Slipping Away Lyrics - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Mob Rules cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Terrence Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi
release date: 1981-11-4
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
length: 3:47
vocal: Ronnie James Dio
guitar: Tony Iommi
keyboard: Geoff Nicholls
drums (drum set): Vinny Appice
bass guitar: Geezer Butler
arranger: Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio
composer: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio
lyricist: Ronnie James Dio
Slipping away, just a heartbeat from disaster
Nothing could make me stay, close your eyes and I'll be gone
Turn the page, yeah, time to start another story
Slipping away, slipping away, time to move along

No reason to stay
Oh, when I'm slipping away

Take a look at yourself, you've been running in a circle
Round and round you go, you're a start without an end
Start a new life, yeah, from the city of the gypsies
Running away, slipping away, right behind the plow

Slipping away
Slipping away
Nobody to pay
Look out, 'cause I'm slipping away

Rockin' the glass, I won't leave you my reflection
A future without a past, no more road to take me back
Come if you will, just don't question my direction
Running away, slipping away, we can find the sun

Slipping away
Slipping away
Got nobody to pay
And you're slippin' away

No more running in a circle
It's time to move along
Round, round, round we go
A start without an end
So I'm slipping away
Slipping away

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Turn Up the Night
  • 2 Voodoo
  • 3 The Sign of the Southern Cross
  • 4 E5150
  • 5 The Mob Rules
  • 6 Country Girl
  • 7 Slipping Away
  • 8 Falling Off the Edge of the World
  • 9 Over and Over