By: Brenda_Otin | April 24, 2021, 8:27 a.m.
Horns up metal lovers for this time we are delving into the lyrics of Ozzy Osbourne in trying to understand ourselves, our lives, our regrets, what we have been through and where we think we are headed, for what is metal without Ozzy? Road to nowhere by Ozzy Osbourne will help you to understand your pain, your struggles and the troubles that have been part of your life.
The road to nowhere leads to me. These words cut deep through my heart like a sword. Some parts of our lives seem like a cycle that is repeated over and over. Are we able to break the wheel of misfortune? Are we able to milk out all the good parts of our lives and stretch them out as far as possible? In the opening line of the lyrics to this song, “I was looking back on my life and all the things I have done to me,” I can’t help but think that all I have had to go through have been a fault of my own. Am I proud of it? Well, some yes and some, not really. But now that I am aware of what I didn’t like about my past, can I do my present differently? Perhaps, but still I have learned a lot from my mistakes and also at the time that was what felt like the best thing to do, so the road to nowhere leads to me. I will still make decisions today that I won’t be proud of in future. However, the good thing is that there’s a lesson to be learned from it.
Misfortunes come and go. The ugliness of ourselves that we love to hide. The past that we are not proud of and the choices that we made which now feel like a mistake. “The wreckage of our past that keeps haunting us, just won’t leave us alone.” It is easy for us to tell ourselves that we should let the past go and live for the moment, but can you tell that to a person that is struggling with addiction? Gambling, drugs, sex, a bad relationship? Can you tell someone who has always been at the losing end of life that tomorrow is going to be a good day? It is easy to have hope and spread it to others, yet we don’t know what tomorrow holds for us.
Religion says, do good, be good and when your physical body gives in there’s a better place for your soul. Science says survival for the fittest. The strongest will survive, but my mind tells me, what is the point of it all? Why should I care about things that I don’t know, yet all I have been through is a cycle. A life predicted, decisions I make based on probability and desires, because, the road to nowhere leads to me. It is what I know and what I experience and not a theory. Life is a mystery as it is. Could it be a dream? And if so, whose dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me simply tells you that your life depends on you. You are in control of the things within reach. If we leave it solely to the universe then we are lost. There are many questions that we need answers to, there seems to be a mystery treasure box whose key we are searching for but if we let that be the motivation for our existence then we are setting ourselves up for a sad life. I appreciate Ozzy’s lyrics to this song as he tries to make us understand that life is what it is. We can choose to spend it by looking back and letting our past haunt us or we might decide to just live to the best of our knowledge because it’s up to us, for the road to nowhere leads to me.
Road to Nowhere by Ozzy Osbourne -https://youtu.be/YFSgYa8YfWk
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