Burrito

Album: Karma And Effect (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • From 2002-2005, the Osbourne family had a reality show on MTV called The Osbournes, which followed the domestic adventures of Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack. Watching Ozzy in grumpy old man mode proved irresistible to viewers, as we saw him struggle with the typical challenges of running a household (or at least living in one run by his wife) while he also dealt with more unconventional problems, like his daughter dating a rock star (Bert McCracken of The Used).

    Seether needed a title for this song, and inspiration struck when they were watching Ozzy attempt a more commonplace task on the show. The band's frontman Shaun Morgan told us: "Ozzy was running around mumbling about spicy burritos. And it was one of those moments where it was like, this is a legendary man, but it's a different side of him. It seemed real vulnerable and real personal. So we just picked it because it was a tongue-in-cheek homage to Ozzy Osbourne."

    Seether were big fans of Ozzy, but despite playing at Ozzfest in 2002, hadn't met the man.
  • The band started writing this for the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Daredevil, but their song "Hang On" was used instead.
  • The song has nothing to do with burritos, which are not mentioned in the lyrics. It's really about dealing with a person who hurt you, and moving on from that relationship. Shaun Morgan had been dating Amy Lee of Evanescence.

Comments: 3

  • Josh Celliers from Boksburg, South AfricaGreat song! Hang On is also a great song but this is a little better in my opinion. Hang on sounds great on Daredevil but this sounds great on album.
  • Caitlyn from Naples, Flmy faovrite song besides fake it gasoline fine again fallen rise above this. ok you get the point
  • Lauren from Port Elizabeth, South AfricaThe song used in Daredevil was actually Hang On from Disclaimer II. It played when Ben Affleck's character got out the shower. Burrito was only around much later and is featured on their 2005 album Karma and Effect.
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