Ozzy Osbourne - Mama, I'm Coming Home




"Mama, I'm Coming Home" is the third song on the 1991 album No More Tears by the English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne.


A power ballad, the single is Osbourne's only solo Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 28; his only other top 40 hits being his duet with Lita Ford, "Close My Eyes Forever", and his feature on the 2019 Post Malone song "Take What You Want", both of which peaked at number 8. It also reached number 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.


Two music videos were created for the single. The first was a surreal video that Osbourne disliked because he felt the video's plot did not match the song's concept. A second music video was then created with Samuel Bayer as its director, which subsequently augmented Osbourne's interest. Osbourne compared the effects in the second video to the hazy smoke effect seen in the video for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which was also directed by Bayer.







Lyrics



Times have changed and times are strange Here I come, but I ain't the same Mama, I'm coming home Times gone by, seems to be You could have been a better friend to me Mama, I'm coming home You took me in and you drove me out Yeah, you had me hypnotized, yeah Lost and found and turned around By the fire in your eyes You made me cry, you told me lies But I can't stand to say goodbye Mama, I'm coming home I could be right, I could be wrong It hurts so bad, it's been so long Mama, I'm coming home Selfish love, yeah, we're both alone The ride before the fall, yeah But I'm gonna take this heart of stone I just got to have it all I've seen your face a hundred times Everyday we've been apart I don't care about the sunshine, yeah 'Cause mama, mama, I'm coming home I'm coming home You took me in and you drove me out Yeah, you had me hypnotised, yeah Lost and found and turned around By the fire in your eyes I've seen your face a thousand times Everyday we've been apart And I don't care about the sunshine, yeah 'Cause mama, mama, I'm coming home I'm coming home I'm coming home I'm coming home