You've seen life through distorted eyes
You know you had to learn
The execution of your mind
You really had to turn
The race is run the book is read
The end begins to show
The truth is out, the lies are old
But you don't want to know

Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies

The people who have crippled you
You want to see them burn
The gates of life have closed on you
And now there's just no return
You're wishing that the hands of doom
Could take your mind away
And you don't care if you don't see again
The light of day

Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies
You bastards!

Where can you run to
What more can you do
No more tomorrow
Life is killing you
Dreams turn to nightmares
Heaven turns to hell
Burned out confusion
Nothing more to tell

Everything around you
What's it coming to
God knows as your dog knows
Bog blast all of you
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Nothing more to do
Living just for dying
Dying just for you



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"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" as written by W. Ward F. Iommi

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  • +3
    General Comment:In the Black Box book, Geezer Butler explains: "The lyrics to 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' were about the the Sabbath experience, the ups and downs, the good times and bad times, the rip-offs, the business side of it all. 'Bog blast all of you' was directed at the critics, the record business in general, the lawyers, the accountants, management and everyone who was trying to cash in on us. It was a backs-to-the-wall rant at everyone."
    bryan2071on March 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Although perhaps not intended as such, I think this song works good about the all-consuming bitterness and hatred of a soul having lost everything and consumed now entirely by the powerful drive of long-sought REVENGE. If somebody ever cost ME everything, like, EVERYTHING, yeah, and in the deepest despairing subconscious depths where are all the darkness winds up to fester and all I cared about was revenge, sure thing, this song would probably be playing through MY head, yep, sure thing.
    GreGoryTheEmpireon May 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:He was pissed at his old manager, who really hurt the band. Among other things, but I think that's the core...
    CharlotteLacrymon July 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I think this song is not really so much an anti-religous song, so much as a song bashing people who go to to Church for their own comfort without really listening, and not really devoting any intellectual/philispphical thought towards it, and basically think "If I just go to church, I go to heaven."

    Or, it may be about the band, I have heard that idea tossed around, and it fits.
    rocknrollguruon February 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i've read all the comments
    but sabbath is talking about who when the say " living just for dying dying just for you?"
    don't you think about the christ ???
    well i think this song is a religious one and it talks also abour people who are religious but they don't know the real meaning of religion
    deep sabbathon October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is a song about someone close to death (I believe the album cover art goes along with it) and how they are close to dying and want to know the answers, and are terrified about what will happen because they know they did bad things in life.
    tasteofanthraxon June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:u2's sunday bloody sunday is new-age trash, much like bono and his gay followers.
    kratosaurionon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:it's also a dealing with an individual who feels betrayed by and angry towards the society he lives in. hence the line "the people who have crippled you, you want to see them burn!"
    flaminmofoon December 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love the last part of the song when Ozzy sings to that awesomely heavy guitar riff.

    Regarding what it's about, I'd say it has to do with someone who feels betrayed, lied to, or stabbed in the back and is sick of it.
    WCannibalon April 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:was ozzy singing "you bastards" after "Fill your head all full of lies"
    qqtang9000on June 20, 2009   Link

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