Raw Deal

Album: Sin After Sin (1977)
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  • I made the spike about nine o'clock on a Saturday
    All eyes hit me as I walked into the bar
    The spikey leather guys were foolin' with the denim dudes
    A couple cards played rough stuff, New York, fire island

    I cased the joint, straining at the seams

    I moseyed up to the counter and the tender came a-grinnin'
    I snapped the smile off his face and snarled give me a bourbon
    The mirror on the wall was collecting and reflecting
    All the heavy bodies ducking, stealing eager for some action
    The scene screwed me up, I saw some contact
    Then there he was, saw me and knew that

    I'd had too much, foolin' around
    Statues alive, seconds are hours

    Sex is like a hurricane it grabs and then it shatters
    I was barely holding on to this fine body symphony
    I guess I dream in pictures, not colors
    The true free expression I demand is human rights right?

    I came the light, I am immortal

    I'm going, no loss
    I'm going, no loss
    I'm going, no loss
    I'm going, no loss

    Nightmare, just a bunch of goddamn, rotten, steaming, raw
    Deal Writer/s: GLENN RAYMOND TIPTON, ROB HALFORD
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcA very very good song with very super cool guitar leads and guitar riffs.
  • Anthony from Parsippany, NjGood job, Kev82, I agree. While this song is about gayness to the nth power, that never bothered me. This song is a killer and Rob is still one of the greatest singers in history.
  • Kevin from Frederick, MdI don't really care about any "Homosexual Incantations", this song is about attitude, period. At least this is the meaning for me...Halford rules always will, always has!!!!!
    -Kevin82
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