"Can You Hear Them?" as written by Marti H Frederiksen, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Trigilo and Joe Holmes....
So sick and tired of living
And so afraid to die
I've lived so many lives
And still I wonder why
The way the world perceives me
Is not the way I am
The one half thinks I'm crazy
The other thinks I'm mad

I spent a long long time alone in my room
I need your help to get me out of this gloom

Can you hear them
All the voices in my head
They freak me out
Can you hear them
They won't be happy 'till I'm dead
They freak me out

Ten thousand million nightmares
Temptation by the score
I used to get so high
And still I wanted more
You think my time is wasted
In search of who I am
I tried to so hard to kill
The boy inside the man

I spent a thousand years one night in my room
I've lived so many lives and that is my doom

Can you hear them
All the voices in my head
They freak me out
Can you hear them
They won't be happy 'till I'm dead
They freak me out

Can you hear them
All the voices in my head
They freak me out
Can you hear them
They won't be happy 'till I'm dead
They freak me out

I never thought I'd smile again
Always thought I'd be here on my own
Sometimes when I'm down
You come and save me again
And again
And again
And again

I'll never understand it
It makes no sense at all
Just look at what I've done
It's time to count the score

I've spent a long long time alone in my room
I need your help to get me out of this gloom

Can you hear them
All the voices in my head
They freak me out
Can you hear them
They won't be happy 'till I'm dead
They freak me out

Can you hear them
All the voices in my head
They freak me out
Can you hear them
They won't be happy 'till I'm dead
They freak me out


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"Can You Hear Them?" as written by Ozzy Osbourne Joseph Holmes

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  • 0
    General Commentits about how he has done so much in his life and has lived so much that hes going insane
    soul_doubton April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits about how he has done so much in his life and has lived so much that hes going insane
    soul_doubton April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song thats about how everyone misunderstands him and how all his past experiences are making him wish he wasnt alive anymore because no one understands the real him. He is also saying that he has changed so much over the years that he is confused on who he is himself and its driving him insane, but at the same time his life is happy now and he doesnt want it to end. You can see that when the mood changes when the he starts with "I never thought I'd smile again" which says with his family is the only thing keeping him from destruction.
    nmitchell1185on December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is song is, as stated by nmitchell1185 above, about Ozzy going near insane as he is misunderstood and confused. "I've lived so many lives and still I wonder why." Refering to the many personalities he feels he has taken since the start of his musical career. Though I feel he has been the same ol rockstar we all know and love since the begining. To say this song sucks is to openly admit you have -10,000 taste in heavy metal/classic rock. Go die alone somwhere.
    He keeps refering to the voices in his head, duh...means he is slowly going nuts. You would too if you heard voices no one else could. Then the serene and slow part where he says he would never smile agian. Then he feels his family, friends, and even supportive fans (not you first two assholes) get him through the hard times.
    Psychomanon March 25, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is obviously about schizophrenia. Hearing voices that hate you is what a lot of schizophrenics hear on a daily basis. Schizophrenics lead hard most often painful lives. Society hates them because of what they are and the voices inside their heads often hates them too.

    Remember, schizophrenics are people too who deserve love and understanding.
    Susinkoon March 28, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlol. Even I admit that
    Sniperwulf 2on November 01, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpsycho come on man. being a fan is not blindly accept any song ozzy makes. WE HAVE STANDARDS, WE DEMAND QUALITY FOR CHRISSAKE. OZZY SUX NOW BECAUSE HE FIRED JAKE E LEE BOD DAISLEY AND IS TOO OLD TO CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT HIS INSANE LIFE.
    Schorching Bloodon December 10, 2006   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionSchorching Blood Why Dont You Just Shut Your Pitiful Ass Fucking Mouth

    I'm So Sick And Tired Of Seeing Comments About You Trashing Ozzy

    GROW THE FUCK UP

    Ozzy Is One Of The Best

    Been The Best Since His Days With Sabbath
    BLSKiller887on November 28, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song is a piece of shit
    apenas_1_inaciaoon October 03, 2004   Link

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