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The Sentinel Lyrics

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Defenders of the Faith

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsColumbia Records
Ranked#3 for 1984 , #17 all-time
Album rating :  93.9 / 100
Votes :  115
4. The Sentinel (5:06)
Track rating :  99.4 / 100       Votes :  55       [ ]
Along deserted avenues
Steam begins to rise
The figures primed and ready
Prepared for quick surprise
He's watchin' for a sign
His life is on the line

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel

Dogs whine in the alleys
Smoke is on the wind
From deep inside its empty shell
A cathedral bell begins
Sending out its toll
A storm begins to grow

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel

Amidst the upturned burned-out cars
The challengers await
And in their fists clutch iron bars
With which to seal his fate
Across his chest is scabbards rest
The rows of throwing knives
Whose razor points in challenged tests
Have finished many lives

Now facing one another
The stand-off eats at time
Then all at once a silence falls
As the bell ceases its chime
Upon this sign the challengers
With shrieks and cries rush forth
The knives fly out like bullets
Upon their deadly course
Screams of pain and agony
Rent the silent air
Amidst the dying bodies
Blood runs everywhere
The figure stands expressionless
Impassive and alone
Unmoved by this victory
And the seeds of death he's sown

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel
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Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Defenders of the Faith - Album Credits
Additional musicians
  • Bob Halligan Jr. : Songwriting (track 7)
Other staff
  • Tom Allom : Producer
  • Mark Dodson : Engineer
  • Christian Eser : Assistant Engineer
  • Bruce Hensal : Assistant Engineer
  • David Roeder : Assistant Engineer
  • Ben King : Assistant Engineer
  • Buddy Thornton : Assistant Engineer
  • Doug Johnson : Cover Design, Cover Art
  • Judas Priest : Original Cover Concept
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