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50. Disturbing the Priest

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


このアルバム "Born Again" のレコーディングの様子や背景は他でも詳しく記録されているので、ここでは1983年のある暑い日、夕方から宵の口にかけてのマナー・スタジオのコントロール・ルームへとジャンプしよう。ドアを開けっ放しにしたまま、レコーディングしたトラックを大ボリュームで再生して聴いているところだ。

曲が終わると、ドアの外に牧師さんが1人、おどおどした様子で立っているのを見てビックリ。向いの教会の者ですが、いやあ、実に素晴らしい音楽です。が、実は教会で聖歌隊の練習中なんで、大変恐縮ですがドアを閉めて作業して頂けますでしょうか? とのこと。


Disturbing the Priest

(Butler, Gillan, Iommi, Ward)

Let's try getting to the sky
Hang on or you're going to die
Sour life can turn sweet
It's laying at your feet
Sweet child with an innocent smile
Watches closely all the while
Don't be fooled when he cries
Keep looking at the eyes

Good life is a contradiction
Because of the crucifixion
If you're ready and have the need
I will take your soul and plant my seed

You just gotta listen to the night at the ending of the day
You just gotta listen to the night as safety slips away
Moving out of sight are the things you need to see to feel
And as they slip away becoming so unreal unreal
You just gotta listen to the night as your going up the stairs
You just gotta listen to the night and don't forget to say your prayers
And as you lose control to the eyes in dark disguise
And icy fingers fan electric lies

We're disturbing the priest
Won't you please come to our feast
Do we mind disturbing the priest
Not at all not at all not in the least

The force of the devil is the darkness the priest has to face
The force of the night will destroy him but not disgrace
To get into his mind and to his soul you gotta set alight
The flames of doubt so deep inside inside
The devil and the priest can't exist if one goes away
It's just like the battle of the sun and the moon
And night and day
The force of the devil that we're all told to fear
Watch out for religion when he gets too near, too near

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