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Black Label Society - Stillborn


Black Label Society - Stillborn - Meaning of the song


Written by lead singer/guitarist Zakk Wylde, this song is about a man whose girlfriend treats him so poorly and takes such advantage of him that his love for her dies, and, indeed, he feels dead inside. Wylde insists that it's not autobiographical and that if any girl was treating him like that, he would simply break up with her and turn the tables.

Structurally, this is a very simple song, as Wylde believes that some of the best songs are ones you could play with one guitar string (low E).

"You listen to something like 'Whole Lotta Love,' even 'Paranoid,' there's three parts to it. You have the opening riff, you have the verse, and you have that little section and then it gets back to the verse again. 'Stillborn' was just a matter of trying to write with as few chords as I possibly could."

The video was directed by Rob Zombie, who came up with the concept while touring with Black Label Society on Ozzfest. Ozzy Osbourne did not appear in the clip.


Stillborn - Lyrics


Blind me Erase what was Stillborn, I have become

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone I've waited here for you for so very long

So empty Just a shell of a man Stillborn, this I understand

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone I've waited here for you for so very long

I've waited here for you, so long

I've waited here for you, for you

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone I've waited here for you for so very long I've waited here for you, so long I've waited here for you, so long I've waited here for you, so long I've waited here for you, for you


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