Black Sabbath - "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (Official Video)




"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" is the opening title track of British heavy metal band Black Sabbath's 1973 album of the same name.


Its main riff has been cited as "the riff that saved Black Sabbath" because Tony Iommi, who wrote most of the band's music, had been suffering from writer's block. They resorted to drastic measures (including renting out the supposedly haunted Clearwell Castle to live in) to inspire him.


The song has been singled out for praise by hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, with Slash from Guns N' Roses stating to Guitar World in 2008, "The outro to 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' is the heaviest shit I have ever heard in my life. To this day, I haven't heard anything as heavy that has as much soul." Brent Hinds of Mastodon agrees, telling Nick Bowcott in 2008, "The 'dreams turn to nightmares, Heaven turns to Hell' riff at the end of that song is unbeatable."






Lyrics


You seen right through distorted lies

You know you have to learn

The execution of your mind

You really had to turn


The race is run the book is read

The end begins to show

The truth is out, the lies are old

But you don't want to know


Nobody will ever let you know

When you ask the reasons why

They just tell you that you're on your own

Fill your head all full of lies


The people who have crippled you

You want to see them burn

The gates of life have closed on you

And there's just no return


You're wishing that the hands of doom

Could take your mind away

And you don't care if you don't see again

The light of day


Nobody will ever let you know

When you ask the reasons why

They just tell you that you're on your own

Fill your head all full of lies

You bastard


Where can you run to

What more can you do

No more tomorrow

Life is killing you

Dreams turn to nightmares

Heaven turns to hell

Burned out confusion

Nothing more to tell


Everything around you

What's it coming to

God knows as your dognose

Bog blast all of you

Sabbath bloody sabbath

Nothing more to do

Living just for dying

Dying just for you

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