"Eriel" as written by and Ronnie Dio Craig Goldy....
Now that my dreams have gone dead
I see them burning in the fire
Just like the words that I've said
Ashes turned to ashes once again

Look for a sign in the air
A light that dances in the sky
Maybe you'll see it somewhere
Oh, shining like a diamond
Promising that hope will never die

I might know the answer
Well, it's back there in my brain
Someday soon I'll be rising again
Higher than the sun

I have been father and son
I cry for children of the night
Just because tears have begun
Beware of quiet voices
Thunder comes from silence - I am light

Oh, look for a sign, is it me
No don't believe with only eyes
Speak to the blind 'cause they see
Truth is just a circle
Spinning round until it meets the lies
Then dies

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    My Interpretation"Father and son, crying for the children of the night, I am light." These seem like references to God, and his compassion towards those lost in darkness. Eriel (AriEl) in Hebrew, means "Lion of God." This expression is used of the Christ, or Messiah.

    "Don't believe with only eyes" seems like a reference to faith. "Truth that meets the lies and then dies" could be a reference to Christ. Jesus referred to himself as "the truth." False accusations led to his execution--lies. Faith in Christ leads to resurrection, "rising higher than the sun."

    "Maybe the answer is somewhere back there in my brain." Ronnie was raised with faith, but had trouble with the "tactics" of the church. He didn't like the "scare" tactics he was familiar with, or some of the extra-biblical teachings of the Catholic church (e.g. forbidding birth control). Even so, he thought highly of Jesus Christ, and often wrote songs exploring spiritual themes.

    Man on the Silver Mountain is one example. In one interview, he also said that the "Holy Diver" is a Christ figure, giving his life even though the people he died for don't really appreciate the significance of the act.

    Sometimes I think Ronnie got inspiration from somewhere, and maybe wasn't even aware of it. A lot of his lyrics are truly profound.

    He had a rare and beautiful gift. My life is much richer for his choice to share that with us all.

    Until we meet in the Temple of the King, may God give peace to your soul.
    ArcAngel3on May 28, 2015   Link

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