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Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf Meaning

Tagged: Drugs [suggest]

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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 14th 2010 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.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2014 report

    The Song Is About Recreational Cannabis Use And Its Positive Effects. The Song Begins With A Tape Loop Of Guitarist Tony Iommi Coughing From A Joint He Was Smoking With Band Mate Ozzy Osbourne. The Song Is An Early And Quintessential Example Of Stoner Rock.

  3. laurennn
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    Jun 19th 2009 report

    anyone who doesnt knwo what this song is about must be retarded. its obvoiously about smoking weed (:
    its not about some air freshener.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2009 report

    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".

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2007 report

    The song ISN'T about weed or anything, even though it does seem like it. It is actually about an air freshener of which they had in their car, it was called sweet leaf.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. DarkLord
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    Jan 29th 2007 report

    So, here comes another song about weed. I mean, this song is definitely about marijuana, it's pretty obvious... What else could it be about, tea or something ?

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2006 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!

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2006 report

    How could anyone not know what this song is about?
    <3 the magic herb

  9. kamododude
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    Jul 1st 2006 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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