The Sign of the Southern Cross Lyrics - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Mob Rules cover art
Credits
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Michael Butler, Ronnie Dio, Tony Iommi
release date: 1981-11-4
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
length: 7:48
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
If there isn't light when no one sees
Then how can I know what you might believe?
A story told that can't be real
Somehow must reflect the truth we feel, yeah

Fade away, fade away
Vanish into small
Fade away, fade away
Break the crystal ball oh!

It's the sign
Feels like the time!

On a small world, west of wonder
Somewhere, nowhere all
There's a rainbow that will shimmer
When the summer falls
If an echo darts in dancer
When it hears a certain song
Then the beast is free to wander
But never is seen around

And it's the sign of the southern cross
It's the sign of the southern cross
All right
Sail away
To the sign
Oh

From the book, the word is spoken
Whispers from forgotten psalms
Gather all around the young ones
They will make us strong
Reach above your dreams of pleasure
Given life to those who died
Look beyond your own horizons
Sail the ship of signs

And it's the sign of the southern cross
It's the sign of the southern cross
Fade away, fade away
Break the crystal ball
Fade away, fade away
I can't accept it anymore

On a real world, west of wonder
Somewhere, nowhere all
There's a rainbow, see it shimmer
When the summer falls
From the book, the word is spoken
Whispers from forgotten psalms
Gather all around the young ones
They will make us strong!

It's the sign of the southern cross
It's the sign of the southern cross

Don't live for pleasure
Make life your treasure
Fade away!
Eight miles high, about to fall
And no one there to catch you
Look for the sign, the time
The sign of the southern cross, yeah



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Tracklist
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