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5. Born Again

(Butler,Gillan,Iommi,Ward)
Black Sabbath のアルバム Born Again より

僕がこの曲を書きながらどんなことを考えていたのか、具体的な記憶はない。捕らえようのない感情を何らかの形で表現しようと色々試してみるという過程は、時々あることだ。「灰色のプラスチックのアホ」というのは、同じ業種(ビジネス面での話だが)の中でもバカな奴らがいるから、そういった連中に対する皮肉だったんだろう。もちろん韻を踏む必然はいつもあるが、その裏に潜む理由や理性とは捕まえ難い厄介なもの。曲全体としては内部から沸き起こる何かについての内省的なスケッチだ。平静を失うことも時々あり、これを書いた時点ではちょうどまた均衡を取り戻しつつあるところだった。サバスと一緒に演るのはとても楽しかったし、将来についてのヒントも隠されているかもしれない。パープル再結成の1年程前のことだ。

Born Again

(Butler, Gillan, Iommi, Ward)

As you look through my window
Deep into my room
At the tapestries all faded
Their vague and distant glories
Concealed in the gloom
The icy fingers of forgotten passions
Softly brushing my lips
At the tips of my primitive soul

As you look though my door
Deep into my room
Can you feel the mighty wall of power
It's waiting waiting in the gloom
The distant shadows of forgotten champions
Those who live in me still
And will rise when we challenge and kill

Born again
You'll be born again

Look at this prince of evil
Fighting for your mind
Fighting all priests of shame
For the thrust of my challenge is aimed
At the hearts of mutant gods
Who think we're all the same
They're controlling our minds
And they use us for fame and fortune

As you look though my window
Deep into my room
At your future and freedom
The grey and plastic retards all floating in circles
And as you taste the fruits of new sensations
Softly brushing your lips
As we rise when we challenge and kill

Born again
You'll be born again

If you want to be king for a day
Just what do I say

Everybody's got to think like a hunter
Just search for your prey

Be alive though the night and day

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