Song of the Day #4,913: ‘Victim of Changes’ – Judas Priest

Number five on the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s list of egregious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs is Carole King, who finally made the cut this year.

In the sixth spot is Judas Priest, a band with which I am so unfamiliar that today’s post is the first time the words “Judas Priest” have appeared on the blog in more than 13 years. Shows you how much of a heavy metal guy I am.

The English band is considered one of the greatest in that genre, having sold more than 50 million albums and influenced countless bands I also care nothing about.

They’ve released 18 albums since 1974, the most recent in 2018, with a revolving lineup of members so extensive it warrants its own page on Wikipedia.

I will have to take the word of the Plain Dealer that Judas Priest not only belongs in the Hall of Fame, but is long overdue for the honor.

[Verse 1]
Whiskey woman, don’t you know that you are drivin’ me insane?
The liquor you give stems your will to live and gets right to my brain
Don’t you know you’re driving me insane?
You’re tryin’ to find your way through life
You’re tryin’ to get some new direction
Another woman’s got her man
But she won’t find no new connection

[Chorus]
Takes another drink or two
Things look better when she’s through

[Verse 2]
Take another look around, you’re not going anywhere
You’ve realized you’re gettin’ old and no one seems to care
You’re tryin’ to find your way again
You’re tryin’ to get some new
Another woman’s got her man
But she won’t get a new

[Chorus]
Takes another drink or two
Things look better when she’s through

[Post-Chorus]
You’ve been foolin’ with some hot guy
I want to know why is it why
Get up, get out, you know you really blew it
I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough, good God, pluck me
[Instrumental Break]

[Bridge 1]
Once she was wonderful
Once she was fine
Once she was beautiful
Once she was mine, she was mine
Change has come over her body
She doesn’t see me anymore
Now change has come over her body
She doesn’t see me anymore

[Bridge 2]
Changes
Changes
Changes
Changes
Victim of changes

[Instrumental Break]

[Outro]
No, no, no
No

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,913: ‘Victim of Changes’ – Judas Priest

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I too will take the Plain Dealer’s word on this, having known the band’s name since high school and never listening to anything they did.

  2. Peg says:

    I will take their word too only if I never have to listen to them.

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