Black Sabbath - Buried Alive Lyrics




Once upon a nightmare
Once upon a time
You're running from temptation
You got lost
And found that you don't

Belong to anybody
You're all the same
Just another number
Cross it out
Whenever you don't behave

Someone got the doctor
He knows what to do
Throw some bones and mumble
The devil's inside of you

It might be contagious
It might change the plan
Get back in your tiny boxes
Even if you can't
We say you can

Join the congregation
Everybody's got to get in line and
We never justify
The choir sings a never-ending lie

[Pre-chorus:]
When you thought you were free
You didn't need a reason
No reason to survive

[Chorus:]
As the big door closes
And you waiting for the nail
Somebody tell the world
You're buried alive

Once upon a nightmare
Once upon a time
You're running from tomorrow
You got lost
And found that another
Day has turned to ashes
Taken by the wind
Frozen seeds of sorrow
Never to begin

Join the celebration
And everybody's got to get in line and
We never justify
The choir sings a never-ending lie

[Pre-chorus:]
When you thought you were free
You did not need a reason
No reason to survive

[Chorus:]
As the big door closes
And you waiting for the mail
Somebody tell the world
You're buried alive

One more nightmare
Just one more time
Join the congregation
Everybody get in line

Celebration
The choir sings a lie
As you call
The hammer falls
And no one hears you cry
I'm buried alive





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  1. MrGhod

    Cool shit. Zero The Hero sped up.

  2. chet ubetcha

    I like it at pitch -3

  3. NoName NoName

    This is fuckin CHUNKY

  4. common sense

    one of the best metal albums in the 90's in a grunge world , GREAT ALBUM

  5. GUSTAVO OROZCO

    The best metal singer of all time

  6. vielmaleo1970

    After this, Dio's "Strange Highways" is NEXT!

  7. Rogelio Blanco

    What guts!

  8. Load Game

    2:37 Fuck you, Vinnie Appice...

  9. Manny Badabing

    Some of the riffs sound like stuff I hear on 13.

    R C

    Manny Badabing yeah, the last time Tony Iommi sounded inspired was with Dio on The Devil you know.

  10. Manny Badabing

    This song will level a house if you play it loud enough....😠👍😎🤘

  11. Maniam Raja

    Got this album in the 1990.During my lively days. Now 2019 and I'm in my 50. Doing abit better in LIFE..
    Brought my own house..relaxing in my sofa looking up at the night sky and thinking of DIO.... .Still listening to his rock SONG.
    I'm alive it's alive
    ....forever...
    As the BIG DOOR close
    DIO

  12. Joe Blows

    Dog lives

  13. Manny Badabing

    Angry, heavy, riffy Sabbath....🤤

  14. Manny Badabing

    Devastating. Just devastating. Sledgehammer guitar.....
    😠🤘

  15. A healthy dose of reality

    Fuck man, that riff is so goddamn HEAVY!!! Miss the shit out of you, Dio! You were magic!

  16. Jame Ritch

    Love how vinnie flips the 1 and three of bass drum and snare at the end.

  17. Eric Graff

    The best and most underrated Black Sabbath album! 😆🤯🤘👹

    Gary Oesterle

    It's unbelievable. Fucking amazing!

    Alan Oriordan

    Totally agree with you Eric... pure fuckin class 🤘🤘🤘

    Joe Norris

    A masterpiece album

  18. Albert Beltran

    Lol this sounds so Pantera

  19. Gary Smith

    Song stuck in head. Had to hear it!

  20. skip michaels

    Time Machine is underrated also from Dehumanizer.

    Alan Oriordan

    My favorite skip..🤘

  21. Miguel Angel Mont

    La voz me suena a dio. Y en este estilo sabbath suena algo trash.

  22. william dechant

    AWESOME RIFF! MUST HEADBANG!

  23. Guðmundur Ingi Guðmundsson

    Awesome!!..
    Just listened to this album... first time.. im over 35.. wtf! How did i not hearvthid albumvnvrg4heis7eydhdud7e..

    Well . Nice 🦄🎖⚘

  24. carlsabian

    Dio for ever!

  25. Stephen Hammen

    Play this at 1.5x and you have Pantera.

    Hard Heavy

    Imagine a "Dimebag/Geezer Project"...!!!!!

    idunelmasi 1

    Omg! Thanks, it's become something else.

    Metal Bill

    HAHAHAHA!!! No Shet!!! Awesome!

    Mark Andrus

    Clearly you've missed the point of this version of Sabbath.
    I love Pantera but....

  26. James Dio

    The shit.

  27. Zsuzsanna Kiss

    Fucking "doom" song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Jintri

    Only Dio could put an amazing melody over a riff that chromatic.

  29. Leo Can

    The riffs of Hell... Iommi is God!!!

  30. martanmart

    this is one of the albums you can leave in your car stereo for days, weeks,months and never get bored, not one weak song on it, I really liked this BS line up, brilliant!!

    Abraxas Voice

    martanmart .AMEN🤘🤘🤘

    Abraxas Voice

    martanmart .TRUE🤘🤘🤘🤘

  31. X Collector X

    Once upon a nightmare
    Once upon a time
    You're running from temptation
    You got lost
    And found that you don't

    Belong to anybody
    You're all the same
    Just another number
    Cross it out
    Whenever you don't behave

    Someone got the doctor
    He knows what to do
    Throw some bones and mumble
    The devil's inside of you

    It might be contagious
    It might change the plan
    Get back in your tiny boxes
    Even if you can't
    We say you can

    Join the congregation
    Everybody's got to get in line and
    We never justify
    The choir sings a never-ending lie

    Pre-chorus:
    When you thought you were free
    You didn't need a reason
    No reason to survive

    Chorus:
    As the big door closes
    And you waiting for the nail
    Somebody tell the world
    You're buried alive

    Once upon a nightmare
    Once upon a time
    You're running from tomorrow
    You got lost
    And found that another
    Day has turned to ashes
    Taken by the wind
    Frozen seeds of sorrow
    Never to begin

    Join the celebration
    And everybody's got to get in line and
    We never justify
    The choir sings a never-ending lie

    Pre-chorus:
    When you thought you were free
    You did not need a reason
    No reason to survive

    Chorus:
    As the big door closes
    And you waiting for the mail
    Somebody tell the world
    You're buried alive

    One more nightmare
    Just one more time
    Join the congregation
    Everybody get in line

    Celebration
    The choir sings a lie
    As you call
    The hammer falls
    And no one hears you cry
    I'm buried alive

    Gothik Extravaganza

    Thank you.

  32. Farnael75

    i love how Vinnie Appice can play out of sync and still make it sound good :)

    earthaltar

    Farnael75 It may seem out of sync, but the beat is on the snare, and he's doing some crazy fills on the "and" between each beat. Count 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and with the snare drum. You'll see it's solid as a rock. He is amazing.

    KoKoR gelir

    yes, when support riffs and vocals with snare and beats, it can be good. but vinnie's style can be boring sometimes with just rythim and monoton beats.

    earthaltar

    Furkan D. No way. Vinnie is never boring. Ever!

    KoKoR gelir

    I mean not him, his style, sometimes. He's solid drummer, he beats the drum kit his stick but sometimes flushy style may need :/

    sefe adawrtgr

    @earthaltar Drummer here, Vinnies work on this is amazing

  33. soakedbearrd

    the way it starts it reminds me of AIC. god this song is so good, TI riff is delicious.

  34. Mary Baker

    throw some bones and mumble

  35. raul carrasco

    todo este disco es brutal, uno de mis favoritos \\m//

  36. Rebecca Combs

    this album is really a great album

  37. Arctic Wolf

    Too much heavy....!

  38. Scott Sarin

    Am I the only person that hears the "Zero the Hero" riff in this song?

    Kuba Jasiński

    Yeah. I've noticed many similarities as between Snowblind and Letters from Earth...

    Kuba Jasiński

    And between self-title track and After All :)

    Dan Prusak

    Similar but not the same notes.

    Sophie the robot

    Both songs have a commonality: they are both amongst Black Sabbath's best.

  39. Michael Scott

    oh hell yes!!

  40. Bobby Beretta

    Jasta did a fantastic cover of this

    Jonathon Cavitt

    Hell yes!

  41. Yvan SEMENIC

    F***in' heavy Sabbath tune... Real timeless one... I despised that album back in the day but now see it quite differently. Dehumanizer was huge and uncompromisedly brutal & heavy!

  42. Jarke Nope

    Pure stompin' doom metal.

  43. tine a

    love the lyrics......and this is my fav. album with bs,because ozzy's not singing:)

  44. Luke Rhodig

    I have never listened to Sabbath outside of the Ozzy years before tonight, but god dammit this is amazing!

    farfromfields

    The 3 albums with Dio were absolute classics, Headless Cross with Tony Martin was pretty great too, but his others weren't up to par. The albums with Ian Gillan and Glen Hughes though... woof.

    sefe adawrtgr

    @farfromfields Born Again great Song.

    Electric Aqua Land

    Man...then you were blind before that night.

    Thomas Jensen

    This song is almost as good as Sabbath bloody Sabbath

    paul sauer

    Luke Rhodig better then with ozzy

  45. MrTuber6969

    Lol i've been looking for the song that this reminds me of for so long.

  46. Thanos700

    and Dio is American...more evil by default

  47. Dalagastia

    Crucify him now!!!! oh..wait.....Alice in Chains fucking rule, nevermind, spare his life. ;)

  48. Thanos700

    don't crucify me for sayin this, but this really reminds me of AIC for some reason

    soakedbearrd

    Thanos700 holy shit I thought the same thing, especially how it starts off. Black sabbath is definitely an influence on them

    iam Nobody

    @soakedbearrd WHYY??? THIS IS SO FAR FROM AIC!

  49. Fredi Long

    Epic bass lines on this album !!! tune low, face amps to the floor and shake the world !

  50. Blake Bagnell

    @Rockstar7179 Dio is melodic and Ozzy is Original so whatever you like

  51. Rockstar7179

    I like Ozzy a lot but I think Dio is a better vocalist than him and he's a better fit in Black Sabbath, then Ozzy.

  52. Rafał Paprocki

    The best solo on Dehumanizer album!

  53. MrSexton66

    pump up the volume

  54. ManBLG

    This song sounds like it would be playing when your waiting to enter Hell. Fucking heavy song! I love this album

  55. blaztradiouz666

    @dimevision85 You don't know me fool.Its easy to talk shit here.play that shit in my face.

  56. nefty73

    CRUSHING!!

    "Dehumanizer" is a killer album all around, and one of my biggest and best memories of the summer of 1992!!

  57. blaztradiouz666

    my first black sab record.cant listen to the older shit.i hate ozzy...sry.just being honest

    WhyDoIHave ToUseMyRealName?

    blaztradiouz666 Not a fan of Ozzy either, but the doomy sound on many Sabbath albums with Ozzy is amazing.

  58. andresc228

    I think this is the best sabbath album or at least one of the best next to paranoid, heaven and hell, headless cross...those no ozzy albums are so unrated...much better than some others

  59. joshua griffin

    i found this cd when i was like 10 in my dads glove box and listen to it and i was amazed i asked who sang in this album because at the time i knew black sabbath as ozzy
    he said the great DIO!!!!

  60. Peter Pretorius

    The riff sounds like a mixture of the main riff of "Zero the hero" and the hard riff at the end of "sabbath bloody sabbath". I´m a big fan of Sabbath and Toni Iommi, especially the old stuff, but Dehumanizer is great.

  61. UncleJimmema

    the first time I heard this it reminded me of the riff from Zero The Hero but its still a great song.

  62. LanciaTurbo

    that would be a badass opener.

  63. hambone9119

    One Of Black Sabbaths Best Songs of all time so dam heavy so dam good so dam powerfull in geezers bass sound iommis riffs appices drumming and dios vocals fucking brilliant.

  64. darthsadic

    the solo at the end is cool