The Writ

  • The way I feel is the way I am
    I wish I'd walked before I started to run to you
    Just to you

    What kind of people do you think we are?
    Another joker who's a rock and roll star for you
    Just for you

    The faithful image of another man
    The endless ocean of emotion I swam for you
    Yeah for you

    The shot troopers laying down on the floor
    I wish they'd put an end to my running war with you
    Yeah with you

    Are you metal, are you man?
    You've changed in life since you began
    Yeah began

    Ladies digging gold from you
    Will they still dig now you're through
    Yeah you're through

    You bought and sold me with your lying words
    The voices in the deck that you never heard came through
    Yeah came through

    Your folly finally got to spend with a gun
    A poisoned father who has poisoned his son, that's you
    Yeah that's you

    I beg you please don't let it get any worse
    The anger I once had has turned to a curse on you
    Yeah curse you

    All of the promises that never came true
    You're gonna get what is coming to you, that's true
    Ah, that's true

    Are you Satan, are you man?
    You've changed in life since it began
    It began

    Vultures sucking gold from you
    Will they still suck now you're through

    (Cats, rats)

    The search is on, so you just better run
    And find yourself another way
    Probably dead, they don't feel a thing
    To keep them living for another day

    (Rats, rat)

    You are nonentity, you have no destiny
    You are a victim of a thing unknown
    A mantle picture of a stolen soul
    A fornication of your golden throne

    A smiling face, it means the world to me, yeah
    So tired of sadness and of misery

    My life it started some time ago
    Where it will end, I don't know
    I thought I was so good
    I thought I was fine
    I feel my world is out of time

    But everything is gonna work out fine
    If it don't I think I'll lose my mind

    I know, I know, I know, yeah yeah I know
    Listen to me while I sing this song
    You might just think the words are wrong
    Too many people advising me
    But they don't know what my eyes see

    But everything is gonna work out fine
    If it don't I think I'll lose my mind, yeah

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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