"So Tired" as written by and Ozzy Osbourne....
Time has come to say goodbye
I know it's gonna make you cry
But you belong to another my love
And half a love that just isn't enough

I am so tired
And I just can't wait around for you
I am so tried
And I always thought we would see it through

I've waited all this time for you
Believed your promises were true
I keep believing that you mean what you say
You'll leave tomorrow - now tomorrow's today

And I often sit and wonder why
You're not with me tonight
I stayed at home remaining true
While you were out with you know who

I am so tired
And I just can't wait around for you
I am so tried
And I always thought we would see it through


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"So Tired" as written by John Osbourne

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    My InterpretationWhen this song came out, I would put on the record or cassette and ask people to listen and guess who the singer was. Very few people guessed Ozzy, but it was fun hear what people would guess. I would never play this game with real Ozzy or Black Sabbath fans.

    This song is about vying for a women;s love only to come in second place. In some respects this is worse than an unrequited love in that the forlorn lover knows what he is missing and it hurts. I was 18 when this song came out and my takeaway was that EVERYONE is susceptible to heartbreak; even the Prince of Darkness. Not an big insight to me know at the age of 50, but a decent warning to me as a teenager.
    mirgangon April 24, 2016   Link
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    General Commentso I'm the 1st to write about this beautiful heartbreaking ballad...this song deals with the painful thing that is to love and be ignored by the loved one...the difficult process of understanding that no matter how much you'll try that person will never be yours simply because (s)he considers you incompatible, and will keep promising and also delaying you.
    The guitar solo is shear genius, it literally makes you wanna scream like a madman
    Wonderful song!
    Visit_Romaniaon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont get this song coming frm ozzy cos it sez like i stayed at home remaining true ect...so i always thought tht this song was written as if sum1 was singing it about him.
    fuckadogon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was around the time of Bark at the Moon and I don't think that he was having problems with his wife but maybe it's about someone that cheated on Ozzy a long time ago, I have no idea but it's one of my favorites by him.
    Cabrosaon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about Ozzy being in a relationship with a married woman -- he is the 'other man'. And that he has been waiting for her to leave her husband but she never will. And he's tired of wasting his time on her so he's ending it. Such a beautiful song from such an unexpected source.
    PhoebeQon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Beatles - I'm so Tired
    samwaltonon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Phoebe with lines like "But you belong to another my love" and "While you're out with you know who". It's possible this is about the girl's husband rather than she's found a new guy instead of Ozzy.
    Cabrosaon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@samwalton that song seems more like it's about someone who's insane telling his alternate personality to give him peace, but cool reference to the title though. About the song itself, this was released in 1983, and he married Sharon in 1982, who he claims he fell in love with in the 70s according to his biography, when she helped manage Sabbath with her father. Before they married though, Sharon was in a relationship with someone named Adrian (said to be the S.A. in the song S.A.T.O., the other half being Ozzy and his first wife.) This song is probably the feeling he felt during that time (81 I believe) that he could finally express now that they were together. That's my theory.
    dgarrr2on July 07, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about Ozzy and him coping with the split with Black Sabbath. He always thought they would get back together but it never happened.

    Time has come to say goodbye
    I know it's gonna make you cry
    But you belong to another my love
    And half a love that just isn't enough

    The band belongs to another and leader. But that is what makes this song so amazing because Ozzy had a way of writing songs that showed his heartbreak over Sabbath but allows others to apply their own meanings.
    acidsexon June 13, 2013   Link

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