"Rainbow Demon" as written by and Ken Hensley....
There rides the rainbow demon
On his horse of crimson fire
Black shadows are following closely
On the heels of his desire

Ridin' on in the mist of morning
No one dared to stand in his way
Possessed by some distant calling
Riding on through night and day

Rainbow demon
Pick up your heart and run
Rainbow demon
Lives for his sword and his gun

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"Rainbow Demon" as written by Ken Hensley

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    General CommentThe Rainbow Demon could be our desires and obsessions. If we don't keep them in check, they can take over us. Being on drugs would be a good example. Being in the rock and roll world, the band would know exactly what it is like. The managers and producers (the "black shawdows are following closely") would be the people who profit off the band by getting them hooked on drugs and then living off their fame. But people who live off rock stars like that have no heart ("pick up your heart and run").
    Scifiboy2002on October 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, used to listen to it in school alot, it's like no one knows uriah heep
    psychedelic_toaston June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso a song by the Swedish Folk/Black Metal band Vintersorg, for anyone interested. I take it that Vintesorg covered Uriah Heep, but I dont know the specifics. Incredible (albeit mysterious) song on both versions.
    Vinter43on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is indeed a good song. Very heavy and dark for the early 70'.
    Engel97on February 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's a very dark song for Uriah Heep. I'm not sure if there's a deeper meaning to it, like The Nomad from Iron Maiden had, but this song is savagely awesome.
    RainbowDemonon February 01, 2005   Link

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