The world today is such a wicked thing
Fighting going on between the human race
People give good wishes to all their friends
While people just across the sea are counting the dead

A politician's job they say is very high
For he has to choose who's got to go and die
They can put a man on the moon quite easy
While people here on earth are dying of old diseases

A woman goes to work every day after day
She just goes to work just to earn her pay
Child sitting crying by a life that's harder
He doesn't even know who is his father

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Wicked World Lyrics as written by Tony Iommi Michael Butler

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  • +2
    General CommentMoney is spent on worthless things instead of going towards helping the human race. Greedy assholes don't give a fuck as long as they have money and power.

    I've heard a few transcriptions of the 11th line:

    Child sitting crying by a life that's harder
    Child sitting crying "My life is harder"*
    Child sitting by a body, life is harder

    *I believe it's most likely this one.
    Sabbra21on August 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is definitely
    Child sitting crying by a life that's harder
    i know this as it is written in my album booklet, and i doubt they would get their own lyrics wrong.
    thisfragileclicheon November 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was made in the 70s and yet it still applies today
    MarMar88on July 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the live version of this on "Live At Last". The guitar solo is cool.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing the most legendary band ever
    powermad81on September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was "child sitting crying 'bout a life that's harder", but I guess that also makes sense.... Great song though.
    corymanon August 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of those songs that's so straightforward and simple that it really doesn't need any interpretation.
    it just means what it says: life is hard, and people have problems.

    some of sabbath's later work however, was so loaded with symbolism and abstraction that ozzy himself probably can't tell you what he meant at the time.
    c204on July 03, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General CommentTeletubbies ninja fight club!
    Burtoniteon July 01, 2005   Link
  • -3
    General CommentTeletubbies ninja fight club!
    Burtoniteon July 01, 2005   Link

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