Steeler

Album: British Steel (1980)
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  • Catch the play now, eye to eye
    Don't let chances pass you by
    Always someone at your back
    Biding their time for attack

    Check for decoys, stay sharp edged
    Double-crossers get your head
    Carpet-baggers bluff and strike
    Kiss of Judas, spider like

    Waiting like jackals to sneak up and trick you
    Wolves in sheeps clothing, slow death in consoling
    Lurking in shadows, they pounce least expected
    When you come to, they'll have gone right through you

    Tricksters, jilters play their game
    Sleight-of-handers, all the same
    Masquerader in his lair
    Wants to tangle in your hair Writer/s: GLENN RAYMOND TIPTON, KENNETH DOWNING, ROBERT HALFORD
    Publisher: REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcA 100% true Judas Priest classic.
  • Anthony from Parsippany, NjIf you needed to introduce a Priest song to a newbie...this is the one that will get them hooked. And, it tells a story....be cognizant of people who f--k with you! "Always someone, at your back....biding their time, for attack". Or, "Check for decoys, stay sharp-edged, double crossers get your head. Carpet baggers, bluff then strike, kiss of Judas, spider-like". Great.
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