Song of the Week: Ozzy Osbourne: Over the Mountain

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“Over the Mountain” is the opening track for Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary of a Madman, which was the last album to feature the legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads. It was also drummer Lee Kerslake’s final album with the band although although bassist drummer Tommy Aldridge is credited in the liner notes and pictured on the inner sleeve. Bassist Bob Daisley was on the album, but Rudy Sarzo is the one that gets the credit.

“Over the Mountain” debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top Tracks Chart and reached its highest point at #38. The song was written by Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Daisley, Lee Kerslake and Randy Rhoads and featured one of Rhoads many amazing guitar solos.

Ozzy Osbourne: Over the Mountain

Over the Mountain Lyrics

Over the mountain take me across the sky
Something in my vision, something deep inside
Where did I wander, where d’ya think I wandered to
I’ve seen life’s magic astral plane I travel through.
I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars
And said I’d show them how.
Over and over always tried to get away
Living in a daydream only place I had to stay
Fever of a breakout burning in me miles wide
People around me talking to the walls inside
I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars
and said I’d show them how.
Don’t need no astrology it’s inside of you and me
You don’t need a ticket to fly with me – I’m free.
Over and under in between the ups and downs
My mind’s carpet magic ride goes round and round.
Over the mountain kissing silver inlaid clouds
Watching my body disappear into the crowd.
Don’t need no astrology it’s inside of you and me
You don’t need a ticket to fly with me – I’m free