God is Dead?

Recently I’ve been getting my lyrical fingers into Black Sabbath’s latest album titled 13. If you enjoy rock or even hard rock, I suggest you give Black Sabbath a listen. Their lyrics and sound is dark and gloomy, and although you won’t hear the screaming vocals you find in heavy metal. (However, Ozzy Osbourne can do a helluva howl when need be.) Many claim that Sabbath invented the whole metal genre, with their gloomy lyrics, stage presence and persona. For the rest see the lyrics below…or scroll to the bottom and click on the video.

On the other hand, if you’re a die-hard metalhead (much like myself), then this album should be compulsory listening. It’s really impressive, and it very much reflects the very feel of the first Sabbath albums. In fact I was reading up about it, and one of the very first things the director (Rick Rubin) did was sit down all the band members and make them listen to their first album. I found that interesting. He purposely wanted them to “return to their roots”, and I think he achieved just that.


God Is Dead? – Black Sabbath


Lost in the darkness I fade from the light
Faith of my father, my brother, my maker and Saviour
Help me make it through the night

Blood on my conscience
And murder in mind
Out of the gloom
I rise up from my tomb
Into impending doom
Now my body is my shrine

The blood runs free
The rain turns red
Give me the wine you keep the bread
The voices echo in my head
Is god alive or is god dead?
Is god dead?

Rivers of evil
Run through dying land
Swimming in sorrow
They kill steal and borrow there is no tomorrow
For the sinners will be damned
Ashes to ashes you cannot exhume my soul

Who do you trust
When corruption and lust
Creed of all the unjust leaves you empty and unwhole
When will this nightmare be over?
Tell me when can I empty my head?
Will someone tell me the answer
Is god really dead?

To safeguard my philosophy
Until my dying breath
I transfer from reality
Into a living dead
I empathise with enemies until the time is right
When god and Satan at my side from darkness will come light

I watch the rain as it turns red
Give me more wine, I don’t need bread
These riddles that live in my head
I don’t believe that god is dead
God is dead


Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide…
Wondering if we will meet again on the other side
Do you believe a word
What the good book said?
Or is it just a holy fairy tale and god is dead?
God is dead
God is dead


But still the voices in my head are telling me that god is dead
The blood pours down the rain turns red
I don’t believe that god is dead
God is dead
God is dead



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