I am iron man

Has he lost his mind?
Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all
Or if he moves will he fall?

Is he alive or dead?
Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there
Why should we even care?

He was turned to steel
In the great magnetic field
When he traveled time
For the future of mankind

Nobody wants him
He just stares at the world
Planning his vengeance
That he will soon unfurl

Now the time is here
For iron man to spread fear
Vengeance from the grave
Kills the people he once saved

Nobody wants him
They just turn their heads
Nobody helps him
Now he has his revenge

Heavy boots of lead
Fills his victims full of dread
Running as fast as they can
Iron man lives again

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Iron Man Lyrics as written by Anthony Frank Iommi Terence Michael Butler

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  • +18
    General Comment

    soma, your on the right track. Its about a man who travels into the future, where he sees the apocalypse. He returns, going through a magnetic storm, where he turns to iron. He tries to warn the people of the apocalypse, but no one listens to him. He decide to have his revenge and he later finds out he was the reason for the apocalypse.

    TheGodThatFailedon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +8
    General Comment

    This song isn't about the Marvel Iron Man, but a completely different Iron Man that Sabbath made for this song. The song is about a man who travels through time into the future and sees the end of the world. When he goes back in time, he goes through the great magnetic field mentioned in the song, turning him into Iron Man. When he tries to tell the world what will happen, nobody cares becuase he can't talk. Being so enraged by this, he goes on a killing spree, creating the end of the world that he foresaw. A great song! I AM IRON MAN!

    Satans Angel 666on April 04, 2003   Link
  • +5
    My Interpretation

    The meaning of this song is that a man traveled into the future and saw a future of destruction and death and went back in time to warn people of the coming destruction but in his travel back to the past he got turned to steel in the magnetic field and no one would listen to him because he was a freak, so he turned on the people and killed them and he caused the future that he tried to divert away from...

    ManofIronon July 12, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    I am Iron Man

    KurdtKobainon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    MetallibangeR, you're a dick. I bet a lot of the people who have posted on here and haven't referred to the Jesus story are Christians, and obviously at least 1 of the people who referred to it is NOT Christian. I myself am Catholic, but I don't think this song is about Jesus. Don't stereotype Christians as always trying to say something about Jesus every chance they get. By definition, stereotypes are almost never true, because there really isn't a "normal" anything. But anyway, I think this song is about the guy going to the future, coming back, etc.

    erasmus11290on May 24, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    uhm i doubt this is about jesus, seeing as he wouldn;t go fro vengance form teh grave, cos he died for us to save us from our sins.

    and it kinda sounds like, this person came to save them but no one appreciated him, so he kills em all :P

    slash6464on March 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    From what I could gather with various interviews, the song itself is based on a movie in which a man goes to the future and sees total destruction. He goes back to try to attempt to alter the end of the world, yet the end of the world is caused by his attempt to stop it, and the song is based on his struggle to stop the destruction. That's what I heard on Ozzy DVD's, I guess you have to read into the lyrics a lot, because it is in no ways obvious.

    somaon April 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This song is wicked!!! My fave sabbath one without a doubt. Yeah it obviously has some kinda science fiction theme but it could refer to just a normal person who wants to be accepted and want to be loved and help people but is rejected (for some reason) and slowly goes mad and plans vengence to make them pay. think of the stories of a lot of mass murderers, their anger tends to come from some kinda rejection.

    Gremlin666on February 03, 2007   Link
  • +2

    I heard during the early years of Sabbath's formation (first 3 records or so), they would get together and ideas would just come to them; from a 5th invisible member. The song is based (very) loosely on this '5th member' who as many mentioned traveled to the future and tried to stop the apocalypse, etc. (perhaps by giving Sabbath the songs they wrote?).

    Learning riffs... I agree; learn it note-for-note, trills 'n all; know it, learn it, then take it somewhere new!

    Guitrwizon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Damn, and all this time I thought it was about a Marvel Superhero... I always loved this song, though. (I also like the comic books)

    kaisuteon June 22, 2002   Link

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