Ozzy Osbourne: Mr. Crowley Meaning
Mr. Crowley Lyrics
Mr. Crowley, did you talk with the dead
Your life style to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
You waited on Satan's call
Mr. Charming, did you think you...
anonymous Sep 22nd 2010, 21:38 report
As mentioned, Ozzy never wrote a word on Blizzard of Ozz; Bob Daisley did, as well as Geezer Butler did Sabbath. Bob Daisley
is the one to ask...
I read an article that stated that Ozzy received a note from Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin fame that ended with the salutation of, "polemically sent". Ozzy having no clue what polemically means wrote back to Page and asked him. In response Page sent him Alieter Crowley's book entitled MAGICK. The book is full of witchcraft. Anyway,Ozzy became intrigued with Crowley and thus you end up with the song. I have also read that Page went on to buy one of Crowley's old houses. By the way the term polemically comes from the Greek word polemikos which means out of war or with controversy.
anonymous Sep 14th 2009, 10:27 report
"Diary of a Madman-Ozzy Osbourne-The stories behind the songs" This book will tell you all you need to know about all his songs, no point speculating here^_^
anonymous Jul 20th 2009, 02:26 report
It's about Aleister Crowley (Spelling on first name probably not right. Ozzy was accused of being a satanist, although he was not, he decided to do a song about someone who was: Aleister Crowley. Throughout the song, Ozzy infused it with both subtle religious references, as well as demonic ones.
anonymous Apr 26th 2009, 23:57 report
I think it's about Ozyy trying to get something,like love or attention.But out of nowhere this guy,Crowley comes in and without doing anything,he gets what Ozzy was struggling for.But Ozzy knows Crowley's little plans to win the whole time.Look at "You fooled all the people with magic"and "mr. Charming"
MetalMaiden13 Mar 24th 2009, 00:37 report
High Ranking members of the World Wide Secret Society of Freemasonry/OTO,Spying,Espionage and other activities.
Maybe a distant relative of Sharon or Oz,anything is possible in the Zionist run music Biz.
Sharon Arden(Ozbourne):Her father Don Arden was an Ashkenazi Jew; the Ashkenazi Jews are believed to have descended from a Jewish community living in the Rhineland in Medieval times. Osbourne thus is of Jewish descent; she like her father has made a flourishing career in music promotion and also made a successful transition in to television; she was named as the 44th richest woman in the UK by the Sunday Times Rich List 2006.
Ok you're all wrong.
this song is about a man named Aliester Croweley, and he was a British practioner of black magick in the early 1900's.
When Crowley was born they scattered the afterbirth because he had a birthmark shaped like a swastika. Ozzy sings about it in the line "They scattered the afterbirth."
Ozzy's album Diary Of A Madman is named after Crowley's autobiography. When he mentions a white horse that is a drug reference because Mr. Crowley was a known user of opium.
Okee, well thats all I know about this one.:)
anonymous Oct 4th 2007, 16:50 report
The reference to the white horse is infact, not drugs.
The bible states (I am very athiest) "behold the pale horse, for the man who rides on him was death, and hell be followed with him."
Everyone viewed him as an anti-christ and a spawn of satan. This is not how it was at all.
He died an outcast, very lonely, and unable to believe in anything at all under the confusion.
"your lifestyle to me seemed so tragic, with the thrill of it all"
anonymous Sep 20th 2007, 19:24 report
I believe that "Mr.Crowley"
was about Aleister Crowely & cocaine
If you look up Aleister Crowely in wikipedia.org
it says that
"Crowley was a habitual drug user and also maintained a meticulous record of his drug-induced experiences with laudanum, opium, COCAINE, hashish, alcohol, ether, and heroin."
and maybe the whole "white horse" thing was about cocaine but some of the others had a point that maybe it had a little something to do with the "white horseman"
or he might've been comparing Aleister Crowely with the white horseman
I'm gonna do more research on this.
anonymous Mar 13th 2007, 08:25 report
Ozzy once said in an interview that at the time of the blizzard sessions there were Crowley cards laying about, and he began to become interested in knowing more about
this man. (Crowley).Bob Daisley did write all the lyrics
as did Gezzer Butler with Sabbath.Ozzy is a singer,and nothing more.....
The whole problem here is that Ozzy can, obviously, not string a sentence together (and BTW, I am a fan.) It was Bob Daisley who wrote these lyrics, and most of Ozzy's 80's lyrics. Then - what a shock - Bob left the band and all of a sudden Motorhead's Lemmy (a self-confessed alcoholic)is writing or cowriting lyrics. But back to Mr Crowley. Yes so called Satanist Alastaire Crowley. Yes he appeared on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover. And yes, most song lyrics are very dangerous to be taken literally. Look at Suicide Solution. Some idiot did not know what the song was about (alcoholism) and killed himself. Now - tell me that classical music/opera is more wholesome. You can't, can you? Eg...Sweeney Todd, a barber slashes his customer's throats and stuffs their fucking gizzards into pies. So don't blame Ozzy, don't blame Bob, don't blame Rock N Roll (it's here to stay lol).
One final thing - as an artist, you create "art" to express yourself. So if someone has a problem, then it's all good that they express it thru art, not Murder or Suicide!
xxdiexalone Feb 21st 2006, 10:50 report
Right. I think all of the previously posted thoughts are great but I thought I'd throw mine in here too. Here goes: I've been researching the lyrics of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin for some months now. Go to albinoblacksheep.com and search Led Zepplin backward lyrics... you'll see what I mean. Anyway, the backward lyrics are based on Mr. Crowley's old residence, the Boleskin house. What's odd, though, is that it's been said that Jimmy Page took only 5 minutes to write the song, and he was sitting in the particular house. Now I'm getting off topic. It's clear to me that the song is indeed about Aleister Crowely and his rather dedicated thoughts and, shall I say, love for Satan. The whole White Horse thing is most likely about the white horseman during the apocolypse. I'm going to continue my research on both of these songs.
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