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Black Sabbath - Die Young


Black Sabbath - Die Young - Meaning of the song


"Die Young" is the sixth track on the Heaven and Hell album, credited like all the songs to Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler. The lyrics, written of course by Dio, appear to be about the futility of life in the face of its ephemeral nature. Like all of Dio's lyrics, they take some poetic turnings, so it's up to the listener. The song is also notable for its live performances; it's been a staple of Dio's, Gillan's, and Martin's sets, and typically features some lengthy instrumental work.


Dio cites "Die Young" as "a great, great song that went in so many different directions and names it as one of the songs that marked the sharp departure from the previous Ozzy-fronted Sabbath.


Die young - Lyrics


Gather the wind Though the wind won't help you fly at all Your back's to the wall Chain the sun and it tears away And it breaks you as you run, you run, you run Behind the smile there's danger and a promise to be told You'll never get old Life's fantasy, to be locked away And still to think you're free, you're free, we're free So live for today Tomorrow never comes Die young, die young Can't you see the writing in the air Die young, gonna die young Someone stopped the fair Gather the wind Though the wind won't help you fly at all Your back's to the wall Chain the sun and it tears away And it breaks you as you run, you run, you run So live for today Tomorrow never comes Die young, young Die young, die young Die young, die young, young Die young, die young, die young, die young, die young!




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