Who Sang Johnny Blade? Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Never Say Die! cover art
Credits
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Anthony Iommi, John Osbourne, Terence Butler, William Ward
release date: 1978-9-28
length: 6:29
producer: Black Sabbath
lead vocals: Ozzy Osbourne
electric guitar: Tony Iommi
guest keyboard: Don Airey
electric bass guitar: Geezer Butler
drums (drum set): Bill Ward
writer: Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne
Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone
People avoid him, they know the street's his own
Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger, society's own child

Those who try to burn him pay
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

Life has no meaning, and Death's his only friend
Will fate surprise him, where will he meet his end?
He feels so bitter, yes he's so full of hate
To die in the gutter, I guess that's Johnny's fate

Rivals all across the land
He kills them with his knife in hand
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

Well you know that Johnny's a spider
And his web is the city at night
He's a victim of modern frustration
That's the reason he's so ready to fight

He's the one that should be afraid
What will happen to you, Johnny Blade?

Oh he knows his future's decided
And he ain't gonna change it, no way
He was born to die in the gutter
He'll keep fighting 'till the end of his days

Been alone all through his life
His only friend is a switchblade knife
He's the one who should be afraid
What will happen to you, Johnny Blade?

You fool the people
Who's fooling who?
It's time to listen
Who's fool are you?



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Never Say Die
  • 2 Johnny Blade
  • 3 Junior's Eyes
  • 4 A Hard Road
  • 5 Shock Wave
  • 6 Air Dance
  • 7 Over to You
  • 8 Breakout
  • 9 Swinging the Chain