree with darkmusicman
    2. In the context of Rob Halford (but not just this song) it is a reference to his sexual orientation. The song is not about homosexuality, but Halford's sexual orientation helped him see world different than most people.
    johntheron August 10, 2012   Link

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