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Lyrics / Rainbow On Stage (1977)

1. KILL THE KING 4. CATCH THE RAINBOW
2. MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN 5. MISTREATED
3. STARSTRUCK 6. SIXTEENTH CENTURY GREENSLEEVES
  7. STILL I'M SAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILL THE KING
(Blackmore/Dio/Powell)

Danger, danger the Queen's about to kill
There's a stranger, stranger and life about to spill
Oh no move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the wind
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king
Tear him down

Kill the king, yeah
Strike him down

Power, power it happens every day
Power, devour all along the way
Oh no, move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
And fly like the wind
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king

Treason, treason, the spectre looms again
Treason, reason, the realm is safe and then
Oh no, move away from harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the rainbow
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the king
Tear him down
Kill the king, yeah
Got to take his crown
Crown

Kill the king
He'll rule no more
Strike him dead
The people roar

Kill the king, yeah
Take his head
Down, down, down, down
Oh, kill
Oh, kill
Oh, oh

 

MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN
(Blackmore/Dio)

I'm a wheel, I'm a wheel
I can roll, I can feel
And you can't stop me turning
Cause I'm the sun, I'm the sun
I can move, I can run
But you'll never stop me burning

Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the day, I'm the day
I can show you the way
And look, I'm right beside you

I'm the night, I'm the night
I'm the dark and the light
With eyes that see inside you
Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Come down with fire
And lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again
Well, I can help you, you know I can

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Just look at me and listen
I'm the man, the man, give you my hand
I'm the man on the silver mountain

Come down with fire
And lift your spirit higher
I'm the man on the mountain
The man on the silver mountain
I'm the night, the light
The black and the white
The man on the silver mountain

 

STARSTRUCK
(Blackmore/Dio)

If I'm high on the hill
She'd still been looking down at me
What does she see that brings her closer every day to my heart
If I'm away from home
And think I'm all alone
She's there, somewhere
I look around and see
And looking back at me
She's there, beware!

Creeping like a hungry cat
I've seen her before
I know it can mean that

The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck
The lady starstruck, running after me
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck, yeah

I could fly to the moon
But she soon find me and wait me there
I never knew for a while as smile made me really care

She wants a souvenir
To everyone it's clear
She's hot, hot - hot, hot, one look
She want a photograph
But everybody laughs but not me 'cause I see

She's creeping like a hungry cat
I've seen her before
I know I can mean that

The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck
The lady starstruck, running after me
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck, oh oh o-o-oh
Oh my
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck
The lady starstruck, running after me, yeah
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck, yeah

It used to be a game
Now I can't repeat my name at all
She seems to believe that
I never can refuse a call

She wants a souvenir
To everyone it's clear
She's hot; one look
She want a photograph
And everybody laughs, hah!
But not me 'cause I see

She's creeping like a hungry cat
I've seen her before
I know it can mean that

The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck
The lady starstruck, running after me
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck, bad luck
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck

The lady starstruck running after me
The lady starstruck, she's nothing but bad luck
Bad luck, bad luck, bad luck
And back in the tree looking back at me
Climbing up my stair
I've just got to beware
Lady starstruck, yes, she's bad luck, bad luck

 

 

CATCH THE RAINBOW
(Blackmore/Dio)

When evening falls
She'll run to me
Like whispered dreams
Your eyes can't see, ooh
Soft and warm
She'll touch my face
A bed of straw
Against the lace, ooh

We believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder

But life's not a wheel
With chains made of steel
So bless me

Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn

We believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder

But life's not a wheel
With chains made of steel
So bless me, oh bless me yeah, bless me

Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn

Ooh, ooh..
Mmm, mmm
Ooh, ooh
A light is all that see
Off to you and me
Ooh, ooh

Ride the night
See the light
Ooh
Take him to the sky, yeah

Ooh, oooh
Oo-oo-ooh, ooh

Through the door
Ride the sky
Make it shine
For you and I
See the light
Through the night
Make it shine
To the night

Catch the rainbow, see the light

Catch the rainbow
And ride the sky
Make it shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine!
Shine! Shine, for you and I

 

MISTREATED
(Blackmore/Coverdale)

I've been mistreated, I've been abused
I've been struck downhearted, baby, I've been confused
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated
Since my baby left me I've been losing my mind, you know I have

I've been lonely, I've been cold
I've been looking for a woman to have and hold
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated
Since my baby left me I've been losing, I've been losing
I've been losing my mind, baby baby babe

I've been mistreated, I've been abused
I've been looking for a woman, yeh, I've been confused
'Cause I know, yes, I know I've been mistreated, ooh o-o-oh
Since my baby left me I've been losing, losing
I've been losing my mind, baby baby babe
Oh oh oh, oh woman, oh woman, oh woman

I've been losing my mind

 

SIXTEENTH CENTURY GREENSLEEVES
(Blackmore/Dio)

It's only been an hour
Since he locked her in the tower
The time has come
He must be undone
By the morning

Many times before
The tyrant's opened up the door
Then someone cries
Still we close our eyes
Not again

Meet me when the sun is in the western skies
The fighting must begin before another someone dies
Cross bows in the fire light
Green sleeves waving
Mad men raving
Through the shattered night
Yeah yeah yeah

Flames are getting higher
Make it leap unto the spire
Draw bridge down
Cut it to the ground
We shall dance around the fire

No more night
We have seen the light
Let it shine on bright
Hang him higher, higher
(Sixteenth century greensleeves)
Draw bridge down
Cut it to the ground
We shall dance all around the fire, around the fire

No more night
we've seen the light
let it shine on bright
Hang him higher, higher
Put the man on the fire

Draw bridge down
Cut it to the ground
We gotta dance around the fire, the fire, the fire

 

STILL I'M SAD
(Samwell-Smith/McCarty)

See the stars come falling down from the sky
Gently passing, they kiss your tears and your cry
See the wind can't stop me blow your hair from your face
And the rain come falling down in its crazy way
Oooh
Still I'm sad, still I'm sad
Oh, myself, my tears just fall in the dust
They will dry every night we find the love
Hey, see the wind can't stop me blow time in my heart
And the rain come falling down while we are apart
Oooh
Still I'm sad, still I'm sad, oh!

See the stars come falling down from the sky
Gently passing, they kiss your tears and your cry
See the wind can't stop me blow your hair from your face
And the rain come falling down in its crazy way
Oooh

Oooh, oooh, oooh, ooo-ooh
I'm so sad, I'm so sad, yeah
Ooh, ooh...

But still I'm sad
Feeling so sad, feeling so bad, you're making me sad
Breaking my back, ah
Oooh, I'm sad, yeah