"Megalomania" as written by and William Ward Frank Iommi....
I hide myself inside the shadows of shame
The silent symphonies were playing their game
My body echoed to the dreams of my soul
This god is something that I could not control

Where can I run to now?
The joke is on me
No sympathizing god is insanity, yeah
Why don't you just get out of my life, yeah?
Why don't you just get out of my life now?
Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now?
Why doesn't everybody leave me alone, yeah?

Obsessed with fantasy, possessed with my schemes
I mixed reality with pseudo-god dreams
The ghost of violence was something I seen
I sold my soul to be the human obscene

How could it poison me?
The dream of my soul
How did my fantasies take complete control, yeah?
Why don't you just get out of my life, yeah?
Why don't you just get out of my life now?
Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now?
Why doesn't everybody leave me alone, yeah?

Well I feel something's taken me I don't know where
It's like a trip inside a separate mind
The ghost of tomorrow from my favorite dream
Is telling me to leave it all behind
Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
Got to get to happiness, want no more of sorrow

How I lied, went to hide
How I tried to get away from you now
Am I right if I fight?
That I might just get away from you now
Sting me

Well I feel something's giving me the chance to return
It's giving me the chance of saving my soul
Beating the demigod, I'm fading away
I'm going backwards but I'm in control
Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
Getting back to sanity, providence of sorrow

Was it wise to disguise
How I tried to get away from you now
Is there a way that I could pay
Or is it true I have to stay with you now?

How I lied, went to hide
How I tried to get away from you now
Am I right if I fight?
That I might just get away from you now
Suck me

I'm really digging schizophrenia the best of the earth
I'll chase my soul in the fires of hell?
Peace of mind eluded me, but now it's all mine
I simply try, but he wants me to fail
Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
Now I've found my happiness, providence of sorrow

No more lies, I got wise
I despise the way I worshiped you yeah
Now I'm free, can't you see
And now instead I won't be led by you now
Free


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"Megalomania" as written by Ozzy Osbourne Michael Butler

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  • +4
    General Commentalso, here are a more accurate set of lyrics:
    *(a/b) means either a or b.
    *im not even going to attempt the last part. your guess is as good as mine.

    I hide I hide I hide I hide I hide I hide I hide I hide
    I hide myself inside the shadows of shame
    The silent symphonies were playing their game
    My body echoed to the dreams of my soul
    It started something that I could not control
    Where can I run to now, the joke is so mean
    No sympathizing God, it's insanity, yeah

    Why don't ya just get out of my life, yeah
    Why don't ya just get out of my life now
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone, yeah

    Obsessed Obsessed Obsessed Obsessed Obsessed
    Obsessed Obsessed Obsessed Obsessed
    Obsessed with fantasy, possessed with my schemes
    I mixed reality with pseudogod dreams
    The ghost of violence was something I'd seen
    I sold my soul to be the human obscene
    How could this poison be the dream of my soul
    How did my fantasies take complete control, yeah

    Why don't ya just get out of my life, yeah
    Why don't ya just get out of my life now
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone, yeah

    Well I feel that something's taken me, I don't know where
    It's like a trip inside a separate mind
    The ghost of tomorrow from my favorite dream
    Is telling me to leave it all behind
    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
    Got to get to happiness, want no more of sorrow

    How I lied went to hide
    How I tried to get away from you now
    Am I right if I fight
    That I might just get away from you now
    Sting Me!

    Well I feel that something's giving me the chance to return
    It's giving me the chance of saving my soul
    Me, turned the demigod I'm fading away
    I'm going backwards but I'm in control
    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
    Getting back to sanity, from the depths of sorrow

    Was it wise to disguise
    How I tried to get away from you now
    Is there a way that I could pay
    Or is it true I have to stay with you now

    How I lied went to hide
    How I tried to get away from you now
    Am I right if I fight
    That I might just get away from you now
    Suck Me!

    I've been the king of schizophrenia the best of the earth
    I'll chase my soul in the fires of hell
    Peace of mind eluded me, but now it's all mine
    I set the trap, but it was me who failed
    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow
    Now I've found my happiness, from the depths of sorrow

    No more lies, I got wise
    I despise the way I worship you, yeah
    Now I'm free, can't you see
    And now instead I won't be led by you now
    Priest!

    Ahhhhh-ahhhh
    I'm still (Sad Satin/Jack Rotten)
    Now you listen hey hey hey
    Ohh-no no no no god
    Ohh - oh, oh - oh...
    Un-hap-py (beast/me)
    AHHHah haha HAA...
    Ahh-ha, ha ha ha HA
    Back in Back in Back in the door the whore

    Sabbra21on August 06, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA man with a split personality is battling with his bad side. I think some verses are from the 'good' point of view, and some from the 'bad' point of view.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 05, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentsabbath thanks for this song.
    this is not a about Satan, Christianity , cocaine and blah blah
    this is about the mental state of a megalomaniac who is now aware that he is megalomaniac.


    bubbleofpuzzleon July 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSabbra21, you helped figure out the one line that I could not get.

    Here are the complete accurate lyrics to the song:

    I hide, I hide, I hide, I hide, I hide, I hide, I hide,
    I hide myself inside the shadows of shame.
    The silent symphonies were playing their game.
    My body echoed to the dreams of my soul.
    It started something that I could not control.

    Where can I run to now? The joke is on me.
    No sympathizing God it’s insanity, yeah!

    Why don't ya just get out of my life, yeah!
    Why don't ya just get out of my life now?
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now?
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone, yeah!

    Obsessed, Obsessed, Obsessed,
    Obsessed, Obsessed, Obsessed, Obsessed,
    Obsessed with fantasy, possessed with my schemes,
    I mixed reality with pseudo-god dreams.
    The ghost of violence was something I'd seen.
    I sold my soul to be the human obscene.
    How could this poison be the dream of my soul?
    How did my fantasies take complete control? Yeah!

    Why don't ya just get out of my life? Yeah!
    Why don't ya just get out of my life now?
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone now?
    Why doesn't everybody leave me alone? Yeah!

    Well I feel something's taking me, I don't know where.
    It's like a trip inside a separate mind.
    The ghost of tomorrow from my favorite dream,
    Is telling me to leave it all behind;

    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow.
    Got to get to happiness, want no more of sorrow.

    How I lied, went to hide.
    How I tried to get away from you now.
    Am I right if I fight,
    That I might just get away from you now?
    Sting Me!

    Well I feel something's giving me the chance to return.
    It's giving me the chance of saving my soul.
    Beating my demigod, I'm fading away.
    I'm going backwards where I'm in control.

    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow.
    Getting back to sanity from the depths of sorrow.

    Was it wise to disguise,
    How I tried to get away from you now?
    Is there a way that I could pay?
    Or is it true I have to stay with you now?

    How I lied, went to hide,
    How I tried to get away from you now.
    Am I right if I fight,
    That I might just get away from you now?
    Suck Me!

    I’ve been the king of schizophrenia, the messed up, the ill.
    I've chased my soul in the fires of hell.
    Peace of mind eluded me, but now it's all mine.
    I set the trap, but it was me who fell.

    Feel it slipping away, slipping in tomorrow.
    Now I've found my happiness, from the depths of sorrow.

    No more lies, I got wise.
    I despise the way I worshipped you, yeah!
    Now I'm free, can't you see?
    And now instead I won't be led by you now.
    Free!

    The song does have to do with megalomania, though in the context of someone suffering from mental illness. The "god" that he worshipped and is trying to get away from is himself. Great stuff! Geezer really is an underrated lyricist.
    thesithempireon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentive read a lot about sabbath and i can tell you this,sabatoge was aimed at the managers,producers,ect.,who ripped them off of 99% of the cash they made so the song is pretty self explanitory from there,megalomania is aimed at the large egos of these creeps!
    yobaboyon January 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought (and I still) that this song was about a cocaine trip. If you play really loud you're gonna hear the noise of someone sniffin cocaine on the last instrumental part....
    apenas_1_inaciaoon September 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written after the band went on a huge cocaine binge and got the fear, though of course the lyrics were made suitably dark to tie in with the Sabbath way of doing things. An underrated classic.
    Dreamer Deceiveron February 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK, apparentlyit's about hippies. So says Geezer in the Black Box.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song, though tasteofanthrax megalomania accually is a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur. Anyway sweet song all the same!
    Computer_godon December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUnderrated, amazing.
    nietzscheon April 09, 2007   Link

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