When the power chords come crashing down
Go tearing through my senses
It's for the strong, not for the weak
In light and dark dimension

It stimulates, regenerates
It's therapeutic healing
It lifts our feet up off the ground
And blasts us through the ceiling

Between the eyes
I hear it screaming
And it electrifies
Your inner feelings

Hot shock waves charge the air
All heads are banging
Fists pumping everywhere
Guitars are cranking

Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?
Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?

Ten thousands lights come blazing down
With razor sharp precision
The speakers pour out molten steel
The beat gives double vision

An armor plated raging beast
That's born of steel and leather
It will survive against all odds
Stampeding on forever

Between the eyes
I hear it screaming
And it electrifies
Your inner feelings

Hot shock waves charge the air
All heads are banging
Fists pumping everywhere
Guitars are cranking

Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?
Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?

Heavy metal (metal)
Heavy metal (metal)
What do you want?

Hot shock waves charge the air
All heads are banging
Fists pumping everywhere
Guitars are cranking

Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?
Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?

Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?
Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?

Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?
Heavy metal
Heavy metal, what do you want?

Heavy metal


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Heavy Metal Lyrics as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    a very poetic description of the music genre. a sort of mission statement, if you want to think of it that way. metal = art.

    Jonfoolon April 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's an explanation of my insane metalhead mind. ;)

    Dreamer Deceiveron February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well it expresses how some people hunger for metal. I my self like this song. Heavy metal in all forms great. At home, at drinking, at concerts its totally best. Metal concerts are always freaking awesome.

    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
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    In my 18yr old female opinion, the BEST METAL SONG EVER!!! It inspires me & motivates me. It makes me powerful and unites me with other Metalheads, it is a Masterpiece and has completly elevated my already existing EXTREME APPRECIATION OF JUDA'S PRIEST. This song is a big part of my life. YES!

    SimpleSmileson June 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    as Jonfool said it's a description of what Heavy Metal is.

    That moment when a song starts, you may not like the band but you know the genre and a part of you feels the beat and fury.

    For me I was 8 years old I listened to Adam & The Ants who had some pretty fierce songs themselves (loved the Burrundi drumming style) and then I heard it -

    Motorhead's Motorhead and my music taste changed forever.

    This song is in many way just as potent

    Terencejon June 25, 2019   Link

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