Songs-Tributes to real people
According to Songfacts,''Ozzy has stated that he wrote the lyric about AC/DC's lead singer Bon Scott, who was found dead after a night of drinking. Bassist Bob Daisley, however, maintains that he wrote the lyric about Ozzy, who was struggling with his own alcohol problems at the time. Evidence is in Daisley's favor, as he was the lyricist for the project. ''
Singer Jacoby Shaddix explained the background of the song to Loudwire: "It's about a really good friend of mine who passed away the last couple of years," he said. "I never got to say my piece, and he was someone who really helped me when I was down and out and helped me clean my life up and then I went out there and lived that wicked life again, and when I was out there, he passed away. I've always had a hole in my heart from that so I decided to write a song about that." as found on Songfacts.com
This is song features and is a tribute to various artists and activists, including CHRISTINA NOBLE, BERNADETTE MCALISKEY, JOE CASLIN, MAVIS STAPLES, PANTI BLISS. Mentioned in the song: Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Curtis Mayfield, Patti LaBelle, John Lennon, James Brown, B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie.