Deadly as the viper peering from its coil
The poison there is coming to the boil
Ticking like to time bomb
The fuse is running short
On the verge of snapping if it's caught
And all the pressure that's been building up
For all the years it bore the load
The cracks appear, the frame starts to distort
Ready to explode Jawbreaker
Crouching in the coner
Wound up as a spring
Piercing eyes that flash are shimmering
Muscles all contorted
Claws dug in the dirt
Every ounce of fibre on alert

3. Rock Hard Ride Free

Get a grip on the action, moving heaven and earth
Gotta get a reaction, push for all that you're worth
No denying we're going against the grain
So defiant they'll never put us down
Rock Hard Ride Free all day, all night
Rock Hard Ride Free all your life
Tough as steel stop at nothing
Look at fate in the face
Don't take no for an answer
Grab the lead in the race
Rock hard with a purpose
Got a mind that won't bend
Diehard resolution
That is true to the end

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Jawbreaker Lyrics as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General Commentits my favorit
    heavmtlon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLemmy said Rob told him that the song was being a closeted homosexual but urging for oral sex.
    WyomingAliveon April 19, 2017   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. Climactically, it is Judas Priest's best song. Certainly shows the extent of their strong vocal power.
    AFI_Fan24on June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYa, so I think we all know what this is about, especially after Halford revealed that he is gay...
    Brahm_Kon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is totally awesome ...but what does it mean...
    budman69on June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy do some idiots have to mention Halfords sexual preference? Why in the hell would the rest of the band members even want to sing/play about one of the band member's homosexuality anyway? There can be a sexal conotation but it doesn't necessarily have to be "gay". But put simply, this song is basically talking about a blow job and the "Jawbreaker" is obviously the guy receiving the favor. and its called a jawbreaker because he is ramming it into his partner's mouth and/or (and most likely)he is endowed.
    scarface2on August 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjudas priest is a pretty cool guy, he kills aliens and doesn't afraid of anything
    confusedndazedon April 14, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningGlen Tipton wrote the lyrics.
    Its not about gay oral sex or oral sex at all.

    Jawbreaker is referring to grinding your teeth at the pressures of life, exploding then shotting up a mall or something crazy.

    chefgroovyon July 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentjust sounds like a guy who's been passive all his life is finally exploding, "And all the pressure that's been building up, For all the years it bore the load, The cracks appear, the frame starts to distort, Ready to explode" perfect for explaining the guy who mows down an entire wal-mart cuz he's implosive.
    HalfordBeatlesManon July 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhen Rob did his coming out, he also said that many, many Judas Priest songs have sexual connotations or innuendos. He didn't say "if there's anything remotely sexual, then it's all about sex", nor did he mention that they were specifically about gay sex.

    Thus, I think this song can be interpreted in two ways: either it's full of metaphors for oral sex, OR it's about a guy so beat up by life that one day he just wakes up and explodes.
    Dereckon March 21, 2013   Link

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