The legendary hymn to recreational marijuana use.
When I first met you, you didn\’t realize I can\’t forget you or your surprise You introduced me to my mind And left me wanting, you and your kind
My life was empty, forever on a down Until you took me, showed me around My life is free now, my life is clear I love you sweet leaf, though you can\’t hear
Straight people don\’t know, what you\’re about They put you down and shut you out You gave to me a new belief And soon the world will love you sweet leaf
Sweet Leaf is a song written and recorded by the legendary Black Sabbath in 1971 for their Masters of Reality album. The song itself is a hymn to the recreational use of cannabis, with clever lyrics speaking about a love and new horizons the the sweet leaf can open for you. Together with a memorable riff this became one of the trademark Sabbath songs and one of the most popular songs in the history of rock’n’roll. Originally the phrase sweet leaf came from a pack of cigarettes, that claimed that tobacco is “the sweet leaf”, but of course Ozzy and his crew turned these words the other way.