Iron Man
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath 1972IronMan45
Is he live or dead?
Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there
Why should we even care?
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • from Black sabbath's second studio album, Paranoid (1970)
  • written by Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward); lyrics by Geezer Butler
  • Tony Iommi: "Geezer wrote a lot of lyrics and I wrote the guitar licks, but without Bill and Ozzy that song would have never happened. I think it came at rehearsal. It was one of those occasions where I said, 'I've got a riff, I'll come up with something.' Then I just built it, worked on it from that. A lot of that stuff came fairly quickly; it just sort of happened."
  • produced by Rodger Bain
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