"Symptom Of The Universe" as written by and William Ward Frank Iommi....
Take me through the centuries to supersonic years
Electrifying enemy is drowning in his tears
All I have to give you is a love that never dies
The symptom of the universe is written in your eyes

Mother moon she's calling me back to her silver womb
Father of creation takes me from my stolen tomb
Seven hundredth unicorn is waiting in the skies
A symptom of the universe, a love that never dies

Take my hand, my child of love come step inside my tears
Swim the magic ocean I've been crying all these years
With our love we'll ride away into eternal skies
A symptom of the universe, a love that never dies

Woman child of love's creation, come and step inside my dreams
In your eyes I see no sadness, you are all that loving means
Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above
We'll find happiness together in the summer skies of love


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"Symptom of the Universe" as written by John Osbourne Frank Iommi

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    General CommentI think it's about birth.

    "...calling me back to her silver womb..."
    Doesn't want to leave the warmth of a mothers womb.

    "Father of creation takes me from my stolen tomb" It's time for him to be born and since the father of creation made everything, he decides (basically) it's time.

    "Seventh night...unicorn waiting in the skies.." Maybe one of those motorized carousel things hanging above cribs..I don't know.

    "Take my hand..." (Third chorus) The mother is so happy about her newborn child.

    "..Child of loves creation..." Lovers create babies...

    "Symptom of the Universe a love that never dies." Most women get that feeling it's time to make a child, which would be the symptom, and after theve done it, they love what hey produce.

    At least thats what I think it is about. Any thoughts?
    Killspyon June 30, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentpretty sure its about birthin' babies.
    Negroid_featureson March 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti agree, becuase of the title of the song. The Symptom of the Universe being to just reproduce so we can go on and how pointless it is.
    clown137on December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionActually the lyric is "Seventh Advent unicorn..."
    OctoQuadon May 05, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits obviously a love song of sorts, but some parts of it make no sense whatsoever. Also, the actual lyrics are "mother moon she's calling me..." not "mother mooch is calling me...."
    tasteofanthraxon June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard the opening riffs to this song was the first"thrash riff" and what exactly is a thrash riff? Ive never actually heard the song but i dont think thrash metal guys use any different riffs than any other guitarist..
    ZYKLON-Bon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm i dont know about the FIRST thrash riff, but its pretty heavy!! what they meant is the fast, palm muted powerchording on the downtuned E, and since its in 4/4 every 4th it changes chord, classic metal riffing.
    Ben2k9on January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKillspy has a good point with those lyrics. I just used to think it was some psychedelic stuff because he was on alot of acid in the "good ol days"
    madhat57on January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is just jibberish from him trippin out

    but dont take it the wromg way... i love this song
    madhat57on June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is just jibberish from him trippin out

    but dont take it the wromg way... i love this song
    madhat57on June 22, 2006   Link

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