Faster than a bullet
Terrifying scream
Enraged and full of anger
He is 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 savior comes from out the skies
In answer to their pleas

Through boiling clouds if thunder
Blasting bolts of steel
Evils going under deadly wheels
He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller
Faster then a laser 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

He is the Painkiller (killer)
This is the Painkiller (killer)
He is the Painkiller (killer)
This is the Painkiller (killer)

Pain, pain, killer, killer
Pain, pain, killer, killer

Can't stop the Painkiller
Pain (pain)

Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by sokorny, jason13539, TKProdoctions

Painkiller Lyrics as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton


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  • +5
    General CommentThis is the best song in the history of metal, this is the essence of metal.
    Lucasmvon December 06, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI believe this song is about "The Second Coming"...basically, imagining that Jesus/Mohammed/whoever returns to Earth in a totally unexpected guise, to kick arse and smite evil :o)
    JabbaHutt444on May 12, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSong meaning? Halford is the painkiller, coming back to save metal and the band. They've never been a band for false shyness.
    SwedxSimonon July 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentExcellent song to rock out to, and some excellent soling as well! Possibly about the apocalypse, judgement day or Jesus' return, but with a very dark twist. The song structure is very similar to (If not copied from) the opening track of Stained Class, "Exciter".
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 29, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat song, i reckon that, like a lot of priest songs (like exciter), its a metaphor for heavy metal, the earth is fucked up... here comes metal to save us all
    dogboggleron April 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis Metal Avenging Angel is pictured on both the album "Painkiller" and there best of "Metal Works".
    Halford sung a lot of lyrics referring to a Metal Creature or sometimes referred to as a Metal God. This song has some of the most insane vocals and duel guitar work ever performed by Judas Priest.
    kevin82abnon October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest metal song ever. Sheer perfection.

    Maiden ain't got nothing on this.
    gothic_hobbiton January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what the hell it means, but it's one of the best songs to rock out to ;)
    klansafton June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it true that you come up with great songs when you're on dope?
    a_fake_plastic_treeon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh classic-
    The guitars are great.
    Judas priest is the kind of band that only the real faggots hate. You can like not listen it or prefer something else but if you hate it than you have a taste of music as good as the mop that school janitor uses to clean toilets. Classic metal bands should be relized to be the reason of the new ones. The songs is propably about the second coming..only with a motorcycle..
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link

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