Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train




"Crazy Train" is a song by English heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released in 1980 from his debut album as a solo artist, Blizzard of Ozz (1980). It was his first single as a solo artist. A live version of the song recorded in 1981 from the album Tribute was also released as a single in 1987 with an accompanying music video.


The song was written by Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. The lyrics deal with the subject of the Cold War and the fear of annihilation that existed during this period.


The song is one of Osbourne's best known and recognizable as a solo performer. It was rated 9th-greatest guitar solo ever by readers of Guitar World magazine.


The song was also ranked ninth by VH1 on the list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 23rd-greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1, the highest placement by a solo artist on the list.


In 2021, it topped Metal Hammer's readers' poll of the Top 50 Ozzy Osbourne songs, with the magazine informing that it is Osbourne's most played song, with over 1150 live performances, over 11 million plays on YouTube and nearly 400 million on Spotify (as of December 2021).






Lyrics



All aboard! Hahaha


[Instrumental]


I, I, I, I... [fade]


[Instrumental]


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 goin' off the rails on a crazy train

I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train


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 goin' off the rails on a crazy train

I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train


I know that things are going wrong for me

You gotta listen to my words, 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 goin' off the rails on a crazy train

I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train