"Mr. Crowley" as written by and R. Daisley O. Osbourne....
Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head
Mr. Crowley, did you talk with the dead
Your lifestyle to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
You waited on Satan's call

Mr. Charming, did you think you were pure
Mr. Alarming, in nocturnal rapport
Uncovering things that were sacred manifest on this earth
Conceived in the eye of a secret
And they scattered the afterbirth

Mr. Crowley, won't you ride my white horse
Mr. Crowley, it's symbolic of course
Approaching a time that is classic
I hear maidens call
Approaching a time that is drastic
Standing with their backs to the wall

Was it polemically sent
I want to know what you meant
I want to know
I want to know what you meant

Lyrics submitted by ramthar, edited by maliq11354

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  • +5
    General CommentAleister Crowley was born in 1875... why would they have scattered the afterbirth if his birthmark looked like a swastika? the swastika symbol was not 'evil' until it was associated with nazi germany in the early 1930's. before then, it was around in many cultures, including the Sioux Indians, where it was a symbol of peace. in 1875 it certainly didn`t have the associations it has now, so that doesn`t make alot of sense.
    ramtharon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentozzygurly you are illinformed. Aleister Crowley did not have a swastika birthmark, crowley was born a christian and became obsessed with ancient egypt, strayed away from his christian roots to discover hidden secrets of magick, forming his own cult. Crowley is the author of many books on the subject, one being diary of a drug fiend in which he purposely got himself addicted to heroin and cocaine in order to prove that free will can overcome addiction which was believed to be impossible at the time. The reference to the white horse is not drugs, in the bible it says behold the pale horse for the man who rides on him was death, and hell followed with him. Many believed crowley to be the antichrist from hell. He died a lonely outcast unable to believe in anything at all hence, "your lifestyle to me seemed so tragic, with the thrill of it all"
    DarkSideoftheWallon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBloody awesome song about Aleister Crowley. Go Ozzy, Go Randy, Go other dudes in the band (sorry, I forgot your names).

    Crowley was the most notorious occultist ever. He did tons of conjuring, black magic, kabala, and all that shit as well as tons of drug and sex. He was called 666 and the wickedest man in the world.
    River Wolfon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaleister crowley was pretty nuts, i don't remember any facts or anything from what i've read but he was known as the wickedest man in the world. i also remember that he thought he was a reincarnation of another man who died on the date of his birth or something along those lines who was a magician and shit as well. also, crowley had a girl or something that went into a trance or something and told him to go to this museum in egypt and idk something crazy happened or something. blah blah blah, etc, sick song.
    Souperman55on December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok
    first of all
    randy rhoads kicks ass
    crowley DID start his own cult
    its not about crowley directly
    about a book
    someone gave to ozzy
    about crowley
    and it said ptolemically yours
    and he didnt know what it meant
    so he wrote this song
    ULlilLadyon March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment93

    This is a very good song but the lyric shows a lot of ignorance about Aleister Crowley. The people who actually know something about Crowley is a lot fewer than the people who talk about him. About if Crowley founded Thelema or not. The ideas “Thelema” and “The Abbey of Thelema” were used by an author earlier but Crowley was the one who founded Thelema as we know it today. The “Thelemic Cult” you are talking about AleisterCrowleyFan, must be Ordo Templi Orientis which Crowley joined in the early 1900’s and then later became the leader of. They weren’t telemites until Crowley “re-designed” the rituals and teachings of the order.
    Many people seem to believe that Crowley was a black magician or evil. There is no ground for this if you don’t count what the Christians think (but they say that everything is evil so who cares).
    Please excuse my spelling and grammar, my English isn’t very good.

    93 93/93

    tobbe_21on April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best OZZY songs ever... I love it! Although even I am not quite sure of who Mr.Crowley is, the song is rocking! Kinda creepy sounding...maybe thas why I like it!

    Maybe its "symbolic" (of course) :)

    Whatever it is..I wanna know
    OzzyGurlyon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkee anyways I think I figured out what this was about..

    I's about this man named Aliester Croweley, and he was a British practioner of black magick in the early 1900's.

    When Crowley was born they scattered the afterbirth because he had a birthmark shaped like a swastika. Ozzy sings about it in the line "They scattered the afterbirth."

    Ozzy's album Diary Of A Madman is named after Crowley's autobiography. When he mentions a white horse that is a drug reference because Mr. Crowley was a known user of opium.

    Okee, well thas all I know about this one.:)

    OzzyGurlyon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe creepy sounding organ in the beginning of this one makes a difference too. And Randy Rhoades had a way to get the creepy sounds of classical music into the guitar. Randy was easily one of the best guitarists of all time.
    TheJordanmanon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful song, my favorite Ozzy song. Awesome solo by Rhoads.
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link

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