Black Sabbath Praises Ozzy For His Songwriting But Fans Seem To Prefer Geezer Butler

Black Sabbath recently posted a photo on their official Instagram account and recalled the wise words about songwriting once uttered by the band’s former frontman Ozzy Osbourne, but fans stressed that the real hero behind the scenes is the band’s bassist and primary songwriter, Geezer Butler.

Black Sabbath is without a doubt one of the most popular heavy metal bands all around the world, but aside from their groundbreaking and unconventional music, the band is also known for the drama between its members.

As you know, Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and although most people, including Ozzy, are convinced that it was Tony Iommi’s decision, it was actually Geezer Butler and Bill Ward who told Iommi that if Ozzy doesn’t leave they’re going to quit. Thus, it’s surprising that for most of the ’80s and ’90s Geezer Butler kept going back and forth Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne until 1997 when he returned to Black Sabbath and has remained in the band ever since.

Geezer Butler is a very important member of the band as he’s not only the bassist but also the primary songwriter who’s often credited as the creator of Black Sabbath heavy but meaningful lyrics. Black Sabbath recently posted a photo of Ozzy on their Instagram account and recalled his wise words about how Black Sabbath’s lyrics are not ‘downer lyrics’ but rather emotional ones.

Under this post, thousands of fans commented and shared their views on the band’s music and lyrics. While some applauded Ozzy for his wise words and songwriting, others found it vital to stress that it was Geezer Butler who wrote ‘98% of the lyrics.’

Here’s what Ozzy had said:

“There’s one thing that everybody has got to understand about Black Sabbath’s lyrics. They’re not downer lyrics. They’re just telling everybody where it’s at. That’s all it is.

Ozzy Osbourne”

This is what a fan commented:

“Real lyrics, thanks Ozzy.”

To which a fan responded:

“Thank Geezer.”

Another fan chimed in and said:

Geezer wrote 98% of the lyrics.”

You can check out the photo and the comments below.

Photo Credit: Black Sabbath – Instagram
Photo Credit: Black Sabbath – Instagram