All aboard ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Let's go

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words, yeah, yeah

Heirs of a cold war
That's what we've become
Inheriting troubles, I'm mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something that just isn't fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Lyrics submitted by A-PuNKRoCK-FReaK, edited by LHGL

Crazy Train song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song

    "...learn how to love
    And forget how to hate"
    Is the Osbournes theme song, lol...its funny
    smallthoughtson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI beleive it's Rhoads?

    And yeah, one of the fastest guitar players I've ever heard.

    Ozzy always has kick ass guitar players.
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song is as this...."crazy but thats how it goes" means life is crazy, "millions of people living as foes" means there are lots of people with a burning rage inside that want to do evil....ozzy is right about learning to love and forgetting about hate but he was out of his FCKING mind like i was. "Mental wounds not healing" means anxiety or depression or hearing voices in his head, was not going away. "im going off the rails on a crazy train" i felt that at a point in my life when i called satan and his demons to show me what they look like and this song describes some of what it felt like but doesnt even hit the tip of the iceberg......................"i've listened to preachers" he listened to preachers to try and get help from the burning rage of evil. then he says one person to rule and control, that would be the president. "the media sells it and you live the role" they sell cds and ppl try to be like the artists. "mental wounds still screaming" his mind was going out of control, reminds me of myself when i heard voices from demons telling me to burn stuff and visions and dreams i had and seeing demons in real life was the most horrible sight. "driving me insane" thats anxiety but he does not admit it was demons driving him insane. "heirs of a cold war" means battling against the demons "inheriting troubles im mentally numb" means the first sin carried over to now his mind is unmoving in not wanting knowledge and i felt the same way at one point when the burning rage was almost too much to bear.........."who and whats to blame" means satan and his demons are to blame. "im going off the rails on a crazy train" i feel that.
    masterktwiston April 20, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a lot of things. But mainly he talks about the main objective of the Illuminati. For those of you who don't know who the Illuminati is, WAKE UP! They are a group of elite that run the world. The main way that they make sure that thier agenda is completed is by controlling the media. Ozzy talks largely about this in this song.

    "One person conditioned to rule and control
    The media sells it and you live the role"

    This line is so blatantly clear, I don't think it needs explanation.

    "Mental wounds still screaming
    Driving me insane
    I'm going off the rails on a crazy train"

    The media often tries to depict individuals that speak out against the Illuminati as crazy or insane. Ozzy is talking about how when this song goes public, he will be going down that path of craziness and how he knows that he will always have this image now.

    "Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love
    And forget how to hate"

    Here is where he talks about the actual agenda of the Illuminati. Ever heard of the phrase "divide and conquer"? They are trying to turn everyone against each other with discrimination. But if we could all just get along, and love one another we could fight the power!

    Most of you reading this probably think I myself have gone off the deep end. but I challenge you to just start looking into the the Illuminati. and you will be amazed. It is so much bigger then we are, but there is strength in numbers. Spread the word! Don't give into the system, people!
    marissa93on August 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar solo is a riff from the theme song for the movie holloween. listen very carefully and you will dig what i'm saying. besides slipnot.... i am gonna say this as nice as possible..... but i dont understand what the fuck you just said, i caught pieces of it, but i got lost when you started to explain about your uncle, you jump through different topics, when writing a sentence.
    njrockstarbanditon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is an Ozzy classic! A great song! I heard that Ozzy visited a sick fan, but the dude couldn't speak. So instead, he wrote on a peice of paper what is now the lyrics to Crazy Train. The song is mostly about forgetting about war and turn to peace, and the "mental wounds not healing" part is the fan's mental pain, "living witn something he doesn't want to share."
    Satans Angel 666on April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably one of the greatest songs ever, period. It's basically about religious wars.
    BlackIllusion41on February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Zoltan in 2005 When he said that .
    "I think that ozzy is saying in this song is that society finds those who do good weird.

    to learn how to love and ferget how to hate"

    that person must b going off the rails

    to b our own person not to follow wut society/the media says"

    Because People who Do try and enforce the spectrum of "Love" as Ozzy uses in dozens of his songs, and also says it after almost every song at live shows "I love you all" Ozzy is just as messed up as me in the head.. thinking about how people Just BELIEVE what the TELEVISION tells you. And how corrupt our government is, as well as other governments worldwide.
    Shockeyon August 08, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningNone of you guys got this right. This song is about cocaine. He talks about how people talk and talk, theres things that are so bad in this world, the only thing that will help is "going off the rails on the crazy train". Cocaine will make you go crazy when you do too much of it.

    This was during the time when he was getting off the drugs and thought this song was relevant to what he was going through.
    Outfielderon April 16, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningAll of these comments over the years, yet only TWO people got it right... it IS entirely about the Cold War. Really, I promise.
    Blackcoogon April 13, 2016   Link

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