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Album cover parody of Vol. 4 by Black Sabbath
Parody album cover
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We'd nailed up this ad 'Band looking for a tough singer' and gotten a few replies, one of them from a guy called Ozzy. As we were going to see him I told my pal 'I hope it's not the Ozzy that goes to my school, 'cos he scares me'. It was.
-Geezer Butler

Band Name Origins:

  • The band was looking for a new name to reflect the darker, heavier music they were playing. The Boris Karloff film "Black Sabbath" was playing in a theatre across the road from the rehearsal space, so they used that as the name for a new song they were working on. The song was so popular with crowds they played it to, the band chose that as its name as well. Submitted by: Powerslave
  • Originally a blues band known as Earth in their local circuits, they found out the name was already taken, so they chose Black Sabbath after a movie they had seen Submitted by: Bub

Stupid Band Names:

  • Just look at the initials...seriously, I wouldn't want to name my awesome metal something that can be referred to as...yeah... Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • It sounds like they're darkening a holy day. Submitted by: brainstem

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Appears on the album of the same name. - Themorus
"Black Sabbath"from the album 'Black Sabbath' - Anonymous Bob

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Ozzy Osbourne""Factory worker"Osbourne used to work as a horn tester at the local Lucas factory in his hometown at the urging of his mother, but hated the irritatingly loud noise he endured. Interestingly enough, the epithet "Prince of Darkness" was given to Lucas Industries due to their products' shoddy quality before Osbourne adopted the nickname as part of his stage persona. - Maryellen Larkin
"Tony Ione""Sheet Metal Worker"It's how he lost the tips of his fingers. - Celeste
"Ozzy Osbourne""Slaughterhouse Laboror"This may have influenced some of his famous stunts, like biting off the head of a live dove during a meeting with his newly signed record company and biting the head off a bat thrown on stage during a concert. - Travis
"Tony Iommi""Metalworker"Tony Iommi worked in a sheet metal workshop before he became fulltime musician. He lost fingertips of his right hand in an accident just two days before he started his fulltime career - Susanna Viljanen

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Ozzy Osbourne""He is even more successful than when he was with the band, which was already pretty much a success when he left." - joeking

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Cornucopia"Off the album Vol. 4 Too much in the truth they say / Keep it 'till another day / Let them have their little game / Illusion helps to keep them sane - Azrael
"St. Vitus' Dance"You feel your love so shattering / You feel you want to die / Just because someone did take off / Telling you a lie - Azrael
"After Forver"Have you ever thought about your soul - can it be saved? / Or perhaps you think that when you're dead you just stay in your grave - Azrael
"A National Acrobat"I am the world that hides / The universal secret of all time / Destruction of the empty spaces / Is my one and only crime - Azrael
"N. I. B. "Acronym for Nativity in Black: Follow me now and you will not regret / Leaving the life you led before we met / You are the first to have this love of mine / Forever with me till the end of time - Azrael

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Blue SabbathAt their core, they're still a Blues band.GlamRockNinjaLord
Black SundayMost religions believe Sunday is the Sabbath day.Opie M.
Dark LentBlack=Dark, and Lent=SabbathRachel

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Cardboard Man""Iron Man"cale
"Super! Not!""Supernaut"heavy metal
"iron chef""iron man"bobjoe

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"After Forever,"Forever is eternity - nothing is afterwards.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Children Of The Grave,"No such children exist.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Symptom Of The Universe,"The universe cannot get diseases.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Neon Knights,"Knights are soldiers, not noble gases.Susanna Viljanen
"War Pigs,"War dogs, yes; war pigs, no.Susanna Viljanen

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"If The Government Could Read My Mind," The Vandals"Paranoia," Black Sabbath
"Where'd You Go," The Mighty Mighty Bosstones"Into The Void," Black Sabbath
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Iron Man," Black Sabbath
"Solitary Man," Neil Diamond"Loner," Black Sabbath
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Iron Ma" originally "Iron Man"
Naomi Swanson
"Ron Man" originally "Iron Man"
Makes sense, since Ron is a man's name.
"Back Sabbath" originally "Black Sabbath"
yes, they had a self titled song.
"Lack Sabbath" originally "Black Sabbath"
yes, they had a self titled song.
"Ion Man" originally "Iron Man"
I think he was on an episode of Star Trek.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Children of Seal" originally "Children of Sea"
Brionna Secret
"Never Say Diet" originally "Never Say Die"
"Irony Man" originally "Iron Man"
Doodah Bobo
"Wart Pigs" originally "War Pigs"
Ought to be similar to wart hogs.
"Warm Pigs" originally "War Pigs"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"War Pics" originally "War Pigs"
Pics: short for pictures
"Iron Map" originally "Iron Man"
Very difficult to carry around with you.
"Icon Man" originally "Iron Man"
"Wax Pigs" originally "War Pigs"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Behind The Wall Of Sheep" originally "Behind The Wall Of Sleep"
Bridget Andrews

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Iron Man""Little Forrest"Porfle Popnecker
"Iron Man""Ultraman"annimal
"Iron Man""Little Red."Monstermaster13
"Iron Man""Diet Plan"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"War Pigs""Sole Twig"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Iron Man""President"William Little
"Iron Man""Moron Man"harry
"War Pigs""Road Hogs"Dylan Baranski
"Children of the Sea""Chicken of the Sea®"Chris Caillouet
"The Mob Rules""The Snob Rules (The French Revolution Song)"Dariomatic

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Iron ManThe Iron GiantThe Nerd
Iron ManSteelworkers' UnionSusanna Viljanen
The Wizard"Harry Potter" DVDsayane
Iron ManViagraBobyBird 7:18
Iron ManWelding CompanyMack the Knife
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
God Is Dead?Peter Popoff MinistriesAmanda
I'm Going InsanePsychiatric HospitalG
ParanoidMental HospitalDave
War PigsThe PentagonMelhi
Iron ManRobotics and Artificial Intelligence OrganisationMitch O
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
March Of The Pigs
   Nine Inch Nails
War Pigs
   Black Sabbath
March Of The War Pigs
Rock Maninoff
Sweet But Psycho
   Ava Max
Psycho Man
   Black Sabbath
Sweet But Psycho Man
Turning A New Leaf
Sweet Leaf
   Black Sabbath
Turning A New Sweet Leaf
New Leaf
   Bad Religion
Sweat Leaf
   Black Sabbath
New Sweet Leaf
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cilla Black Sabbath
Cilla Black combined with Black Sabbath
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Jeanne Black Sabbath
Jeanne Black combined with Black Sabbath
Submitted By: Rock Maninoff
Scarlett and Black Sabbath
Scarlett And Black combined with Black Sabbath
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Black Oak Arkansas Sabbath
Black Oak Arkansas combined with Black Sabbath
Submitted By: Sutch

There are additional Black Sabbath Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Never Say Die"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunday's satisfaction, Monday's home and dry
Tuesday's on the doorstep, Wednesday is a lie
Original Lyrics:
Sunday's satisfaction, Monday's home and dry
Truth is on the doorstep, welcome in the lie
"War Pigs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Genitals gathered in their asses
Original Lyrics:
Generals gathered in their masses
Misheard Lyrics:
Spanish little woman
Original Lyrics:
Finished with my woman
"Walk Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s rising higher
I’m walking away-uh
Original Lyrics:
It’s rising higher
I’m walking a wire
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Behind The Wall Of Sleep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey ol' army boys Touch your body to a corpse
Original Lyrics:
If you want all remorse
Take your body to a corpse.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Metalamor

The first time I heard this song I could swear that part was talking about soldiers touching corpses on the battlefield know.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Faeries Wear Boots"
The Funny Lyrics:
Went to the doctor, see what he could give me.
He said I'm sorry son, you gone too far.
Cuz Smokin and trippin is all that you do.
Why They're Funny:
Because it is true about every member of Sabbath....and me. Seriously, Black Sabbath is the greatest band ever. Tony Iommi wrote every good metal riff before anyone else could.
Submitted by: Mitchell
"Black Sabbath"
The Funny Lyrics:
is this the end my friend satan's coming round the bend
Why They're Funny:
while playing this at work many years ago our bitter & twisted foreman walks round the bend at the the exact moment ossie is singing the above lyrics
Submitted by: roger chapman
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my life.
People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time.
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.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Ozz, the condition you suffer from is called melancholia, or just plain depression. Maybe that's why you take Prozac. But, paranoia is an unfounded fear of persecution. Where in this song is the singer paranoid? Dock Ozzy another point in the nonsense category for making many people think that paranoid is synonymous with fear: 'Like, I'm really paranoid about flying.'
Submitted by: Khalil
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
God knows that your dog nosed
Bog blast all of you
Why They're Nonsensical:
I might feel insulted, if I knew what the hell that meant!
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Iron Man"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Well just pass him there
Why should we even care?
Why They're Insincere:
What? Wasn't he sent to humanity? Really nice way to treat some someone...
Submitted by: Omega8

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"War Pigs"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Generals gathered in their MASSES!
Just like witches at black MASSES!
Why They're Misrhymed:
I could swear I heard the same line twice. But Black Sabbath doesn't have to make sense because they're awesome, and this song is a great one.
Submitted by: mox
"War Pigs"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Generals gathered in their masses
just like witches at black masses
Why They're Misrhymed:
the first time i heard this song i was like, 'wow! cool intro' then i heard those first lines and was like 'what? masses? you can't rhyme masses with masses' but, after a few minutes i was like.. is Ozzy Osborne....
Submitted by: MarketaTheOnion
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"I Ron Man" originally "Iron Man"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
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.
There Shouldn't Be an "And" there as in "and you will laugh and I will cry." If We Were To Remove An And, It'd Say, "You Will Laugh and I Will Cry".
"happiness I cannot feel" should probably be "I Cannot Feel Happiness".
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
"Iron Man"
The Lyrics:
Heavy boots of lead fills his victims full of dread
"Boots" is the subject, with "of lead" modifying it; "fills" is the verb. "Boots" is plural, and "fills" is singular. If it's re-written as "heavy lead boots fills his victims full of dread", the error is more obvious. It should be "Heavy boots of lead FILL his victims full of dread".
Submitted by: kirbyman

Band Name Anagrams:

Back Lab Baths Submitted by: Caroline Vale
Scab Bath Balk Submitted by: Lorraine Thoanjer
And you'd balk at a scab bath too!
Bah, Blast Back Submitted by: James d
Blah, Stab Back Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
Bash Black Bat Submitted by: TurmionLilja

Song Title Anagrams:

"Children As The Foe" originally "Children Of The Sea"
Submitted by: Amber Malone
"Go Daddies" originally "God Is Dead"
Submitted by: James D
"Retards Mow Room" originally "Tomorrow's Dream"
Submitted by: James d
"In Manor" originally "Iron Man"
Submitted by: Ava Murphy
"Marion N." originally "Iron Man"
Submitted by: Ava Murphy

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"War Pigs"
This song was banned from Korean radio stations, due to it being an anti-war song. The rest of Sabbath's catalog was also banned.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Super Long Pop Songs:

"War Pigs" Length: 7:58
Just found this out yesterday.
Submitted by: G

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Embryo" Length: 0:28
Submitted by: Joe Pearson

Song Title Acrostics:

I'M: "Iron Man"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Knight the Turnip" originally "Turn Up the Night"
Been in my head for 35 years!
Submitted by: Kurt Kennedy
"And Dove Whom?" originally "Hand Of Doom"
Submitted by: Cal Amari
"Poor Wigs" originally "War Pigs"
Submitted by: Herculina Alencar

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Am I Going Insane"
The Lyrics:
So I'm telling all you people, listen while I sing again
If I don't sound very cheerful, I think that I'm a schizophren
It's got a pretty up tempo beat for a Sabbath song. At the end of the song, there are a number of laughing voices in the background. On the version that appears on "We Sold our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll", this is where it ends. But on the original from "Sabotage", it takes a dark turn for the worse when the laughing voices fade out and all you hear is someone screaming and eventually having a breakdown.
Submitted by: Mark M

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Neon Knights"
The Lyrics:
Phantom figures free forever
Three of the four words start with the letter "f", and the one that doesn't has the "ph" which is pronounced the same.
Submitted by: Steven

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sack Blabbath originally "Black Sabbath"
Submitted by: marzoz10

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Fairies Wear Boots"
Goin home, late last night
Suddenly I got a fright
Yeah I looked through the window and surprised what I saw
Fairy boots were dancing with a dwarf, All right now!
Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
Yeah I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no lies
Yeah fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes, Well all right now!
So I went to the doctor
See what he could give me
He said son, son, you've gone too far.
'cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Backwards Messages:

When the lyric that goes "Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry" is played backwards, you can hear what sounds like "Is that you I saw dancing with the devil"
Submitted by: James D

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Iron Man"
A series on the Marvel superhero with R. Downey, Jr
Submitted by: Rachel

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