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Black Sabbath: Hand of Doom Meaning

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Hand of Doom Lyrics

What you gonna do? Time's caught up with you
Now you wait your turn, you know there's no return
Take your written rules, you join the other fools
Turn to something new, now it's killing you

First it was the bomb, Vietnam...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2019 report

    Vietnam drug addicts.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 21st 2018 report

    Clearly a social commentary on heroin abuse, namely as it related to Vietnam veterans. Also clear is the fact that Sabbath took an anti-heroin stance here in attempt to inform the masses. Excellent lyrics and musicianship.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2014 report

    The Lyrics For "Hand Of Doom" Were Written By Geezer Butler While The Music Was Written By The Four Members. "Hand Of Doom" Is Accepted As One Of The Best Songs On The "Paranoid" Album By Many Fans Of Black Sabbath. The Song Was Conceived After The Band Had Observed A Growing Number Of US Soldiers Arriving In England In The Late 1960's From The Vietnam War With Severe Drug Addictions. It's About Them Taking Drugs To Forget The Atrocities Of War, Only To See It Catch Up To Them And Slowly Destroy Them From The Inside.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 13th 2014 report

    Clearly it's about drug abuse & the consequences.
    'You're having a good time, baby. But it won't last.....' obvious about the 'crash' from a heavy drug high.
    This song isn't about Voodoo or Satan. That dummy that posted that must be high as hell (zooted).

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2010 report

    This song is about the time Ozzie met satan in Haiti to learn about voodoo rituals so he could cast a spell on James Hetfield of Metallica, back in the seventies, so Sabbath could rule,and it worked cuz' satan taught Ozzie the right way to stick the pins up in the little Hetfield voodoo doll,so Sabbath got way more popular, but it backfired on Ozzie,and to this day Ozzie promised beelzebub that he would say a
    swear in every other sentence that he speaks,for payment of this power and if he don't he will die little by little,hence the lyrics, head start spinning round, fall down to the ground,etc...how can anyone not get this,the lyrics are s simple dude.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 27th 2010 report

    It's about the vietnam vets and how many of them became junkies!

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2010 report

    The evils of shooting dope

  8. fayt787
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    Dec 13th 2008 report

    Hand of doom is a song by black sabbath where he is saying that heroine can hurt you, he has been taking it forever. He is saying your arm gets infected you're not the same. You might as well kill yourself because it's too much trouble.

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