I Don't Want To Change The World

Album: No More Tears (1991)
  • The version on his 1993 album Live And Loud won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance. He got another Grammy in 2000 when Black Sabbath won the same award for "Iron Man," from their Reunion album.
  • No More Tears was the first album Ozzy released after he went sober. His songs became more personal and reflective as he wrote more about his life, or at least what he could remember.
  • Up to this point, Ozzy's albums usually had demonic titles and artwork. This was his first with no reference to evil or insanity.
  • Ozzy planned to retire and spend time with his family after touring to support this album. He called it the "No More Tours" tour, but came back 2 years later with the "Retirement Sucks" tour when he got bored.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 5

  • Michelle-paulette from Houston, TxWell it's certainly not against religion in general. It does seem to be specifically against Catholicism and the founding principle of original sin, as well as the concept of the Holy mother Church being the only path way to salvation. The reason I say this is because Ozzie is actually an Anglican, at least he was in 92 often wears a cross, sometimes kissies his cross, and within the song he specifically said he spoke to God this morning which is how we found out he doesn’t like you. Also he says that he prays that he is here to stay. Praying and talking to God, is not atheistic, Why would you pray or talk to a God you don’t believe in? But it is clear that he does not want believes pushed upon him. He’s not looking to change the world but he will not allow the world to change him.
  • Tom from Anglesey, Uk, WalesActually, "Just Say Ozzy" Doesn't have Demonic artwork, and that came out before No More Tears, so No More Tears was the SECOND album without demonic artwork.
  • Jessica from Chattanooga, Tnactaly its about how religous (deleted) push religon "tell me im a sinner i got news 2 u i spoke to god this morning and he dont like you
  • Jeri from Edmonton, CanadaI think he's trying to tell us not to think too highly of him,he's an ordinary person just like us but my mind doesn't get that message! Ozzy Rules
  • Ravyn from Hell, NyThis song is pretty much about people looking up to him as a God, which he is not.

    Although, he is to me.
see more comments

Producer Ron NevisonSong Writing

Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

Colin HaySongwriter Interviews

Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.