"S.a.t.o." as written by and Rhoads Osbourne....
Now I find peace of mind
Finally found a way of thinking
Tried the rest found the best
Stormy day won't see me sinking

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now the ship is ready
Waiting on the shore

Dare to look face the test on the eve
When you set sailing
What you've learned what you've earned
Ship of joy will stop you failing

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now the ship is ready
Waiting on the shore

Wind is high so am I
As the shore sinks in the distance
Dreams unfold seek the gold
Gold that's brighter than the sunlight
Sail away see the day
Dawning on a new horizon
Gold's insight shining bright
Brighter than the sun that's rising

Three thousand sails on high are straining in the wind
A raging sea below is this voyage coming to an end


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"S.A.T.O." as written by Kerslake Daisley

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    Song Meaning"Now I find peace of mind
    Finally found a way of thinking
    Tried the rest found the best
    Stormy day won't see me sinking"

    This first verse sets the story - Ozzy has finally shut out the people telling him how to think and live. He's tried their ways for too long and now he wants to do what feels natural, and he is willing to bet he can weather any storm if his ways get him into trouble.

    [Chorus]
    "I can't conceal it like I know I did before
    I got to tell you now the ship is ready
    Waiting on the shore"

    Ozzy is saying he can't fake who he is anymore, and needs to let out the part of him that society has tried so hard to suppress. He then tells the audience he is out the door because his next voyage in life is ready to go.

    "Dare to look face the test on the eve
    When you set sailing
    What you've learned what you've earned
    Ship of joy will stop you failing"

    Before Ozzy actually changes into what he wants to be, he becomes introspective and wonders if he is making the right choice. He realizes that he's been through a lot and knows he deserves to be true to himself. The ship of joy is his vessel into his new way of thinking. Allowing himself to be happy will make his life seem like less of a failure.

    [Chorus]

    "Wind is high so am I
    As the shore sinks in the distance
    Dreams unfold seek the gold
    Gold that's brighter than the sunlight
    Sail away see the day
    Dawning on a new horizon
    Gold's insight shining bright
    Brighter than the sun that's rising"

    Ozzy is now in full swing - doing drugs and can't go back. This doesn't bother him though, because he's realized so many of his dreams since getting on that ship. His new life experiences have been worth to him more than gold. He's excited for the future and says his experiences motivate him and brought him closer to God/his spirituality.

    "Three thousand sails on high are straining in the wind
    A raging sea below is this voyage coming to an end"

    Ozzy has finally lost all control. He doesn't know if he is going to be able to weather this one after all.
    btmngtrmnon July 11, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great classic heavy metal song. According to some people S.A.T.O. stands for Sailing Around The Ocean. Some other people think its Ozzy writing about his love for his wife Sharon Anne Teresa Osbourne (tried the rest found the best). But im not sure about those middle names and that story definatly sounds like a rumor.
    ZepHead86on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry it's Sailing Across The Ocean :p
    ZepHead86on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Some other people think its Ozzy writing about his love for his wife Sharon Anne Teresa Osbourne" considering Ozzy didn't even write the song, I seriously doubt that, AND - Ozzy wasn't even married to Sharon then, sooooo...
    krijgenicon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's got to be Sailing Across The Ocean, that's what the lyrics talk about.
    Philadelphia Eagleson April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok, to me the name of the song doesn't matter much.. and it IS saling across the ocean. But the song is about a pirate! Because it's talking about searching for gold. But i got to thinking, and it might be about some guy getting high, and thinking he's a pirate, because if you read through the lyrics, it gets more like a pirate, and 'Wind is high, so am I' makes it seem like that too.
    Daniel Harton December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok, to me the name of the song doesn't matter much.. and it IS saling across the ocean. But the song is about a pirate! Because it's talking about searching for gold. But i got to thinking, and it might be about some guy getting high, and thinking he's a pirate, because if you read through the lyrics, it gets more like a pirate, and 'Wind is high, so am I' makes it seem like that too.
    Daniel Harton December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaccoring to sharon osbourne this name of this song stands for thelma osbourne sharon arden as it was written whilst they were having an affair b4 they were married also sharon osbournes middle name is rachel nt anne or teresa
    fuckadogon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsharon arden thelma osbourne. or sailing across the ocean
    ac/dc_fanon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"paranoid live with randy roads, over the mountain flying high again, you can´t kill rock and roll".

    That hole album, "diary of a madman" is really weird.
    It seam that the hole lyrics of the songs have a lot to do with what happend next, the accident and death of Randy Rhoads
    I mean, this song and everyone in this album is like ...a diary of what happend that morning when they crashed.
    Sharon (2003) admitted have an affair with Randy.
    gerryLopezon August 18, 2006   Link

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