"Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective)" as written by and W. Ward F. Iommi....
Who is she that kneels so respectfully before me
A virgin of snow white purity
Do not fear my fortunate one
Let us consummate our igneous union

Ave Ave Satanas
Ave Ave Satanas

I am the shadow with the eyes, eyes of fire
I will fulfil your every hellish desire
Come sit on this throne here beside me and be mine
And we'll watch the flames get higher and higher...

Ave Ave Satanas
Ave Ave Satanas

This is just the start dear friends
For I have come to claim revenge
My victims turning, running scared
You people better go and beware

Your weak god can not help you now

Come, we will play in the fire

Worship the sun
Worship no one

Lyrics submitted by jc6md

Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective) song meanings
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    General CommentFor those of you that don't already know, this is a remake of the Black Sabbath song "Black Sabbath". Except it's written from the eyes of Lucifer as opposed to Ozzy's "human" viewpoint. This is an excellent cover, Peter Steele really takes to the role of Satan well.

    And for flip guy, just because the song's lyrics go against your beliefs does NOT mean that the song sucks. It just means that you're easily offended, and weak minded. Anyways, anybody who knows anything about this band knows that a lot of their lyrics are sarcastic and/or tongue-in-cheek (AKA: This is just plain good songwriting, this is not devil worship). That's part of what makes them great. And besides that, people have all different kinds of beliefs, so trying to force yours upon those who read this stuff is not a good idea. Get some thicker skin, and quit reading lyrics like these if it bothers you that much.

    Honestly, I appreciate the prayers dude, but there's no need to pray for any of us, cuz we're gonna come to our own conclusions about religion and shit like that. To each his own, man...
    jc6mdon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you don't know who Geezer Butler is, and say that you are a fan of this type of music, you have some serious homework to do. The reason that his opinion of this song matters is, well, and this is quite funny, he only wrote the fuckin' thing!
    I do like it when other bands play Sabbath covers, too. Type O can add so much to them. I'm a huge BS fan, but Type O just plays them in a way that I personally like more. I won't say they are better, since the originals are great and this wouldn't exist without it. Other bands can add a lot to Sabbath songs, like Slayer doing Hand of Doom (it isn't what you think it is if you haven't heard it yet) or Soulfly playing Under the Sun.
    I think the meaning of this song is pretty clear, unless your retarded or something like that (like Flip_Guy). Seriously, if you take most of what Peter says in his lyrics, you are far more fucked up then he is. Could you imagine someone thinking that Cannibal Corpse is serious when they walk about killing people and monsters? Sadly there are people out there that want to ruin it for the rest of us. Besides, Oden could kick you gods ass. If Oden in one thing, he's cocksure. (For clarification, I don't believe in any of them)
    rustedthoughtson July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great atmospheric song. It starts off with a slow burn, but when the guitars kick in and Pete sings, "This is just the start my friends", it's just this incredible release. This also my favorite song to crank up in my car when I'm driving down the road -- when you stop at a red light with "Ave, ave, SATANAS" blaring, you get some interesting looks from the people in the car next to you!
    Nicholon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGeezer Butler said that he really likes this cover of Black Sabbath.


    If you don't know who Geezer Butler is or his importance, your an idiot and go back to listening to mallcore.
    Armon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.
    can't believe anyone hasn't commented to this one...
    I've never heard it myself (......sucks, i know) but i love the lyrics... ^_^
    well it's obvious that it's lucifer who speaks ...powerful lyrics...well, that's what i think ^^
    Dead_Hoshion May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song !
    xl5ronon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExactly as this last guy said, this is a cover of Black Sabbaths epochal 'Black Sabbath' from Satan's perspective. However, I might like to point out the interesting fact that the last two lines (Worship the sun, worship no-one) actually seem to make a reference to atheistic or LaVey Satanism, which holds that you should have no God above yourself. The line about the sun is a reference to the idea of Lucifer as Prometheus: the tragically flawed spirit of fire who inspired the human race with free will against Gods wishes.
    Borknagaron January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song demonstrates that when they write their songs they do it from a neutral perspective, I mean in some of their lyrics you can read stuff like ¨forgive her for she knows not what she does¨ or ¨Father, please forgive him, for he knows not what to do¨ obiously talking to god, and then in this song they walk to the opposite side of the road. personally I think this song is a pretty good cover (Except for the ¨Ave Ave satanas¨ part)
    Anyways, good band, great music & incredible lyrics,
    Darklighton March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know who he is, nor do I care of his perceived importance. This is a great song to me, regardless of who else endorses it... If you have to rely on someone else to justify your opinion, don't give your opinion.

    I prefer Sabbath songs when they're performed by other people.
    jester121on January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never said I liked this cover of Black Sabbath. Just Geezer Butlers opinion.
    Armon February 13, 2006   Link

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