The Writ

Songfacts®:

  • During Sabotage's writing and recording, the band was being handed legal writs from managers even in the studio. "The Writ" is about that experience.

Comments: 5

  • Craig from Adelaide, AustraliaI'm fairly sure the lyric is: I thought I was so good, I thought I was SMART. I feel my world's BEEN TORN APART.
  • Joseph from PlymouthWayne, obviously you know that we are on the same page as well. Possibly the best Sabbath and Ozzy song lyrically.
  • Joseph from PlymouthCannot agree with Cindy from Pure Delirium more! Sabotage is definitely the best Sabbath album. Cindy and do you agree that The Writ may be the best Sabbath song?
  • Cindy from Pure DeliriumOne of my faves ... Sabotage best Sabbath album
  • Wayne from CrockettOne of the most underplayed, underrated BS songs of all time. Great vocals, guitar and bass off the charts, incredible beat from the drums.
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