BLACK SABBATH – “Iron Man”

The Iron Man is the main protagonist villain in the Black Sabbath song of the same name. He is an unnamed man of good intent who built a time machine and traveled to the future, only to glimpse an apocalypse in progress through a robotic threat.

Immediately, he began to make the trip back to save the world from this terror. But somehow, the return trip warped his body into a hulking metal form, in which he was unable to communicate his dire warning, and was attacked instead. Enraged, he began tearing civilization apart, leading to himself being the cause of the apocalypse he tried to warn people of. The story is a simple but savage time loop, driven home by the band’s primal driving chords and beats.

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Has he lost his mind?-
Can he see or is he blind?-
Can he walk at all-
Or if he moves will he fall?-
Is he alive or dead?-
Has he thoughts within his head?-
We’ll just pass him there-
Why should we even care?-
He was turned to steel-
In the great magnetic field-
When he traveled time-
For the future of mankind-
Nobody wants him-
He just stares at the world-
Planning his vengeance-
That he will soon unfurl-
Now the time is here-
For iron man to spread fear-
Vengeance from the grave-
Kills the people he once saved-
Nobody wants him-
They just turn their heads-
Nobody helps him-
Now he has his revenge-
Heavy boots of lead-
Fills his victims full of dread-
Running as fast as they can-
Iron man lives again-

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