Black Sabbath - Master Of Insanity Lyrics




Look all around
Can't you open your eyes
Voices are calling

Killing rain falling down from the sky
Crying with nightmare tears

Out on the street
You'll see blood on the ground
Cities are burning

Feeling the pain cutting right to your soul
Goodbye now
You're caught in his spell

Your freedom is gone
He's taken everything
You ever had
But if you're strong you'll survive
You've got to hold on
Open your eyes

[Chorus:]
Behind the lies you will see
The master of insanity
Under the mask there will be
The master of insanity

Innocent minds
They're the victims of shame
Staring in sorrow

Promises lying there
Broken and crushed
Confusion-just disappear

What can you give
To be left all alone
When there's nothing at all

Your freedom is gone
He's taken everything
You ever had
But if you're strong you'll survive
You've got to hold on
Open your eyes

[Chorus]

Behind the lies you will find
He's trying to get inside you
Just open your eyes and you will see
The master of insanity

[Chorus]

Between the lies you will find
that he's trying to get inside you
Out of the night into your mind
He's always right beside you

Yeah, between the lies you will see
The master of insanity
Open your eyes or you will be
The master of insanity





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Black Sabbath Master Of Insanity Comments
  1. Salvo Cali

    Disco incompreso

  2. Maniam Raja

    A outstanding performances ..one of mine and yours all time favourites..2019

  3. Dennis Sweeney

    When this album came out they were touring so much they played the Beacon theater twice with in a six month period got my SABBATH fix that year but you really never get enough love SABBATH be it OZZY DIO OR TONY there were all kick ass ROCK and rollers. LONG LIVE ROCK!!!

  4. Vinny Angell

    I've tried so hard to get into this record, but I only like "TV crimes" that's on this album, right?

    Maniam Raja

    T.V crimes only for you. ?
    I like these album .

  5. POLYA DIMITROVA KUDEVA

    🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Hugo Stigglitz

    4:18 God bless Geezer Butler
    What a line of bass

  7. Ljbp 12

    It’s curious how almost nobody talks about a posible plagiarism on this song, taking the main riff of “The Wanton Song” by Led Zeppelin.
    Anyway I love this song

    DJ MG42

    No one wants to get strucked by lightening or something. Neither from Dio nor from that Chronos/Saturn/Grim reaper guy on the cover...

    MyCubiclePenguin

    Yet Zeppelin are the masters of "plagiarism" in the first place. Anyways, there's only so much blues based rock/metal you can make, and both bands are incredible and have very unique sounds, so I don't really mind that one section of this song is similar to another section of another song, because this is a fucking great Sabbath track.

    Ljbp 12

    MyCubiclePenguin well I think that one thing is plagiarism and another one is influence, people doesn’t difference that and that’s why most of people like you think that “LeD zEppELiN iS tHe KiNg of PlaGiaRism”
    I’m not criticizing Black Sabbath, I’m just criticizing people like you

  8. Bill Maher

    quite a Zep sound on this one. Good tune!

  9. Idalia Holland

    Screamed "YESSSSSS" out loud when i heard Dio was back in the band.....then "NOOOOO" when he left again. Was so excited for it to be permanent....but.....this amazing record came of the short but amazing reunion.

  10. ComeTheDawn 64

    There's that one eye again (on the cover). Great song!

  11. Adrian Cooke

    One of the heaviest songs ever

  12. Abiga ill Kruss

    Me recuerda a domination de pantera.

  13. Isabela McK

    Argh I looooove this song!!!

  14. Manny Badabing

    Heavy Metal Crimson.

  15. Victor Alvarez

    Suena como wantong song

  16. razkev

    Dio was awesome. Such a under rated talented singer and song writer

  17. Manny Badabing

    Sabbathgarden....😠

  18. Maxtendo Lp

    Refrain sounds like Cowboys From Hell from Pantera.

  19. noshiro05

    The main riff reminds me of "domination" by pantera... Which is something awesome by the way 10/10

  20. Francis Cyprus

    This song is a hidden gem. When you say Sabbath most people think of that early Ozzy era but the Sabbath catalogue is much larger and comprehensive. I gotta say I listen to the Dio and Tony Martin years more actually. Back in the day when I first discovered Sabbath it was all about that 70's Ozzy era which is awesome but the Dio and Tony Martin years contain many hidden gems like this one.

  21. oh hi mark

    Dio is master of sci-fi and fantasy! RIP Dio.

  22. Daniel Deacan

    Are right whats this shit

  23. Vassilis Protonotarios

    My favorite song of this favorite album!

  24. Chuck B

    1:00- the Wanton Song.

    Valamo Lamb

    Yep👌

  25. valerie bettonviel

    2019 anyone?

  26. gianfranco sassofarina

    Anyone hear "The Wanton Song" riff here?

    Valamo Lamb

    Yeah, it's pretty obvious 👌

  27. Simo Flatout

    this main riff is pure heavy...and Dio at his best!

  28. Chris Williams

    Damn, the intro to this song sounded like Death!

  29. Nate dog

    Great song, but the main riff is totally taken off of Led Zeppelins The Wanton Song

    bran1986

    It is also the same riff as Lady of the Lake by Rainbow

    jack jc

    @bran1986 ,
    'lady of the lake' was recorded 3 years after 'the wanton song'.

    rakusin

    In spanish we have a phrase "a thief that steals to another thief deserves a hundred years of pardon"

  30. Mirek Wnuk

    Main riff sounds like faster version of ,,A touch of evil" by Judas Priest but priests released their 2 years earlier. Check yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQH1IEMf4Q

  31. Dan Evans

    i really really like how they rip off wanton song and give no fucks hahahaha

  32. Marco Maia

    Que aula de música de contra baixo .

  33. derekmok

    Never heard this one. Killer Iommi riff.

    Valamo Lamb

    Not an Iommi riff thou!

  34. Driven2Beers

    TRUMP
    #maga

    Jesus H., need I even say more, people???

  35. Son of Radium

    OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

  36. Choas Rose

    Well seems how you all stole my Hart. All I have now is my List. A lust of power, a lust for blood, a lust for life, and a lust for death.

    Choas Rose

    The Four presious metals of lust. One from earth, one from the sun, one from moon, and one from with in.

  37. Lee M Day

    This album is prophetic the sabbs could see the real computer nightmare we were all fast moving towards God bless the sabbs and all bands that have some thing to say about the world we all live in!!

  38. Alvin Carrier

    Notice the intro sounds as if it doesn't belong with the body of the song?   On an album like "Sabotage", they would have transitioned the intro smoothly into the rest.

  39. Mike Cota

    False hope is the recipe .

  40. krzysztof piwowarski

    badass song

  41. Toasty667

    Best Sabbath album ever l..l

  42. Jack Rose

    Well at least god knows I'm the Shit.

  43. Jack Rose

    Potty break, I'll guess I'll take a number 2 boss.

  44. Jack Rose

    Well it plays in a music box, don't it jukebox hero.

  45. ENEKO ARITZA BASCONIANS KINGS

    Epic.changes of tempo and guitar solo at 4:00

  46. ENEKO ARITZA BASCONIANS KINGS

    Dark, enormeus and furius voice of dio is.eternal.

  47. ENEKO ARITZA BASCONIANS KINGS

    Underrated.album,better than the black album of.metallica.

  48. Eddy Bamyasi

    Excellent Led Zep stop/start feel

    Valamo Lamb

    And riff too

  49. Music Gems

    A really underrated album because is pretty different to the others with ozzy osbourne in vocals, wich that is great, but the fans from the group dislike this album because is not ozzy ...and they not get attention to listen & enjoy this music gem inside...

    but this unique album singing with demonic's voice of Dyo in 1992 who joined only for 1 or 2 years releasing this pure incredible addicting full album ...I Love the weird lyrics from all tracks .. and the voice of "Dyo" gets deep inside my brain..like was something dirty & evil listenning him

  50. Mario Carollack

    Love....

  51. Alienloop Jensen

    walking the streets you will se FEAR !!! sadly, its just the fearsomes insanity

  52. Sammy Khan

    Perfect album.

  53. hernán Silva Lopez

    No fogest i prey pay acount stay hier whit as no laines dead

    hernán Silva Lopez

    Fly net conces

  54. Paul Valdez

    We all have a piece of insanity in us 🙃🤤😢☹😖😀🤔🤔🤣😆😄

  55. Jennifer Montelongo

    You like me or dislike me I really don't give a fuck sd

  56. Jennifer Montelongo

    All these want to be as mother fucker 666666

  57. Leonardo Nicolas

    Oh man that bass intro though

  58. Roshan Gupta

    Man I used to jam this song a ton a while ago, haven't heard it in so long.

  59. iGanstapasta

    You are here because you are gay

  60. Gabriel Bendinelli

    Geezer Butler bass playing High performance.

  61. leo lee

    Sounds like Zeppelin's wanton song

    Paul Valdez

    They did take a piece ,Zeppelin did it also if you make the song better it's all good with me and this is better

    bassmanjoe

    Zeppelin wish they wrote this!

    Valamo Lamb

    Yep👌

    Valamo Lamb

    @bassmanjoe no really. Everything they did was awesome as well.

  62. Gary Oesterle

    One of, if not, the best non-Ozzy albums.

  63. CharvelRed

    geezer butler band version is way better

  64. John Childers

    Ronnie James fucking Dio!

  65. John Childers

    Sabbath in their prime a second time with Ronnie James For. This goes.

  66. Iron Hammer

    1:00 Reminds me of Pantera - Domination.

    Andrew Martin

    Thats what I was thinking

    Valamo Lamb

    The wanton song Led Zeppelin

    Daniel Deacan

    Iron Hammer it doe,s fuckin not

  67. Franz Dorregaray

    Open your eeeeeeeyeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!

  68. LEO NUÑEZ

    exelente

  69. Ken Royall

    A guitarist of Geezer's acquaintance by the name of Jimi Bell claims he authored this song without credit from the band. Not a typical Iommi approach so I tend to believe him.

  70. caeg8925

    years i havent listened to this song,oh how time is passed away.

  71. Gestapo Pussyranch

    Man, they were so on top of their game on this recording.

  72. Alexandru Guzzonato

    The riff sounds a tiny bit like Jungle Love :))

  73. Philip Palladino

    The main riff sounds like Lady of the Lake by Rainbow

    Fist Jimi

    I'll just say I listen to a lot of fast music and yes it does sound like Wanton Song, Lady of the Lake, ect. but many people have used this before including death metal bands.

    Fist Jimi

    Also a Pantera song with similar rifts

    Mario Böck

    @Fist Jimi Black Sabbath are the kings of Riffs and ONLY comes After are not plisens my Eyes are Iron Maiden was real Metal After Black Sabbath, The Real Iron Man's

    Mario Böck

    @Fist Jimi Led Zeppelin are boring 🤘

    Mario Böck

    Led Zeppelin is ONLY Monkey See Monkey Do, boring Bluesrock with no Idea, and coward Rock, when I hear this Musik I Feeling pissed like a Mule!🤘

  74. Mary Baker

    geezer and Vinnie kill this song

  75. Rage Runner

    the instruments and the lyrics match perfectly. the song delivers to what it promises. it give you a chilling feel of despair and helplessness as if you were witnessing the chaos that the master of insanity is causing while at the same time trying to maintain your sanity.

    one of the few actual masterpieces that are incredible and absolutely mental throughout the entire song, and its not just 1 riff that makes it incredible.

  76. omar zulian

    grande Dio.. el mejor

  77. Hoss Cartwright

    This song made me realize that I was the Master of Insanity! When I awoke in the morning I had this HATE with me! I carried this HATE with me all day! I then realized listening to this song that I decided to give myself this problem, carry this with me all day, and make others see this negative side of me. I listened to this one day when I was with some friends ( that did not want to be around me because of this) and it was then that I realized that "I was the Master of Insanity" giving myself these problems and deciding to carry this with me all day!

    Gestapo Pussyranch

    Hate defines you.

  78. Vesa Riekko

    Dehumanizer is my favourite Sabbath album at the moment, no fillers on it.

  79. Laurence D

    Its almost as if they were looking into the future and were writing about barack Hussein obama

    Junior Quintana

    Laurence D don't bring that stupid trash here

  80. Seleucus Nicator

    "Master Of Insanity"

    Look all around
    Can't you open your eyes
    Voices are calling

    Killing rain falling down from the sky
    Crying with nightmare tears

    Out on the street
    You'll see blood on the ground
    Cities are burning

    Feeling the pain cutting right to your soul
    Goodbye now
    You're caught in his spell

    Your freedom is gone
    He's taken everything
    You ever had
    But if you're strong you'll survive
    You've got to hold on
    Open your eyes

    [Chorus:]
    Behind the lies you will see
    The master of insanity
    Under the mask there will be
    The master of insanity

    Innocent minds
    They're the victims of shame
    Staring in sorrow

    Promises lying there
    Broken and crushed
    Confusion-just disappear

    What can you give
    To be left all alone
    When there's nothing at all

    Your freedom is gone
    He's taken everything
    You ever had
    But if you're strong you'll survive
    You've got to hold on
    Open your eyes

    [Chorus]

    Behind the lies you will find
    He's trying to get inside you
    Just open your eyes and you will see
    The master of insanity

    [Chorus]

    Between the lies you will find
    that he's trying to get inside you
    Out of the night into your mind
    He's always right beside you

    Yeah, between the lies you will see
    The master of insanity
    Open your eyes or you will be
    The master of insanity

    Peter Tice

    "Master Of Insanity" is my favorite song.

    hernán Silva Lopez

    Grea TEST he joice universal peoples see werk forthis

  81. Lusitanian Warrior

    I LOVE THIS !

    Lightning Jimmy Joe Johnson

    Dude wtf even is ur channel

    hernán Silva Lopez

    JosephRaphael you lost only , take you an your intentions outher

  82. whoreisland

    dio is my favorite metal vocalist of all time, even other metal gods like Chuck Schuldiner and Hansi Kursch take a back seat to him.

    Ulrich Hartel

    @gfinetti Noora Louhimo does. Check Battle Beast 😎

    Andrei

    Don't forget, not only is he #1 best metal vocalist and one of the most powerful voices ever, he also popularized the "\m/" as a cultural symbol and brought fantasy lyrics into heavy metal making them a staple.

    ThreeDaysOfDan

    Dickenson is better, most of you guys havent heard all of Dickenson discography, just his maiden stuff. chem Weddin gis savage af

    Mike strong

    I actually think Dickinson is overrated on so many levels....Even though he was the first singer I loved when I listen to him now he's behind the likes of Halford and Dio. For me that Halford scream is the top dog with Dio at 2.

    Andrew Tommolino

    Agreed, no one comes close to the vocals of Ronnie James Dio RIP brother

  83. Gallenger Timothy

    Just One dislike, so cool!

    Breaking TEN

    Sadly now 2 dislikes.

    And I'm not the one who disliked, this song is amazing.

    whoreisland

    Tyler Nestor now its 3

    Breaking TEN

    @Horeisland Dammit!

    Gestapo Pussyranch

    There are those who would look upon the face of God himself and find fault.  Don't hate the haters, pity them for they cannot know the joy we do with music like this.

  84. Pleasurable Pain II

    one of the best albums ever

    Timur Iskandarov

    Yet it's so underrated, it hurts....

    Music Gems

    yes hurts really .. is a pure gem an addikting one...A really underrated album because is pretty different to the others with ozzy osbourne in vocals, wich that is great, but the fans from the group dislike this album because is not ozzy ...and they not get attention to listen & enjoy this music gem inside...

    but this unique album singing with demonic's voice of Dyo in 1992 who joined only for 1 or 2 years releasing this pure incredible addicting full album ...I Love the weird lyrics from all tracks .. and the voice of "Dyo" gets deep inside my brain..like was something dirty & evil listenning him

    Papa Billydeth

    Pleasurable Pain dude dio is on two other albums, this is just the underrated one

    Daniel Deacan

    Pleasurable Pain II this shit isn'nt right

  85. Richard Bozek

    this tune has the heart of great musicians,,brought to you by Black Sabbath,,Musicians,,Big difference from Techical Extacy,,,same riffs,,just Tony doing his thing,,Ronnie doing his

  86. William H

    Best Black Sabbath album.

    Ulrich Hartel

    Probably, I'm agree

    lasf zeppelin

    Maybe my friend, Un album increible y fantastico. Greetings from Mexico

    Viv Brockovich

    Of the Era Ronnie James Dio!

    Alejandro Varela Gandara

    Not. This is only a great album. Best Sabbath was with Ozzy.

  87. Yvan SEMENIC

    Great composition, Iommi is still the riff-master, no doubt and Ronnie J. Dio, as a singer, is at his best... Howerver, concerning the production/mix sounding, i still prefer Heaven & hell and Mob Rules...

  88. Rusty Kuntz

    Great, great song, tempo changes, heaviness, great "feeling" vocals from Dio.

  89. tine a

    noone writes lyrics like this anymore...what a shame.......love this!!!!

    itkojecockot

    and sings like this anymore...... there is a reason why he was called Dio

    Alvin Carrier

    Many of his lyrics would have worked fine in progressive rock (Neon Knights, Heaven and Hell,, wishing Well and many more).

    Ulrich Hartel

    @itkojecockot check Battle Beast, Noora louhimo is the lead singer and often she's compare to Dio and Halford she have THE metal voice.

  90. Whole One

    Isn't it?

  91. Wizy

    I just realized that that's Hitler giving a speech at the beginning, pretty rad actually

    Costarica Barboza Hidalgo

    Creep but sound cool

    Hugo Stigglitz

    References to tv wash brain

  92. MC Crit

    Die motherfuckers if you think Sabbath or this albums sucks. And FUCK JUSTIN BIEBER.

    dumby88

    +david savage : much teen frustration!

    Joe Johnson

    david savage woah, that was out of nowhere... But I do agree!

    itkojecockot

    most underrated Sabbath album hands down...... plus, the production is just brilliant......

  93. Dennys Francisco

    Sounds like Led Zeppelin sometimes

    Vladimir Mihajlović

    Yeah, sounds like one of the riffs is lifted from The Wanton Song off Physical Graffiti

    Dennys Francisco

    Yeah indeed... from Physical Graffiti

    Gestapo Pussyranch

    That is a compliment.

    Valamo Lamb

    Yep The Wanton Song indeed 👌

  94. OuchThatHurt

    this whole album is fucking epic Dio is such a complete vocalist one of the best if not the best metal vocalist of all time and such a good fit for Sabbath.

    Sure I like Ozzy and Tony too they are very different singers but i feel this album is on par with Paranoid if not better

    Joe Johnson

    OuchThatHurt Tony is not a vocalist... He's a guitarist

    Joe Johnson

    OuchThatHurt OK shit I thought you where talking about Iomi, sorry

  95. ZeugmaPowa

    I think this is officially my new favourite Black Sabbath song. (and maybe album too)

  96. Yummymonster

    All the glory to the king of the universe: The MEN.

    TypischGideon

    Yummymonster triggered feminists incoming

  97. Edi Kučera

    hmm...tarot woman perhaps

  98. b1LLy ॐ

    all hail to the kings of heavy metal..!