6th track on the “STAINED CLASS” album (1978).

Lyrics:
They laughed at their gods
And fought them in vain
So he turned his back on them
And left them in pain
Now here come the saints
With their banners held high
Each one of them martyrs
Quite willing to die

Wake the dead, the saints are in Hell
Wake the dead, they’ve come for the bell

Cover your fists
Razor your spears
It’s been our possession
For 8,000 years
Fetch the scream eagles
Unleash the wild cats
Set loose the king cobras
And blood sucking bats

Wake the dead, the saints are in hell
Wake the dead, they’ve come for the bell

We are saints
In hell
We are saints
In hell
We’re going down
Into the fire
We’re going down
Into the fire

The streets run with blood from the mass mutilation
As carnage took toll for the bell

Abattoir, abattoir, mon Dieu quelle horreur
For a time is was like second hell

Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell

The battle is over, the saints are alive
How can we all thank you, we felt so despised

Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell
Saints in Hell

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43 COMMENTS

  1. I haven't heard this for many years. It's just as good as when I listened to it in college. Their work influenced so many metal bands to come… Priest is truly one of the top metal bands of all time.

  2. Criminally underrated Priest song, along with Hard As Iron, Blood Red Skies, Cathedral Spires, Run of the Mill, Out in the Cold, Heart of a Lion, Dissident Aggressor, Hell Patrol, Before the Dawn, Take These Chains, Living Bad Dreams, Abductors, Alone, Night Comes Down, The Rage, Hellrider, Hell Is Home, A Touch of Evil, Worth Fighting For, Demonizer, Never Satisfied, Burn in Hell, Metal Meltdown, Lochness, One On One, Locked In, and Angel.

  3. THIS TUNE WAS RECORDED IN THE 70' S// MORE THAN AHEAD OF IT'S TIME/// EPIC/// CREATORS//// THEY ARE PART OF THE REASON METAL HAS NEVER FALTERED ,,,/ ,,,/ THANKS FOR UPLOADING THIS PRECIOUS WORK OF METAL ART.

  4. THE ORIGINAL MODERN METAL BAND!!! Noone sings like Halford, Noone. No one plays like KK, Glenn, and Ian.Having sang Judas Priest covers for around 20 yrs. This was one of my fav's to try and cover. Every metal was influenced by Priest. And if say they weren't, they're lying.

  5. I'll never know if there are saints in hell because the guy upstairs don't want me and the guy downstairs is scared I'm going to take over get it so I'm stuck around here for a while

  6. first time I heard this song I was high off some good weed and it blew me away needless to say 6 months later…I'm getting in trouble at work for walking off all the time just to listen to this song. my boss asked me on my break what I was doing that got me in trouble at the office and I played this song. after listening he said "fuck those fucking fuckers, I don't blame you"

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