“Dreamer” is the third track from Ozzy Osbourne’s album Down to Earth, which was released on October 16, 2001. The song describes the rockstar’s vision of people and humanity destroying Earth.
This is Ozzy’s vision of a better world for his children. He envisions a place where they are happy and safe.
In the liner notes to Osbourne’s Prince of Darkness box set, Ozzy refers to this song as his version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Another reference to John Lennon is the line “After all, there’s only just the two of us.” This is an acknowledgment of the Beatles song “Two of Us.” Although Paul McCartney wrote it to his wife Linda, it has since become accepted as a description of his relationship to close friend Lennon, and was even used as the title to a VH1 TV-movie about them.
Rob Zombie directed the video. Zombie toured with Ozzy that year on the “Merry Mayhem” tour. Osbourne told The Sun that he asked Paul McCartney to play bass on this song but the former Beatle declined because “he couldn’t improve what was already there.”