Black Sabbath - End of the Beginning (Official Video)

"End of the Beginning" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath featured on the album 13. According to lyricist Geezer Butler, the song deals with the fear of how "technology is going to completely take over the human race", inspired particularly by cloning: "It seems like eventually, people are going to clone the Beatles and stuff like that. I mean, it’s already happening now with a "Tupac" at Coachella, using holograms. But eventually I think they’ll start cloning people like the Beatles, and sending them out on endless tours." Music Scholar and Black Sabbath fanatic, Nolan Stolz, notes that there are apparent similarities between "End of the Beginning" and "Black Sabbath", the first song off of the first album released by Black Sabbath. It is probable that this was an artistic statement signifying the band getting back to their roots.[2]

"End of the Beginning" was ranked the 21st best Black Sabbath song by Rock - Das Gesamtwerk der größten Rock-Acts im Check.

"End of the Beginning" was premiered during the finale of season 13 of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The band guest starred in the episode, and also appeared in a short interview prior to its release. The song was first performed live on 20 April 2013, on the first of the two Auckland shows in New Zealand. The performance was part of their reunion tour.[6] It was also featured in the end credits of the film This Is the End. On 11 June, coinciding with the album's launch, Black Sabbath released a full performance video from the CSI season 13 finale of length 8:20. The single peaked at the number 38 in US Mainstream Rock chart.


Is this the end of the beginning?

Or the beginning of the end?

Losing control or are you winning?

Is your life real or just pretend?

Reanimation of the sequence

Rewind the future to the past.

To find the source of the solution;

The system has to be recast.

Release your mind.

Fast forward to the secrets of your code.

Your life's on overload.

Delete or save

The units that make you an entity

That's your identity

If you don't know

Which way to go

You may be lost and confused

A second chance your turn to lose

Regeneration of your cyber sonic soul.

Transforming time and space beyond control;

Rise up resist and be the master of your fate.

Don't look back live for today - tomorrow is too late.

You don't want to be a robot ghost

Occupied inside a human host

Analyzed and cloned relentlessly

Synthesized until they set you free.

Alright-okay alright till they set you free...

Alright-okay till they set you free, free, free, free

I don't want to see you yeah, yeah, yeah

I don't want to see you yeah, yeah, yeah