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Ozzy Osbourne album lyrics - Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman

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(1981)
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Over the Mountain

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Over the mountain-take me across the sky
Something in my vision-something deep inside
Where did I wander-where d'ya think I wandered to
I've seen life's magic astral plane I travel through

I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars and said I'd show them how

Over and over-always tried to get away
Living in a daydream-only place I had to stay
Fever of a breakout burning in me miles wide
People around me talking to the walls inside

I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars and said I'd show them how

Don't need no astrology-it's inside of you and me
You don't need a ticket to fly with me-I'm free, yeah

Over and under-in between the ups and downs
Mind on a carpet magic ride goes round and round
Over the mountain-kissing silver inlaid clouds
Watching my body disappear into the crowd

Don't need no astrology-it's inside of you and me
You don't need a ticket to fly with me-I'm free, yeah

Flying High Again

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Got a crazy feeling I don't understand
Gotta get away from here
Feelin' like I shoulda kept my feet on the ground
Waitin' for the sun to appear

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's somethin' that I enjoy

Cause you can't see what my eyes see
(I can see it, I can see it)
And you can't be inside of me
Flying high again

I can see through mountains-watch me disappear
I can even touch the sky
Swallowing colors of the sound I hear
Am I just a crazy guy?(You bet)

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's somethin' that I enjoy

If you could be inside my head
You'd see that black and white is read
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Come on and join me

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Come on and join me

Daddy thinks I'm lazy-he don't understand
Never saw inside my head
People think I'm crazy but I'm in demand
Never heard a thing I said

Mamma's gonna worry
I've been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's somethin' I enjoy

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again

You Can't Kill Rock and Roll

How many times can they fill me with lies and I listen, again
Twisting the truth and they're playin' around with my head-okay
The things they will do and the things they will say
When they don't really understand
Tears fill my eyes when I hear all the cries for the reason today

And they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
'Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change-may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll-it's here to stay

Lookin' through eyes of time mirrors reflecting their stories-untrue
Promises, promises-telling me all of my glories overdue
How many times have I heard it before?
And I'll probably hear it again
King of a thousand knights-pawn in a table light losing to you

But they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change-may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll-it's here to stay

Even the rhymes that they give me in times of confession ain't true
Outcome is obvious all for them none for us meaning you too
The things they will do and the things they will say
When they don't really understand
Fear of rejection I need their protection-I'm making a stand

And they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change-may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll-it's here to stay

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change-may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll-it's here to stay

Believer

Watching the time go and feeling belief grow
Rise above the obstacles
People beseech me but they'll never teach me Things that I already know
(I know)

Dreams that have shattered may not have mattered
Take another point of view
Doubts will arise though like chasing a rainbow
I can tell a thing or two
(That's true)

You've got to believe in yourself or no one will believe in you
Imagination like a bird on the wing
Flying free for you to use
(okay, baby)

I can't believe they stop and stare
And point their fingers doubting me
Their disbelief suppresses them
But they're not blind-it's just that they won't see

I'm a believer-I ain't no deceiver
Mountains move before my eyes
Destiny planned out-I don't need no handout
Speculation of the wise

Little Dolls

Writhing and screaming-the pain just won't go away
He'll show you no mercy
Your image in his hands-it's useless to try
Escaping his curses

The pins and needles pick the skin of little dolls

Tortured and flaming-you give birth to hell
Living a nightmare
It's a pity-you'll pray for your death
But he's in no hurry

The pins and needles prick the skin of little dolls

Nowhere to run-your fate is in his hands
Your time had come-you'll live to his command
I'm warning you-the worst is yet to come
The killer who remains a mystery

I that believe in the stories of old
Would never fight it
Demons and curses that play on your soul
Like something ignited

You never imagined such a fate could follow you
(You never thought it was true)
And when it's your time I wonder how you'll do
Your kind of trouble's running deeper than the sea
You broke the rules
You've been a fool
The little doll is you, yeah

Nowhere to run-your fate is in his hands
Your time had come-you'll live to his command
I'm warning you-the worst is yet to come
The killer who remains a mystery

Writhing and screaming-the pain just won't go away
He'll show you no mercy
Your image in his hands-it's useless to try
Escaping his curses

Nowhere to run-your fate is in his hands
Your time had come-you'll live to his command
I'm warning you-the worst is yet to come
The killer who remains a mystery

Tonight

Now I'm back on the street again
It never rains unless it pours
Try to get back on my feet again
I hear the raging thunder as it roars

Tonight-tonight
Is it just a rhapsoty
Or am I right?
Tonight-tonight
It is all a mystery
I just can't fight no more

I hear the questions surface in my mind
Of my mistakes that I have made
Times and places I have left behind
And am I ever going to make the grade?

Tonight-tonight
Is it just a rhapsoty
Or am I right?
Tonight-tonight
It is all a mystery
I just can't fight no more

As I beat my head against the wall
Running round in circles in vain
I'm feeling three feet tall
You don't understand-I'm fading away

Don't want your pity or your sympathy
It isn't gonna prove a thing to me
Good intentions pave the way to hell
Don't you worry when you hear me sing

Tonight-tonight
Is it just a rhapsoty
Or am I right?
Tonight-tonight
It is all a mystery
I just can't fight no more

S.A.T.O.

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Now I find peace of mind
Finally found a way of thinking
Tried the rest-found the best
Stormy day won't see me sinking

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now
The ship is ready waiting on the shore

Dare to look face the test
On the eve when you set sailing
What you've learned-what you've earned
Ship of joy will stop you failing

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now
The ship is ready waiting on the shore

Wind is high-so am I
As the shore sinks in the distance
Dreams unfold-seek the gold
Gold that's brighter than the sunlight
Sail away-see the day
Dawning on a new horizon
Gold's insight-shining bright
Brighter than the sun that's rising

Three thousand sails on high are straining in the wind
A raging sea below
Is this voyage coming to an end?

Diary of a Madman

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Screaming at the window
Watch me die another day
Hopeless situation
Endless price I have to pay

Sanity now it's beyond me
There's no choice

Diary of a madman
Walk the line again today
Entries of confusion
Dear diary I'm here to stay

Manic depression befriends me
Hear his voice
Sanity now it's beyond me
There's no choice

A sickened mind and spirit
The mirror tells me lies
Could I mistake myself for someone
Who lives behind my eyes?
Will he escape my soul
Or will he live in me?
Is he tryin' to get out
Or tryin' to enter me?

Voices in the darkness
Scream away my mental health
Can I ask a question
To help me save me from myself?

Enemies fill up the pages
Are they me?
Monday till Sunday in stages
Set me free

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