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Atom and Evil

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Atom and Evil
(Golden Gate Quartet)
War Pigs
(Black Sabbath)


(2009)
Album: The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know


The song deals with the themes of knowledge and the evil that can come from it (studies on the Atom were used for the creation of the nuclear bomb, and so on).

Although the title is a play on ‘Adam and Eve,’ the metaphorical figures from the Christian Bible, this song actually warns of the danger and potential misuse of atomic power. Interestingly, The Golden Gate Quartet also released a song of the same title, written by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer, and expressing similar sentiments in 1947.
Blue skies once upon a dream
All highs never inbetween
Then into the garden came the slider

"I'm here for you"
Said the spider to the fly
And when I'm through
You can open up your eyes to see

Your world's on fire
And the liar
Won't let go
Atom and evil

One more promise, we can tame the sun
And then we'll shine forever
Some day you can cry for everyone
Who burned when you were clever

Expand your mind
We've got a place for you
Just make believe
That one and one are always two

When into the parlour
Comes the slider
Just say no
Atom and evil

Falling's easy, rising will never be
So we must rise together
Here are the changes, power for harmony
But then there's no forever
Atom and evil

Maybe if we cry together
Maybe if we cry as one
The tears that fall could kill the fire
And keep everyone from
Atom and evil
Atom and evil
Atom and evil
Atom and evil

Contributed by Lorenzo Masetti - 2020/10/24 - 21:00



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