"St. Vitus' Dance" as written by and Terence Butler Frank Iommi....
So you think you know what's going on inside her head
You think she wants your money but it's you she wants instead

When you think about the things that she did long ago
It breaks your heart, but deep down boy, you don't want her to go

You really look so shattering
You feel you want to die
Just because of the one mistake of telling you a lie

If I were you I'd try again
And try to make amends
She only thinks of you, you know I'm talking as a friend

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"St. Vitus Dance" as written by John Osbourne Frank Iommi

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  • +5
    General CommentPretty straightforward, about a relationship breaking up because the guy thought the girl was just after his money, but it was true love and it breaks his heart.
    4d5e6fon July 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah, the meaning is pretty straightforward, but I can't figure out how the title relates at all.

    St. Vitus' Dance is a nuerological disorder characterized by jerky, uncontrollable muscle spasms of the arms and/or legs that seem to flow along the limbs and cause it to look almost like one is dancing in place. If anyone can explain the relation between the title and the meaning of the song or the lyrics, I would be grateful.
    Achoryon June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really underrated, nobody ever mentions it, but it's the best song from Vol. 4 in my opinion.
    4d5e6fon July 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis doesn't sound like Sabbath, but almost my favorite song from "Vol. 4".
    Pink_Floyd_fanon February 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that, "St. Vitus' Dance" is almost the best song from the whole album of "Vol. 4" in my opinion.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon February 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like they were trying to make a second Paranoid to me
    Netheroon October 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVol. 4 album was great with this song, "St. Vitus' Dance."
    Pink_Floyd_fanon February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics allll wrong

    so you think you know whats going on inside her head
    you think she wants youre money but its you she wants instead

    when you think about the things that she did long ago
    it breaks you heart but deep down boy you dont want her to go

    you feel your love so shattering
    you feel you want to die
    just because the one mistake of telling you a lie

    if i were you id try again and try and make amends
    she only thinks of you im talking as a friend
    sydbarretton May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs for the title, I think it's something like NIB where they just slapped a random name on it. That's the only explanation I can think of.
    MrBacon1995on August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's no secret that Ozzy was a huge Beatles fan. Lyrically, he's attempting to recreate and expand on the themes set in the 1963 Lennon/McCartney hit "She Loves You".
    Loungepunkon May 19, 2013   Link

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