Wicked World is the fifth track off of Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album on the United States edition.
It was Black Sabbath's first ever single with "Evil Woman" on the A-side and "Wicked World" on the B-side.
It was Black Sabbath's first single ever released as a A-side with "Wicked World" being a B-side while "Black Sabbath" was on the Japanese release. it was released on the Fontana label.
"Wicked World" replaced "Evil Woman" on the United States edition until it was finally released on the 1996 Castle remaster with "Evil Woman".
The world today is such a wicked place
Fighting going on between the human race
People got to work just to earn their bread
While people just across the sea are counting their dead
A politician’s job they say is very high
For he has to choose who’s got to go and die
They can put a man on the moon quite easy
while people here on Earth are dying of all diseases
A woman goes to work every day after day
She just goes to work just to earn her pay
Child sitting crying by a life that’s harder
He doesn’t even know who is his father