Black Sabbath - "N.I.B." - Live 2012





After nearly fifty years it was the final show of Black Sabbath’s Farewell Tour back where it all began in their home city of Birmingham, the industrial heart of England.


There could be no more appropriate place for the Godfathers of Heavy Metal to take their last bow. Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne delivered a set that focused on Black Sabbath’s classic seventies albums, the albums that defined a genre and inspired future generations. It was an extraordinary, emotional night for both the band and the fans and one that will never be forgotten.


"N.I.B." is a song released by British rock band Black Sabbath. It first appeared as the fourth track on the band's 1970 debut album, Black Sabbath. The lyrics are in the first person from the point of view of Lucifer. Lyricist Geezer Butler has said that "the song was about the devil falling in love and totally changing, becoming a good person."


"N.I.B." begins with a bass solo by Geezer Butler, titled "Bassically" on some US releases. It includes heavy use of a wah-wah pedal. The song's main riff (as well as Osbourne's vocal delivery) have been noted for their Cream-influenced sound — the song has even been referred to as "the raucous defiling of Cream".








Lyrics


Oh yeah!

some people say my love cannot be true

please believe me, my love, and i'll show you

i will give you those things you thought unreal

the sun, the moon, the stars all bear my seal


Oh yeah!

follow me now and you will not regret

leaving the life you led before we met

you are the first to have this love of

forever with me 'till the end of time


Your love for me has just got to be real

before you know the way i'm going to feel

i'm going to feel

i'm going to feel


Oh yeah!

now i have you with me, under my power

our love grows stronger now with every hour

look into my eyes, you will see who i am

my name is lucifer, please take my hand


Oh yeah!

follow me now and you will not regret

leaving the life you led before we met

you are the first to have this love of mine

forever with me 'till the end of time

your love for me has just got to be real

before you know the way i'm going to feel

i'm going to feel

i'm going to feel


Oh yeah!

now I have you with me, under my power

our love grows stronger now with every hour

look into my eyes, you will see who i am

my name is lucifer, please take my hand




Songwriters: J. Osbourne / W. Ward / T. Butler / F. Iommi

N.I.B. lyrics © Essex Music International, Essex Music International Inc.





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