Reviews for Run Of The Mill LyricsPerformed by Judas Priest
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Genius | Reviewer: Tavi | 8/9/12
In this dong they were touched by pure genius. They were young but wise. I would say they were close to absolute with this song and some from next albums. Halford is not from this earth on this song.Sensitive, powerful , brutal ,not human.All so talented and versatile. From this song you could notice how big they will become
One of their best songs | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/2/11
I like how this song has a meaning and doesn't have anything to do with death or evil. Back then this was when Halford used his poetry as his lyrics. He's gay and I guess he would write about his feelings and pains and emotions which gave great depth and meaning to the songs. It wasn't poop. So basically Rob made judas priest
Makes me numb | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/26/10
I just came accross this whole album, and 'Run of the Mill' in particular on my ipod. I had not heard the song in over 10 years (i used to listen to priest religiously back then), and it almost made me cry. I particularly like the meandering jam-like instrumental section that kinda goes on and on... and then rob comes in with the most awesome operatic climax. Great contrast. Clever. Incredible.
My favorite Priest song | Reviewer: Rick | 1/7/10
I love the subtle guitar work and the pain in Rob's voice at the end drives this one right through the heart! Like you guys, I wish Priest had kept a more serious tone (although "Nostradamus" is a move in the right direction). If you like this, you'll love Halford's new "Winter Songs" album.
Run of the Mill = average | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/14/09
Marco, the term "run of the mill" used to refer to the average quality of cloth that came from a clothing mill. It was used to describe anything, including a person that is mediocre or average.
Given that, you can see that the title refers to the person in the lyrics. It questions if the person achieved their full potential in life or if they just "did as they were told," in other words they lived an average, run-of-the-mill existence.
A great song that I think outlives and actually trumps a lot of the junk that Priest cranks out now. While I am still a fan, I wish they would let go of the "metal Gods" schtick and do more songs like this, with some depth. They have the talent and I think they're being lazy these days.
Run of the mill? Definately not!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Tupinambis | 12/5/08
This song is a lyrical and musical masterpiece! I dont care who tells you otherwise, listen to it and then when you think youve heard it, listen to it again! You will understand. This is one of those songs that the more you listen, the more you hear! Its very well written and very well executed.
Run Of The Mill - the song is anything but... | Reviewer: Erik V. | 9/2/08
This is one of the most under rated Judas Priest songs.
Run Of The Mill is defined as average, nothing special. This song could relate to a lot of people, who find themselves later in life without achieving their personal goals or potential. That aside, the song is a composition masterpiece. Kind of tripped out during the instrumental section, as the intensity builds from a soulful guitar solo into an orchestral explosion. A heavy baseline is included in the build-up, missing from many classic Priest works. Mired in legal disputes over who owns the rights to the first two albums worth of material, this song gets marginalized in comparison to the late 70's / 80's Priest heavy metal standards. Run of the Mill feels like it's inspired by Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath of the same time period.
I highly recommend this tune for any serious Priest fan or any fan of early 70's heavy metal.
what has a mill got to do with it? | Reviewer: Marco | 1/17/08
great song, used to(try to)rehearse this with my band long time ago, never done it live, but just a big influence to me as a guitarist/composer and music lover
never understood the title though :p
Run Of The Mill.......far from it. | Reviewer: Chris Crossont | 11/24/06
This song is from their first album and it is an album that gets very little notice excpet from the most hardcore of fan. The song is about the questions that one poses to themselves as they get old and reflect on their life. It is a powerful song and it is one that more of the casual Priest fans should give an ear to. It is one of my personal favorites and it is a much stronger piece than a lot of their commercially successful songs.
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