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Cornucopia

Black Sabbath
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(1972)
Album: Vol. 4

Cornucopia


This song is about how people are easily deceived by wealth and materialistic desires. These people will eventually go insane because of prosperity. The cornucopia (horn of plenty) is a symbol of abundance from Greek mythology. Geezer Butler reportedly wrote it when he heard on the radio that “only” 25 men had been killed in Vietnam that week.

In order to maintain an economy of unfettered growth and comfort, capitalist societies have to continue to expand infinitely. This eventually results in invasive warfare in which other states are invaded for their resources. Capitalist societies have to create a normative culture of life being cheap and ready for the taking in order to sustain these values.

Genius
Too much near the truth they say
Keep it till another day
Let them have their little game
Delusion helps to keep them sane
Let them have their little toys
Matchbox cars and mortgaged joys
Exciting in their plastic ways
Frozen food in a concrete maze

You’re gonna go insane
I’m trying to save your brain

All right!
I don’t know what’s happening
My head’s all torn inside
People say I’m heavy
They don’t know what I hide
Take a life, it’s going cheap
Kill someone, no one will weep
Freedom’s yours, just pay your dues
We just want your soul to use

You’re gonna go insane
I’m trying to save your brain

26/10/2020 - 22:01



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