Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Meaning of the song
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" is one of Judas Priests most popular tracks. Lead singer Rob Halford says:
"Just this attitude that we've always had in Priest. And I dare say, we've always had in our personal way of dealing with issues that are sent to challenge us."
Judas Priest wrote this song at session in Ibiza, Spain, and didn't think much of it. It wasn't until they came to Miami to continue work on the Screaming For Vengeance album that they felt its power, especially as a driving song. Released as the first single from the album, it made a very strong showing in America, where the British rockers were trying to break through. Many rock radio stations added it to their playlists, and the single sold well enough to earn the song placing on the Hot 100, peaking at #67. It's the only Judas Priest song ever to hit that chart.
Much of this song's American success owes to MTV, which went on the air a year earlier. Like many British acts, Judas Priest had a head start on music videos, and MTV gave some airplay to "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" when they went on the air in 1981. With their leather-and-studs look and songs filled with feral aggression, they were a great fit for the network, which jumped on "You've Got Another Thing Comin'."
You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Lyrics
One life I'm gonna live it up I'm takin' flight said I'll never get enough. Stand tall I'm young and kinda proud I'm on top as long as the music's loud. If you think I'll sit around as the world goes by You're thinkin' like a fool 'cause it's a case of do or die. Out there is a fortune waitin' to be had If you think I'll let it go you're mad You've got another thing comin'. That's right here's where the talkin' ends Well listen this night there'll be some action spent. Drive hard I'm callin' all the shots I got an ace card comin' down on the rocks. If you think I'll sit around while you chip away my brain Listen I ain't foolin' and you'd better think again. Out there is a fortune waitin' to be had If you think I'll let it go you're mad You've got another thing comin'. In this world we're livin' in we have our share of sorrow Answer now is don't give in aim for a new tomorrow. Oh so hot no time to take a rest yeah Act tough ain't room for second best. Real strong got me some security Hey I'm a big smash I'm goin' for infinity yeah.