Stargazer

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  • 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 Writer/s: RONNIE DIO, RITCHIE BLACKMORE
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Lisa Konie Rainbow Lover from AzWow cool!! I just love Ritchie blackmore an his awesome music
  • Groovus Maximus from Boston, MaEPIC!!! I was raised listening to classical music and switched to rock when I was about 7 (much to my dad's dismay!). This is the best of both worlds, and it just about melted my mind the first time I heard it. Never gets old! Rainbow was my 1st concert (October 1983 @ the Worcester Centrum, with Aldo Nova opening) -- I love Richie Blackmore with all my heart & soul, just a brilliant musical mind!
  • Dp from Mount Airy, MdWhat an awesome, awesome anthem. If you close your eyes and listen to RJD's voice and the music backing him in the first verse, you'll here hints of Chris Cornell and Audioslave.
  • Ricky from Kilmarnock, United KingdomRitchie came up with the main riff for Stargazer while learning the cello. The song as a whole was inspired by Zeppelin's Kashmir which was released the year before.

    The greatest Rainbow track ever!
  • William from Reno, NvTo Joe:

    Ah hem.....Ever hear of Neil Peart?

    K/H D
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrCozy was (and is ) the GREATEST drummer; not to dis Ian Paice , or any others, I just like his FEEL !!!
  • Ray from Ccs, VenezuelaSome consider Stargazer to be the first symphonic power metal song.
  • Martin from Sofia, Bulgariaperfect song from the Golden times of Rainbow!!
  • Rusputtin from Atlanta, GaDio and Blackmore was the best set up for Rainbow! I wish they would travel again and Blackmore wud stop his experiments with the music he's doing now.
  • Roy from London, United KingdomI am a drummer, and Cozy Powell was my god. His thundering intro to this track is IMHO one of his finest moments.
  • Jacko from London, EnglandI played this album to death when it was 1st released,absolutely awesome.Ronnie James Dio is IMHO one of the finest vocalists in the business.
    After he left the band's finest moments were behind them.
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