This is Ozzy's vision of a better world for his children. He envisions a place where they are happy and safe.
This was written about 3 years before it was released. It took on new significance after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001.
Ozzy compares this to John Lennon's "Imagine," which contains the line, "You might say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." The Beatles were a big influence on Ozzy, as they also became stars after growing up in a poor section of England.
Another reference to John Lennon is the line "After all, there's only just the two of us." This is an acknowledgment of the Beatles song "Two of Us." Although Paul McCartney wrote it to his wife Linda, it has since become accepted as a description of his relationship to close friend Lennon, and was even used as the title to a VH1 TV-movie about them.
Suggestion credit: Greg - Calgary, United States
Rob Zombie directed the video. Zombie toured with Ozzy that year on the "Merry Mayhem" tour.
This is Ozzy's favorite song on the album.
Osbourne told The Sun that he asked Paul McCartney to play bass on this song but the former Beatle declined because "he couldn't improve what was already there."
Lane Schroeder from Eau Claire, WiDoes anyone know if ELO was consulted on the background strings & vocals? So reminiscent of them.
Ariznd from Demak, Indonesiai like ozzy's song, dreamer and mama i'm comin home, hmm.. it makes me miss my mom, anyway, ozzy is big influence to me...
Luke from Dayton, OhIve liked Ozzy with and without black sabbath for a long time, but i never knew ozzy wrote a song like this. Its touching, isnt it?
Robert from Atlanta, GaThe one Ozzy Osbourne song with barely any metal at all!
Bess from San Diego, CaMy mom won't give Ozzy a chance! I tell her this is like his "Imagine," that he was really influence by The Beatles and John Lennon, and she says, "For him to even utter his [Lennon's] name . . ." She is 52 . . . Oh, well. I love this song! And I've seen some "Osbourne's" episodes. Pretty good stuff.
Kyean from Slp, MnYou gotta give it up to Zakk for the amzing solo in the song and ozzy awesome singing
Andrew from Pittsburgh, Paand I am not from RI, lol
Andrew from Pittsburgh, RiOzzy is "dreaming" of a world free of the things that divide people. Beautiful.
Lisa from State College, PaI love this song! It makes me cry! It's just that beautiful!
Derek from Brampton, CanadaIt sounds to me like Ozzy is trying to give the exact same message that John Lennon did with Imagine. He discounts religion and points to all the wrongs in the world today and also mentions that nothing has changed in the history of mankind in regards to how we treat one another. Great song!!!
Ravyn from Hell, Ny"I didn't have any intention of writing a ballad, but then this beautiful melody came to me followed by all of the lyrics. Everyone knows that I love the Beatles, especially John Lennon. I feel that this is my 'Imagine'."
Ashley from Moncton, CanadaThis is one of my favourite Ozzy songs.
Bridget from Whittier, CaI Love this song it all so made me think about the world and how i wish it could be better for my kids. And also it was my husbands and mine wedding song.
Queen from Carmel, NyThis is my favorite Ozzy song I think that it means that people dream about making things better but they just never do it and how imagining something is not actually doing anything
Myrene from Papakura, New ZealandThis song is definately in my Top 10 of Ozzy's hits!
Lacy from Yukon, OkThis song, along with "Imagine" make me cry. Really. This song really proves that Ozzy has both personal and musical integrity.
Caitlin from Sailsbury, Ncthis is a very moving song its been one of my favorites since i first heard it i about drove my sister crazy listening to it every five minutes
Ã˜rjan from Narvik, NorwayFunny thing happened today. AI listened to Dreamer. When I heard "After all there's only just the two of us" I got to thinking about the cold war. The song makes more sense now.
Greg from Calgary, United StatesThis song seemed a bit out of place on "Down to Earth" (which btw I loved) but is still very beautiful. You could clearly see John Lennon's influence in this.
Pawel from Wroclaw, PolandI never liked Ozzy but since I heard the song I changed my mind. It's all about beeing told to be mad and evil when you're just not. I'm glad that this song shows people the other side of Ozzy.
Josh from Sunbury, PaAbsolutly right... this is a very meaningful song... and proves that Ozzy is all about peace and love... despite what people think!
Josh from Huntington, InThis was a great song, it moved me the first time i listen to it
Rebekah from Prince George, VaTo me its about dreamin about how things shoud be and then not ever making them real