Black Oblivion

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"Black Oblivion"
Song by Tony Iommi
Side project of Billy Corgan
ReleasedOctober 17, 2000
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan, Tony Iommi

"Black Oblivion" is a song co-written and sang by Billy Corgan for Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's debut solo album, Iommi. Each song on the album features an all-star guest vocalist who co-wrote the song with Iommi, with "Black Oblivion" being the sole exception of not being also being co-written by producer Bob Marlette.

Corgan is credited as vocalist, bassist, and additional guitarist, while former touring Smashing Pumpkins drummer Kenny Aronoff served as drummer,[1] essentially amounting to a what many fans would consider a Pumpkin-esque track.

Before the release of the album, a rough mix version dated November 6, 1998 was made available to fans, and at the time the song was known as "Firewall".

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you ask me why
i'll tell you die
my head is full of lies
and i am beyond high

you don't know just what i'm waiting for
acid burns my skull as blind as snow
black oblivion drags me ever towards
i dream tomorrow till tomorrow is nevermore

voices tell me strike the match
and burn it all to hell
voices tell me i could watch
if i promise not to tell

you don't know just where i want to go
the cross won't save you from your fallen soul

drive slow motion firewall
candy apple fuse
emotions are unattached
as demons are amused

family spins the circle
nerves are growing cold
shotgun to the temple
nausea down below
no more talking backwards
or fists to the heart
black light tries to capture
one more superstar

no more lines to cross
no more lines i'm lost
no more lines i'm lost

you don't know just where i want to go
acid burns a hole right through my soul
black oblivion my long lost friend
lord forgive me for i have sinned


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  2. "Billy Corgan on new album ATUM: "It goes in a million different directions… It doesn't feel like there's too much of any one thing"". Kerrang!. September 20, 2022.

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