Who Sang Killing Yourself to Live? Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath cover art
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: John Osbourne, Terence Butler, Tony Iommi, W.t. Ward
release date: 1973
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal/Doom Metal/Stoner Rock
length: 5:42
producer: Black Sabbath
conductor: Wil Malone
lead vocals: Ozzy Osbourne
engineer: Mike Butcher
electric guitar: Tony Iommi
arranger: Wil Malone
electric bass guitar: Geezer Butler
synthesizer: Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne
drums (drum set): Bill Ward
composer: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward
lyricist: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Well people look and people stare
Well I don't think that I even care
You work your life away and what do they give?
You're only killing yourself to live

Killing yourself to live
Killing yourself to live

Just take a look around you what do you see
Pain, suffering, and misery
It's not the way that the world was meant
It's a pity you don't understand

Killing yourself to live
Killing yourself to live

I'm telling you
Believe in me
Nobody else will tell you
Open your eyes
And see the lies, oh yeah

Smoke it, get high
You think I'm crazy and baby I know that it's true
Before that you know it I think
That you'll go crazy too

I don't know if I'm up or down
Whether black is white or blue is brown
The colors of my life are all different somehow
Little boy blue's a big girl now

So you think it's me who's strange
But you've never had to make the change
Never give your trust away
You'll end up paying till your dying day

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • 2 A National Acrobat
  • 3 Fluff
  • 4 Sabbra Cadabra
  • 5 Killing Yourself to Live
  • 6 Who Are You?
  • 7 Looking for Today
  • 8 Spiral Architect