Goin' home, late last night
Suddenly I got a fright
Yeah I looked through the window and surprised what I saw
Fairy boots were dancing' with a dwarf,

All right now!

Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
Yeah I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no lies
Yeah Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes,

Well all right now!

So I went to the doctor
See what he could give me
He said "Son, son, you've gone too far.
'Cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."

Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

Fairies Wear Boots song meanings
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  • +9
    General CommentDon't you hate it when you go in for your check-up and the doctor just says, "Son, son, you've gone too far, 'cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do--yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahh"?
    tommythecat42on May 06, 2009   Link
  • +8
    General CommentAmazing song, with some great riffs.

    I love how the person in the song has gone to see the doctor claiming he has seen fairies wearing boots... he doesn't make out the issue that he's seen fairies anyway...it's just the boots part that seems strange to him :)
    DarkNogon June 03, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI hate to disagree with you rockstar001, but I actually think this is one of Sabbath's more self-explanitory songs. It's about some time when Ozzy was drunk or high or something, and he had hallucinations, such as, "Fairy boots were dancing' with a dwarf." The final 4 lines explain it perfectly:

    "So I went to the doctor
    See what he could give me
    He said "Son, son, you've gone too far.
    'Cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."
    prezuiwfon September 03, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthis is the coolest Sabbath song ever, love the intro w/bass and guitar
    rickenbacker83on April 07, 2003   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningI actually read the book "I Am Ozzy" and in it he says still has no idea what that song is about. He did say he wrote it during a night of doing hard drugs and drinking.
    Wallymcwontonon March 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe CORRECT meaning of this song is one night after a show, a couple skinheads (which were not nazies at the time, simply punks) beat the band up, so the band wrote a song about them! Also Prezuiwf was somewhat right.
    matthalloon April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes the kickass solo at the end sound like the one in metallica's 'for whom the bell tolls'?
    i think so anyway.
    the band explain the story in the last supper dvd, but my memory also fails me.
    fade-to-tornon June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so much better with Jack the Stripper attached.
    Chris Ron January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"despite rumors, Geezer Butler did not write this song after being assaulted by a gang of skinheads. In the liner notes to the Black Box collection, it was confirmed that the song's origin comes from Ozzy Osbourne getting high and hallucinating that he was seeing fairies wearing boots."

    That is if wikipedia is to be believed
    samsonitenon May 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."

    Love this line..........

    Sabbath Is GOD
    powermad81on September 10, 2008   Link

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