Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf Meaning
Song Released: 1970
Sweet Leaf Lyrics
Won't you listen?
When I first met you, didn't realize
I can't forget you, for your surprise
you introduced me, to my mind
And left me wanting, you and your kind
I love you, Oh you know it
My life was empty, forever on a...
anonymous Feb 14th 2010, 14:59 report
The song is about Ozzies' culinary skill,and love for the herb called sage, and its delicious flavor enhancing abilities, when use in making marinara, and pork dishes.Its definitely not about spliffs.
The song, an obvious hymn to recreational marijuana use, got its title from a packet of cigarettes bassist Geezer Butler bought in Dublin that claimed the tobacco was "the sweet leaf." The song begins with a tape loop of guitarist Tony Iommi coughing!!!
Other songs with lyrics related to drug use by Black Sabbath include: "Hand of Doom", "Fairies Wear Boots", "Supernaut", and "Snowblind".
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anonymous Nov 15th 2006, 11:01 report
This song is about people who seek and find themselves through marijuana. Weed enabled him to escape depression and to discover new things in life. Smoking reefer is introspective "introduced me, to my mind".
Regular and conform people "straight" don't perceive the values of marijuana and just shut it out. Whereas he has found salvation in it.
This song is just great!
anonymous Nov 14th 2006, 21:09 report
How could anyone not know what this song is about?
<3 the magic herb
kamododude Jul 1st 2006, 21:59 report
Marijuana---weed-grass-pot-----plain and simple----he (ozzy) is singing about how people don't know how great weed is a soon everyone will love weed----thats what the lyrics say----simple as that
he says straight peiople don't know what you are about---now-he is talking about people off weed-----it has nothing to do with sexual; orientation
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