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“Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surely curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”     Robert A. Heinlein

October 23, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Tyrant by Judas Priest

by Stephen Littau

By reader’s request, “Tyrant” by Judas Priest

Judas Priest
“Tyrant”
Sad Wings of Destiny (1975)

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Behold ’tis I the commander
Whose grip controls you all
Resist me not, surrender
I’ll no compassion call

(tyrant) capture of humanity
(tyrant) conqueror of all
(tyrant) hideous destructor
(tyrant) every man shall fall

Your very lives are held within my fingers
I snap them and you cower down in fear
You spineless things who belly down to slither
To the end of the world you follow to be near

(tyrant) capture of humanity
(tyrant) conqueror of all
(tyrant) hideous destructor
(tyrant) every man shall fall

Mourn for us oppressed in fear
Chained and shackled we are bound
Freedom choked in dread we live
Since tyrant was enthroned

I listen not to sympathy
Whilst ruler of this land
Withdraw your feeble aches and moans
Or suffer smite from this my hand

(tyrant) capture of humanity
(tyrant) conqueror of all
(tyrant) hideous destructor
(tyrant) every man shall fall

Mourn for us oppressed in fear
Chained and shackled we are bound
Freedom choked in dread we live
Since tyrant was enthroned

My legions faithful unto death
I’ll summon to my court
And as you perish each of you
Shall scream as you are sought

(tyrant) capture of humanity
(tyrant) conqueror of all
(tyrant) hideous destructor
(tyrant) every man shall fall


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2 Comments

  1. [...] Fitting lyrics for our time … Tyrant by Judas Priest. [...]

    Pingback by Tyrants — October 26, 2009 @ 10:23 am
  2. Just wanted to say thanx for posting this as I was the one who sent it in as a suggestion for the Liberty Rock Fridays…glad to see that you found it as fitting as I did for the times…

    Comment by TJ MacArthur — October 29, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

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