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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    Aleister 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 didnt have the associations it has now, so that doesnt make alot of sense.

    ramtharon July 29, 2002   Link
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    ozzygurly 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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    Bloody 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
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    This guitar solo is insane!! It blows my mind as much as any guitar solo ever

    ksuds08on August 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    This song is one of my favorites. It is the fucking greatest. Rhoades and Zakk are one of the best fucking gitarists. The solo is the best!

    Satans Angel 666on April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    this is probaly my favorite from the blizzard of ozz. it is also sad when i hear the guitar solo from randy rhoads. he was the greatest guitars ever. if he was still alive he would still be kicking ass. absolute great song. R.I.P. Randy Rhoads.

    TheOzzmanon June 05, 2003   Link
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    Ya I couldn't beleive that Guitar World voted the "Crazy Train" solo over this one, I mean they are both good but it's no contest if you ask me.

    Muzzyon July 05, 2003   Link
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    hey muzzy, beinga guitarist myself, and able to play both crazy train and mr. crowley, crazy train is clearly the better choice for the higher vote. and as fa as randy as the greatest guitarist of all time, i would put him in the top ten, yes, but even ozzy himself, after hearing zakk's audition/demo tapes after randy's death, said that zakk was BETTER tahn randy. and taht was at the age of 19 for zakk wylde, and he only picked up his first guitar at age 14. so you tell me who is better...

    ThoughtLikeFlameson May 26, 2004   Link
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    DarkSideoftheWall, although what you say is generally true crowley himself claimed to have been borne with 'the three signs of a budha' these where apparently included, being quite literally tongue tied (he apparently had an operation which involved the area below the tongue being removed), a membrain covering his forskin, and in his own words 'four hairs curling from left to right in the exact form of a swastika'. of course crowley often embellished tales of his life so you could be entirely correct, im just pointing out where ozzygurly got the idea of the birthmark. most of this was quoted from a biography on him entitled A magick life.

    Azraeldrahon October 06, 2004   Link
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    Judas Priest does a great cover of this.

    Mokushion November 03, 2004   Link

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