It didn’t take long for the band’s debut album, 1980’s Blizzard of Ozz, to become a hit. The Crazy Train’s unexpected success as the most shared video from World Detour is discussed at Ozzy Osbourne on ‘Crazy Train.’ It went viral, receiving countless views, since by that time, I believe, everyone had reached that point of saturation.

The lead single from the album, “Crazy Train,” became an instant radio staple and has stayed a fan favorite ever since. With Ozzy Osbourne’s departure from Black Sabbath, Crazy Train has been his debut solo song. Ozzy’s guitarist on this track is Randy Rhoads, who previously played with Quiet Riot.

While on tour in Florida in 1982, he tragically died in a plane tragedy. The album features a 1987 live double-disc tribute to him. Studio tech says, “An Egg” into an oscillator as the recording wraps up.

Yet, over one million copies were sold in the US, although the album failed to make the charts there. Its popularity skyrocketed once it was chosen as the theme music for the smash hit TV series The Osbournes.

Crazy Train Song Lyrics Meaning

The song’s lyrics warn of the peril of drug abuse and the subsequent mental collapse that can occur. The music also addresses the anxiety and paranoia accompanying addiction and the path from substance abuse to criminal activity and aggression.

“Crazy Train” is arguably one of Ozzy’s most well-known tracks. His debut record was extensively circulated because of the significant role classic rock radio played in ensuring its economic success.

We’re talking about one of the best hard rock songs, with wonderful, cold vocals, a melodic riff, and a crushing solo. I’m taking the train jerk, Ozzy O’Connor, on this wild ride. Several of their forefathers fought in the Cold War.

Now that I’m emotionally detached, I can’t even bring myself to look at it. The time for learning to love and never despise again may have passed. The deep regret is that the mental scars are not healed, and that life is in pain.

In Rolling Stone’s interview, Bob Daisley states, ” The reason for this is that Randy was not a poet. When it came to writing lyrics, Ozzy was hopelessly inept. Geezer Butler was formerly Black Sabbath’s lyricist. And I did say, “I would like to maintain the band in a self-sufficient position. We do not want to find a lyricist from outside the group. Now I have to put on the hat of a lyricist. After that, I set out to compose the songs’ contents.”

The Legendary Randy Rhoads

After filming a video for Ozzy Osbourne’s firm, 16-year-old Rhoads was murdered in a chopper crash. Crazy Train is among Osbourne’s biggest memorable tracks, and he and Randy Rhoads first produced it.

The death of the exceptional guitarist Rhoads created a significant void in the metal community. The fans of Crazy Train, a song he made expertly, will surely miss him.

Still Playing Strong 40 Years Later

During its initial release, Ozzy Osbourne’s profession was catapulted into the spotlight thanks to the record Blizzard of Ozz. Being his first solo studio album after departing Black Sabbath, it was launched on September 20th, 1980.

As its popularity has increased over the past 15 years, it has only gone from a gold certification to a platinum certification four times. More than 4 million records were sold, yet it hasn’t dampened the song’s popularity with listeners.


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

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

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: John Osbourne / Randy Rhoads / Robert Daisley

Crazy Train lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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