"Over To You" as written by and Anthony Iommi Terence Butler....
Born in the window
Cold blooded spoof
Raised in the prison
You called the school
Taught young in legends
Told what to do
I handed my childhood
Over to you

Travelling endlessly, I'm searching for mind
I'm almost afraid of what I will find
Wandering aimlessly, oh what can I do?
I handed my future over to you, to you

Over to you
Future looks blue
What can I do?

Watching for freedom
Fighting our wars
Feeding our children
Keeping your laws
Someday you'll suffer
And what I'll do
I'll hand all your promises
Over to you

Standing inside myself, I'm losing control
You made me believe in the stories you told
Waiting impatiently, what else can I do?
I handed my future over to you, to you

Over to you
Future looks blue
What can I do?

Tears filled of sadness
Stealing myself
Which burning secrets?
What to they tell?
Mad politicians
Can tell it true
I handed my children
Over to you

All over, over to you
All over, over to you
All over, over to you


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"Over to You" as written by John Osbourne Anthony Iommi

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    General CommentThese lyrics are very wrong. Not that the following is a 100% either, but it's much closer:

    Born in a window
    Nobody’s fool
    Raised in a prison
    You called a school
    Taught your religion
    Told what to do
    I handed my childhood
    Over to you

    Traveling endlessly, I'm searching my mind
    I'm almost afraid of what I will find
    Wandering aimlessly, oh what can I do?
    I handed my future over to you

    Over to you
    Future looks blue
    What can I do?

    Working for freedom
    Fighting your wars
    Feeding your children
    Keeping your laws
    Someday you'll suffer
    And what I'll do
    I'll hand all your promises
    Over to you

    Standing inside myself, I'm losing control
    You made me believe in the stories you told
    Waiting impatiently, what else can I do?
    I handed my future over to you, to you

    Over to you
    Future looks blue
    What can I do?

    Tears full of sadness (?)
    Sealed in their cell
    Whispering secrets
    What do they tell?
    Mad politicians
    Can’t tell it true
    I handed my children
    Over to you

    All over, over to you
    All over, over to you
    All over, over to you...
    thesithempireon January 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA song more bizarre than most Sabbath tracks, in both sound and lyrics...

    Something about how 'this person' has essentially given their life away, maybe by electing politicians.

    It says, "my childhood" initially, then changes to "my children" in the concluding half. Possibly implicating how his decisions will effect the next generations... ?
    dbieon12on February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like they were sniffing glue when they made this song. Is that guitar part a single chord?
    miked10002on September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation is that Geezer Butler wanted to explain how ridiculous the whole "system" is so to speak. Imo this is by far the best lyrics on the Never Say Die! album, a great album btw.

    First you grow up, you are receptive to all the lies that society will soon throw at you. They teach you religion but never explain enough why, they expect you to just take in all the information and never question their superiority. In other words, they expect you to "hand over your childhood to them".

    But you know there is something more to it all than what they told you, so you keep searching for your own mind, lost somewhere along the lies inside you. You cannot find it, since your mind is already too corrupted and twisted. There is only one option, to hand over your future to them. Just close your eyes and let them lead you along whatever path they chose.

    "Working for freedom, fighting your wars..." etc refers to following the politicians and "the systems" path. And when the judgement day comes, when it all turns out to be lies, You shall hand over all their promises and lies, back to them. You shall prove that you never believed in it all, you just had no chance, you are not to blame for the destruction you have been part of, because they gave you no option.

    In the end, you are no wiser when you die than when you were born, so what can you tell your children other than "I know what I did was wrong, but there wasn't no option for me, there won't be for you either". Hand over your children to them as well, maybe one day they will be given the opportunity to choose, but meanwhile they must obey the system.
    EvilEyeson April 26, 2011   Link

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