The Wizard

Album: Demons And Wizards (1972)
  • He was the wizard
    Of a thousand kings
    And I chanced to meet him
    One night wandering
    He told me tales
    And he drank my wine
    Me and my magic man
    Kinda feeling fine

    He had a cloak of gold
    And eyes of fire
    And as he spoke
    I felt a deep desire
    To free the world
    Of its fear and pain
    And help the people
    To feel free again

    Why don't we listen to
    The voices in our hearts
    ‘Cause then I know we'd find
    We're not so far apart
    Everybody's got to be happy
    Everyone should sing
    For we know the joy of life
    The peace that love can bring

    So spoke the wizard
    In his mountain home
    The vision of his wisdom
    Means we'll never be alone
    And I will dream of my magic night
    And a million silver stars
    That guide me with their lightWriter/s: PAUL HARDCASTLE
    Publisher: DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
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Comments: 6

  • Jefff from MarylandThe secular world would think it's about whatever this is very biblical and Uriah heap is biblical and the songs like Stealing and this song cloak of gold and eyes of fire is from revelations.
  • Lenny from Edison, NjOne of their finest songs, perhaps the best. An absolute gem. Only wish it was a few minutes longer!
  • Margret Hamilton from St. Paul, MnThis song is an underrated giant of beauty! I really do not care if the rest of the rock world agrees or cares. What a beautiful melody!

    Uriah Heep are the masters of medieval rock with wizards and renaissance imagery. Their harmonies are exquisite!

    Question: How has the epic monster Salisbury been totally ignored by critics and afficiandos of the great underground rock bands of the late sixties and seventies? If you got high and listened to greats like Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, the Doors, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, and others of course ---- if you heard this 16 minute classic on head phones and did not "connect" ---- then I cannot make an honest analysis of you.
  • Doug from Kansas City, Moan outstanding song! Takes me way back to those mystical days of my youth, when I thought i had nothing. In fact....I had EVERYTHING
  • Mariana from Timisoara, RomaniaWhat a great song. I cannot believe that there are almost no comments.
  • Rick from Salisbury, NcA hard rocking song for sure!
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