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Johnny Blade Lyrics

from Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)

"Johnny Blade" is track #23 on the album Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978). It was written by Terence Butler, Anthony Iommi, John Osbourne, William Ward.
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"Johnny Blade" is track #23 on the album Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978). It was written by Terence Butler, Anthony Iommi, John Osbourne, William Ward.
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Tortured and twisted
He walks the street alone
People avoid him
They know the street's his home

Cold blade of silver
His eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger
Society's own child

Those that tried to burn him paid
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

Life has no meaning
And Death's his only friend
Will fate surprise him
Where will he meet his end?

He feels so bitter
Yes he's so full of hate
To die in the gutter
I guess that's Johnny's fate

Rivals all across the land
He kills'em with his knife in hand
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

Well you know that Johnny's a spider
And his web is the city at night
He's a victim of modern frustration
That's the reason he's so ready to fight
He's the one who should be afraid
What will happen to you, Johnny Blade?

Oh he knows his future's decided
And he ain't gonna change it, no way
He was born to die in the gutter
He'll keep fighting to the end of his days

Been alone all through his life
His only friend is a switchblade knife
He's the one who should be afraid
What will happen to you, Johnny Blade?

You fool the people
Who's fooling who?
It's time to listen
The fool is you!

Songwriters
TERENCE BUTLER, ANTHONY IOMMI, JOHN OSBOURNE, WILLIAM WARD

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