"hole in the sky "Gateway to Heaven", not "take me to heaven"...
I'm looking through a hole in the sky
I'm seeing nowhere through the eyes of a lie
I'm getting closer to the end of the line
I'm living easy where the sun doesn't shine

I'm living in a room without any view
I'm living free because the rent's never due
The synonyms of all the things that I've said
Are just the riddles that are built in my head

Hole in the sky, take me to heaven
Window in time, through it I fly

I've seen the stars disappear in the sun
The shooting's easy if you've got the right gun
And even though I'm sitting waiting for Mars
I don't believe there's any future in cause

Hole in the sky, take me to heaven
Window in time, through it I fly
Yeah

I've watched the dogs of war enjoying their feast
I've seen the western world go down in the east
The food of love became the greed of our time
But now I'm living on the profits of pride


Lyrics submitted by carlos_avdas, edited by kevink8566

"Hole in the Sky" as written by Tony Iommi Michael Butler

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  • +3
    General CommentTo me, it's about the afterlife. I mean, if you look at things like Hinduism, they view ascending to the afterlife through a portal, which to me is what the "hole" represents.
    rotherhamkidon April 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about waiting to die and knowing that the monotony of everyday life is really a pointless means of existance to an ulitimatly unimportant, end....or so the narrator of the song believes.
    The quick ending is symbolic of the narrator's life finally coming to an abrupt ending and nothing coming after it as he was alluding to would happen.
    phisherofsoulson May 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPrison or apocalypse seem most likely, it wouldn't exactly be out of character for Sabb to do another apocalypse song.
    bammb6on April 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlife in prison
    Sabbra21on August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is obvious... It's the Apocolypse and Ozzy, Geizer and other members of Black Sabbath are in Hell looking at the Hole that certain races and/or countries and/or people are ascending into and in the background the Western World is descending into Hell "I've Seen the Western World go down in the East"
    Big Basseron December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about watching T.V. and the different things you see on it. Television is being described here as a "hole in the sky that you fly through" or how you seem to fly through it to the parts of the world you are viewing on it. Re-read the lyrics with this in mind and see if it doesn't make more sense. Sitting in a room without any view. Seeing nowhere through the eyes of a lie. Get It ?
    jejhon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about people who dont believe in god. "I'm seeing nowhere through the eyes of a lie" that line means to me that someone is seeing life through what appears to be not true- and in someone who doesnt believe in god, that can be true. The person in the song seems to also be old because he says "im getting closer to the end of the line"
    DanRon October 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy does this song just suddenly get cut off at the end? Otherwise, AWESOME song
    Basheon August 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the first post. Life in prison makes alot of sense with this song. (I'm living free because the rent's never due) The Hole could be a T.V that he's watching. (Seen the western world go down in the east)
    He's just kinda sitting there watching T.v or looking out of the "hole" Cause there's not much else to do. Ozzy Himself was in Prison for 8 Weeks for stealing Womens clothing to sell at a bar. Ozzy himself was so bored in prison it was where he gave himself his famous "Ozzy" tattoo.
    Chris Ron February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyour all wrong its about mans destruction on there enviorment and how we made a hole in the ozone layer and how the world is eventually going to fall to shit
    Pyros91on July 15, 2009   Link

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