"Rainbow In The Dark" as written by and Jimmy/dio Bain....
When there's lightning, you know it always brings me down
'Cause it's free and I see that it's me
Who's lost and never found
I cry out for magic, I feel it dancing in the light
But it was cold, I lost my hold
To the shadows of the night

There's no sign of the morning coming
You've been left on your own
Like a rainbow in the dark
A rainbow in the dark

Do your demons, do they ever let you go
When you've tried, do they hide, deep inside
Is it someone that you know
You're just a picture, just an image caught in time
We're a lie, you and I
We're words without a rhyme

There's no sign of the morning coming
You've been left on your own
Like a rainbow in the dark
Just a rainbow in the dark

When I see lightning, you know it always brings me down
'Cause it's free and I see that it's me
Who's lost and never found
Feel the magic, feel it floating in the air
But it's fear, and you'll hear
It calling you beware

There's no sight of the morning coming
There's no sight of the day
You've been left on your own
Like a rainbow
Like a rainbow in the dark
You're a rainbow in the dark
Just a rainbow in the dark
No sign of the morning
You're a rainbow in the dark


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"Rainbow In the Dark" as written by Ronnie James Dio Jimmy Bain

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  • +4
    General CommentAbout rejection. Whoever said abandonent, I agree with them. Scientifically, a rainbow cannot exist without sunlight so a rainbow in the dark is impossible. It's about lonliness.
    Smokleron September 02, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI thought that at first to, but really if you think about it, what could be more lost than a rainbow in the dark, there are no rainbows when its dark, therefore you must really be lost. And common, RJ Dio is hardcore.
    Tyrant_19on January 05, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is not about being gay or anything of that sort. Dio was simply finding a dramatic image and a rainbow coming out of pitch black would be very dramatic. Thats Dio's style. Plus, in the early 80s, the rainbow was most likely not popularly associated with homosexuality. Anyways, good song, bland lyrics, but they are delivered extremely well, which makes up for the lack of much depth.
    ExcessAuroraon February 25, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentrainbow + dark + nothingness. thus it's Dio's ode of solitude.
    slamkingon April 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA very poetic song about abandonment, typical of Dio's excellent writing style.
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it has to do with abandonment and trying to finding hope
    flaminmofoon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno one has commented on this song yet? this is one of Dio's most popular songs. And strange yet is how many people dont know of Dio, the guy is a legend among heavy metal fans. I was introduced to him because of my obsession with Black Sabbath, I just grew to love Dio. You want some real heavy metal, throw out that POD and pop in "Holy Diver" sometime, youll be newly reborn I promise.
    daeldrenon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree; if you want real classic metal listen to dio. I guess everyone would rather listen to fabricated modern stuff.
    spro23on April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song blows the doors off of "Holy Diver" if you ask me. The keyboard riff is very simple but provides a great dark atmospher, Vivian Cambell pulls off some great riffs and solos, and well Dio's voice is awesome as always.

    I'm not sure the song is really about anything in particular, but at least it's pretty well written.
    Muzzyon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have always thought that the song was talking about trying to resist an overpowering urge to do something heinous, " Lost my hold..." " Do your demons ever let you go?" Then losing hope of overcoming it, " You've been left on your own...". And finally a warning, as he is about to give in, "... you hear it calling you, beware!" Because if you cross this line, and you do this thing, there will be no coming back.
    Brandon53on February 18, 2005   Link

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