Dead Love: Ozzy Osbourne’s Zombie Romp

Here’s a crazy little crossroads where George Romero’s horrific Dawn of the Dead zombie vision and the celebratory lyrics of mad, bat-eating, real life “Prince of Darkness” and perennial zombie boy, Ozzy Osbourne, come together in an lively little song about the dead. Zombie Stomp is a favorite of mine because it’s so … reflective, like wondering where you would have been if you “never let them in.” Too late, Ozzy, but it’s all good. Look where it got you. Talent will out, just as zombies will in. It takes a mob.

From Zombie Stomp (Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo)

I don’t need a doctor
But I need something to kill the pain
Don’t know what I’m after
But the pressure’s driving me insane

Searching for a different role
Had a funny feeling I can’t hide
Hey, hey, do the Zombie Stomp
Why can’t they just let me be
Alone without the misery
Hey, hey, do the Zombie, Zombie Stomp
Hey, hey, do the Zombie Stomp
Hey, hey, do the Zombie Stomp

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice