"Man On The Silver Mountain" as written by and Ronald Ronnie James Dio Richard Ritchie Blackmore....
I'm a wheel,I'm a wheel
I can roll,I can feel
And you can't stop me turning
Cause I'm the sun,I'm the sun
I can move,I can run
But you'll never stop me burning
Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the day,I'm the day
I can show you the way
And look I'm right beside you
I'm the night,I'm the night
I'm the dark and the light
With eyes that see inside you
Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Just look at me and listen
I'm the man,the man,give you my hand
Come down with fire
Lift your spirit higher
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the night and the light
I'm the black and the white
The man on the silver mountain


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"Man on the Silver Mountain" as written by Ritchie Blackmore Ronnie Dio

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  • +4
    Song MeaningIn a 1975 radio special with RJD & R. Blackmore, Ronnie explains this song -

    "It is kind of a semi religious song in the respect that the man on the silver mountain is the kind of god figure that everyone is crying out to come and save them ".

    Ronnie weaved such great words that it meant something and left room for your imagination to fill in the rest.
    Cumarison August 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs far as I'm concerned I'd say the song was about Anubis, Egyptian God of the dead. Search Wikipedia for Anubis one of the things he is also known as is "he who is upon his mountain" or something to that effect.

    Anubis, shows the way to the afterlife.

    Dark and light, see right thru you, Anubis was to judge if you would pass on to heaven or hell.

    Makes more sense to me than saying it's God or the Devil who's being sung about. :)

    PS: don't hate me, I'm new, first post, woo! :D
    akatsuki-designon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about spiritual enlightment, reaching the top (the silver mountain) and calling on your inner strength. Like finding inner peace and confidence. The man on the silver mountain I think is finding my higher self.
    domsmindon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a cocaine dealer. "Man on the silver mountain" A white pile of coke, that the man is selling. It also means that he's high.

    Come down with fire
    Lift my spirit higher
    Someone's screaming my name
    "Come and make me holy again"

    Someone's asking him to get him high, again.

    I'm the day, I'm the day
    I can show you the way
    And look, I'm right beside you

    Self-explanatory

    Well, I can help you, you know I can
    I'm the man on the silver mountain

    He can help someone get high.
    robertretro86on June 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think its about the devil because of the lines "make me holy again", all the references to fire, and the general vibe of wealth and taste that the lyrics give off. The themes of contrast and duality like "day and night" or "dark and light" make me think of opposition and rebellion, another characteristic of the devil. Also, "Make me holy again" might be a reference to Satan's former status as an archangel.
    will267745on June 30, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, heard it at a festival, and thats what really got me into Rainbow (heard come as you are the same day, got into Nirvana that day aswell)
    cohacon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho is the Man on the silver mountain?
    kfe2on February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like Lucifer Satan
    BloodReignon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh that makes sense
    kfe2on May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally? It seems like it's about god to me.

    I'm the day, I'm the day
    I can show you the way
    And look, I'm right beside you

    I'm the night, I'm the night
    I'm the dark and the light
    With eyes that see inside you

    Come down with fire
    Lift my spirit higher
    Someone's screaming my name
    Come and make me holy again

    Like god is trying to reach out to someone who's gone astray or needs help?

    But then again it could be about Lucifer "Come and make me holy again" lol now I'm confused but I always thought it was more about god.
    Dreamergirlon May 24, 2006   Link

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