Latimer's Mercy
Ozzy Osbourne Lyrics


Another day and another full seizure
Another pill, you spiral down deeper
Another cut by a surgical butcher
It's just a way of prolonging the torture

I won't say I don't know what I'm doing
I won't say that I'm sorry

I can't bring you back but I can't leave you helpless
I'll make the pain rest in peace

I'll turn off the light and
Swallow your last breath
So close your eyes, fall asleep
I'll never hurt you
I'll never hurt you

The sun shines on this deadly new morning
The church bells ring an early warning
Your eyes shine as I turn on the motor
The tears fall as the mercy gets closer

I won't say I don't know what I'm doing
I won't say that I'm sorry

I can't bring you back but I can't leave you helpless
I'll make the pain rest in peace
I'll turn off the light and
Swallow your last breath
So close your eyes, fall asleep
I'll never hurt you

I can't bring you back but I can't leave you helpless
I'll make the pain rest in peace
I'll turn off the light and
Swallow your last breath
So close your eyes, fall asleep
I'll never hurt you

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Written by: KEVIN CHURKO, OZZY OSBOURNE

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Arie

favorite song on the album lol

Hank Хэнк Arsen Арсен 07

Me too!

Sterling Mantlow

brutal ozzy

Alberta Rose

This song is so dark and disturbing yet so addicting.

Guitarmaster7272

Lyrics are so gruesome, and the tone is heavy as hell. I interpret it as Ozzy being a discount surgeon with a failing patient, and he's using perhaps illegal anesthetics. He intends to end the life of the patient before he suffers the agony of Ozzy's surgical errors.

Amanda B

@Viica Thanks for setting the record straight. It was worse than not helping she was a guinea pig and not able to take pain medication because she was on anti-seizure medication which, in combination with painkillers, could lead to renewed seizures, stomach bleeding, aspiration. She never had a pain free day. Several surgeries and the next one was to be a hip reconstruction or it that involved removing the upper part of her thigh bone, leaving the leg connected to her body by only muscles and nerves the doctor himself said there would be similar surgeries on other joints & "the post operative pain can be incredible". Mr.Latimer did the brave thing. She never walked, talked, had muscle control or fed herself and had the brain capacity of a 4 month old. If she were alive today she'd still be in pain and although euthanasia is legal in Canada, she would be forced to live in torture because she didn't possess the mental capacity to consent. Every doctor & educator that ever worked with the family testified that she was given exceptional care by her family & it was the only choice.

Mark Bartlett

I read that it was about him having to put the family pet dog to sleep.

Zoey G

It's actually about the murder of Tracy Latimer by her father Robert (1991 I believe?). They had two different court cases regarding the controversial "euthanasia" which was the supposed motive behind the killing.

ArnoldS Zwylde

Robert latimer. Look it up, the whole thing is quite sad. I feel bad for both him and his daughter. It could not have been an easy decision to make. He had her in his garage with the car running or something like that. Carbon monoxide poisoning. He wanted her to go as peacefuly as he could possibly make it for her.

Viica

Guitarmaster7272 The song is about a father who killed his daughter because she was suffering and her doctors weren't really helping her.

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