Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

“No More Tears” is the fifth song and title track on the 1991 Ozzy Osbourne album of the same name. With a running time of 7:23, it is the longest solo song that Osbourne has ever recorded on a studio album.

The song originated from a jam session, according to guitarist Zakk Wylde: “We were just messing around in rehearsals. Mike started jamming that on the bass, then Randy started playing drums, and then John started doing that keyboard bit.” Osbourne considers this song to be “a gift from God”, as stated in the Prince of Darkness liner notes.

The song was redone by guitarist Zakk Wylde as a bonus track on the second reissue of the Black Label Society album Sonic Brew.

A shorter edited version of this song was released to some radio stations, and can be heard on the 1997 compilation album The Ozzman Cometh. The full-length version appears on The Essential Ozzy Osbourne.

The music video was shot to accommodate both the album version and the edited version of the song. Some channels played the full-length video, and others played the shortened version.

In 2011, an 8-year-old boy with severe autism went missing in California. He didn’t respond well to loud commands, but his father told rescuers he was a Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne fan, and playing his favorite song, “No More Tears”, might lead him to rescuers. A search party played the song, as well as the Alan Jackson song “Good Time” on a speaker, and sure enough, the boy turned up.

The video consists of Osbourne singing alone at times and with his backing band at others, intercut with footage of a woman entering a room, sitting in a chair, and crying until she is completely submerged in her own tears.

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