"Walk On Water" as written by James Douglas Vallance and Ozzy Osbourne....
I met a magic man
Who had a daughter
She learned her lessons well
But still I taught her
She followed willingly
As lambs to slaughter
We shared forbidden fruits
And things I brought her

You may say I'm a miracle mannequin
Here I come with my mystical plan again
Although you think I can, I'm just a man
And I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no

I followed willingly
A sweet temptation
She had me hypnotized
And still I'm waiting
My dromedary dreams
As wet as oceans
With sand dunes bearing seeds
She set in motion

You may say I'm a cynical charlatan
There I go with my whimsical ways again
Although you think I can, I'm just a man
And I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no

Kaliedoscopial eyes as you look in the mirror
And the long is getting shorter as the far is now nearer

Are you just a mirror standing in front of me?
Am I blind?
Can my eyes really see?

You may say I'm a miracle mannequin
Here I come with my mystical plan again
Although you think I can I'm just a man
And I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no
I don't walk on water
Oh no

My dromedary dreams
As wet as oceans
With sand dunes bearing seeds
She set in motion

My dromedary dreams
My dromedary dreams
My dromedary dreams


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"Walk on Water [Demo Version]" as written by Ozzy Osbourne Jim Vallance

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best Ozzy songs I've ever heard. The Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack rocks.
    Aerionon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never been able to find the version used in the movie.
    mayorbill11on July 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wouldent say one of the best...but i still like it alote. mostly because it makes me think of belly dancers from egypt

    yes dance my preetys dance

    and the movie version can be found on the "Prince of Darkness" box set. Every one should own that set evan people that cant hear or those that dont have the means to play it
    Papafryeon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Ever since I saw Beavis and Butt-head Do America, I've been trying to find this song. I knew that it was Ozzy, but not much more than that. I kept thinking that the song was called Magic Man because of the line "I MET A MAGIC MAN,WHO HAD A DAUGHTER" And thats the only line that you could make a title out of. Anyways, I enjoy the song and thanks to Papafrye I now Know where to get the movie version.
    mike yr 10on June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!! ITS AMAZING!!!
    this song is only on the beavis and butthead do amercia soundtrack and the prince of darkness box set. i first heard this song a few years back on beavis and butthead and have loved it ever since.
    Dustpanon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow back to the song I think its talking about people who meet ozzy and are totaly star-struck and don't know how to treat him like a normal person and instead treat him like the madman he's shown to be and he just took the idea and streached it out
    rebelyison September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's so good. My second favorite Ozzy Song, no doubt.
    DuFromageon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's so good. My second favorite Ozzy Songs, no doubt.
    DuFromageon January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe one in prince of darkness is way better than the final version, the one on beavis and butthead soundtrack.
    doctorwaffleon January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOkay, first off I think that the lines are NOT "My dromedary dreams as wet as oceans ..With sand dunes bearing seeds she set in motion". I believe it should be "My Londonderry dreams, to cross the oceans, We sail through burning seas, she sets in motion." Remember that Ozzy is British, and therefore the "London" is pronounced differently than Yanks say it. Londonderry is a british seaport.

    Next, the line "Although you think I can, I'm just a man, and I don't walk on water". What I hear on this is "Although you think I can, I'll just admit it --- I don't walk on water, oh no....."

    As far as meaning, whether you think of this as being about Ozzy himself, or just anyone who finds themself in the situation of having someone infatuated with them. The other person thinks you can walk on water -- but you are admitting to them and to yourself that you are in fact human.

    One of my top ten all-time favorite songs.
    Ancient Propheton December 03, 2008   Link

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