Critics Looked For Evil In Black Sabbath Because Of Name Says Geezer
(Classic Rock) Geezer Butler believes his Black Sabbath lyrics have been misunderstood over the years because critics focused on the band’s name instead of their song words.
And he’s underlined that the band’s critics have missed the point about songs like After Forever, from 1971 album Master Of Reality. Butler, who writes most of Sabbath’s lyrics, tells The Weeklings: “People always like to find the evil in the music, so they’d quote the ‘pope on a rope’ part out of context, as usual.”
He says the song was inspired by the troubles in Northern Ireland at the time, adding: “We all believed in Jesus – and yet people were killing each other over it. To me it was just ridiculous. I thought that if God could see us killing each other in his name, he’d be disgusted.”