"Looking for Today" as written by and Ward Iommi....
It's complete but obsolete
All tomorrow's become yesterday
In demand but second hand
It's been heard before you even play

Up to date but came too late
Better get yourself another name
You're so right but overnight
You're the one who has to take the blame

Everyone just gets on top of you
The pain begins to eat your pride
You can't believe in anything you knew
When was the last time that you cried

Don't delay you're in today
But tomorrow is another dream
Sunday's star is Monday's scar
Out of date before you're even seen

At the top so quick to flop
You're so new but rotting in decay
Like butterfly so quick to die
But you're only looking for today

Everyone just gets on top of you
The pain begins to eat your pride
You can't believe in anything you knew
When was the last time that you cried
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today

Listen, glamour trip so soon to slip
Easy come but oh how quick it goes
Ten foot tall but what to fall
Hard to open yet so easy to close
Front page news but so abused
You just want to hide yourself away
Over-paid, but soon you fade
Because you're only looking for today

Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today
Looking for today


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"Looking for Today" as written by Iommi Butler

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  • +2
    General CommentDue to recent advances in technology for media, we find that information can be quickly spread, much faster than in the past. Unfortunately, as an adverse side effect, we find that, due to how quickly information spreads, many things are frequently outdated, such as technology or language. Modern colloquialisms quickly change with word of mouth, so it becomes harder for the human brain to adapt to these advancements in language. Technology is frequently outdated, making it dangerous to work on technology lest it no longer have a use, making it so that technology can only be advanced by people with a lot of money who can take the risk. There are many other adverse effects as a result of the improvement of media, but I couldn't go into all of 'em, particularly since I don't know that much on the subject myself. This is what I believe this song is about.
    LordRetardon July 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about never being in check with the world around you, whether it be music,style,technology you never seem to with it, so he is looking for today. Which he never finds...
    Black_Sabathon November 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^ lol

    It's about how situations can change in a day..
    DJgifon July 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think lord retard is right. the flute gives us a kind of a yesterday feeling, right?
    apenas_1_inaciaoon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of Sabbath's best songs.
    Anilandon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt only proves that nothing has changed in our world since the 60's.
    Cynicorenon August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about the progress of technology.
    when the band hit the studio to record this label they realized that all the equipment they worked with on previous albums has been replaced by just one big synthesiser
    Aulooon October 13, 2012   Link

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