Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Sweet Leaf is the first and opening track of Black Sabbath's third studio album Master of Reality.

The track has become a fan-favorite amongst fans and was included in the We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll greatest hits album.


 Alright now!
 Won't you listen?
 When I first met you, didn't realize
 I can't forget you or your surprise
 You introduced me to my mind
 And left me wanting you and your kind
 Oh, yeah
 I love you
 Oh you know it
 My life was empty forever on a down
 Until you took me, showed me around
 My life is free now, my life is clear
 I love you sweet leaf, though you can't hear,
 Oh, yeah
 Come on now
 Try it out
 Straight people don't know what you're about
 They put you down and shut you out
 You gave to me a new belief
 And soon the world will love you sweet leaf
 Oh yeah, baby


  • The tape-looped coughing at the beginning of the song is that of Tony Iommi after Ozzy gave him a joint.
  • The title of the song is taken from an Irish cigarette package with the slogan "It's the sweet leaf".
Master of Reality
Sweet Leaf, After Forever, Embryo, Children of the Grave, Orchid, Lord of This World, Solitude, Into the Void
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