Perry Mason

Album: Ozzmosis (1995)
Charted: 23

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the fictional lawyer Perry Mason. It is a book series written in the 1930s by Erle Stanley Gardner, and was made into a TV show that ran from 1957 to 1966 starring Raymond Burr. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Robert - Atlanta, GA
  • Ozzy's guitarist Zakk Wylde and keyboard player John Sinclair wrote the music. In a Songfacts interview with Wylde, he explained how it came together: "John was just jamming on it. It's like, 'John, what's that, man, that's cool?' So, I started playing along with him. We started with that and then and said, 'Let's do something like that.' And then we did the climb up and then I took on doing the climb and then I had that riff. Then Ozzy was like, 'Oh, cool, man, let me sing something on that,' and then Oz just started singing. That's pretty much how they all come about."

Comments: 6

  • Ken from CaliforniaDoes anyone know who the little girl is in the video? is it Kelly Osbourne?
  • Scott from ArizonaIt's not about drugs. The "painted horses" refer to the horses on a carousel, which kids love to ride. The song was written for the Perry Mason (fictional lawyer) movie. I don't know about the rest of the commenters but I was alive when it came out.
  • Jodie from XxThis song is about drugs and drug addiction. Just listen to the lyrics.

    Riding painted horses,
    How they love the wind to blow
    Draw me a line
    Feelin fine

    All references to cocaine.

    Wake me when it's over
    Tell me it's alright
    Just keep on talking baby
    I've been doing this all night.
    How much did you give me?
    Tell me it'll be alright.

    He is clearly overdosing at this part.
  • Jg from Joppa, MdThis song is not about the fictional lawyer.
    The lyrics indicate drug addiction.
  • Jorge from Bronx, NyI love this song from beggining to end,awesome sound!
  • Splat from Williamsville, DeThe synthesized strings play the Perry Mason theme at the beginning of the song. The bass riff during the chorus is amazing! (Is that Geezer Butler or Mike Inez playing bass?)
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