Road To Nowhere

Album: No More Tears (1991)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is a reflection on Ozzy's life; when he looks back on the "wreckage of his past," he sees the "road to nowhere" leads to him. Ozzy had just gone sober after over 20 years of drug and alcohol abuse. He credits his wife/manager Sharon with keeping him alive.
  • Ozzy wrote this song with his guitarist, Zakk Wylde, and drummer, Randy Castillo.
  • This is the last track on No More Tears, which got Ozzy's career moving forward in the '90s. He was 42 when it was released, and proved he was far from finished.

    Ozzy credits his producers, Duane Baron and John Purdell, for keeping the album on track while maintaining a fertile creative atmosphere. "Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do - everything was planned," he said as part of the 30th anniversary No More Tears release in 2021. "When you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound. Sometimes you're surprised for the better, but other times you're disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right."

Comments: 4

  • Robert from Richmond,vaBest Ozzy Song I've ever heard.
  • Lydia from Auckland, New ZealandThis song always inspired me for some reason - the 'road to nowhere' sure doesnt lead to Ozzy though....the guy has done extremely well for himself
  • Billy from Otway, OhThis song makes me sad.
  • Ravyn from Hell, Nyabout his life story, really.
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