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Judas Priest - Electric Eye


Judas Priest - Electric Eye - Meaning of the song


"Electric Eye" wasn't released as a single but still garnered airplay on rock radio in America, where Judas Priest were making inroads thanks to another Screaming For Vengeance track, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." "Electric Eye" became a live favorite, played at most of their shows throughout their career.


This song is about a satellite watching over everyone and seeing what they're doing. It explores the lack of privacy in the modern world, which was a concern even in 1982.


Electric eye - Lyrics


Up here in space I'm looking down on you My lasers trace Everything you do You think you've private lives Think nothing of the kind There is no true escape I'm watching all the time I'm made of metal My circuits gleam I am perpetual I keep the country clean I'm elected electric spy I'm protected electric eye Always in focus You can't feel my stare I zoom into you But you don't know I'm there I take a pride in probing all your secret moves My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove I'm made of metal My circuits gleam I am perpetual I keep the country clean I'm elected electric spy I'm protected electric eye Electric eye, in the sky Feel my stare, always there There's nothing you can do about it Develop and expose I feed upon your every thought And so my power grows I'm made of metal My circuits gleam I am perpetual I keep the country clean I'm elected electric spy I'm protected electric eye I'm elected electric spy I'm elected protective, detective, Electric Eye!


Judas Priest - Electric Eye - Live



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