"Neon Knights" as written by and Ronnie James Dio Tony Iommi....
Oh no, here it comes again
Can't remember when we came so close to love before
Hold on, good things never last
Nothing's in the past, it always seems to come again
Again and again and again

Cry out to legions of the brave
Time again to save us from the jackals of the street
Ride out, protectors of the realm
Captain's at the helm, sail across the sea of lights

Circles and rings, dragons and kings
Weaving a charm and a spell
Blessed by the night, holy and bright
Called by the toll of the bell

Bloodied angels fast descending
Moving on a never-bending light
Phantom figures free forever
Out of shadows, shining ever-bright

Neon Knights
Neon Knights
All right

Cry out to legions of the brave
Time again to save us from the jackals of the street
Ride out, protectors of the realm
Capatin's at the helm, sail across the sea of lights
Again and again, again and again and again

Neon Knights
Neon Knights
Neon Knights
All right


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"Neon Knights" as written by Terrence Butler Ronnie James Dio

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  • +2
    General CommentDio underrated, Ozzy overrated. This is Sab's #2 song after only Paranoid.
    kevwizon October 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRonnie James Dio and Black Sabbath...a dream come true!! A truly amazing and powerful song.
    jokingkongon February 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationRJD was an amazing singer. May he R.I.P.
    Engel97on January 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song matches perfectly to neon genesis evangelion
    ElGhostDuckon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song and all 3 lead singers were good but yes ozzy was the best then dio and ian gillian
    HeavyMetalRockeron May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Like Dio better then Ozzy to tell the Truth. To me Ozzy is just a sell now. After what happned at Ozzfest 2005 just proves that his wife runs his carrer.

    Metallic Dude check out holy diver and read this comment by this guy on the second page I think it's funny.
    LordOfLighton October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder if Robert Jordan was inspired by this song? The song's description of time and its references of a dragon, a weave and the Shadow reminds me of the Wheel of Time books.
    HaloSlayeron March 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder if Robert Jordan was inspired by this song? The song's description of time and its references of a dragon, a weave and the Shadow reminds me of the Wheel of Time books.
    HaloSlayeron March 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe comment about Dio's songs meaning nothing is ABSURD -

    this song is the punch to Heaven & Hell - Dio's whole message and especially in this song is that we are neither and we are both - we are evil and we are divine - we are heaven and we are hell - it's a circle - a ring - it's INFINITE - it is the question of the egg and the chicken... nothings in the past - it comes again and again and again...

    every stanza in the song suggest both entities:

    legions of the brave - jackals of the streets
    protectors of the realm - acroos the sea of lights (river styx to hell)
    blessed by the night - toll of the bell
    bloodied angels fast descending - all in one line - maybe the greatest lyric ever written

    this is about the infinite question - and Dio is replying that we are both -

    Dio was a million times more creative than Ozzy could have dreamed of being - the Heaven & Hell tour was a work of GENUIS - what Dio did was come in with just part of Heaven & Hell inbetween every couple of songs - and he would remind us that it "goes on and on and on and on and on... " every couple of songs he would do a single line or stanza of Heaven & Hell and then "it goes on and on" - until finally they closed with the entire song - sheer GENUIS - Dio is without doubt one of thee greatest metal writers of all time -
    southyon December 04, 2015   Link
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    General CommentOkay I got to step in and tell you all the meaning of the song now that RJD is no longer with us, here it is. we humans fight the same war over and over. this time the humans almost reached perfection. Love but good things never last so we are at it again the world has been corrupted my the dragons and kings Dragons being off planet and Kings being world government. these entities have placed propaganda and media manipulation on the population. circles and rings are symbols made to manipulate the humans to just be shadows inslaved. so , the world out of control a bell is rung and angels from the heavens come down to save them the angels in the same battle above hence the bloodied angles. the phantom figures are the human no longer under mind control are free to shine ever bright ./ the Angles are depicted on the cover since they are human and hevenly. the last verse he a cheer for the Neon Knights. feel free to comment but I am right on this one
    gearbear10on January 22, 2018   Link

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