"The Sentinel" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
Along deserted avenues
Steam begins to rise
The figures primed and ready
Prepared for quick surprise
He's watchin' for a sign
His life is on the line
Dogs whine in the alleys
Smoke is on the wind
From deep inside its empty shell
A cathedral bell begins to toll
A storm begins to grow

Amidst the upturned burned-out cars
The challengers await
And in their fists clutch iron bars
With which to seal his fate
Across his chest is scabbards rest
The rows of throwing knives
Whose razor points in challenged tests
Have finished many lives

Now facing one another
The stand-off eats at time
Then all at once a silence falls
As the bell ceases its chime
Upon this sign the challengers
With shrieks and cries rush forth
The knives fly out like bullets
Upon their deadly course
Screams of pain and agony
Rent the silent air
Amidst the dying bodies
Blood runs everywhere
The figure stands expressionless
Impassive and alone
Unmoved by this victory
And the seeds of death he's sown

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to Hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel


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

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    General CommentAll fear the seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeentinel!
    Anilandon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti reckon its a bout someone (the sentinel) whos family was killed (sworn to avnege) by gangs (challengers) in a city, and the city is in absolute chaos (burned out cars), the sentinel then challenges another gang and pwns them as he has done to many before them
    maidenforceon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo comments yet?! How can you fail to ignore this song!

    Amazing vocals by Halford. This song has to be one of his best performances.
    minihatson February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf people were failing to ignore this song, there would probably be more comments...
    samwaltonon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe this song has only 3 comments.

    It's one of the bests songs JP ever made.. the guitar work is incredible, and the vocals are amazing.
    Lucasmvon December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking amazing!
    renee_xoon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI suppose this song was inspired by the robot-sentinels in the X-Men universe. They are pure violence without intelligence and their only mission is to destroy as many mutants they can.
    Korm2138
    korm2138on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI doubt it. Those are mechanical monsters with high tech weapons, where as "The Sentinel" in the song is using throwing knives.
    Wolfgang Hypeon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA Post-Apocalyptic Warrior bent on revenge for a war torn Earth.
    -Kevin82abn
    kevin82abnon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat an amazing song, one of their best for sure.
    Muzzyon November 19, 2008   Link

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