"Snowblind" as written by and Terence Butler Frank Iommi....
What you get and what you see
Things that don't come easily
Feeling happy in my vein
Icicles within my brain (cocaine)

Something blowing in my head
Winter's ice, it soon will spread
Death would freeze my very soul
Makes me happy, makes me cold

My eyes are blind but I can see
The snowflakes glisten on the tree
The sun no longer sets me free
I feel there's no place freezing me

Let the winter sun shine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Fill my dreams with flakes of snow
Soon I'll feel the chilling glow

Don't you think I know what I'm doing
Don't tell me that it's doing me wrong
You're the one who's really the loser
This is where I feel I belong

Crystal world with winter flowers
Turns my day to frozen hours
Lying snowblind in the sun
Will my ice age ever come?


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"Snowblind" as written by John Osbourne Frank Iommi

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  • +9
    General CommentThe song is about cocaine.
    TheGodThatFailedon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEveryone should stop covering Sabbath, because no one can match the primal force and raw energy of these motherfuckers!
    majasskickeron May 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTHIS ISNT ABOUT HOW SYSTEM OF A DOWN SUCKS!!!!!(Which they don't). This is supposed to be interpretations.

    This song is about the ecstacy of a cocaine high, and being in denial of it's decadent effects.

    The solo at the end is trance inducing.
    rekoms74on December 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen someone is "snowblind", it means that they're really fucked on coke.
    myusernameisthison March 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, as someone who's done his share of coke (if you get the opportunity, pass on that), I can tell you that there's almost a literal translation here. After a long night of partying and doing coke, smoking Marlboros and weed, and drinking, by dawn your nose and eyes are kind of burning...really irritated. Your eyes are irritated like you've been staring at a computer screen all day and your nose is burning like you've been breathing lots of cold, dry air (what the coke is cut with can have a lot to do with it, but I'm pretty sure it's mainly a result of the highly damaging drug you've been snorting into your brain all night).

    Anyways, it's one of my favorite Sabbath songs. I don't care much for SOAD's cover, and Zakk Wylde's cover, although awesome, isn't close to as good as Sabbath's (it sounds the same, yet different, but it's very good as far as covers are concerned...you can find it on the bonus disc of Live Brewtality album and I think it's on the Kings of Damnation compilation).
    Muck Manon June 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually being snowblind is what happens to people who spent a long time around snow and the sun reflects off it causing eventual sight problems from the glare. allwords.com/… as far as i know it does not mean being fucked on coke they just use it as a metaphor.
    iamtheowlon April 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnce again as with many Sabbath songs the meaning isn't just conveyed by the lyrics it's also the sounds of the instruments. Notice how it slows down on the third verse and then speeds up faster than normal for the fifth I think the changes in tempo are supposed to indicate the feelings of a cocaine addict. The depression and the anger.
    ExpoSnifferon May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has a deeper point than just cocaine, as duz all Sabbaths songs
    thats why its called "heavy metal"
    consisting of reality of everything and dealing with it with drugs
    Sabbaths been trying to get people to think about whats real
    we all live in a "wheel of Confusion"
    drugs not being the only illusion but most everything we do in life is also
    there tryin to expand are minds make us realize the truth thus resulting in the Supernaut
    because of everyone elses ignorance
    we try what is explained in cornucopia which is made from frustration of people that refuse to see
    rockin4everon December 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfe of these lyrics are wrong as well.


    What you get and what you see
    Things that don't come easily
    Feeling happy in my PAIN
    Icicles within my brain
    (cocaine)

    Something blowing in my head
    WINDS OF ice, it soon will spread
    Death would LEAVE my very soul
    Makes me happy, makes me cold

    My eyes are blind but I can see. The snow flakes glisten on the tree
    The Sun no longer sets me free. I feel THE SNOW FLAKES freezing me

    Let the Winter Sun shine on
    Let me feel the frost of dawn
    Fill my dreams with flakes of snow
    Soon I'll feel the chilling glow

    Don't you think I know what I'm doing
    Don't tell me that it's doing me wrong
    You're the one who's really THE loser
    This is where I feel I belong

    Crystal world with Winter flowers
    TURN MY DAYS to frozen hours
    Lying Snowblind in the Sun
    Will my ice age ever come?

    (this last line also sounds a bit like "Feel my Ice Age, ever calm". which better fits poetically with the rest of the verse)
    ShadeBladeon February 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup. cocaine. actually i thought SOAD did a horrible version on it. atleast it wasnt as bad as (hed)pe's cover of sabbra cadabra... *shudders*
    Sabbra21on August 06, 2002   Link

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