"A Light in the Black" as written by and Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore....
Can't forget his face
What a lonely place
Has he really let us flow
All the time that's lost
What's the final cost?
Will I really get away?
All my life it seems
Just a crazy dream
Reaching for somebody's star
Can't believe it all
Did he really fall?
What to do now I don't know

Something's calling me back
It's a light in the black
Am I ready to go?
I'm coming home

Breathed the air before
Heard the thunder roar
Never knew it was for me
Always looking down
Lost but never found
Eyes to look but not to see
All my life it seems
Just a crazy dream
Reaching for somebody's star
Like an open door
That you've passed before
But you never had the key

Something's calling me back
There's a light in the black
Am I ready to go?
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
Yeah
I'm going back to my home

I'm going home, home, home
Going home, home, home
I'm coming back

Can't forget his face
What a lonely place
Has he really let us flow
All the time that's lost
What's the final cost?
Will I really get away?
All my life it seems, just a crazy dream
Reaching for somebody's star
Can't believe it all
Did he really fall?
What to do now I don't know

Something's calling me back
Like a light in the black
Yes, I'm ready to go
I'm coming home
Home, yeah!
I'm on my way back home
Look to the sky
There in the sky
I see a star


Lyrics submitted by Manuman, edited by Ashram

"A Light in the Black" as written by Ronnie Dio Ritchie Blackmore

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    General Commentor actually i should say instrument. I don't wtf I was thinking when I typed vocal instead I should of said instrumental talent !
    floydian18on June 12, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationA little easier-to-read version of the CAPSLOCKDUDE.

    It's a sequel to Stargazer, the slave that narrates Stargazer is now free after his master had fallen, and he can't believe that he's wasted so much of his life working for a false idol. Now he doesn't know what to do with his life, and wonders if he can even go back to his home. In the end, he realizes that he can, and he does. But he is still fixated on the wizard's idea, and thinks that even though the wizard couldn't make it... Maybe he can. The idea keeps calling him back, like a light in the black.
    XenomorphVIIon February 10, 2013   Link
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    General Commentblackmoore just boggles the mind sometimes at what he can do with that vocal weapon of his!
    Rainbow=great/real music
    floydian18on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe also has some vocal abilities i bet so I wasnt completly wrong about him having extreme vocal skills
    floydian18on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is continuing on the story of stargazer
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI bought Rising the year it came out, and this track continues to rock out ma stereo!

    ROCK ON RAINBOW!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dark_Johnor-Elon November 16, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI DEFFINATELY BELIEVE ITS A SEQUAL 2 STARGAZER. IM CURRENTLY SAT LISTENIN 2 RISING & HAVE JUST HERD STARGAZER, NOW ON LIGHT IN THE BLACK. THIS IS THE STORY OF THE SAME SLAVE FROM STARGAZER. NOW THE WIZARD HAS FALLEN THE SLAVES R FREE BUT THIS SLAVE CANT BELIEVE HE HAS SPENT WOT FEELS LYK HIS WHOLE LIFE BUILDING THE WIZARDS DREAM 4 IT ALL 2 GO HORRIBLY RONG & IN THAT VERY INSTANT ITS OVER. ALTHO HE SPENT SO LONG FORCED INTO HARD LABOUR, IT HAS BECOME HIS LIFE & PURPOSE. HE'S NOT SURE WHAT 2 DO NOW. CAN HE REALY JUST DOWN TOOLS & GO HOME? THEN I THINK IN THE END HE REALISES YES, HE CAN GO BAK HOME! HOWEVER IT ENDS WITH, IVE GOT MY WAY BACK HOME 2 THE SKY, THERE IN THE SKY I SEE YOUR STAR. SO MAYBE HES BECOME OBSESED WIV THE WHOLE IDEA EVEN THO HE ADMITS ITS JUST A CRAZY DREAM, HE WANTS 2 FULLFILL THE DREAM HIMSELF. THE REASON HE CALLS THE STAR HIS HOME IS BECAUSE HE BELIEVES ITS WOT HE WAS MENT 2 DO. THE LIGHT IN THE BLACK & WHATS CALLING HI BAK IS THE IDEA THAT, WELL THE WIZZAERD DIDNT MAKE IT, BUT MAYBE I CAN...
    MUSICxWASxMYx1STxLOVEon August 03, 2010   Link

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