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The Illusion of Power is the first track off of Black Sabbath's eighteenth album Forbidden.

Lyrics

 What is it that turns you on to the illusion of power
 This thing that grabs you by the heart 
 And makes you want to tear things down
 There is no reason why I should need 
 All this power, but if you cross me now
 I'm gonna tear your whole world down
 
 The illusion of power, 
 Things I feel, seem so real
 The illusion of power
 
 I can' get the emotional thing straight in my head
 Everything I love dies too soon or is already dead
 Don't stand too close I spit and breath fire
 Anything I've got now you cannot desire
 
 You want to be my friend I promise you nothing
 Nothing I can give you, nothing I can do for you
 I'm being chased by the sins of my past and 
 It's killing me now, killing me now
 
 The illusion of power, 
 Things I feel, seem so real
 The illusion of power
 
 The illusion of power, 
 It's already set signed and sealed
 The illusion of power
 
 (Ice-T)
 Powerful...who are you fooling?
 You're caught in a complex cataclysm 
 Of your own inadequacies and pitiful weaknesses
 Your souls secretes insecurity
 So you live on the reflection side of the mirror
 You're terrified of true power...you fear me...
 
 (Tony Marty)
 I can tell you stories of my
 Shaded past and I can
 Drag you down into the
 Depths of my soul
 
 The illusion of power, 
 Things I feel, seem so real
 The illusion of power
 
 The illusion of power, 
 It's already set signed and sealed
 The illusion of power
 
 Why don't you come closer, 
 Promise a story I will tell, yeah
 I'll save you from your dreams, yeah
 I'll save you from your dreams
 
 You fear me...
 
 It's illusion
 Just an illusion
 Illusion
 Just an illusion
Forbidden
The Illusion of Power, Get a Grip, Can't Get Close Enough, Shaking Off the Chains, I Won't Cry for You, Guilty as Hell, Sick and Tired, Rusty Angels, Forbidden, Kiss of Death