Black Sabbath was a British heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham by guitarist and lead composer Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward. From the beginning, the band undergoes several changes in the formation, with guitarist Iommi being the only present in all of them. Originally a blues rock band, it soon adopted the name Black Sabbath and began to incorporate occultism and horror stories into its lyrics, as well as using low-pitched guitars. Although the two themes are common, they also included songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse, and apocalyptic prophecies resulting from wars.
The original formation had its end in 1979 with a resignation of Osbourne, due to its addiction in alcohol and use of drugs. He was replaced by Ronnie James Dio, former Rainbow vocalist. After recording two albums with Dio, Black Sabbath faced countless changes of members during the 80’s and 90’s, which included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin as well as several drummers and bass players. In 1992, Iommi and Butler joined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice for a recording of Dehumanizer. The original lineup reunited in 1997, when they recorded the live Reunion disc. Black Sabbath’s last studio album, titled 13, was released in June 2013 and featured Iommi, Butler and Osbourne. Between 2016 and 2017 they make an “The End Tour”, tour that marked officially of the group’s career.
Finished with my woman ’cause she couldn’t help me with my mind
People think I’m insane because I am frowning all the time
All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I’ll lose my mind if I don’t find something to pacify
Can you help me, occupy my brain?
I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find
I can’t see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind
Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal
And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it’s too late
Compositores: Michael Butler / Ozzy Osbourne / Tony Iommi / William Ward
Letra de Paranoid © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Artist: Black Sabbath
Release date: 1970
Genres: Rock, Classic Metal
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