Who Sang Dear Father? Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath 13 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , NEWMAN & COMPANY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
writers: Terence Butler, Tony Iommi, John Osbourne
release date: 2013-6-10
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
length: 7:21
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
guest percussion & membranophone: Brad Wilk
additional recording engineer: Mike Exeter and Dana Nielsen
editor: Jason Gossman, Ryan Castle and Dana Nielsen
assistant recording engineer: Sara Lyn Killion and Sean Oakley
guitar: Tony Iommi
lead vocals: Ozzy Osbourne
bass guitar: Geezer Butler
writer: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi
A childhood innocence was drowned in your tears.
The demons that you fought are feeding your fears.
The poisoned secrets of your life stand revealed.
The truth destroys you, its no longer concealed.

Dear father forsaken, you knew what you were doing.
In silence your violence has left my life in ruin.
Yeah, in ruin, yeah.

You preyed upon my flesh then prayed for my soul.
Belief betrayed by lust, the faith that you stole.
Indoctrination by a twisted desire,
The catechism of an evil messiah.

Dear father forgive me, I know just what I'm doing.
In silence this violence will leave your life in ruin.
Yeah, in ruin, yeah.

Preacher of theocracy hiding your hypocrisy.
Under false sanctity, holy phoney empathy.
You have taken my life,
Now it's your turn to die.

Can you sleep at night? When you close your eyes
Do you think of all the pain from your lies?
Or do you deny you're responsible
For the victims of the sins you devised?

What you gonna tell them when they ask you? Well then
Is your conscience pure in your heart?
There is no exemption when you seek redemption
For all the lives that you've torn apart.

Your molestations of the cross you defiled,
A man once holy now despised and reviled.
You took possession while confessing my sins
And now you have to face whatever death brings, yeah.

Dear father forsaken, you knew what you were doing.
In silence your violence has left my life in ruin, yeah.
In ruin, yeah, yeah, yeah.
In ruin yeah.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 End of the Beginning
  • 2 God Is Dead?
  • 3 Loner
  • 4 Zeitgeist
  • 5 Age of Reason
  • 6 Live Forever
  • 7 Damaged Soul
  • 8 Dear Father