Reviews for Mr. Crowley LyricsPerformed by Ozzy Osbourne
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Jeff Cox | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/4/11
I'm going to make a point with just one example: the "White Horse", read the other reviews here and you will see that there are people who are certain the white horse is a reference to drugs, satan's horse, or Jesus' horse. It's not explained in detail in the song, so you can fit any interpretation to it that you please... sometimes that's the thing that makes a song work for an audience, and makes it feel timeless. Elton John's song "Daniel" had another verse that explained what it was about, he left it off deliberately, allowing his audience to impose their own meaning so they could make the song their own. "Mr Crowley" similarly benefits from being vague. Now look at the other lines in the song and notice how vague and thus subject to personal interpretation they are.
To Seriously 6-22-11 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/21/11
Again, more rude remarks from another who does not understand what it means to offer a song review. People like my self who like the song, gained nothing from your negative comments. Let me school you little penis person. Black Sabbath released "We sold our souls for rock-n-roll. Ozzy was a member of Black Sabbath.The gift from God comment was in referance to that. I wrote that review you shit on. I was complamenting Ozzy while attempting to use a little humor.I take it you are to uptight to understand that.Just so you know I do not take the Sabbath album title seriously either. Now for my song review,oh yea! I already gave mine months ago. let me just say again the song is perfectly written.Also,Ozzy is the greatest metal singer then,now and forever.
Crowley and Ozzy | Reviewer: shawn | 8/18/11
If you listen to some of Ozzy's other songs you can hear him sing about the craziness associated with the occult and mysticism, especially as it surrounds the 60s-70s music scene. The first song on the album ("I don't know") has the following lyric: "How am I supposed to know
Hidden meanings that will never show?" Ozzy is really just about rocking and not being a crazy occultist rock star--an image he sought to distance himself from.
To Ozzy's Torment Guy | Reviewer: Rick Havok | 7/1/11
There is a lot to be learned from this song, and others, if you follow suit and research them.
The line "approaching a time that is tragic" refers to the Aeon of Horus, that Crowley said was an age of selfishness where people would become devoted to personal liberty and adhere to the law of "Do What Though Wilt" This has absolutely nothing to do with the Bible. Do what you will too, but it's all nonsense, on both sides of the same screwy religious coin.
From your interpretation of this song. I'd say do some studying about the origins of that book you read so often too, you might be surprised to find out it's nothing but nice stories and maybe a good idea or two. I'd suggest starting with geology, Baal, and Emperor Constantine - who, after experimenting with a city using free men for pay, in place of slaves, noticed that they were more productive and were quick to be motivated by religion as well as money and the perception of freedom.
Wanting to retake Rome from the other emperors who had divided it, and return it to it's rightful heir (himself), Constantine claimed to have seen a vision of God in the sky and told his army. It worked, the men were convinced they were fighting for God and won a battle at Milvian Bridge, but at great cost. Certainly no triumph of an almighty God of armies. Shortly after reuniting the empire, he instated Christianity as the official religion of Rome.
There are beliefs and there are facts. I'll stick to the facts. Faith is belief in something you have no proof of. There are other words for that, it's called naivety, unless there exists proof, then it's called ignorance.
White Horse | Reviewer: Rick Havok | 6/24/11
Mention of the white horse refers to Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 15 verse 186 - a Roman text from 8 AD. The writer refers to Lucifer as riding a white horse, the Morning Star, or planet Venus, that heralds the coming of dawn. As it is often most visible just before sunrise, hence the title Morning Star. Of course this is symbolic, since the writer is not obviously not Lucifer and the planet Mercury is neither Lucifer on a white horse, or even an actual star. These guys (Ozzy & Co.) do their homework - you should too. You might even learn something.
Personal Fruitcakes | Reviewer: Seriously | 6/22/11
Songwriting is a craft and a choice, as is music. It's not a gift from anyone, or anything. Music has 12 notes, that's it. The notes you chose make it good or not, nothing else, it's no more magic than what Crowley preached, or what's in the Bible - like some flood that there is no evidence of in the earth's crust. It takes no more of a gift from God than arranging 12 rocks, only with music you need to understand the notes a little more. Study, learn. Some people here are trying to second guess Ozzy's personal life and beliefs. Stick to the song, it's only music. It's a song. Get over it.
Right on! to the comment dated 3-10-11 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/21/11
I wrote the comment that you agreed with on dated 6-15-10. It's cool that someone else out there actually gets it. Ozzy is a brilliant singer.His pinch of sarcasme was perfectly done, it's to bad everyone does'nt hear it.The lyrics alone scream sarcasme. Again I say Ozzy is the greatest metal singer then,now and forever.Does anyone out there agree that Randys' solos in the song are not only perfect,but a story in them selves? another point I must add,a great singer has to be a great story teller,I believe Ozzy is incomparable.Hey,maybe he did sell his soul for rock-n-roll,I hope not. I hope his talent is a gift from GOD.
Lyrics are sarcastic. | Reviewer: smith | 3/10/11
I fully agree with the other comment (6/15/10) who also thought that the writer of this song is making a mockery of Crowley.
The tone of voice clarly implies it. So do the dubbed names like mr. charming, mr. alarming, etc.
The song is about mocking Aleister for starting a new religion, which was embraced by many who thought it will give them solace in those difficult times.
The "my white horse" stands for use of drugs. Obviously that's somethin Aleister and the writer of the song had in common :-)
Among things Aleister Crowley did were some, worthy of respect (say climbing K2...), and some not so nobel. I believe the song is focused on the latter.
Awesome song!!! | Reviewer: Zano | 1/20/11
I went to the houston concert two nights ago and when he got on stage after slash, one of the first songs he played was Mr.Crowley. It is my favorite song, and when I got home, I researched on the computer and read disturbing things, but he most likely thought he was doing the right thing... Ozzy is Awesome, even though he is 63.
Ozzy's torment | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/11/11
extended version of my original comment:
Although Ozzy did not write this song, he emotionally adopts it as his own. And as is the case with several of Ozzy's songs, this is a clear display of his Christian belief revealing itself yet again. The song is written about a real man.
"Approaching a time that is drastic" refers to Crowley's inevitable stand before God on the judgment day as does "Standing with their backs to the wall".
"won't you ride my white horse" is a direct reference to the book of revelation and the second coming of Christ while "hearing that maiden's call" is the reference to the saved being the Bride of Christ, without doubt.
Once again, Ozzy shows a glimpse of his own troubled soul. War Pigs probably being the most obvious reference to his belief of the second coming. It only takes one reading to understand what he is referring to though it has been sung over and over by metal heads with most never realizing what it actually says.
Ozzy is a troubled man whose music I enjoy but anyone can obviously see he fears his judgment day.
Ozzy covers himself in crosses which was copied by every geek metal head thinking it was cool but never realizing just why Ozzy was doing it.
Ozzy was given a cross made from the scrap iron of the remnants of the world trade center which was presented to him during his visit after 911.
He reportedly never takes it off and wears it underneath his clothing. God help you Ozzy, and me as well.
Ozzy's torment | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/11/11
As with several of Ozzy's songs, this is a clear display of his inner Christian belief revealing itself once again. "Approaching a time that is drastic" refers to Crowley's inevitable stand before God as does "Standing with their backs to the wall". "won't you ride my white horse is symbolic of the return of Christ" and hearing that maiden's call is the reference to the saved being the Bride of Christ.
Once again, Ozzy shows a glimpse of his own troubled soul. War Pigs probably being the most obvious reference to his belief of the second coming. Ozzy is a troubled man whose music I enjoy but anyone can obviously see he fears his judgment day.
The Oz is sometimes literally covered in crosses and gladly accepted a cross made from the scrap iron of the remnants of the world trade center which was presented to him during his visit after 911. He reportedly never takes it off and wears it underneath his clothing. God help you Ozzy, and me as well.
Mr. Crowley | Reviewer: George | 12/22/10
This song i believe is about ozzy trying to understand part of Crowly's mind. Edward Alexander Crowly was a thelemite and not a satanist. Though, he performed rituals that involved sex,drugs and hallucinogens (as he believed that if he freed a man from all bonds he would do only good) which are common practises among some satanists , thus people confuse the 2.
To anyone who's really interested in him ,i suggest looking up some of his inspirng work.
PS i'm greek sorry for any mistakes
A Possible Revealling Curiosity! | Reviewer: Fernando Bastos Nina Ribeiro | 8/29/10
Tere are some unintegrally known universal energies as those accessed by wizards and sorcerers.
There are many (if not all!) things I ignore about Mister Edward Alexander Crowley (Mr. Aleister Crowley).
I have known about a biographical film (movie) based on his life, practices or wonts that will be directed by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden).
I have a great interest about those energies and I think that they could be intelligible.
How it would be good if physics and parapsychology were joined together for a best understanding!
Hmmm | Reviewer: Carmel d'Evereaux | 8/14/10
Mr. Crowley is an amazing piece both lyrically and musically, it smacks of a mordernised Bard Tale replacing the poetry of bardic lore with Ozzys rather unusual vocal ability and the honoured harp with guitar strains placed perfectly to illuminate the perceived evil of the great man himself.
Aliester Crowley was a man of great arcane knowledge who was labelled mad by his peers of the golden bough (an order of his faith that had become corrupted by the power they wielded in social circles of the early 20th century), when he sought to create his own learning school in the silver star he was labelled by those same men as a heretic and an evil man.
This could not be further from the truth, he was actually a man of peace and understanding, he gathered in his collection of teaching tomes a vast array of "magical" learnings and prepared to share them with the world, not for "conversion" but simply to help those who he knew through his own experiences would eventually find thier way to his path but would for one reason or another (usually poverty) be barred from taking sacrement from the golden bough.
Not here to argue or call anyone wrong. | Reviewer: mikkita | 8/9/10
Mr. Crowley is not from the 70s or eat people. He dies in 1947. He was named the "wickedest Man in the World." Although the labels "devil worshipper" and "drug addict" are easily recalled, the basis for those assumptions is nonexistent. An adventurous soul and gentleman of Cambridge, Crowley hunted big game, traveled across China on foot and climbed K2 (the world's second highest peak) more than 50 years before Mt. Everest was conquered. But these achievements are quickly overshadowed by the light of his other explorations. Crowley believed that Satan was invented by the Christian church and modeled after the ancient deity Pan for the purpose of converting pagans from his worship. Crowley studied all religions from Greek and Egyptian mythology to Buddhism and yoga. He believed that they are all connected by simple truths. Different names were given to similar legends and ideas. The ideas most frequently recurring he thought to have the most elements of truth.
INSTEAD OF ARGUING.... GOOGLE IT. JESUS. Oh and OZZY RULES
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