Eric Clapton Wanted Ozzy To Change Lyrics Of Controversial Song
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Ozzy Osbourne is aware that one track from his upcoming album Patient Number 9, includes lyrics that might receive criticisms.
The new album will be coming out on Sept. 9, and the former Black Sabbath singer reveals that the song “One of Those Days,” may be controversial as it contains the lyric: “One of those days that I don’t believe in Jesus.”
Eric Clapton plays guitar on the track and Osbourne admitted that when the guitarist first heard the line, he saw the potential for trouble and tried to convince the Prince of Darkness to change it. Osbourne recalled Clapton’s initial reaction in an interview with Classic Rock magazine:
“He said, ‘Oh, I’m not sure about that lyric.’ So we tried to replace it with some alternatives. We did ‘One of those days where I don’t believe in Christmas’ but it didn’t sound right. Losing faith in Jesus makes much more sense when the world is turning to shit.”
Osbourne then explained the meaning of the lyrics:
“It’s not an I Am An Anti-Christ song. It’s about those days where everything goes fucking wrong, and you’re going nuts trying to fix everything up.”
Regardless of what people might think of the track, the singer noted that he’s proud about his latest project. He added:
“I think that song and the whole album turned out great.”
Patient Number 9 will be released through Epic. Besides Clapton, the album includes guest contributions from Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Chad Smith, Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Robert Trujillo, Chris Chaney, producer Andrew Watt and Taylor Hawkins.