See the man of hungry mind
Never had a dream to call his own
His sin in form of thought
He lived to milk the minds of the blind
To rule the sea of imagination

And the sanity assassin
Is coming down to steal your mind
So he takes an innocent's vision
The blind lead the blind, they say
Meet the sanity assassin
A trick of mind or the devil's whim
On the way to tomorrow's dream
He's fading away

See the man with the empty soul
Never had a face or will of his own
So he took another's pride
And he made a mask of faults
Defensive anger and false emotion

And the sanity assassin
Is coming down in a stream of black
So he takes what he cannot live
The black leads the blind astray
Meet the sanity assassin
A trick of mind or the devil's whim
On the way to tomorrow's dream
He's fading away

Sing your sweet poison, stealer of dreams
Bleed your sweet anguish and the form of dreams are born

Don't be afraid to dream outside the lines
Don't be afraid of painting pictures within your mind
Don't be afraid, your path is not of sorrow
Don't be afraid, dreams are immortal

Rise in the coming tide
Wave after wave of sleep crushing down
Hopes of the weakened and knowing
Awash in the undertow, falling away

Listen as the tale begins to now unweave
The will of strong mind he'll never deceive
I speak the words to lay me down, I am ever strong
Against the all-knowing thief of imagination

Dreams are immortal


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    General CommentBauhaus - The Sanity Assassin
    Black Sabbath - Tomorrow's Dream
    samwaltonon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo more comments? This is one of my FAVORITES. Love Warrel's range of vocals in it. I think it's about people being dumbed-down by society, the media, pop culture, etc. "The will of strong mind he'll never deceive"....pretty much says if you are strong-minded, you are immune to this. You can read between the lines, you don't just believe what you hear like most people.
    Neverhead169on August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about weak minded people whose will and imagination are taken over by some other entity like the government or religion. Basically, people who can't think for themselves will have someone else do the thinking for them and thus will live "someone else's life."
    Joe K. on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about weak minded people whose will and imagination are taken over by some other entity like the government or religion. Basically, people who can't think for themselves will have someone else do the thinking for them and thus will live "someone else's life."
    Joe K. on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you guys on the meaning of this song. definitley one of my fav. nevermore songs, I'm planning on painting a picture based and inspired by this song.... hopefully it will turn out good!!!
    Valkyrie_Of_Odinon January 12, 2009   Link

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