"Iron Man" as written by and J. Osbourne F. Iommi....
I am iron man
Has he lost his mind?
Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all,
Or if he moves will he fall?
Is he alive or dead?
Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there
Why should we even care?

He was turned to steel
In the great magnetic field
Where he traveled time
For the future of mankind

Nobody wants him
He just stares at the world
Planning his vengeance
That he will soon unfold

Now the time is here
For Iron Man to spread fear
Vengeance from the grave
Kills the people he once saved

Nobody wants him
They just turn their heads
Nobody helps him
Now he has his revenge

Heavy boots of lead
Fills his victims full of dread
Running as fast as they can
Iron Man lives again!


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"Iron Man" as written by J. Osbourne F. Iommi

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  • +7
    General Commentsoma, your on the right track. Its about a man who travels into the future, where he sees the apocalypse. He returns, going through a magnetic storm, where he turns to iron. He tries to warn the people of the apocalypse, but no one listens to him. He decide to have his revenge and he later finds out he was the reason for the apocalypse.
    TheGodThatFailedon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song isn't about the Marvel Iron Man, but a completely different Iron Man that Sabbath made for this song. The song is about a man who travels through time into the future and sees the end of the world. When he goes back in time, he goes through the great magnetic field mentioned in the song, turning him into Iron Man. When he tries to tell the world what will happen, nobody cares becuase he can't talk. Being so enraged by this, he goes on a killing spree, creating the end of the world that he foresaw. A great song! I AM IRON MAN!
    Satans Angel 666on April 03, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI am Iron Man
    KurdtKobainon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationThe meaning of this song is that a man traveled into the future and saw a future of destruction and death and went back in time to warn people of the coming destruction but in his travel back to the past he got turned to steel in the magnetic field and no one would listen to him because he was a freak, so he turned on the people and killed them and he caused the future that he tried to divert away from...
    ManofIronon July 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo way, I am iron man.
    Muzzyon April 18, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyour all wrong. I AM IRON MAN!
    NicoleInWonderlandon April 27, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning has pretty much been covered... but does anyone know the title of the movie that the song was based upon?
    Ogre8954on May 06, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMetallibangeR, you're a dick. I bet a lot of the people who have posted on here and haven't referred to the Jesus story are Christians, and obviously at least 1 of the people who referred to it is NOT Christian. I myself am Catholic, but I don't think this song is about Jesus. Don't stereotype Christians as always trying to say something about Jesus every chance they get. By definition, stereotypes are almost never true, because there really isn't a "normal" anything. But anyway, I think this song is about the guy going to the future, coming back, etc.
    erasmus11290on May 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti'd just like to say that i am actually Iron Man
    joe2000on March 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    MemoryI heard during the early years of Sabbath's formation (first 3 records or so), they would get together and ideas would just come to them; from a 5th invisible member. The song is based (very) loosely on this '5th member' who as many mentioned traveled to the future and tried to stop the apocalypse, etc. (perhaps by giving Sabbath the songs they wrote?).

    Learning riffs... I agree; learn it note-for-note, trills 'n all; know it, learn it, then take it somewhere new!
    Guitrwizon October 03, 2009   Link

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