"Black Sheep" as written by and Robert/darst Altman....
In love with the maiden, The flower of winter
Lowbrow children, in grove of the inland
How many times heart´s gone through the grinder
Wherever you look there´s a painful reminder

Singing a love song, words of a stranger
The howling miller, never to face her

Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
No one knows how bad he feels
Late-night innuendo, tempetation of the key
"Live with the Blacksheep, live with me"

Insanity, blessing for those born to hate you
Burned by the embers of love, it is so cruel
Howling the night, for sun of the midnight
Serving the people, condemned you in the eternal night

Of the lost song, words of the stranger
The howling miller, never to face her

Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
No one knows how bad he feels
Late-night innuendo, tempetation of the key
"Live with the Blacksheep, live with me"

Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
No one knows how bad he feels
Late-night innuendo, tempetation of the key
"Live with the Blacksheep, live with me"

Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
No one knows how bad he feels
Late-night innuendo, tempetation of the key
"Live with the Blacksheep, live with me"


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"Black Sheep" as written by Robert Altman Daniel D Darst

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    General Commentthis song is asskicking.
    the drums hunt the other instruments through the whole song
    ColdFusionon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dunno what it means, but the Black Sheep is in general a metaphor for an outcast, one who dosen't fit in, a black sheep among white sheep. it's used in the bible alot. the quotationed part looks like it could even be a biblical quote, maybe not, tho
    xJotunxon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being a black sheep, not fitting in and embracing it, asking another to join. Which would explain the "live with the blacksheep, live with me".

    Best guess!
    hidanon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it's about not fitting in. Also perhaps the point of view of the person ('How many times heart's gone thru the grinder, wherever you look there's a painful reminder').
    headbang666on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree on the 'not fitting in'....But what the hell does Tony sing on the For the Sake of Revenge version? All I can make out of the first stanza is : "...We're not from England (inland?)/ We (hunt?) the summertime/We come from Finland..."
    Satakielion February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI noticed that too, infact this was the reason I looked up the lyrics for the song in the first place. Probably just a crowd jeer.

    Nevertheless, an amazing song.
    Flameenixon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFlameenix: I found an old interview on an NW site that mentioned it. It's "We're not Iron Maiden/ And we're not from England/ We are the Sonata/ And we come from Finland..."
    Satakielion February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol yes all i can hear is "We're not Iron Maiden/ And we're not from England/ We are the Sonata/ And we come from Finland", in the first stanza.
    PrinceDhampiron July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery awesome song. About a person who doesn't fit in and feels people hate and condemn him and had his heart broken a lot and no one knows how bad it makes him feel. The general message is that he's asking someone to be like him, to not fit in and stuff.
    Ninji-Xon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStraight from Sonata Arctica's Page:
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    In Love with the maiden, the flower of winter
    Lowbrow children, in grow of the inland
    How many times heart's gone thru the grinder
    Wherever you look there's a painful reminder

    Singing a love song, words of a stranger
    The howling miller, never to face her

    Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
    No one knows how bad he feels
    Late-night innuendo, temptation of the key
    "live with the Black Sheep, live with me"

    Insanity, blessing for those born to hate you
    Burned by the embers of love, it is so cruel
    Howling the night, for sun of the midnight
    Serving the people condemned to the eternal night

    Of the lost song, words of the stranger
    The howling miller never to face her

    Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
    No one knows how bad he feels
    Late-night innuendo, temptation of the key
    "live with the Black Sheep, live with me"

    Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
    No one knows how bad he feels
    Late-night innuendo, temptation of the key
    "live with the Black Sheep, live with me"

    Temple of the evil, Temple of the weak
    No one knows how bad he feels
    Late-night innuendo, temptation of the key
    "live with the Black Sheep, live with me"
    thehumanroachon October 24, 2007   Link

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