"Black Blade" as written by and Bloom/trivers/moorcock....
I have this feeling that my luck is none too good
This sword here at my side don't act the way it should
Keeps calling me its master, but I feel like its slave
Hauling me faster and faster to an early, early grave
And it howls, it howls like hell

I'm told it's my duty to fight against the law
That wizardry's my trade and I was born to wade through gore
I just want to be a lover, not a red-eyed screaming ghoul
I wish it'd picked another to be its killing tool

Black blade! Black blade!
Forged a billion years ago
Black blade! Black blade!
Killing so its power can grow

There's death from the beginning to the end of time
And I'm the cosmic champion and I hold a mystic sign
And the whole world's dying and the burdens mine
And the black sword keeps on killing 'til the end of time

Black blade! Black blade!
Bringing chaos to the world we know
Black blade! Black blade!
And its using me to kill my friends
Black blade! Black blade!
Getting stronger so the world will end
Black blade! Black blade!
Forcing my mind to bend and bend

The black blade
Forged a million billion years ago
My cosmic sword goes on for eternity
Carving out destiny
Bringing in the lords of chaos
Bringing up the beasts of Hades
Sucking out the souls of heroes
Laying waste to knights and ladies
My master is my slave
Ha ha ah ha ah ha!


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"Black Blade" as written by John Trivers E Bloom

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    General CommentIts based on the (and co-written by) Micheal Moorcock's series of Novels "Elric" and the "Black Blade" refers to the setient sword "Stormbringer" a sorcerous blade that is adicted to souls and kills out of lust against its "master's" wishes (ie. elric) but teh co-dependence leads Elric to wonder if he is a servent of the blade.

    btw. Elric is a follower of the lords of Chaos
    RHCP_Xtremeon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou left out the last line. It's really hard to hear on the studio version, easier on Extra Terrestrial Live, but after the sword laughs, as the song fades out it says "You poor fucking humans."
    jhammond5611on August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh wow, I didn't notice that before. they ingrain it in the synth/organ effect so you don't notice.

    But I love the books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But I'm only in the middle of Wierd of the White Wolf so try not to spoil it :)
    JimiHendrixJron June 06, 2008   Link

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