"Mama, I'm Coming Home" is the third song on the 1991 album No More Tears by the English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne.


A power ballad, the single is Osbourne's only solo Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 28; his only other top 40 hits being his duet with Lita Ford, "Close My Eyes Forever", and his feature on the 2019 Post Malone song "Take What You Want", both of which peaked at number 8. It also reached number 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.


Two music videos were created for the single. The first was a surreal video that Osbourne disliked because he felt the video's plot did not match the song's concept. A second music video was then created with Samuel Bayer as its director, which subsequently augmented Osbourne's interest.


Osbourne compared the effects in the second video to the hazy smoke effect seen in the video for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which was also directed by Bayer.




Lyrics



Times have changed and times are strange

Here I come, but I ain't the same

Mama, I'm coming home

Times gone by seems to be

You could have been a better friend to me

Mama, I'm coming home


You took me in and you drove me out

Yeah, you had me hypnotized

Lost and found and turned around

By the fire in your eyes


You made me cry, you told me lies

But, I can't stand to say goodbye

Mama, I'm coming home

I could be right, I could be wrong

It hurts so bad, it's been so long

Mama, I'm coming home


Selfish love yeah we're both alone

The ride before the fall yeah

But I'm gonna take this heart of stone

I just got to have it all


I've seen your face a hundred times

Everyday we've been apart

I don't care about the sunshine, yeah


'Cause mama, mama, I'm coming home

I'm coming home


You took me in and you drove me out

Yeah, you had me hypnotized

Lost and found and turned around

By the fire in your eyes


I've seen your face a thousand times

Every day we've been apart

And I don't care about the sunshine, yeah


'Cause mama, mama, I'm coming home

I'm coming home

I'm coming home

I'm coming home



Songwriters: John Osbourne / Zakk Wylde

Mama, I'm Coming Home lyrics © BMG Rights Management