"Behind The Wall Of Sleep" as written by and Ward Iommi....
Visions cupped within a flower
Deadly petals with strange power
Faces shine a deadly smile
Look upon you at your trial

Chill and numbs from head to toe
Icy sun with frosty glow
Words that grow read to your sorrow?
Words that grow read no tomorrow?

Feel your spirit rise with the breeze
Feel your body falling to its knees
Sleeping wall of remorse
Turns your body to a corpse
Turns your body to a corpse
Turns your body to a corpse
Sleeping wall of remorse
Turns your body to a corpse

Now from darkness, there springs light
Wall of Sleep is cool and bright
Wall of Sleep is lying broken
Sun shines in, you have awoken


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by GORGON, oopsididntagai

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  • +5
    General CommentIt is based on Lovecraft's Story. It is a bizarre tale about aliens and consciousness etc. Read it. But also, knowing our spaced out Sabbath boys, they mave have likened the experience of the protagonist to that of opium taking.
    SABRACADABRAon April 03, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI don't think its so not about recreational drugs as it seems more of a passage into the spirit world and the return back. Too easy for straight and narrows to label everything they don't understand as druggie bable.
    lyriaciston December 25, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentno, that was H.P. Lovecraft, it's called Beyond the Wall of Sleep, he also wrote The Call of the Ctulu which Metallica based the song off of.
    Souperman55on December 25, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt sometimes sounds like there were too Ozzies singing at the same time 8)
    roboknobon December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight! The stereo effect is great.
    roboknobon February 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe beat is so weird. I love it.
    Willboeon August 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has to be about some sort of lethal drug...

    "Visions cupped within the flower
    Deadly petals with strange power"

    LSA perhaps? (morning glory)


    does anyone if i may be right?
    just_another_brickon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know* .. sorry
    just_another_brickon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou have got to listen to this song with headphones - very intrestin stereo effect on the vocals!
    roboknobon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment" You have got to listen to this song with headphones - very intrestin stereo effect on the vocals!"

    to bad im deaf on my right ear...yeah, it sucks (my deafness, but the song's really good)
    cohacon March 10, 2006   Link

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