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Old 10-08-2004, 10:37 AM   #371
B-Love
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If anyone asked me to name the quintissential song that represents "Metal" in terms of sound and lyrics, it would be "Rapid Fire" from Judas Priest's British Steel record.

When I was in High School, the Metalheads loved it as well as the jocks. The jocks used to play it during football practice, as well as another cut from the disc, "United" which is a weak anthem IMO. But we used to get warmed up to Judas Priest.

During Rapid Fire, everyone used to raise their arm and fist at 90 degrees and imitate Halford, etc for some laughs. Fun memories.

Rapid Fire

"Pounding the world like a battering ram
Forging the furnace for the final grand slam
Chopping away at the source soon the course will be done
Leaving a trail of destruction thatís second to none

Hammering anvils straining muscle and might
Shattering blows crashing browbeating fright
Fast devastating and desolisating the curse
Blasting the cannons of truth through each man of this earth

Wielding the axe comes the one culmination
Thatís always seemed certain to bring down the curtain on greed

Sifting the good from the bad itís the age for the rage
Of the dogs which must fall to the just and be free

Now grate for the vandals who trampled and sampled
Till this place conditioned brought forth demolition to war

The slipping and sliding corrosive subsiding
That withered and wained till the world seemed all drained fills the bay

Pounding the world like a battering ram
Forging the furnace for the final grand slam
Chopping away at the source soon the course will be done
Leaving a trail of destruction thatís second to none
Second to none"
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