Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf

Mar 29, 2013 Music
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf

The legendary hymn to recreational marijuana use.

Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf

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.

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