"Deal With The Devil" as written by and Glenn Raymond/downing Tipton....
Forged in the Black Country
Under blood red skies
We all had our dream to realize
Driving in that transit
Down to Holy Joe's
Used to lose our head while metal flowed
Nothing held us back or dared to try
Something in our blood won't let us die
We built our world of metal watched it grow
Fueled the fury solid to the bone

Gotta deal with the devil
'Cause you know that's it's real
Done a deal with the devil
From a heart made of steel

Rollin' down the M-Way
Took it to the smoke
Banging heads there 'til we all went broke
When we don the leather
And the whips and chains
Nothing matters more, we can't be tamed
Fighting through the din and accolades
Turn the phase around with razor blades
Watched the movement grow into one voice
Took on the whole world it had no choice

Late at night
You're in our sight
Where we can feel what we've been waiting for
Let me hear you roar
On this stage, let it rage
For a time we leave the world behind
To be with our own kind

Lyrics submitted by JudasPriest1977

"Deal With the Devil" as written by Robert Halford Kenneth Downing

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    General CommentI'm very disappointed in the low turn-out on the Judas Priest pages.
    Especially right when the new album comes out and it's rumored that it sold 70,000 copies in it first week in America alone.
    JudasPriest1977on March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this about the band's rise in popularity, the rise of heavy metal in the 70s and 80s, and how people thought they had made a deal with satan or something, as there are many people stupid enough to think that if your lyrics are dark, you are evil or something. Rob Halford has been quoted [joking], to have said "Yeah, we made a deal with the devil. That was a kinda Spinal Tap moment".
    Dreamer Deceiveron March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the story of how Judas Priest came to power. A very annoying song if you ask me. Too repetitive. 3/5
    virtualfactoron July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJudas Priest - Blood Red Skies
    Judas Priest - Take on the World
    samwaltonon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song, imo the best in Angel of Retribution.
    Lucasmvon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about their music career. "Driving in that transit / Down to Holy Joe's / Used to bang our heads while metal flowed". Holy Joe's is a nickname they gave to their first studio which was in the basement of a church. "We hit at night / Arena sight / And we can feel what we've been waiting for / Let me hear you roar / Upon the stage / We let it rage / And for a time we leave our world behind / To be with our own kind" describes a concert.
    MasterofMetalon September 18, 2013   Link

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