This song was written by guitarist Glenn Tipton and singer Rob Halford. The lyrics hinted at Rob's hidden homosexuality. In a 2000 interview, he spoke about the song: "'Raw Deal' was a very open song for me. Yeah, that was like really a moment that I thought people might grasp onto, but it just went vvvrrrrrooomm right over the top of people's heads. But I mean I've never cheapened the music in so much as using it as a platform for my own personal gain. A lot of my lyrics are subjective. A lot of my lyrics don't have a gender placed on them. It's never 'he and she', because I've always felt that that way it just opens up the listener's possibility to accept it from whatever they want to take it from."
Jon - Sweden