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The Illusion of Power Lyrics

Black Sabbath - Forbidden
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Album

Forbidden

(1995)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHeavy Metal, Hard Rock
LabelsI.R.S. Records
Album rating :  71.3 / 100
Votes :  9
1. The Illusion of Power (4:54)
Track rating :  100 / 100       Votes :  1       [ ]
What is it that turns you on to the illusion of power,
This thing that grabs you by the heart and makes you want to tear things down.
There is no reason why I should need all this power, but if you cross me now,
I'm gonna tear your whole world down.

The illusion of power, things I feel, seem so real,
The illusion of power.

I can' get the emotional thing straight in my head,
Everything I love dies to soon, or is already dead.
Don't stand too close I spit and breath fire,
Anything I've got now you cannot desire.

You want to be my friend I promise you nothing,
Nothing I can give you, nothing I can do for you,
I'm being chased by the sins of my past and it's killing me now,
Killing me now.

The illusion of power, things I feel, seem so real,
The illusion of power.
The illusion of power, it's already set signed and sealed,
The illusion of power.

Powerful...who are you fooling?
You're caught in a complex cataclysm of your own inadequacies
And pitiful weaknesses
Your souls secretes insecurity
So you live on the reflection side of the mirror
You're terrified of true power...you fear me...

I can tell you stories of my
Shaded past and I can
Drag you down into the
Depths of my soul.

The illusion of power, things I feel, seem so real,
The illusion of power.
The illusion of power, it's already set signed and sealed,
The illusion of power.

Why don't you come closer, Promise a story I will tell, yeah,
I'll save you from your dreams, yeah
I'll save you from your dreams.
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Submitted by level 13 DaveÅkerfeldt
Black Sabbath - Forbidden
Forbidden - Lyrics
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Black Sabbath - Forbidden
Forbidden - Album Credits
Members
Additional musicians
  • Geoff Nicholls : Keyboards
  • Ice-T : Vocals (track 1)
Other staff
  • Ernie C : Producer, Engineer
  • Bobby Brooks : Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Andrea Wright : Assistant Engineer
  • Phill Luff : Assistant Mixing Engineer
  • Geoff Pesche : Mastering Engineer
  • Paul Sample : Cover art
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