"Road To Nowhere" as written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and Randy Castillo....
I was looking back on my life
And all the things I've done to me
I'm still looking for the answers
And I'm still searching for the key

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won't leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me

Through all the happiness and sorrow
I guess I'd do it all again
Live for today and not tomorrow
It's still the road that never ends

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won't leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me

Ah ah, the road to nowhere's gonna pass me by
Ah ah, I hope we never have to say goodbye
I never want to live without you (oh yeah)

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won't leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me

The road to nowhere leads to me
The road to nowhere leads to me
You got to, got to, got to lead to me
The road to nowhere leads to me
You got to, got to, got to lead to me
You got to, got to, got to lead to me
Ah, the road to nowhere


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"Road to Nowhere" as written by Randolph Frank Castillo John Osbourne

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    General CommentI can't believe more people haven't commented on this song. I love the guitar work on it.

    As coconut said, Ozzy is looking back on his life and the mistakes he's made. He still finds life a mystery...still looking for "the meaning of life".

    In the second verse ("the wreckage of my past keeps haunting me"), he can't let go of his past. His alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression still haunt him...he can't forgive himself and move on with his life...he hasn't learned to "live for today and not tomorrow".

    Despite that, he decides life has been worth the ride and he would do it all again if he had the choice. In other words, he isn't saying "I wish I had never been born".

    As for the 'road to nowhere' part, I think he's saying he's trapped by his old habits...he isn't making any progress because his past keeps coming back to haunt him. It's like Pink Floyd's "The Wall", he's building a psychological wall around himself.

    At the end, he finally tears down the wall and decides the depression will pass. I think his marriage was on the rocks and he ultimately realized he had to get better or he was going to lose Sharon.

    Again, similar in theme to "The Wall" and also to the Beatles' song "Nowhere Man".
    Zepfreakon September 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah andy...this song kicks some serious ass... what my interpretation is... ozzy's looking back on all his mistakes and experiences, and although some of them may be painful for him, he wouldnt be the same and he doesnt have any regrets. also, i think in the midst of the "journey" he found somebody he really loves, and he considers that one of the positive things, and he hopes to continue on with them.by saying the "road to nowhere leads to me" i think, hes basically saying my destiny or where i go in life is up to me, and depends on how i chose to spend my time.
    coconut33on March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its amazing, i first heard it at uk ozzfest at donnington and i completely loved it, its beautiful
    the_name_is_andyon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my #1 drinking song, next to I drink alone by george thorogood.it's real close though...
    ThE $aNdMaNon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Ozzy song. The guitar playing is just excellent and the lyrics are poignant. Even though I haven't had the trouble with alcoholism and drug addiction that Ozzy has, I can identify with the song. I haven't learned to live in the present and I just can't seem to let go of past mistakes and tragedies. I think I'm slowly learning to accept the past and focus on the present, but it's a long road (I guess that is what Ozzy means by "it's still the road that never ends").
    Zepfreakon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song I cant believe only 5 comments. This song is so deep the wreckage of my past is haunting me its like the guy was really regretting what he had done and the fact that Ozzy sings with so much conviction is amazing this song rocks

    Rock on Ozzy
    shingamion September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the wreckage of my past keeps haunting me"

    That verse pretty muchs sums up all the song.
    pijuyoon March 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the song just discovered it today
    Slash1243on October 02, 2017   Link

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