ozzy osbourne under the graveyard meaning

Ozzy Osbourne – Under The Graveyard (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

‘There Ain’t no rest for the wicked!’ The ‘Prince of Darkness’ is preparing to release a brand new album in 2020. The first taste of what is to come is given through the lead single “Under The Graveyard” released on November 8, 2019.

Infamously named ‘The Godfather of Heavy Metal,’ Ozzy Osbourne is looking to release his 12th solo studio album and his 21st album including the Black Sabbath days. At the age of 70, the English heavy metal legend is still unstoppable. Announcing the upcoming album, ‘Ordinary Man,’ Ozzy said this album is “quite possibly the most important album I have done in a very long time.” The album has a tentative release schedule of January 2020.

The new single “Under The Graveyard” comes almost after a 10-year hiatus from Ozzy when he released his last studio album ‘Scream’ in June 2010. These new lyrics aren’t like any we have heard from the metal icon before. The song seems to talk about the frailing state of human nature. Stream below.

In the first verse of the song, we hear Ozzy Osbourne crying and screaming in agony. Sometimes ‘death’ is what you want when you wake up in the morning. But fate is cruel as such, it doesn’t give you the easy way out. When the world around you crushes your soul and turns you into a self-pitying skeleton, there are not many options out. Even booze and drugs and prostitutes will not be enough for your salvation.

The chorus of the song sheds light into the most important truth about life. Nothing you accumulate in this life will be useful for the next, except for your karma. No amount of physical riches will be transferable to your journey beyond. So it is up to us to decide how we want to impact the world we live in. It is a scary thought when a Rocker with an approximate net worth of $220 million states these obvious facts.

The chorus also comes with a confessional. Ozzy Osbourne says he “ain’t living this lie no more.” Life is an illusion. We make our world based on our perception of it. We are rich to the limit that we believe we are. Hence, at the age of 70, Ozzy seems to be turning a page in his life and encouraging us to do so too.

What are your thoughts on this comeback single by Ozzy Osbourne? Excited for more music by The Prince of Darkness? Let us know in the comments below.


Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter on November 11, 2019, to extend his gratitude towards all the troops in service, along with a picture of himself in Camp Casey in South Korea.

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