Ozzy Osbourne - You Can't Kill Rock & Roll Lyrics

[Daisley - Osbourne - Rhoads]

How many times
Can they fill me with lies
And I listen again
Twisting the truth
And they're playin' around with my head, O.K.
The things they will do and the things they will say
But they don't really understand
Tears fill my eyes when I hear all the cries
For the reason today

And they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve
Leave me alone, don't want your promises no more
'Cos rock & roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock & roll, it's here to stay

Lookin' through eyes of time
Mirrors reflecting their stories untrue
Promises, promises
Telling me all of my glories overdue
How many times have I heard it before
And I'll probably hear it again
King of a thousand knights, pawn in a table light
Losing to you

And they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve
Leave me alone, don't want your promises no more
'Cos rock & roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock & roll, it's here to stay

Even the rhymes that they
Give me in times of confession ain't true
Outcome is obvious
All for them, none for us
Meaning you too
The things they will do and the things they will say
When they don't really understand
Fear of rejection, I need their protection
I'm making a stand

'Cos they don't really know even what they're talkin' about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve
Leave me alone, don't want your promises no more
'Cos rock & roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock & roll, it's here to stay

Leave me alone, don't want your promises no more
'Cos rock & roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
I'm born to rock & roll, I'm here to stay, yeah

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Ozzy Osbourne You Can't Kill Rock & Roll Comments
  1. RockinRebel

    Well Then!

  2. B O

    Thank You

  3. Jr Gonzalez

    I love this album so much

  4. Sean McGowan

    This will always be my favorite ozzy solo song

  5. Da Squirrel

    Best Ozzy album. Lil Louie on the cover!

  6. Tony Gongs

    Whoever thumbs down this song. Eats horse shit!! You suck!!

  7. jim dartouzos

    Listen to Randy Rhoads's guitar ....Fucking Amazing...not to mention Ozzy's singing....Awesomeness

  8. Nicky Bronx

    I’m always disappointed that the solo at the end of the song is faded out. Randy was really letting it bleed there.

  9. Alessandro Siddi


  10. ali bre

    Mellow enough...not to be mellow...

  11. z zed

    I recall way back then....that sh*t is scary...lolz....but what a great album!...hahahh....great cover! Back when that actually sold albums...

  12. r.d. laing

    Bob Daisley u Australian Legend wrote this,stunning outtro

  13. Leatherjacks

    Wow! The first song fingerstyle theme, reminds me TOTALLY of Iron Maiden´s "Prodigal Son"...... Question is: Who copied who? haha =0

  14. david santospago

    Definitely his best album.

  15. Martin Mueller

    2020 and still rock’n

  16. Albert Mojica,Jr

    Bob Daisley, the "actual" bass guitarist on BOTH "Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of A Madman" (not Rudy Sarzo) was the musical architect for both said LP recordings (33 1/3 RPM). But never received the credit(s). Ripped off by Ozzy & Sharon. *Ask Jake E. Lee about their "M.O." amjmetaltomotown

  17. nightshade

    No More Tours 2 has been canceled. I was hoping to see him at least once more. The song says it best though. "You can't kill rock n roll."

  18. tyler griggs

    we all love you ozzy... thanks for the contributions to music

  19. Brian Gaddis

    This will always be some jam to crank up. Providing you truly like actual vocal and instrument and have capacity of speakers to appreciate..ozzy...enough said

  20. Banjo Miner

    #1 in history of recorded media...

  21. Jeffy joebob

    Unfortunately Oz man was wrong. What is being passed off as "rock and roll" these days is TERRIBLE.. I'd like to think if Randy was still with us it wouldn't suck as bad as it does 😔

  22. Back Alley Railroading

    Glad I had the chance to see Randy Rhoads in concert twice. Blizzard of Oz tour I had nose bleed seats but it still kicked ass. Diary of a Madman tour I had second row and was only about 10 feet away from Randy. Unbelievable to watch him do his thing right in front of you from that close. RIP Randy. You are missed everyday.

  23. Ace Paul

    Guitar-wise there is A LOT going on here. When I first learned to play this song by ear, I was totally blown away. There are at least 6 guitar parts on here. Randy had to have some sort of orchestral knowledge because there are just so many guitar parts being played at the same time.

  24. William Willy

    To those who thumbed this down.

    I don't know who you are.
    I don't have any money,
    But what I do have are a particular and unique set of skills that ive developed over the past few decades. Skills that have become a nightmare to people like you
    I will find you and I will kill you.

  25. OneManArmy

    The little boy on the cover of the album is Ozzy's son, Louis at age 4 at the time.

  26. gmrFREAKrip

    Whos here in 2020?



  28. econoroller

    So fkn cool how after almost 40 years this STILL gives me goosebumps just like the first time I first heard it. Equally as cool are the memories of how this shook up America's fantasy of the perfect Walton's mountain family structure, and how genuinely frightened parents and the religious right wing conservatives were of this powerful music they couldn't understand. To THEM it represented all things EVIL and a total loss of control over their young generation. To US it represented the soundtrack of GOOD TIMES and our WILD YOUTHFUL REBELLION -we got through it all with no harm done, really. -(well, not counting one bat, one dove, some eardrums, and a few billion innocent brain cells ha ha ha!)



  29. chris gaal

    One of my top 10 of all time,,,,,name says it all

  30. Jake LaGuna

    A lot of people don't know that the little boy is his son Jack...

  31. darrellw dobson

    When the white knight speaking backwards. Don't forget what the doorman said. After you.

  32. darrellw dobson

    We plugged it in. Datavise your neural nanonics. Read Peter Hamilton.

  33. lorry p

    You can't kill rock n roll, it's here to stay! ❤❤

  34. Bobo T

    What a great song. It was my bible when I was a youngster. Ozzy, lots of people LOVE YOU.

  35. Rick Oom

    King of a thousand knights pawn in a table light and losing to no one. Ozzy you have enlightened so many lives, God bless you.



  37. Juan Cardona

    7-11 came 60D 8Les5 u SeA

    darrellw dobson

    7s11s10sand24s 60s61sand70s

  38. Terry Buchanan

    I grew up with all the Black Sabbath and so on all are master pieces.

  39. gareth jones

    Such a great track

  40. Donald Chase

    You can't kill rock and roll. Rock and roll is here to stay.

  41. Lady Stardust

    Rock And Roll Is my religion 💙🎸🚫 le rock c'est ma vie

  42. Matthew S

    God bless you Ozzy Osbourne. Thank you ....just thank you.

  43. George Lewis

    Am I the only one that when I hear this song it brings tears to my eyes ?

  44. Francisco Martín

    January 2020... anybody else is also surprised that Ace Frehley hasn't sued over this song yet? to the ones saying WTF to themselves just check this: https://youtu.be/LIi02Yx-3A8

  45. Gary Barker

    thanks John...

  46. Wayne Hill

    1st heard this on metal shop I believe the address was 666 5th Ave New York nk

  47. scott journay

    He sure could play!

  48. Seamus Jones


  49. Adrienne Tanner

    Ozzy proves You can't kill rock and roll like nobody else! All the best to him and his family \m/

  50. Donald Chase

    Jane Doe what outlaw you are.

  51. JMR7

    My favorite album of all time!

  52. Rodrigo Seis-Condor

    Inmortal Ozzy¡¡¡¡

  53. Simon Nomis

    come on Ozzy you gonna be alright dont worry...

  54. Shaan White

    This outro solo just shows why RR was such a freaking awesome player. Jaw dropping.

  55. Donald Chase

    I'haven't heard about king biscuit flower hour in years.

  56. Donald Chase

    Sonny aycoth you said King biscuit flower hour thank you.

  57. Dead Weight

    Man when this record hit back in 1983.In my junior high school days.It was the BEST album around.I played that vinyl until it couldnt be played any more.Still today this album. has to be ozzy best work ever.Simply one of the best rock records alive.Fact is that this record is what really kicked off metal.

  58. Jacob Warren

    Ozzy rocks !!!

  59. brian erpelding

    I do not want to live with my sins. I need Jesus Christ who has given me his everlasting forgiveness,. the son of God.

    Alpha Omega

    Don't be a coward! Live with what you've done and make it into something different!


    This song reminds me of how I used to be Christian but then I became an atheist
    "Leave me alone, don't want your promises no more
    'Cos rock & roll is my religion and my law"

  60. Mark Solarz

    Great Song! Really feel his pain. A tough album for him to make..........so much shit going on! Randy death,.the press,..and yet being successful...at the same time. Great Album Jake E Lee really stepped up! Saw him in Minneapolis,....-20 degrees,...he was so impressed by all us kids who came out,....lots of encore’s!

  61. David Adams

    2020 and Still my Thumbs are both up for this !!!

    Danny Montoya


  62. wolfyboy11 Hitler

    You can't Ozzy songs

  63. Don Rutter

    Wow, as a teenager and no worries in the world. I miss America back then. R.I.P Randy. MXR script logo pedal into a Marshall amp. History was made.

  64. tmklunk

    Eddie who?

  65. Steve Hill

    Rodney Adams, I Love Ya Brother! I dated your sister before you passed and if not for her, we would not have met. You requested this song at your funeral as you knew the cancer was taking you. This song was played for you and I never felt more peace in my life at that point. I will see you on the other side Brother.

  66. ron matthews

    I want to follow the ending into that next dimension....... forever!

  67. Captain Obvious

    I lived through this great music era... Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden...and the beginnings of many great bands.

  68. Jorge Barinas

    Me gusta mucho ese principio de guitarra ,,grande Randy

  69. mindfield7

    Leave me alone Don’t want your promises no more..

  70. Mike W. Fisher

    Have this album very glad because Best buy had bunch years ago so I just bought them.I don't think rock and roll and music should be stopped!

  71. JenDar! BeastStar!

    Your Charished Mememoreys, can become your Most Nightmareished ones, when you have them with other people. Because how did they remember it? But yeah some of those good old times you had with your loved ones, wern't always Rosey. 😀💯🐰

  72. Aleasha Cleveland

    Grateful for awesome ass parents that had Ozzy songs in every childhood road trip . From black Sabbath all the way to Black label.. I'm a true born by fan

  73. mikki

    listen to Randy go....he was just the best

  74. Τάσος Πασχαλίδης

    fisika kai mporw apla pleon me ola afta den me afinoun, giati nomizoun oti 3eroun mouaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa

  75. caylyn111

    Can’t kill it

  76. ga4508

    Is he trying to enter me.

  77. Raymond

    Going to preach Ozzy tomorrow again, on my way to work, on my way back and at home through my open window.

  78. Jacky Flowers

    It's here to stay...Happy 2020, Ozman. ( :

  79. Dαɾk Kíss

    I read Ozzy is not well. This is my favorite song by him. 😔

  80. Snatch Monkey

    Taking a shit at Walmart.Just chiming in to the Oz man!



  82. Gary Rose

    [email protected],something,for you conformist,and corporate brainwashed,fools out there.

  83. Miguel Verdín

    Randy is the difference......

  84. Joel Castaneda

    I miss you Sam, love you

  85. Jack Edward Klippstein Jr

    great song wish this one didn't fade out at the end of the track like that

  86. J sizzle

    What are we talking about...major influence...crank it!!

  87. reno moore

    this song is about how fucked up people can be

  88. Aaron W.

    Rock and Roll can't be killed, it's been declared dead multiple times since the 1970s and it keeps coming back stronger than ever. Keep your ears peeled in the 2020s, Greta Van Fleet, love 'em or hate 'em made the recording industry take notice and they're signing rock bands again for the first time since the mid-2000s.

  89. Kia Brown

    You can't kill Ozzy songs for fans

  90. Brian Pergram

    How could any rock fan dislike this?
    I was fortunate to see Ozzy one month before Randy died. Cincinnati, Ohio in February of 1982. I could tell a story about that day.

  91. D Trump

    I love this song until now 2019

  92. Max Mustermann

    legendary outro solo, listen to the almost vocal line hammer on pull offs at the end

    Arthur Bishop

    It's pretty fuckin' great, I agree....BUT.....Jake E. Lee's outro solo on 'Bark at the Moon' is even better 6)

  93. Marcos Alex Ledermann

    Que música ruim do Ozzy

  94. Lawrence Ramirez

    Give some love for Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Rudy Sarzo (bass). They were quit a rhythm section!

  95. Wayne Hill

    I don't always listen 2 Ozzy but when I do so do my neighbors ok I'm lying we always listen 2 Ozzy

  96. donald drysdale

    I got to see the ozzy/randy line up in 82 when they came to town. here is an expression of rock n roll being a religion, I think.

  97. Lucas Wilkinson

    I sing this to my little baby to keep it alive, we love you ozzy!