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    Sometimes I listen to Sabbath's music with the lyrics displayed on the computer.
    I find that following along this way actually increases my enjoyment and appreciation
    of their talent. So here's the problem:

    From Vol. 4 - "Under the Sun" - 1st verse - 3rd line. What is Ozzy saying?
    Lyrics.com states: "Don't believe in violence, I don't even believe in me"
    AZlyrics.com says: "Don't believe in violence, I don't even believe in peace"
    I thought it was: "Don't believe in violence, I don't even believe in disease"
    Would anybody know for certain?
    Thanks for any help.
    Nobody I know is gonna take my rock & roll away from me.

  • #2
    "I don't believe in violence; I don't even believe in peace."

    Hope that helps.

    Oh, and that song kicks butt so bad its not even funny. Love the nah, nah, nahnah, nah guitar feel.
    Last edited by Now in Darkness; 10-29-2013, 07:58 PM.
    Casting his shadow, weaving his spell, funny clothes, tinkling bell.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Now in Darkness View Post
      "I don't believe in violence; I don't even believe in peace."

      Hope that helps.

      Oh, and that song kicks butt so bad its not even funny. Love the nah, nah, nahnah, nah guitar feel.
      Hey thanks buddy. Although I liked "disease" better.

      The entire album kicks butt. Possibly my favorite. Tough to decide.
      Nobody I know is gonna take my rock & roll away from me.

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      • #4
        Use this site to find the correct lyrics.
        NOTE: These lyrics are verified against the lyrics that appear in the “Black Box” booklet. Those lyrics were gone over by Geezer Butler (who wrote most of them anyway) for that set, and for that reason should be considered definitive.
        http://www.black-sabbath.com/discography/blacksabbath/
        95% of everything i say is pure bullshit just for the fun of it. The other 95% is damn serious!
        Til įrs ok frišar ok forn sišr

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        • #5
          Possible their heaviest song and one of the heaviest songs of all time...by anyone! And the outro riff with the twin guitar solos hovering over it is apocolyptic in it's grandeur... heavy, majestic... smothering...!

          I want "14" and I want it to sound like the heaviest album ever recorded... all engulfing the listener in a heavy metal FOG! "13" was a great start!
          "Music is so sacred to me that I can’t hear wishy-washy nonsense just played for the sake of selling records."
          R. Blackmore

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy Underdog View Post
            Use this site to find the correct lyrics.

            http://www.black-sabbath.com/discography/blacksabbath/
            Thanks for the link BU. However, on that link, one of my favorite BS songs has a bad mistake in the lyrics.
            At the end of the 1st and 2nd verse of "Wheels of Confusion" it states "It was an illusion". This is incorrect
            and more importantly changes the meaning in the song. Ozzy is singing about his existence and trying to figure out
            what life is about. In doing so he asks the question "Was it illusion?" at the end of those two verses.
            Hopefully this can be fixed in some way.
            Nobody I know is gonna take my rock & roll away from me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Typhon View Post
              Thanks for the link BU. However, on that link, one of my favorite BS songs has a bad mistake in the lyrics.
              At the end of the 1st and 2nd verse of "Wheels of Confusion" it states "It was an illusion". This is incorrect
              and more importantly changes the meaning in the song. Ozzy is singing about his existence and trying to figure out
              what life is about. In doing so he asks the question "Was it illusion?" at the end of those two verses.
              Hopefully this can be fixed in some way.
              I believe it's "was an illusion.." is the correct lyric... bands don't always sing the lyrics exactly the way they are written or documented so there's always some differences...from documented scripts, Ozzy's clearly singing "was an illision" "Was it illusion" isn't even gramactically correct. One thing English bands do so well is not butcher the English language like 99% of Americans... I've always loved grammer, and actually learned new words from listening to Sabbath growing up, I use to look up words they used in their song in the dictionary...right up to the current "13" with "furtive eyes.."
              "Music is so sacred to me that I can’t hear wishy-washy nonsense just played for the sake of selling records."
              R. Blackmore

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              • #8
                I get my own meanings from Sabbath songs.
                "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                ________Sabbath Forever, Forever Sabbath!______OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Typhon View Post
                  Thanks for the link BU. However, on that link, one of my favorite BS songs has a bad mistake in the lyrics.
                  At the end of the 1st and 2nd verse of "Wheels of Confusion" it states "It was an illusion". This is incorrect
                  and more importantly changes the meaning in the song. Ozzy is singing about his existence and trying to figure out
                  what life is about. In doing so he asks the question "Was it illusion?" at the end of those two verses.
                  Hopefully this can be fixed in some way.
                  Nope...it's "Was an illusion" for sure. Just put your headphones on and listen carefully.

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                  • #10
                    Love's an illusion....
                    Casting his shadow, weaving his spell, funny clothes, tinkling bell.

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                    • #11
                      I thought it was "pasta infusion"?
                      gadji beri bimba glandridi laula lonni cadori - Ball

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Charger View Post
                        Nope...it's "Was an illusion" for sure. Just put your headphones on and listen carefully.
                        That's what I hear.
                        "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                        "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                        ________Sabbath Forever, Forever Sabbath!______OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                        • #13
                          Dish that ran away with the spoon
                          Bog blast all of you (God bless all of you?)
                          A cure for my brain
                          Druids of life? Through it I'll fly
                          Deadly battles way strike forward?

                          I love all the lyrics in all its suspected meanings.
                          http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSterlingSound

                          Super animation, turning on a nation
                          And they’re saying all moving parts stand still

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Typhon View Post
                            Although I liked "disease" better.
                            "I don't even believe in peace" was a swipe at the "peace movement" of the 70's. Under the Sun is a very anti-religious/anti-political song* and you must understand the context and brilliance of a lyric like "I don't believe in violence; I don't even believe in peace" for the times in which it was written.

                            (* The title is based on a Bible verse: "there is nothing new under the sun - it is all foolishness - a blowing in the wind")
                            In the fields the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turning.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WallOfSleep View Post
                              "I don't even believe in peace" was a swipe at the "peace movement" of the 70's. Under the Sun is a very anti-religious/anti-political song* and you must understand the context and brilliance of a lyric like "I don't believe in violence; I don't even believe in peace" for the times in which it was written.

                              (* The title is based on a Bible verse: "there is nothing new under the sun - it is all foolishness - a blowing in the wind")
                              The peace movement was a bunch of bullshit, I'm glad Sabbath saw through it.
                              "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                              "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                              ________Sabbath Forever, Forever Sabbath!______OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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