Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train

Crazy Train is the second track off of Ozzy Osbourne’s debut album Blizzard of Ozz. It was written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, and Bob Daisley. The track is a fan-favorite amongst fans and its one of Ozzy’s most popular songs.

The song is about the Cold War and the fear of annihilation that existed during this period. Other examples in the song are: “The media sells it and you live the role” referring that political leaders manipulate the thoughts and feelings of the masses for their own greedy and destructive purposes. The mass media then spread these lies, creating mass hysteria.

Lycris

All aboard! ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!-
Ay (ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay)-

Crazy, but that’s how it goes-
Millions of people living as foes-
Maybe, it’s not too late-
To learn how to love and forget how to hate-

Mental wounds not healing-
Life’s a bitter shame-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-

Let’s go!-

I’ve listened to preachers, I’ve listened to fools-
I’ve watched all the dropouts who make their own rules-
One person conditioned to rule and control-
The media sells it and you live the role-

Mental wounds still screaming-
Driving me insane-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-

I know that things are going wrong for me-
You gotta listen to my words-
Yeah, yeah, yeah!-

Heirs of a cold war, that’s what we’ve become-
Inheriting troubles, I’m mentally numb-
Crazy, I just cannot bear-
I’m living with something that just isn’t fair-

Mental wounds not healing-
Who and what’s to blame-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train-

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