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Black Sabbath

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"Black Sabbath" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, written in 1969 and released on the band's debut album, Black Sabbath.

According to the band, the song was inspired by an experience that Geezer Butler had related to Ozzy Osbourne. In the days of Earth, Butler painted his apartment matte black and placed several inverted crucifixes on the walls. Osbourne gave Butler a book about witchcraft. He…

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What is this that stands before me?
Figure in black which points at me
Turn around quick and start to run
Find out I'm the chosen one, oh nooo!

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Lyrics


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  • V No, I think "21st Century Schizoid Man" did that. This song gave birth to at least five decades (and counting!) to come, though.
  • The song that killed the Sixties.
  • Ozzy sings so great in this song!
  • epic opening for an epic album... nevermore, said the raven
  • Holy fucking shit
  • Satan's Riff [2]
  • Satan's Riff
  • This is the heavy metal blueprint.
  • Oh Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!
  • The devil's note.

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