"The Wizard" is about a wizard who uses his magic to encourage people he encounters. In a 2005 interview with Metal Sludge, Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler said the song's lyrics were influenced by the wizard Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. It was also believed to be about the band's drug dealer at the time.
NOTE: A fan pointed out that they got a Ozzy tour book and saw the picture of the original lyrics to "The Wizard" with the lyrics saying "long gray cloak" instead of "funny clothes". Those lyrics are confirmed and therefore they'll be added.
Misty morning, clouds in the sky Without warning, a wizard walks by Casting his shadow, weaving his spell Long gray cloak, twinkling bell Never talking Just keeps walking Spreading his magic Evil power disappears Demons worry when the wizard is near He turns tears into joy Everyone's happy when the wizard walks by Never talking Just keeps walking Spreading his magic Sun is shining, clouds have gone by All the people give a happy sigh He has passed by, giving his sign Left all the people feeling so fine Never talking Just keeps walking Spreading his magic
- The original title of the song was called "The Sign of The Sorcerer" according to a fan that got a tour book from The Billzard of Ozz tour.
|Black Sabbath (European edition)|
|Black Sabbath, The Wizard, Behind the Wall of Sleep, N.I.B., Evil Woman, Sleeping Village, Warning|
|Black Sabbath (North American edition)|