God Is Dead? Lyrics by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Lyrics

God Is Dead? Lyrics
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 empathize 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

God Is Dead? Info:

God Is Dead? is featured on the Black Sabbath album 13. It is the first single from the album, and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998's "Psycho Man" and "Selling My Soul" from Reunion.

Both the song title and figure on the single's cover, by Heather Cassils, are a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher who is famous for saying that "God is dead" in his 1882 book. Nietzsche wasn't talking about God dying in a literal sense, but as someone who no longer believed in such a cosmic order. He believed the Christian God was no longer a viable source of any absolute moral principles.

Geezer Butler explained the song's meaning to The Pulse of Radio: "It's about this guy that sets out to prove that God is still alive," he said, "and he has this voice in his head saying that God's dead, and he can't get rid of the voice telling him, so he goes out and kills everybody."

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Osbourne explained how he came up with the song title: "I was at somebody's office and there was a magazine on the table and it just said the words 'God Is Dead.' And I suddenly thought, with 9/11 and all these terrorist things in the name of religion and how many people have died [because of] religion, when you think about the tragedy that's happened throughout time, it just came in me head. You would think by now their God would stop people [from] dying in the name of. So I just thought, people must think there ain't no God, God is dead. And it just hit me. And I just started singing 'God is dead' [when I was laying down] rough vocals [in the studio] and Geezer gave me the Lyrics about it.

The song was featured in the second promo for the sixth season of Sons of Anarchy.

The song won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance on January 26, 2014. This was Black Sabbath's first Grammy Award in 14 years.

From the Album:
from the album 13 (2013)

April 19th, 2013

c. August 2012 - January 2013

Heavy metal, blues metal


Geezer Butler
Tony Iommi
Ozzy Osbourne

Rick Rubin

Music video:
"God Is Dead?" on YouTube

The music video was released on 10 June 2013 and directed by Peter Joseph, director of the Zeitgeist film series.

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