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Tyrant Lyrics

Behold 'tis I the commander
Whose grip controls you all
Resist me not, surrender
I'll no compassion call (Tyrant)

Capture of humanity
(Tyrant) Conqueror of all
(Tyrant) Hideous destructor
(Tyrant) Every man shall fall

Your very lives are held within my fingers
I snap them and you cower down in fear
You spineless things who belly down to slither
To the end of the world you follow to be near (Tyrant)

Capture of humanity
(Tyrant) Conqueror of all
(Tyrant) Hideous destructor
(Tyrant) Every man shall fall

Mourn for us oppressed in fear
Chained and shackled we are bound
Freedom choked in dread we live
Since Tyrant was enthroned I listen not to sympathy
Whilst ruler of this land
Withdraw your feeble aches and moans
Or suffer smite from this my hand (Tyrant)

Capture of humanity
(Tyrant) Conqueror of all
(Tyrant) Hideous destructor
(Tyrant) Every man shall fall

Mourn for us oppressed in fear
Chained and shackled we are bound
Freedom choked in dread we live
Since Tyrant was enthroned

My legions faithful unto death
I'll summon to my court
And as you perish each of you
Shall scream as you are sought (Tyrant)

Capture of humanity
(Tyrant) Conqueror of all
(Tyrant) Hideous destructor
(Tyrant) Every man shall fall
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This song is about "the lord of this world" like BlackSabbath- Master of Reality - "Lord of this world" it's about a being who wants every man to burn- live version

the lyrics are quite clear- it is Satan singing to mankind about his power, and man's weakness. Fortunately he is not the conqueror of all, just another lie

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This could also be a pessimistic view of God/religion.

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well. i thinnki it's a bout a tyrant. great song.

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It's about a tyrant, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION!

that's correct. there is an interview in which Rob Halford discusses his lyric writing. Providing an example of his style, he says that "Tyrant" is a song about a tyrant that expresses his antipathy for tyranny and despotism, but allows the listener to fill in the blanks and create in his or her own mind a scene, plot, story, picture, or what have you.

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Black Sabath: How do you know?! Judas Priest wrote several biblical-based songs, as did Sabbath (which you should know). Unless you're Rob Halford, it seems a little ignorant -- and might I add, tyrannical -- to jump down this guy's throat as if you hold the key to some definitive answer.

The song could easily be a metaphor for Satan's control over mankind, just as "Lord of this World" was.

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This is the best Priest song

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About Hitler. Nothing else

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It's about Caligula from Ancient Rome

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