"Hand Of Doom" as written by and Osbourne Iommi....
Whatcha gonna do?
Time's caught up with you
Now you wait your turn
You know there's no return

Take your written rules
You join the other fools
Turn to something new
Now it's killing you

First it was the bomb
Vietnam napalm
Disillusioning
You push the needle in

From life you escape
Reality's that way
Colors in your mind
Satisfy your time

Oh you, you know you must be blind
To do something like this
To take the sleep that you don't know
You're giving death a kiss, oh, little fool now

Your mind is full of pleasure
Your body's looking ill
To you it's shallow leisure
So drop the acid pill,

Don't stop to think now

You're having a good time baby
But that won't last
Your mind's all full of things
You're living too fast

Go out enjoy yourself
Don't bottle it in
You need someone to help you
To stick the needle in, yeah

Now you know the scene
Your skin starts turning green
Your eyes no longer seeing
Life's reality

Push the needle in,
Face death's sickly grin
Holes are in your skin,
Caused by deadly pin

Head starts spinning 'round
You fall down to the ground
Feel your body heave
Death's hands starts to weave

It's too late to turn
You don't want to learn
Price of life you cry
Now you're gonna die


Lyrics submitted by spolojack

"Hand of Doom" as written by Ozzy Osbourne Michael Butler

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is about drugs, the majority eing those which are needle based (herion springs to mind).
    Personally i think its about drug use and how it helps take you to a different place before it catches up to you and it kills you. (hence the title hand of doom, hand refering to the drugs and doom being death)

    "Disillusioning, you push the needle in
    From life you escape, reality's that way
    Colours in your mind satisfy your time "

    basically what that means (in my opinion) is using a needle based drug like heroin to escape from reality

    this song kicks ass and i like slayer's version of it too
    Razer666on April 06, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is clearly an anti-herion song, talking about how seductive and powerful drugs are and how they will kill you in the end.
    tasteofanthraxon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe its about a veteran of war escaping his pain by taking drugs.
    twilight_samon September 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts irrelevant whether black sabbath was spiking or snorting heroin at the time. Its about taking drugs to forget the atrocities of war, only to see it catch up to you and slowly destroy you from inside. And its not about heroin only they also mention acid, and thats irrelevant too coz the point is drugs fuck you up
    XpoferenSon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlayer did a version? Does it have the same sludge as BS's?

    I see it in a much more negative light. It was kinda the "Black Sabbath" for heroin. (which is strange because in the liner notes for the Reunion album, it says BS never injected, only smoked and snorted heroin...)
    Ferkungon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlayers cover kicked ass. They removed part of the lyrics but it still conveys the original message.
    Armon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta good song...but, i hate herion. it takes your will to live and destroys you.
    xl5ronon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI pretty much agree with what has been said here. I'd also like to say... this song is so awesome, I love the first part with the bass and the drum things where it's slow and all.
    PinkFloydrulezon February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe its "poor little fool now." rather than oh, little fool now.
    Bloodyteaon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll that is right, but consider this piece:
    "You're having a good time baby
    But that won't last
    Your mind's all full of things
    You're living too fast
    go out enjoy yourself
    Don't bottle it in
    You need someone to help you
    To stick the needle in, yeah"
    *naughty smile*
    anupamsron March 08, 2006   Link

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