"Ear In The Wall" as written by Tony Iommi and Ronnie James Dio....
Hello, can you hear me? I might not be alone
Don't see anyone near me but I just won't go home again
Let's meet in the morning, I just can't speak tonight
This is more than a warning, be silent 'till it's light

And then you know I'll be there, waiting for someone to believe me
Remembering it all makes my flesh start to crawl
I've seen an ear in the wall

This time, it could prove it but you've heard this all before
Cry wolf and you're moving to a special kind of danger zone
I need a witness, somebody just like you
So bring an exorcist, a wizard and the holy ghost

You know I'll be there, waiting for someone to believe me
Remembering it all makes my flesh creep and crawl
I've seen an ear in the wall

One more reason, one more time
Someone's searching through my mind
Now where am I supposed to go
It's not who you are, it's who you know
What's it gonna be?

I knew you would answer, I'm the curiosity
You could miss a chance because the fool might see reality
There it is, in the corner, you must be going blind
What's wrong? Were you born before your God invented eyes?

It's got to be there, grinding away at my secrets
It's growing so dark and you can't see it all
I'll turn on some lights so you're sure not to fall
It's next to the eye in the wall


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"Ear in the Wall" as written by Tony Iommi Ronnie James Dio

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    General Commentwhat in the fuck!??! I have no idea but i'm hoping someone does. What the hell dose ear/eye in the wall mean!
    [Service to busy]on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who claims to see al these thing but is really lying. So one day when he does nobody belives him. Like that girl that cried wolf.

    Or it could be like the ear is somebody pressing there ear aganist the wall listening to him. Then the eye is somebody watching him.

    Im just guessing.

    Anyways great song.
    LordOfLighton August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is an attack on wiretapping. Although he is not overtly political, this is an issue Dio has written about before (The Eyes-Master of the moon).
    Stargazer31on October 12, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningStargazer31 got it right. Maybe you need to travel to London to realize that the"Ear in the Wall" are hidden microphones, sometimes incorporated into the surveillance cameras ("The Eyes", from ""Master of the Moon DIO's Album).
    "It's next to the eye in the wall".
    stephan76on May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSorry Stephan, but Stargazer didn't get it right ;-)
    In an interview, if you people want I'll look up for it, Dio talked extensively about the song, it's about a paranoid nutter. He sees things that are not there (the ear in the wall), and he's done time and again, to the point nobody believes him anymore (This time I could prove it, but you've heard this all before, cry wolf and you're moving to a special kind of danger zone). This time he calls a friend (Hello can you hear me, I might not be alone, don't see anyone near me, but I just might go home again), and asks him to come over his house (let's meet in the morning, I just can't speak tonight) because there's an ear in the wall. The friend arrives and obviously there's nothing in the wall, to the dismay of the protagonist (There it is in the corner, you must be going blind, what's wrong; were you born before your god invented eyes), anyway it's late and it's growing dark so the dude suggests to turn on the light (It's growing so dark and you can't see it all, I'll turn on some lights so you're sure not to fall), and next to where you turn on the light there's an EYE - and that's how nuts the guy is, there was not only an ear, but also an eye in the wall. He's a complete delusional nutter that sees things that are not there, and this is what the song is about (even though the wiretapping idea was not that farfetched).
    TimeWeaveron June 16, 2009   Link

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