Jars of Clay

The other side says My response

Jars of Clay not only listens to Ozzy Osbourne, but they're so influenced by Ozzy that they sing "CRAZY TRAIN" during their concerts!

Some of the lyrics to "Crazy Train":

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words

Heirs of a cold war
That's what we've become
Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something That just isn't fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

OK, here goes the old "misdirection" argument again. "Jars of Clay" are NOT "Ozzy Osbourne".

The "Crazy Train" lyrics above have a good message. I want to make it very clear that Ozzy Osbourne did not intend this message. A fan of his wrote and explained the circumstances for the lyrics of this song. Nevertheless, no matter how unintentional, the lyrics can have a spiritual message. It sounds like it was written by a man who is searching for something - and that is why Jars of Clay chose to sing it. They want to contrast the non-believer who is searching for something to the believer who has found Jesus Christ!

One thing that "Crazy Train" is NOT: is satanic! There are no Satanic references or imagery anywhere in the lyrics you reproduced. And you wouldn't be shy about reproducing them if they were there.

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