"Children Of The Sea" as written by and Dio Butler....
In the misty morning, on the edge of time
We've lost the rising sun, a final sign
As the misty morning rolls away to die
Reaching for the stars, we blind the sky

We sailed across the air before we learned to fly
We thought that it could never end
We'd glide above the ground before we learned to run, run
Now it seems our world has come undone

Oh they say that it's over
And it just had to be
Ooh they say that it's over
We're lost children of the sea, oh

We made the mountains shake with laughter as we played
Hiding in our corner of the world
Then we did the demon dance and rushed to nevermore
Threw away the key and locked the door

Oh they say that it's over, yeah
And it just had to be
Yes they say that it's over
We're lost children of the sea

In the misty morning, on the edge of time
We've lost the rising sun, the final sign
As the misty morning rolls away to die
Reaching for the stars, we blind the sky

Oh they say that it's over
And it just had to be
Oh they say that it's over
Poor lost children of the sea, yeah

Look out
The sky is falling down
Look out
The world is spinning round and round and round
Look out
The sun is going black, black
Look out
It's never never never coming back
Look out


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"Children of the Sea" as written by Ronnie Dio Michael Butler

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is not about sex or drugs. It about growing up. Its about children becoming adults. Its about the end of childhood.

    Oh they say that it's over
    And it just had to be
    Oh they say that it's over
    Poor lost children of the sea, yeah

    LOOK OUT! The sky is falling down
    LOOK OUT! The world is spinning round and round and round
    LOOK OUT OUT Out out! The sun is going black, black.
    LOOK OUT! It's never never never coming back

    Its about how people might wish they could go back in time and become a child again, but that can never happen. Your born you live you die THE END

    Hopefully you can have a good life
    purple girlon January 30, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentBe careful what you wish for, you might get it.

    Do not do magick you do not understand, Omri.


    Technology without ethics.

    Learning to run before you can walk.

    Not seeing the forest for the trees.

    Incredible cosmic powers... itty bitty living space.

    Etc.
    charvanaon April 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst, I found this on the net:

    "Children of the Sea - there has been a lot of speculation that it is about Atlantis, but Dio has only spoke of it as a song about "ecological awareness".

    So working off this basic direction, the song seems to be a commentary about mankind doing things before it truly understands the consequences of its action, ie. the reference to sailing across the air, before learning to fly, and thinking that this kind of thing would go on forever without a price to eventually pay for messing with the balance.

    And finally, though we try to escape the world and darkening the sky by the millions, like locusts, we are caught in the maelstrom of the final convulsions of the Earth dying along with the Sun.

    S.
    sanjaysinghon August 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about where Sabbath were at this point in their history. I'll go into more detail if anyone's interested. I think it's a pretty good lyric.
    Songmeaningsuseron November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like how you made the x into two letters
    widowmaker6662000on October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Eath is dying, this is a mass exodus.
    Beach Bumon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Dio is definately my favorite Sabbath vocalist. An incredible vocalist, excellent sound. The music is great, the words powerful. Excellent song, my favorite of any of the ones they ever did.
    Mr. No Nameon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite black sabbath songs, dio did an amazing job with it, tho i do like ozzy more than dio this is truly a work of art
    Dustpanon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about destroying nature and ourselves with technology.
    hotsoupwomanon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlordjackass - You really, really, really need to utilize those to squishy-like thingies situated below your forehead when attempting to study material of this magnitude. Seriously... "Sex and death and drugs..." Wake up!

    And with that, I'm off. I just felt like badgering an ignorant. And I did. :P
    I_am_Anteon September 20, 2006   Link

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