This track is a favorite amongst Black Sabbath fans, it's been performed in concert numerous times and on rare occasions on "The End" tour.
Butler wrote the song after the band has observed an increasing amount of US soldiers arriving in England in the late 1960s after the Vietnam War with severe drug addictions. It's about them taking heroin to forget the atrocities of war, only for them to meet Death itself.
What you gonna do Time's caught up with you Now you wait your turn You know there's no return Change your empty rules You join the other fools Turn to something new Now it's killing you First it was the bomb Vietnam napalm Disillusioning You push the needle in From life you escape Reality's black drape Colours in your mind Satisfy your time Oh you, you know you must be blind To do something like this To take the sweet that you don't know You're giving Death a kiss Poor little fool now Your mind is full of pleasure Your body's looking ill To you it's shallow leisure So drop the acid pill Don't stop to think now You're having a good time, baby But that won't last Your mind's all full of things You're living too fast Go out, enjoy yourself Don't bottle it in You need someone to help you Stick the needle in, yeah Now you know the scene Your skin starts turning green Your eyes no longer seeing Life’s reality Push the needle in Face death's sickly grin Holes are in your skin Caused by deadly pin Head starts spinning 'round You fall down to the ground Feel your body heave Death hand starts to weave It's too late to turn You don't want to learn Price of life is high Now you're gonna die
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