OZZY Can you do this for my brother?

Ozzy,

My names Derek Butcher. You may have heard requests like this many many times before, but i want to at least try to request this myself. My big brother Trent was a die hard fan of yours, loved your music, inspired by you as you have many, and related to a lot of your words. Trent passed away August 19th, 2010 from a heart attack at only the age of 33. Was very shocking and a traumatic experience for me, even tho there was a 11 year difference in age between us we were still close as ever. He was someone i looked up to and i still struggle everyday to realize he has passed. In his 8th grade talent show him and a few buddies did "Crazy Train" and everyone thought it was awesome i wish i could find the video tape, but it was so crazy they stopped doing talent shows lol. Lets just say my brother was a crazy dude but he was the life of the party, always in a good mood and knew what to say to put a smile on your face. My request to you is if there is anyway you could maybe write a song to dedicate to him or a song about losing a big brother that was everything to you. I love a lot of your songs, in particular, "changes", "Dreamer", "Here for You", "Life Won't Wait", "Momma I'm Comin Home". i like momma i'm comin home a lot, because at the time he was in a halfway house and he died a month before he was supposed to come home. I would just like to hear a personal song from you to remember him by cuz you were his favorite. But i just figured i could somehow get you to read this and maybe do something to just make him happy. If you did i know he would have it was bad ass lol. Thanks for taking your time to read this if you do, and continue to rock on brother. I would be so grateful if something happens. One Love!

Respuestas

Hey Derek.

I'm just a fan. And I know how much a private talk with Ozzy means and intend no disrespect by replying. Your words touched me so I wanted to ask if you've ever heard the song "See you on the other side?" I think that song alone has been dedicated to loved ones crossed over then any other song I know of. It's a beautiful song. I lost an older brother when I was ten. He drowned while on TDY in the Air Force just before getting stationed. He was 17. We had been best pals since I was the littlest girl. I followed him around like a little puppy. So it doesn't surprise me that you two were so close.

It's really hard when that kind of unconditional love goes missing. I've never had it again in my life. Except from me to my kids. I feel for you. Deeply sorry to hear about your loss.

I think maybe that's why Ozzy has always meant so much. I was very young when I heard Sabbath (around 12-13). Where once there was at least one person in my corner keeping me from the madness called my mother, suddenly there was no one. Pretty lonely. Music became what I turned to. Black Sabbath was perfect. Ordinary guys who hit the big time. What could be more appealing? Ozzy's goofiness, dimples, long hair and peace signs just hooked young me big time. He captured my heart way back when, around 1976.