"Perry Mason" as written by John Purdell, Zakk Wylde and Ozzy Osbourne....
On his way to dinner when it took him by surprise
And with one pull of the trigger he would vanish overnight
Dancing by the roadside, holding on for dear life
The a gun from out of nowhere made a widow of his wife

I don't mind, single file down the runway
Feelin' fine, and I'll see you my friend
Over and over again

Who can we get on this case?
We need Perry Mason
Someone to put you in place
Calling Perry Mason

Riding painted horses, oh the kids the love it so
You can see it on their faces, how they love the wind to blow
Minding my own business like my mama always said
But if I don't try to help'um they could wind up on the front page

I don't mind, draw the line then draw me an arrow
Feelin' fine, then I'll see you my friend
Over and over again

Who can we get on this case?
We need Perry Mason
Someone to put you in place
Calling Perry Mason

Wake me when it's over, tell me it's all right
Just keep on talking baby, I've been doing this all night
How much did you give me, tell me it'll be all right

Who can we get on this case?
We need Perry Mason
Someone to put you in place
Calling Perry Mason, again, again, again, again


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"Perry Mason" as written by John R W Purdell John Osbourne

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    General CommentOne of my favorite Ozzy songs, just because of the guitar...

    I think that this song is about a guy who does cocaine with his friends. He reads in a newspaper that one of his friends dies in the first verse, probably killed by his dealer who he didn't pay. The friend reading the paper doesn't really care because all he needs is the drugs (as seen in the bridge).

    The second verse is about seeing drug abuse from the children around him, for this he cares but does nothing. He says that they will just be another face on the front of the paper.

    Finally the song ends by him overdosing, which it is iinferring that he is going to die. After this verse there is no bridge. Meaning that since the drugs are killing/effecting his well being, now he cares.

    The song is called Perry Mason, because Perry is a fictional character (attorney) seen on t.v (the white knight). People hear about drug abuse on the television all the time, but nobody actually cares until it effects them. The song is about the harsh effects of drug abuse. Who will we call? "Perry Mason" the fictional character who is supposed to make all of these terrible things go away.
    shadows0320on August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly Perry Mason can solve the case. Why you ask? Because hes a great detective! He can put you in your place..again and again and again.

    Weird that Ozzy would sing a song about him though.... I don't get it... but oh well. Good song.
    OzzyGurlyon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah good song, but im dissappointed that ozzy began changing his style
    manic_rockeron August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song is awesome, probably not many people have heard it though. I don't understand why he would make a song about Perry Mason?

    It's a killer song though
    Muzzyon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol god this song has a wicked tune to it just did he really have to write about perry mason. and really as far as i know the god damn fucker is dead
    oldskoolpunker23on May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best song ever made. even lyrics are not ok for me song is powerful. and the part start with wake me when it is over great
    yumurton May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother proof
    that Ozzy lost his brain a long time ago...
    Deadon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh My GOD i fuckin luv this song
    The only thing thats better is the music vid for it.
    thats it... Im gonna wathc right now!
    Papafryeon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerry Mason is awesome, the solo. Everything. Fuck those who say Ozzy got worse over time, he still is heavy
    renardon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazin song!
    Metal Militiaon April 02, 2006   Link

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