You make promise of protection
To a future after life
To the final resurrection
And to eternal paradise

But then I'm blinded with temptation
And to every mortal sin
Is it god that sits there waiting?
Or will the darkness suck me in

Let's wake up the dead oh yeah
It's better that never you know
More tears are shed oh yeah
I'm praying that you'll never know
That I'm facing hell

Oh the children sit and listen
The belief was in their eyes
In a land without tomorrows
Through the night you hear their cries

But then your eyes just skip the pages
Of a book that never ends
Is it god that sits there waiting?
Do you hear the call again?

Let's wake up the dead oh yeah
It's better that never you know
More tears are shed oh yeah
I'm praying that you'll never know
That I'm facing hell

It's just crazy world we live in and I'm out of my mind
You pray tomorrow but your leaving today
Evil one is coming and he's knocking your door
'Cause today's the day you'll pay

Let's wake up the dead oh yeah
It's better that never you know
More tears are shed oh yeah
I'm praying that you'll never know

Let's wake up the dead oh yeah
It's better that never you know
More tears are shed oh yeah
I'm praying that you'll never know

That I'm facing hell
That I'm facing hell
That I'm facing hell
That I'm facing hell


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Facing Hell Lyrics as written by Ozzy Osbourne Geoff Nichols

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    This song means that Ozzy realizes he's going to Hell, it's just an outrageous concept that he doesn't want to accept. He knows, but he doesn't understand. That's a little off, but I'm in a rush right now so my thoughts aren't totally cleared. By the way, Down to Earth is a great album, and I am NOT an avid Ozzy fan. He seems fairly interesting, and from what I can see he's a fair family man, and he loves his fans (Gets me Through), he tries. I like Down to Earth. He's only getting 200 K for the show>?

    MusicGeek2on September 09, 2002   Link
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    best song on the f*ckin album and it sucks he only got paid 200 grand to have mofo filming every second of his life

    op247on May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    One of the very few good songs on "Down To Earth"

    Is Ozzy scared of hell....heh heh...?

    OzzyGurlyon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this song sucks thats right josh i'm talking to you

    enjoi10687on August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    This is one of the best songs off of Down to Earth, but I think it sounds way to much like "Perry Mason".

    EmbryoSystemon September 09, 2002   Link
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    this doesnt sound fuck all like perry mason....maybe the guitar style cuz it is zakk wylde but thats it...the songs are completely different..if it sounds REMOTELY close to anything its like Demis Of Sanity by bls..adn even then tis off..and this si the best of DTE..it was sucha bad album..it isnt evenmetal anymore its a rock album(feels sorry for zakk)

    I_LIKE_BEANSon March 09, 2003   Link
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    This song was originally called "Bang Bang (You're Dead)" and had completely different lyrics, but Ozzy's label wasn't too thrilled about releasing a song with that title, so he retooled it into what we have here.

    I just submitted the lyrics to "Bang Bang (You're Dead)" so hopefully you can read them. The original song is on Ozzy's "Prince of Darkness" box set.

    docsigma2000on August 02, 2005   Link
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    Yeah "WalMart might not put it on shelves" If you ask me...This is better, i like this version way more

    First and for most this song dosnt suck and down to earth dosnt suck either. I think some people dont like this CD because they were expecting somthing UN-FUCKING-Believable... to much Exsitment. also this isnt the Ozzy we Know and love, this is more human, this has more to do with Regret and hope. To be truthfull at first I wasnt to happy either, but then I played it again and I was Bought. Definatly the sound is differnt... but that dosent make it bad. It IS good...but not Ozzy Good

    And if you think it sounds like perry mason you need to learn how to hear with your EARS@

    Papafryeon August 02, 2005   Link
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    This song appears to be about Ozzy's frustration with god and religion. He is told that god is omnibenevolent and will protected him. Then he is told that he must be pure.

    The song is about frustration by how easy it is to be corrupted in the world. Ozzy is trying to figure out if god is watching over him or not because he does not feel as though he is protected. He is "blinded by temptation" and he cannot understand the text of the "book that never ends."

    He wants to know if a god is actually protecting him or if he is going to fall into darkness when his life ends.

    Astralicaon March 05, 2007   Link
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    This song sounds more like an observation of Christianity. Try and take a look at it in that point of view, and with an open mind. He might be speaking for humanity in general when he says he faces hell. Because with a path so long and a gate so narrow how can we all fit in?

    Psychomanon February 09, 2008   Link

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