"Judas Rising" as written by and Glenn Raymond/downing Tipton....
White bolt of lightning
Came out of nowhere
Blinded the darkness
Creating the storm
War in the heavens
Vengeance ignited
Torment and tempest
Attacks like a swarm

Forged out of Flame
From chaos to destiny
Bringer of pain
Forever undying

Judas is Rising

Eternal betrayer
Ice cold and evil
Taking no prisoners
Dark prince of the world
Humanity trembles
Enslaving you sinners
You can't beg for mercy
For none will be saved
The burden of sin
Echoes the prophecy
Ascending from hell
Forever despising

Judas is Rising

Their faith is revealed
Deceivers are crying
By crucified steel
Evangelizing

Judas is Rising
Judas is Rising


Lyrics submitted by JudasPriest1977

"Judas Rising" as written by Robert Halford Kenneth Downing

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  • +1
    General Comment"CATCHY"? WTF? Priest isnt about "catchy". Catchy songs are pop songs.

    This is METAL! Go listen to Emo if you want catchy.

    ::shakes head:: kids today. NO appreciation for real music
    azrock4everon March 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin a certain way, you could see it as a come back of judas priest to its roots with the return of halford, much like ac/dc's back in black continuing playing even when late singer bon scott died but then brian johnson was pulled in as lead singer. with "judas rising" the band could be talking of its return to their rightful throne as metal gods now that halfor is in again.
    however, as it was metioned above, it does sound kind of scary. this is because it is sort of talking about the end of the world. when judas iscariot sold out jesus, he was condemend to hell because of his sin, and so, you could look at it as judas siding with satan to destroy the world when satans army collides with that of the heavens in the forcoming armaggedon mentioned in the apocalypse of the bible.
    Look at it:
    1. "war in the heavens" war between god and satan.
    2. "eternal betrayer" for selling out Jesus even though he was a follower of him at first.
    3. "dark prince of the world" referring to satan who reigns over hell, or to himself for siding with satan to confront heaven in the armageddon.
    scarface2on May 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEternalVoid, what the hell? Who the f are u to say that about someones opinions? scarface2's post is actually well stated.
    leroybrownisbadon June 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt least it wasn't a "Rob Halford is clearly singing about gay orgies" comment.
    Sinrothon March 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKiller into to AOR!! sounds kinda like Between the Havver and Anvil (Another classic).

    It's about Rob's trumphant return to the band he should've never left.
    JudasPriest1977on February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKiller intro to AOR!! sounds kinda like Between the Hammer and Anvil (Another classic).

    It's about Rob's trumphant return to the band he should've never left.
    JudasPriest1977on February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Judas Priest comeback song. Great drive, but it just isn't catchy. 3/5
    virtualfactoron July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcelent song and excelent opener for a album, one of the best songs from the album
    MorgothTheDarkon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahahahahaha thank you azrock4ever
    yup REAL music, 10/10 perfect song every aspect of it
    666judasisrising666on April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song was made to scare people. Great opening to a great album. JP got back to their heavy metal roots.
    rocknrollguruon February 04, 2008   Link

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