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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Disturbing the Priest

This is, by far, one of my favorite songs of all-time...and definitely, my favorite of all time from Black Sabbath.

This is not a song that I often hear others mention. I first heard this song while skipping school with a few, um, stoners and love of the song was instant.

The song comes from Born Again, with Ian Gillian as Sabbath's frontman. I love Ian so much better than Dio. Perfect Strangers, from Deep Purple, is another album with a couple of my VERY FAVORITE songs on it with Gillian.

I am not a big fan of old Black Sabbath. I don't hate it but it's not the sound that I prefer. I like Sweet Leaf but mainly because I heard it at aforementioned day of skipping. Also Mob Rules, which I enjoy better than Sweet Leaf -- the lyrics and the speed of the song are amazing. But while Dio is fine, I much prefer Ian Gillian over any other frontman from Sabbath.

It is one of the most evil, wicked, scary songs I've heard of ever. Marilyn Manson comes close with their rendition of Sweet Dreams (another one of my top faves).

But the guitar sounds of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are all Black Sabbath. The lyrics - about evil vs. good, religious connotations -- I LOVE IT!

...Sweet child with an innocent smile watches closely all the while
Don't be fooled when he cries, keep looking at the eyes

Good life is contradiction because of crucifixion
If you're ready and have the need, I will take your soul and plant my seed

...You just gotta listen to the night as you're going up the stairs
You just gotta listen to the night and don't forget to say your prayers

...We're disturbing the priest, won't you please come to our feast
Do we mind disturbing the priest, not at all, not at all, not in the least
ahhhh, Do we mind disturbing the priest
aahhhh, not at all, not at all, not in the least

And of course, the title is the best of all.

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