Lost in the darkness
I fade from the light
Faith of my father, my brother, my Maker and Savior
Help me make it through the night
Blood on my conscious
And murder in mind
Out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom
Now my body is my shrine

The blood runs free
The rain turns red
Give me the wine
You keep the bread

The voices echo in my head
Is God alive or is God dead?
Is God dead?

Rivers of evil
Run through dying land
Swimming in sorrow, they kill, steal, and borrow, there is no tomorrow
For the sinners will be damned
Ashes to ashes
You cannot exhume a soul
Who do you trust when corruption and lust, creed of all the unjust,
Leaves you empty and unwhole?
When will this nightmare be over? Tell me!
When can I empty my head?
Will someone tell me the answer?
Is God really dead?
Is God really dead?

To safeguard my philosophy
Until my dying breath
I transfer from reality
Into a mental death
I empathize with enemes
Until the timing’s right
With God and Satan at my side
From darkness will come light

I watch the rain
As it turns red
Give me more wine
I don’t need bread

These riddles that live in my head
I don’t believe that God is dead
God is dead

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Wondering if we will meet again
On the other side
Do you believe a word
What the good book said?
Or is it just a holy fairytale
And God is dead?
God is dead, God is dead
God is dead, God is dead

Right!

But still the voices in my head
Are telling me that God is dead
The blood pours down
The rain turns red
I don’t believe that God is dead
God is dead, God is dead
God is dead



Lyrics submitted by ab0ve, edited by sdr, Bestapia

"God Is Dead?" as written by Tony Iommi John Osbourne

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  • +2
    General Comment:Sorry...I know a question mark belongs on the title...typo and apparently you can't edit the title of the song?
    ab0veon April 21, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:My understanding, from listening and what I've read, is that it a reference to the work of German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. In which, he discusses the concept of God as it relates to morality. If God is dead, then morality has no meaning. Specific to this song, it seems to be more of a torment or struggle to know the truth. In one part, the lyrics state, "I don't believe that God is dead"...then going on to repeat, "God is dead...God is dead". The Nietzsche reference is similar to Trent Reznor's (NIN's) song 'Heresy" - While "Heresy" is more of an atheistic exclamation, "God Is Dead?" is clearly more of a question, and not necessarily dismissive of God's existence.
    Yobbo14on July 11, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:"If God is dead, everything is permitted."
    FreshOwnageon July 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:Seems like its about someone struggling with faith and morality.

    They want to believe in God:

    "To safeguard my philosophy
    Until my dying breath
    I transfer from reality
    Into a mental death
    I empathize with enemes
    Until the timing’s right
    With God and Satan at my side
    From darkness will come light"


    But find that the world makes that very difficult:

    "Rivers of evil
    Run through dying land
    Swimming in sorrow, they kill, steal, and borrow, there is no tomorrow
    For the sinners will be damned
    Ashes to ashes
    You cannot exhume a soul
    Who do you trust when corruption and lust, creed of all the unjust,
    Leaves you empty and unwhole?
    When will this nightmare be over? Tell me!
    When can I empty my head?
    Will someone tell me the answer?
    Is God really dead?
    Is God really dead?"
    pdeepyon October 25, 2013   Link

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