Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hell Bent For Leather-Judas Priest

Here at Song of the Day we like all kinds of music. Some music we like because it is fun. I don't think this is the same as "it's so bad, it's good" or "ironically" liking something. The thing about almost all ironic music is that it always seems to where it's heart on it's sleeve. Music that makes no apologies for how emotional, grandiose or ridiculous it seems or is. Many songs I would never buy, but I love hearing in the car- you know- radio music- songs that you can sing along to like Karaoke, because what is being said in the song is not something you would ever say- it is almost like role playing.

The role playing part of the above paragraph has nothing to do with this song, I assure you, which I found myself singing along to yesterday in the car- thanks 107.7 the Bone- your DJs all sound like my high school principal or they should be on a Christian station, yet you play this:
Seek him here, seek him on the highway
Never knowing when he’ll appear
All await, engine’s ticking over
Hear the roar as they sense the fear

Wheels! a glint of steel and a flash of light!
Screams! from a streak of fire as he strikes!

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

Black as night, faster than a shadowcrimson flare from a raging sun
An exhibition, of sheer precision
Yet no one knows from where he comes

Fools! self destruct cannot take that crown
Dreams! crash one by one to the ground

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

There’s many who tried to prove that they’re faster
But they didn’t last and they died as they tried

There’s many who tried to prove that they’re faster
But they didn’t last and they died as they tried

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

Um, Rob Halford was never in the closet, it seems. The closet was in plain sight. PRIEST!! RAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!