"Sacred Heart" as written by and Vivian Patrick/bain Campbell....
The old ones speak of winter
The young ones praise the sun
And time just slips away

Running into nowhere
Turning like a wheel
And a year becomes a day

Whenever we dream
That's when we fly
So here is a dream
For just you and I

We'll find the sacred heart
Somewhere bleeding in the night
Look for the light
And find the sacred heart

Here we see the wizard
Staring through the glass
And he's pointing right at you

You can see tomorrow
The answer and the lie
And the things you've got to do

Oh, sometimes you never fall
And ah, you're the lucky one
But oh, sometimes you want it all
You've got to reach for the sun

And find the sacred heart
Somewhere bleeding in the night
Oh look to the light
You fight to kill the dragon
And bargain with the beast
And sail into a sight

You run along the rainbow
And never leave the ground
And still you don't know why

Whenever you dream
You're holding the key
It opens the door
To let you be free

And find the sacred heart
Somewhere bleeding in the night
Run for the light
And you'll find the sacred heart

A shout comes from the wizard
The sky begins to crack
And he's looking right at you, quick
Run along the rainbow
Before it turns to black, attack


Lyrics submitted by JudasPriest1977

"Sacred Heart" as written by Ronnie James Dio Jimmy Bain

Lyrics © VINCENT APPICE D/B/A APPICE MUSIC, DUCHAMP, INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    My InterpretationThis song seems fairly straight forward to me which is possibly why it doesn't have any interpretations, but the vivid imagery attached to these inspirational ideas always gives me the chills. This song is very motivating to me.

    I think this line sums up the song pretty well:
    (Whenever we dream
    That's when we fly)
    Meaning that we spend the majority of our lives completely grounded. For the most part human life is pretty cut and dry:
    (The old ones speak of winter
    The young ones praise the sun
    And time just slips away)

    But it's through aspiration and inspiration (our dreams) that we actually live.
    These could be literal dreams, as in when you are asleep, or daydreams, goals, or literally anything intangible that breaks the monotony.

    Some people have very vivid dreams which they will use to deconstruct their thoughts and better understand themselves:
    (Here we see the wizard
    Staring through the glass
    And he's pointing right at you)
    The wizard is your ego or self awareness. Just a whimsical representation of the voice in your head that nags at you.
    (You can see tomorrow
    The answer and the lie
    And the things you've got to do)
    While some will claim their dreams guide them, others are guided more directly by goals. Whatever the case, whether we acknowledge it or not, we have a driving force inside of us telling us exactly what we want for ourselves and what we've got to do to become content with ourselves.

    Some people are just content by nature, happy with what they've got. There is nothing wrong with that, although some cultures might say otherwise, it's true that these are the lucky ones who will walk the path of least resistance.
    (Oh, sometimes you never fall
    And ah, you're the lucky one)

    But just because it may be ideal to not have to work hard to reach self-actualization, this is not for everyone. Sometimes you want it all, and you won't get by on denying this. You have to go after what success means to you.
    (But oh, sometimes you want it all
    You've got to reach for the sun)


    (And find the sacred heart)
    The heart is the core, or essence of your life. Beyond the seemingly endless grind, the sacred heart is that which you actually live for. Be careful not to get caught up in believing you live for nothing more than the passing of days.

    (Whenever you dream
    You're holding the key
    It opens the door
    To let you be free)
    No matter where you are in life, you will still have endless opportunities every day to free yourself.

    (A shout comes from the wizard
    The sky begins to crack)
    The voice inside of you grows restless and will wear thin your sanity if it's ignored in favor of discontent.
    (And he's looking right at you, quick
    Run along the rainbow
    Before it turns to black, attack)
    "Attack" the things you want in life. Whether you desire material possessions, love, adventure, or just stillness and peace, be aggressive in your quest for it.
    Earthbound_Misfiton March 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentOh, this song means beef. Lots of beef. Man, I can't get enough of that munchy beef flavour.
    jeffjeffjeffon May 11, 2008   Link

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