I don't wanna go
Something tells me no, no, no, no
Traces in the sand
Lines inside my hand go, go, go?

Beware of a place
A smile of a pride shiny face

I'll never return up to your love
Tarot woman
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know

She can take you there
The answer's to the fear
Mine, mine, mine

Like a carousel
And cast a magic spell
Fly, fly

Beware of a place
A smile of a pride shining face

I'll never return up to your love
Tarot woman
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know

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
He's lighter than air
Oh I see his face
Where is your star
Is it far, is it far, is it far
And when do we leave
I believe, I believe yes, believe
In the heat and the rain
With whips and chains
To see him fly
So many die
We built a tower of stone
With out flesh and bone
Just to see him fly
Oh but don't know why
Now where do we go

Danger, danger the queen's about to kill
Stranger, stranger and life about to spill
Oh no move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the wind
No pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king
Tear him down
Kill the king
Yeah strike him down
Power, power it happens every day
Power, devour all along the way
Oh no, move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
And fly like the wind
No pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king

Strike 'em down!

Treason, treason, the specter looms again
Treason, reason, the realm is safe and then
Oh no, move away from harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the rainbow
No pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king
Yeah tear him down
Kill the king
Yeah take his crown
Kill the king
Go take his crown
Yeah yeah kill the king
Shout him down


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by Ashram

Ronnie Rising Medley (A Light In The Black / Tarot Woman / Stargazer / Kill The King) Lyrics as written by Ritchie Blackmore Ronnie Dio

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentI don't think I ever heard a song that's so flippant and serious at the same time. On the one hand, the lyrics show a great deal of understanding for how deeply disturbed the perpetrator felt, and on the other hand, when all is said and done, it just laughs it all off. It reminds me of No Leaf Clover, which has a similar intonation. The underlying message to me is that the whole of life is just a big joke anyway, and even its tragedies have a comical side to them.
    Oneiromanceron June 16, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAlways thought this was an amazing song with great riffs and awesome lyrics. But today with this awful shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, these lyrics are more true and relevant than ever. The words in this song depict what happened in real life so well that it looks as if James were telling Adam Lanza's story 16 years ago.
    And the part where he writes:
    "Now we all know why the children called him Ronnie frown
    When he pulled that gun from his pocket
    They all fall down, down and down" is particularly scary given the current situation we're hearing about on the news. It sends shivers to my spine.
    Incredible tune by the boys, as usual.
    mateuspaeson December 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentronnie defeo?
    amityville?
    Dusktrooperon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a school shooting in about 1995, I think. The shooter's name was Ron Brown a.k.a. Ronnie Frown.
    King Nothingon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it a coincidence that this song sounds uncannily like Rainbow, whose original - and best - vocalist was the legendary Ronnie James Dio?
    Songmeaningsuseron November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it is ^
    Burtoniteon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it sounds nothing like any of their other songs, and it is about a school shooting, ronnie frown, can't point out the exact date, but still a "stand alone song."
    iWannahateItallAwayon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason I really love this song. Weird, especially when compared to the fact that I really prefer older Metallica to any of their new stuff. Maybe I'm just crazy. I'm okay with that.
    Tusked_Chimpon March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason I really love this song. Weird, especially when compared to the fact that I really prefer older Metallica to any of their new stuff. Maybe I'm just crazy. I'm okay with that.
    Tusked_Chimpon March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuitar sounds really cool. I think Kirk used a Fender Tricaster and its hard to get the same sound using any other guitar
    flanklon November 23, 2007   Link

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