From memories of 68 when the wizard shook the world
Metal came from foundries where the midlands sound unfurled
The bullring was a lonely place of concrete towers and steel
The coal mines and the industries were all I had to fell.

Something inside took hold of me, I really didn't know
But overtime it came to be, I knew which way to go
I drove around in search of what would make this all come true
From jazz and electricity and good old southern blues

Hell, we're born to raise some hell
Hell, we're gonna raise some hell

In Henry's and in mother's where I'd go to bang my head
The feeling took a hold of me with every word I said
The voice was born and came alive from all I saw and heard
And now I knew my destiny, I had to spread the word.

I took the scream around the world
From London to L.A.
Unleashed in downtown Tokyo
Blew Godzilla away

Then on the sound and fury went from Sydney to Brazil
It sent the Russians crazy cause they never get their fill.

Of Hell, we're born to raise some hell
Hell, we're gonna raise some hell
Hell, we're born to raise some hell
Hell, we're gonna raise some hell

The stage and the lights and the amps are ablaze watch them burn
From all this insanity the Metal God's will return.

Shock waves attack relentlessly, intimidating force
So many bands surrounding you with evil from our source
It screams across the universe and slams you to the floor
This blitzkrieg psycho mania is coming on full roar
The world's a stage that's waiting for its bad ass to get kicked
And we're all on the road to hell and that's route 666

Hell, we're born to raise some hell
Hell, we're gonna raise some hell
Hell, we're born to raise some hell
Hell, we're gonna raise some hell


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"Made In Hell" as written by Robert Halford John Baxter

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    General CommentBlack Sabbath was born in 68 and the wizard is a song from their first album. It can't be a different thing as this songs talks about metal.
    Agoseion March 01, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"From all this insanity the Metal God's will return."

    Do you think this predicted the Priest reunion?
    Zughiaqon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAny idea who The Wizard refers to? Black Sabbath?
    Isenon April 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought by "The wizard" he meant pinball wizard, it was released 1969 though, not in '68. Why? i just thought that may've been an influence you know "In memories of 68 when the wizard shook the world" and @zuqhiaq i'll bet you're right, through that whole album odd little Judas Priest references seem to be thrown in.
    HalfordBeatlesManon October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the birth of metal music and Rob's experiences growing up in Birmingham, becoming a musician and singing with Judas Priest and around the world.

    'The Wizard' is most definitely a Black Sabbath reference.
    beastregardson October 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMost of you are correct in regards to what this song is about. The Wizard is indeed referring to the song by Black Sabbath, the band that Mr. Halford considers the first true heavy metal band. Rob covered this song when he was with a band called the Bullring Brummies.

    Don't know how anyone would get the idea that "The Wizard" in the lyrics is relating to Jimi Hendrix, but if you'd like to see Priest lyrics that do indeed relate to Mr. Hendrix, you will find them in a song called Heroes End from the album Stained Class, the best heavy metal album ever made to this day. The first part of this particular song is about Janis Joplin, the middle part is about Hendrix, and the last part is about James Dean. The song as a whole deals with the sad reality of famous and talented people who die at a very young age and become legends as a result of their deaths. Made in Hell is the first song I have ever commented about, and I am about to head over to the Heroes End lyrics to throw my two cents in over there. This is fun and quite metally indeed! All hail The Metal God! :-)
    kevin11293on August 22, 2019   Link
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    General CommentThe "Wizard" is referring to Jimi Hendrix.

    This song is about Rob Halford's inspirations and how he developed his trademark voice and took it across the world touring for Judas Priest, Fight, and Halford.
    SevDeltaon May 26, 2010   Link

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