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Judas Priest:The Ripper Lyrics

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This song is performed by Judas Priest and appears on the album Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976), on the live album Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan) (1979) and on the compilation album The Essential Judas Priest (2006).
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You're in for surprise
You're in for a shock
In London town streets
When there's darkness and fog

When you least expect me
And you turn your back
I'll attack

I smile when I'm sneaking
Through shadows by the wall
I laugh when I'm creeping
But you won't hear me at all

All hear my warning
Never turn your back
On The Ripper

You'll soon shake with fear
Never knowing if I'm near
I'm sly and I'm shameless
Nocturnal and nameless

Except for "The Ripper"
Or if you like, "Jack the Knife"

Any back alley street
Is where we'll probably meet
Underneath a gas lamp
Where the air's cold and damp

I'm a nasty surprise
I'm a devil in disguise
I'm a footstep at night
I'm a scream of the fright

All hear my warning
Never turn your back
On The Ripper
The Ripper
The Ripper
Ah

Written by:

Glenn Tipton

annotations:

Jack the Ripper Wikipedia16

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