"Mystery" as written by Andreas Christophersen and Donald Burns Campbell....
Hey, can you hear me can you see
There's a storm on the edge of the sky
Does it matter
Well it does to me, and I can tell you why

You know when there's thunder, there should be rain
But it don't always follow the rule, no
And is the wise man always right?
No he can play the fool

It's always a mystery, not what it seems to be
It's always a mystery, just like you and me

It's always a mystery
We are lightning
We are flame
And we burn at the touch of a spark
When there's fire, but no one sees
There's only the dark

Just imagine, will you try
I can see that you've opened your mind
Silver linings can disappear, but they always shine

It's always a mystery, not what it seems to be
It's always a mystery, just like you and me, it's always a mystery

It's always a mystery, not what it seems to be
It's always a mystery, just like you and me

It's always a mystery, not what you want to see
It's always a mystery, just like you and me

Always a mystery, always a mystery not what you want to see
Always a mystery, always a mystery

Always a mystery, always a mystery not what you want to see just like you and me
It's always a mystery, always a mystery


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"Mystery" as written by Ronnie James Dio Jimmy Bain

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    My InterpretationIt may be a stretch but I think this song is about how life is so unpredictable and how things happen for no reason. but thats just me. Dio Rules!
    dedicated92on March 23, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Can you hear me
    Can you see
    There's a storm on the edge of the sky
    Does it matter
    It does to me, I can tell you why"

    First off, the "storm on the edge of the sky" should refer to a distant warning, something is coming closer that could rip apart your very soul. Also, the distance to the storm could be eternal (edge of the sky), so the time it takes for it to get here could be eternal as well. Now does it matter? The very power within such a brutal force might have consequenses you cannot predict, so yes it does matter.

    "When there's thunder, there should be rain
    But it don't always follow the rule
    And is the wise man always right? No he can play the fool"

    You cannot be sure that anything follows the rules, because everyone, everything has it's own rules. So what's the point of listening to the wise man? Isn't he just a fool among others, with his own rules and his own predictions?

    It's always a Mystery...

    "We are lightning
    We are flame
    And we burn at the touch of a spark
    If there's fire, but no one sees
    The there's only the dark"

    With the “we are lightning, we are flame” Dio illustrates the power within every individual. We do not have to listen to all these predictions of “wise men”. The last two lines can be related to the philosophical question “If a tree falls in a forest, but no one hears it, does it make a sound?”. Same with “If there’s fire, but no one sees, are there still any flames?” Dio answers no, there is only the dark. Since he talked of us all as “flames” earlier, one can draw the conclusion that Dio is telling us that if we do not show our fire by making changes in our world, there is only darkness. We are fire, but at the same time we create the fire within us, or we let it die. We create and kill ourselves.

    “Just imagine, will you try
    I can see that you've opened your mind
    Silver linings can disappear, but they always shine”

    So in conclusion, the power lies within our minds, our imagination. If we just open our minds, we can see how this world was meant to be. It is harder than it might sound, but it is possible. Because silver linings can disappear before your eyes, hope can fade away from your darkened mind, but with your imagination, you can make it shine once again. The silver linings are still there even though you cannot see them; they are waiting for you to discover them, and yourself. And believe me when I say, they still shine.

    And it’s always a mystery… you, me, everything we can see, we do not know anything, we only predict and assume, destroy everything from within our minds when we could create.
    EvilEyeson July 14, 2011   Link

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