Thursday, July 4, 2013

Song Meaning: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

ARTIST: +OZZY OSBOURNE  | ALBUM: BLIZZARD OF ozz | RELEASED: 1980
Crazy Train was the debut single of Ozzy's first solo album
Crazy Train was the debut single of Ozzy's first solo album
Following his brilliant career in Black Sabbath, frontman Ozzy Osbourne decided to peruse a solo career in 1980s. His debut solo album, entitled Blizzard of Oz, was both a nod to his previous act and also a reviving of his future heavy metal career - which would go on to become one of the most successful solo careers at the time ( may be of all time as well ).

Debut single of the album is "Crazy Train", a song pertaining to cantankerousness and contentiousness ( those are big words ) that's so common in human nature. When Ozzy left the band, both parties were on good term, thus this song isn't a reference to that. But the lyrics were more generally written, in the sense that Ozzy is simply asking people to be good :-).

"Crazy Train" has become one of Ozzy's famous songs. The song propelled his debut album into commercial success due considerable airtime on rock and classic rock radios. It's got a nice riff, cold vocals and heavy solo, thus stands alone as one of the best heavy metal songs as well.

  1. All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

  2. Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay

  3. Crazy, but that's how it goes
  4. Millions of people living as foes
  5. Maybe it's not too late
  6. To learn how to love
  7. And forget how to hate

  8. Mental wounds not healing
  9. Life's a bitter shame
  10. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
  11. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

  12. Let's Go!

  13. I've listened to preachers
  14. I've listened to fools
  15. I've watched all the dropouts
  16. Who make their own rules
  17. One person conditioned to rule and control
  18. The media sells it and you live the role

  19. Mental wounds still screaming
  20. Driving me insane
  21. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
  22. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

  23. I know that things are going wrong for me
  24. You gotta listen to my words
  25. Yeah

  26. Heirs of a cold war
  27. That's what we've become
  28. Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
  29. Crazy, I just cannot bear
  30. I'm living with something' that just isn't fair

  31. Mental wounds not healing
  32. Who and what's to blame
  33. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
  34. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/o/ozzy+osbourne/crazy+train_20103982.html

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