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Dio - Rainbow In The Dark - Meaning of the song


"Rainbow in the Dark" was the second single released by heavy metal band Dio, taken from their platinum-selling 1983 debut album, Holy Diver. Assisted by a popular MTVmusic video, it reached #12 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks in early October.

One of the great depression metaphors, in this song lead singer Ronnie James Dio is feeling isolated and trapped, unable to release the tremendous potential inside him - like a rainbow in the dark. Dio has mentioned his time as Black Sabbath lead singer as inspiration for the lyrics; he felt "alone and rejected" when he left the band. Along with Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, he formed Dio in 1983.

Rainbow in the dark - Lyrics

When there's lightning You know it always brings me down 'Cause it's free and I see that it's me Who's lost and never found I cry out for magic I feel it dancing in the light It was cold Lost my hold to the shadows of the night No sign of the morning coming You've been left on your own Like a rainbow in the dark A rainbow in the dark Do your demons, do they ever let you go? When you've tried, do they hide deep inside Is it someone that you know You're just a picture You're an image caught in time We're a lie You and I, we're words without a rhyme There's no sign of the morning coming You've been left on your own Like a rainbow in the dark Just a rainbow in the dark, yeah When I see lightning You know it always brings me down 'Cause it's free and I see that it's me Who's lost and never found Feel the magic I feel it floating in the air But it's fear and you'll hear It calling you beware Look out There's no sign of the morning coming There's no sign of the day You've been left on your own Like a rainbow Like a rainbow in the dark Yeah yeah you're a rainbow in the dark Just a rainbow in the dark No sign of the morning You're a rainbow in the dark, whoa oh oh


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