Easily one of my favorite Sabbath songs w/o a solo. I sorely wish that Tony's backing guitar melody would have been brought closer to the front of the mix. As it is it's haunting and beautiful, just wish it were a tad louder.
Anyway, not the point of this thread, I just love making that point. My question is this: what are the lyrics supposed to be about? I honestly do pretty poorly when it comes to interpretation. Tony Martin (or whomever wrote them) ever give any indication?
Well I donít want no preacher telling me about the god in the sky
No I donít want no one to tell me where Iím gonna go when I die
I wanna live my life, I donít want people telling me what to do
I just believe in myself, ícause no one else is true
Tony Martin wrote the lyrics...
Tony used quite a lot of metaphors as well in his lyrics so there can be more than one interpretation...but to me this has always been about life and death and about the state of the world...Will there be a better day or will we destroy ourselves? What ever the case may be the sands of our time are growing old...in other words the time is running out...There are also clear biblical references too.
Tony has said that all songs on TYR (part from Feels Good To Me) touch different religious views and mythology.
-Too many flames, with too much to burn, and life's only made of paper. Oh how I need to be free of this pain but it goes over and over and over again-