Judas Priest

Rocka Rolla tracks

Lyrics

1. ONE FOR THE ROAD

Where would you be without music?
You would be nowhere at all
You wouldn't be here doing this now
If you weren't having a ball

One for the road
Sharing our load
Show us the way

Can you imagine the silence?
Now even the pink or white noise
Well thankfully we've got the license
To have us some fun with the boys

One for the road
Sharing our load
Show us the way

The melody line's fascinating
The rhythm is something divine
It sends our adrenaline racing
To see you all moving so fine

One for the road
Sharing our load
Show us the way




2. ROCKA ROLLA

Man eatin' momma, steam driven hammer
Sorts the men out from the boys
Takes no messin', all in wrestlin'
Is one of her pride and joys

She's a classy, flashy lassy
Imitation sapphire shrine
Two-faced liar, full of fire
But I know the flame is mine

Rocka rolla woman for a rocka rolla man
You can take her if you want her, if you think you can
Rocka rolla woman for a rocka rolla man
You can take her if you want her you can

She's a grip and choke ya, heavy smoker
Wrong side of the law
Midnight shady, good time lady
Heavy, ready show you what for

Barroom fighter, ten pint a nighter
Definite ninety-nine
Diamond cluster, knuckle duster
Feline on the borderline

Rocka rolla woman for a rocka rolla man
You can take her if you want her, if you think you can
Rocka rolla woman for a rocka rolla man
You can take her if you want her you can




3. WINTER

Got no silver in my pockets
Got no pillow for my head
And the winter it gets stronger
Got to ease my aching head

In the morning when I wake up
Get this feeling deep inside
And I wonder if I'll die young
Or I'll go out of my mind

I still get this awful feeling
When the snow falls to the ground
It still sends my senses reeling
Knowing winter's come to town




4. DEEP FREEZE

(Instrumental)




5. WINTER RETREAT

Now winter wind fades from my face
My heart will no longer race
Sun smiling down from the sky
Melts away ice from my eye

Warmth eases back to my soul
Bitterness shrugs then it goes




6. CHEATER

I got home late this evening
Stumbled up the stairs
I couldn't believe my eyes
When I looked in the bedroom there

My woman with a man
Was lying fast asleep
I felt a rage inside me
Control I couldn't keep

She was a cheater

I reached the dressing table
Kicked away the door
I gripped the cold black metal
A loaded 44

By this time they're awake
And they don't know what to do
I scream you cheatin' bitch
Here's what I think of you

You are a cheater

They both pleaded for mercy
I said no way
When you do this upon me
You have no say

I treated you so real good
And this is what you do
Oh no I've finished with ya
Your time is through

You are a cheater

If you need a cheater there's nobody sweeter then this one
There's no neater, come on here and meet here
Cheater, cheater, cheater, come on and meet her




7. NEVER SATISFIED

Where do we go from here
There must be something near
Changing you, changing me
Forever

Places change, faces change
Life is so very strange
Changing time, changing line
Together

There's nowhere else to go
This could be our last show
Changing dreams, changing schemes
Never

We are never satisfied

Love is gone, along with fun
Now we're reaching for the gun
Changing cast, changing fast
No more tether

We are never satisfied




8. RUN OF THE MILL

What have you achieved
Now you're old
Did you fulfill ambition
Do as you were told

Or are you still doing
The same this year
Should I give sorrow
Or turn 'round and sneer

I know that the prospects
Weren't all that good
But they improved
And I'd have thought that you could

Have strived for that something
We all have deep inside
Not let it vanish
Along with your pride

Now with the aid of your new walking stick
You hobble along through society thick
And look mesmerized by the face of it all
You keep to the gutter in case you fall

I can't go on
I can't go on
I can't go on
I can't go on

I, I, I, I, I




9. DYING TO MEET YOU

Came in this morning
High on a birds wing
Quite open-minded
But still quite aware

Followed the sunrise
Right through from dawning
Picking out landmarks
That said I was there

Led to positions
By stern faced leaders
Who never let one smile
Depart from their face

Then with an armraise
The slaughter is started
One or two crack up
And start to cry

Selfishness breeds in
This cesspool of sorrow
Every few moments
I see a friend die

Synchronized watches
Flash in the sunlight
As into the battle
We all are led

Killer, killer
Keep your thoughts at bay
Maiming, destroying
Every single day

Is this the way
That you get your fun
Slaying, waylaying
In the heat of the midday sun

Get out, get out
Go and do your job
Rape and pillage
Squander all and rob

You make me sick
Getting paid for murder
You wouldn't lay a finger on your mother, oh no
You never ever dream to hurt her

Hero, hero
You have done so well
So sit back and lick your wounds
Cause you won't go to hell

Take your medal
Wear it now with pride
Consolation for the pain
And sin you feel inside




10. CAVIAR AND MENTHS

(Instrumental)




11. DIAMONDS AND RUST

I'll be damned, here comes your ghost again
But that's not unusual
It's just that the moon is full
And you decided to call

And here I sit, hand on the telephone
Hearing the voice I'd known
A couple of light-years ago
Heading straight for a fall

But we both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust
Yes we both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Now I see you standing with brown leaves all around
And snow in your hair
Now we're smiling out the window of a crummy hotel
Over Washington Square

Our breath comes in white clouds
Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could 've died then and there

Now you're telling me, you're not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You were so good with words
And at keeping things vague

Cause I need some of that vagueness now
It's call come back too clearly, yes I loved you dearly
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust
I've already paid

But we both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust
Yes we both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Diamonds, diamonds and rust
Diamonds, diamonds and rust
Diamonds, diamonds and rust
Diamonds, diamonds and rust