"Stargazer" as written by Lenny Wolf, Danny Stag, John Burt Frank and Rick J. Steier....
High noon, oh I'd sell my soul for water
Nine years worth of breakin' my back
There's no sun in the shadow of the wizard
See how he glides, why he's lighter than air
Oh I see his face

Where is your star?
Is it far, is it far, is it far?
When do we leave?
I believe, yes, I believe

In the heat and the rain
With whips and chains
To see him fly
So many die
We build a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
Just to see him fly
Don't know why
Now where do we go?

Hot wind, moving fast across the desert
We feel that our time has arrived
The world spins, while we put his dream together
A tower of stone to take him straight to the sky
Oh, I see his face!

Where is your star?
Is it far, is it far, far?
When do we leave?
Hey, I believe, I believe

In the heat and the rain
With whips and chains
Just to see him fly
Too many die
We build a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
To see him fly
But we don't know why
Ooh, now where do we go

All eyes see the figure of the wizard
As he climbs to the top of the world
No sound, as he falls instead of rising
Time standing still, then there's blood on the sand
Oh, I see his face!

Where was your star?
Was it far, was it far
When did we leave?
We believed, we believed, we believed

In heat and rain
With the whips and chains
To see him fly
So many died
We built a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
To see him fly

But why
In all the rain
With all the chains
Did so many die
Just to see him fly

Look at my flesh and bone
Now, look, look, look, look
Look at his tower of stone
I see a rainbow rising
Look there, on the horizon
And I'm coming home, coming home, coming home

Time is standing still
He gave back my will
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Going home
I'm going home

My eyes are bleeding
And my heart is leaving here
A place called home
A place called home
Ooh

Take me back
He gave me back my will
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Going home
I'm going home

My eyes are bleeding
And my heart is leaving here
A place called home
A place called home
Ooh

Take me back, take me back
Back to my home ooh, ooh, ooh


Lyrics submitted by han2, edited by Ashram, sabsman

"Stargazer" as written by Ritchie Blackmore Ronnie Dio

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's not just that.

    The full story: A wizard is trying to reach a "star" -- representing some form of power, divinity, etc, it's vague. So he enslaves these people to build him a tower to reach it. But the people aren't just slaves, look at the words. ("We believed, we believed", etc., it's the overall tone of the speaker) They're the wizard's followers to some extent. They're not just there cos they're forced to be, they really *believe* in his cause, at least a little. And after he fails to reach his "star" (could be cos it's a myth, because he hasn't gone far enough, I dunno) a whole sense of hopelessness takes over the tone of the song. The people have lost their direction, their faith, they don't know what to do or believe... "so where do we go?" -- with their faith shattered, they can't even come to terms with their "freedom". The whole idea is continued in " A light in the Black". These 2 have the best songwriting on the album, some of the best stuff Rainbow's ever done. Full of symbolism.
    shadowwiththeeyeson March 09, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI interpret this one as a warning against having blind faith in the promises of anyone, even if they look like they know what they are doing. Because the wizard was able to give the impression that he was capable of fulfilling his promise of flight, the people empowered him and were willing to have themselves enslaved towards the goal of seeing his miracle. Then when it came time for him to actually perform, he smashes to the ground. All the work, all the sacrifices, all the suffering of the people was for nothing.

    There isn't enough time in the world to list the number of times this has happened throughout history. The message of Stargazer is simply don't be a sheep- hold everything to the light of logic and reason, and hold even those you believe in to accountability.

    Also, it fucking rocks and Dio's vocals here are superhuman.
    dgb49on December 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe fifth track on Rising, and the first eight-minute epic. It's about being taken in by your beliefs and then losing out- the song's theme and story continues with the final song, the second 8-minute epic on the album, "A Light In The Black". Amazing song not only lyrically, but also instrumentally; a band at an amazing peak.
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcctually its a story about a wizard who thinks by enslaving people and making thme build him a massive tower he will be able to reach what he thinks is an all powerfull star... And although A light in the black does sound like a continuation according to Mr. Blackmore and Mr. Dio its not....
    Neil_Jon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am a little confused about the "My eyes are bleeding" line. Overall however, I have to say this is one of my most favorite songs of all time. The lyrics, the guitar, the vocals... everything comes together phenomenally.
    Eloraon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe re-assurance of the "I'm coming home" really stands out
    nagromnaion February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song ever, its so mystical. because dio often sings about egypt and stuff like that, i think this song is about the egyptians building maybe the pyramids, and the "wizard" is the pharao, or one of their big leaders. and the "tower" is a pyramid. an old legend says that some of the pyramid builders saw a giant rainbow the moment that the great pyramid was finshed. that probably inspired "see a rainbow rising, back there, on the horizon"
    LeDon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaving said that, I still can't beleive I like a band named Rainbow.
    shadowwiththeeyeson March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song=amazing
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the wizard dies,in the end and the then in A light in the black he's back or something.
    iloverainbow777on September 02, 2006   Link

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