"Painkiller" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
Faster than a bullet
Terrifying scream
Enraged and full of anger
He's half man and half machine

Rides the Metal Monster
Breathing smoke and fire
Closing in with vengeance soaring high

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller

Planets devastated
Mankind's on its knees
A saviour comes from out the skies
In answer to their pleas

Through boiling clouds of thunder
Blasting bolts of steel
Evils going under deadly wheels

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller

Faster than a lazer bullet
Louder than an atom bomb
Chromium plated boiling metal
Brighter than a thousand suns

Flying high on rapture
Stronger free and brave
Nevermore encaptured
They've been brought back from the grave

With mankind resurrected
Forever to survive
Returns from Armageddon to the skies

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller
Wings of steel Painkiller
Deadly wheels Painkiller


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"Painkiller" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentIt's a Judas Priest cover, and a great one...i think the guitar solo is waaaay better in this version, and the drums too
    Bsron October 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this better then the Judas Priest version.
    MegadethMaiden23on July 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...anyone named Blake is gay
    Nameless123on January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuperb cover /m/
    the_clairvoyanton December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard an interesting theory about this song once...
    The whole "TSOP" album is filled with sadness, despair, hopelesness, fear etc. Not only the lyrics, but the music as well (all the "crying guitars"...). That's why the CD ends with "Painkiller" - to KILL all this PAIN. Otherwise the listener could blow his brains out or something.
    Patrixxxon January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this is just.. amazing. I love it! (completely agreeing with the_clairvoyant here)
    headbang666on February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a judas priest cover patrixxx....
    teehomon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though this is a Judas Priest cover, that doesn't mean that Death and Schuldiner couldn't use it for their own artistic vision. There is no Death song with this kind of energy, so IMO this is the perfect song to "kill the pain." See what I mean?

    I think that rumour has truth behind it.
    havana4saleon November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey re did this better than judas priest
    guttural_incisionon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentkiller vocals!!!
    death828on April 27, 2008   Link

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