"Anno Mundi (The Vision)" as written by Anthony Philip Harford, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Tony Iommi and Geoffrey Nicholls....
Can you see me, are you near me?
Can you hear me crying out for life?
Can you tell me, where's the glory?
Ride the days and sail the nights

When it's over, find the answer
Running in the whispering rain
Anno Mundi, can you wonder
Truth or thunder, life or blame

Do you see a vision of a perfect place?
Does it make you laugh, put a smile on your face?
Do you need a mirror, do you see it well?
Does the hand of God still toll the bell?

There are people laughing, they're all laughing at you
If only they could see what you're saying was true, ooh yeah
Still generals fighting, making war on the world
Don't they know, don't they know? No, no, no

As the wind in the night blows cold
Your eyes are burning
And the sands of our time grow old
Anno Mundi, yeah

Do you follow the path that so many tread?
Are you among the blind so easily lead?
Do you join in the war, do you fight for the 'cause?
Depend on another to fight it alone

As the wind in the night blows cold
Your eyes are burning
And the sands of our time grow old, no, no, no

Can you see me now, oh, can you hear me now? Oh, no
Can you tell me where's the glory?
Ride the days and sail the nights
When it's over, you'll find the answer, running in the rain
Truth or thunder, life or blame

There's a hope that's growing and a vision too
All those angry hearts now reach out for you
Do you look to the dawn, see a new day begun?
No longer the fool, the vision is done

As the wind in the night blows cold
Your eyes are burning
And the sands of our time grow old
Your eyes are burning

As the wind in the night blows cold
Your eyes are burning
And the sands of our time grow old
Your eyes are burning



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"Anno Mundi" as written by Cozy Powell Anthony Philip Harford

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    General CommentYeah, it's a great song. I think Tony Martin has explained fully the meaning of this song, but I can't remember.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis might be Sabbath's best song ever, along with 1973's "Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath."
    prezuiwfon April 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have always felt that this song wants people to wake up and make their own decisions. Of course TYR is pretty much about the vikings and the Gods they chose to follow. In the Sabbath Stones martin more or less destroys the old norse faith and promotes christianity, (maybe with an ironic touch, who knows). Great conceptual album, really makes you think.
    EvilEyeson April 19, 2011   Link
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