It’s important to start a new year off right. So I’m spending today listening to the first six Black Sabbath albums, in order.

Black Sabbath Lyrics

Released: February 13, 1970 – A Friday, no less!

1. Black Sabbath (6:16)
2. The Wizard (4:18)
3. Wasp, Behind the Wall of Sleep, Basically, N.I.B. (10:40)
4. Wicked World (4:42) / Evil Woman (3:22)
5. A Bit of Finger, Sleeping Village, Warning (14:20)

“Still falls the rain”
“Still falls the rain,the veils of darkness shroud the blackened trees,
which, contorted by some unseen violence,shed their tired leaves,
and bend their boughs toward a gray earth of severed bird wings.
Among the grasses, poppies bleed before a gesticulating death,
and young rabbits, born dead in traps,stand motionless,
as though guarding the silence that surrounds and threatens to engulf
all those that would listen. Mute birds, tired of repeating yesterdays
terrors,huddle together in the recesses of dark corners, heads turned from the dead, black swan
that floats upturned in a small pool in the hollow.
There emerges from this pool a faint,sensual mist,that traces
its way upwards to caress the feet of the headless martyr’s statue
whose only achievement was to die too soon,and who couldn’t wait to loose. The cataract of darkness forms fully,the long black night begins,
yet still by the lake a young girl waits.
Unseeing she believes herself unseen,
she smiles faintly at the distant tolling bell, and the still falling rain.”

Black Sabbath (6:16)
What is this that stands before me?
Figure in black which points at me,
Turn ’round quick and start to run,
Find out I’m the chosen one
Oh, No!

Big black shape with eyes of fire,
Telling people their desire
Satan sitting there he’s smiling,
Watches those flames get higher and higher
Oh, No, No please God help me!

Is it the end, my friend?
Satan’s come around the bend,
People running ‘cos they’re scared
Ya people better go and beware
No! No! Please! No!

The Wizard (4:18)

Misty morning, clouds in the sky,
Without warning a wizard walks by,
Casting his shadow, weaving his spell,
[Funny clothes]/[Funny cloak], twinkling bell* (*b-hell)

Never talking,
Just keeps walking,
Causing his magic

Evil power disappears
Demons worry when the wizard is near
He turns tears into joy,
Ev’ryone’s happy when the wizard walks by

Never talk’n,
Just keeps walk’n,
Spreadin’ his magic

Sun is shining; clouds have gone by,
All the people give a happy sigh,
He has passed by, giving his sign,
Left all the people feeling so fine

Never talk’n,
Just keeps walk’n,
Spreadin’ his magic

Wasp (10:40)

Behind the Wall of Sleep

Visions cupped within the flower,
Deadly petals with strange power,
Faces shine a deadly smile,
Look upon you at your trial

Chill that numbs from head to toe,
Icy sun with frosty glow,
Words that go read to your sorrow,
Words that go read no tomorrow

Feel your spirit rise with the breeze,
Feel your body fallin’ to its knees
Take your wall of remorse, Takes your body to a corpse
Takes your body to a corpse Takes your body to a corpse
Sleeping wall of remorse,
Takes your body to a corpse

Now from darkness there springs light,
Wall of sleep is cool and bright,
Wall of sleep is lying broken,
Sun shines in, you have awoken

Basically

N.I.B.

Oh yeah!

Some people say my love can not be true
Please believe me, my love, and I’ll show you
I will give you those things you thought unreal
The sun, the moon, the stars all bear my seal

Oh yeah!

Follow me now and you will not regret
Living the life you led before we met
You are the first to have this love of mine
Forever with me ’till the end of time

Your love for me has just got to be real,
Before you know the way I’m going to feel,
I’m going to feel,
I’m going to feel

Oh yeah!

Now I have you with me under my pow’r
Our love grows stronger now with ev’ry hour
Look into my eyes, you’ll see who I am
My name is Lucifer, please take my hand

Oh yeah!

Follow me now and you will not regret
Leaving the life you led before we met
You are the first to have this love of mine
Forever with me ’till the end of time

Your love for me has just got to be real,
Before you know the way I’m going to feel,
I’m going to feel,
I’m going to feel

Oh yeah!

Now I have you with me under my pow’r
Our love grows stronger now with ev’ry hour
Look into my eyes, you’ll see who I am
My name is Lucifer, please take my hand

Wicked World (4:42)

The world today has such a wicked face
Fighting going on between the human race
People go to work just to earn their bread
While people just across the sea are countin’ 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/all) diseases

A woman goes to work every day after day
She just goes to work just to earn her pay
Child’s (sitting/city) cry “my life is harder” *1
He doesn’t even know who is his father

*1 Child sitting by a body life is harder

Evil Woman (3:22)
(By Wiegand, Wiegand, Waggoner)

I see a look of evil in your eyes
You’ve been filling me all full of lies
Sorrow will not change your shameful deed
You will bear someone else’s bitter seed

Evil woman don’t you play your game with me
Evil woman don’t you play your game with me

Now I know just what your looking for
You want me to claim this child you bore *1
Well you know that it was he not me
And you know the way it’s got to be

Evil woman don’t you play your game with me
Evil woman don’t you play your game with
Evil woman don’t you play your game with me
Evil woman don’t you play your game with me

Wickedness lies in your moistened lips
Your body moves just like the crack of a whip
Black cat sleeps on top of your stain(ed) bed,
Your true wish that you could see me dead

Evil woman don’t you play your games with me
Evil woman don’t you play your games with me
Evil woman don’t you play your games with me
Evil woman don’t you play your games with me
Evil woman don’t you play your

*1 bought

A Bit of Finger (14:20)

Sleeping Village

Red sun rising in the sky,
Sleepin’ village, cock’rel’s cry
Soft breeze blowin’ in the trees
Peace of mind, feel at ease

Warning
(By Aynsley Dunbar, “Brox” (Victor Hickling), John Moreshead, Alex Dmochowski)

Now the first day that I met ya
I was looking in the sky,
When the sun turned all a blur and the thunder clouds rolled by
The sea began to shiver and the wind began to moan,
It must of been a sign for me to leave you well alone
I was warned about you baby but my feelings were a little bit too strong

You never said you love meand I don’t believe you can,
‘Cos I saw you in a dream and you were with another man
You looked so cool and casual and I tried to look the same,
But now I’ve got to love ya,
Tell me who am I to blame?
I was warned about you baby but my feelings were a little bit too strong

Now the whole wide world is movin
”Cos there’s iron in my heart,
I just can’t keep from cryin’ ‘cos you say we’ve got to part
Sorrow grips my voice as I stand here all alone
And watch you slowly take away a love I’ve never known
I was warned about you baby but my feelings were a little bit too strong,
Just a little bit to strong

Now the whole wide world is movin”cos there’s iron in my heart,
I just can’t keep from cryin’ ‘cos you say we’ve got to part
Sorrow grips my voice as I stand here all alone
And watch you slowly take away
A love I’ve never known
I was warned about you baby but my feelings were a little bit too strong,
Just a little bit to strong

Happy New Year 2006