Rainbow lyrics - Album: Long Live Rock'n'Roll [1978]

Long Live Rock'n'roll

( Blackmore / Dio )

At the end of the dream

If you know where I mean

When the mist just starts to clear

In a similar way

At the end of today

I could feel the sound of writing on the wall

It cries for you

It's the least that you can do

Like a spiral on the wind

I can hear it screaming in my mind

Chorus:

Long live rock'n'roll } 3 times

In a different time

When the words didn't rhyme

You could never quite be sure

Then on with the change

It was simple but strange

And you knew the feeling seemed to say it all

It cries for you

It's the least that you can do

Like a spiral on the wind

I can hear it screaming in my mind

Chorus:

Long live rock'n'roll } 3 times

If you suddenly see

What was happened with me

You should spread the word around

And tell everyone here

That it's perfectly clear

They can sail above it all on what they've found

It cries for you

It's the least that you can do

Like a spiral on the wind

I can hear it screaming in my mind

Chorus:

Long live rock'n'roll } 3 times

Lady Of The Lake


( Blackmore / Dio )

There's a magical sound sliding over the ground

Making it shiver and shake Refrain 1

And a permanent cry falling out to the sky

Slippery and sly like a snake

With a delicate move kind of shifty and smooth

A shadow has covered light Refrain 2

Then e beam in the shade from a silvery blade

Has shattered the edge of the night

Chorus:

I know she waits below

Only to rise on command

When she comes for me

She's got my life in her hands

When a movement behind hit the side of my mind

I trembled and shook it away

Then another assault and I started to faulter

Fibres of steel turned to clay

With a bubbly turn now the water should churn

And push it way from the core

And a lady in white will bring sun the night

Brighter than ever before

Chorus:

Lady of the lake

Refrain 1

Refrain 2

Chorus:

Straight down I'm swirling around

Blinded and bruised by the strain

There must be some way to see

Diamonds out of the rain

Chorus:

Lady of the lake

L. A. Connection


( Blackmore /Dio )

Carry home my broken bones and lay me down to rest

Forty days of cries and moans I guess

I've failed to pass the test

I've been sent away not a thing to say

I'm banished from the fold

I'm a fallen angel who's lost his wings

And left out in the cold

Chorus:

Ooooh L. A. Connection

Oh L. A. Connection

L. A. Connection

Operator place a call keep a secret put it through

Investigator knows it all he's at the window I wonder who

I've got to cut the line and let me drift

Find a haven in the storm

I got no time I need a lift to where

It's sweet and close and warm

Chorus:

ننننننن

Carry home my broken bones and lay me down to rest

Forty days of cries and moans well

I've just failed test

Feel I'm balanced on the brim should I lean another way

Like a flame that's going on the dim

Needs blessing from the day

Chorus:

Ooooh L. A. Connection

Oh take me away I got nothing to say

It's got to be an L. A. Connection

L. A. Connection

Chorus:

Gates Of Babylon


( Blackmore / Dio )

Refrain I:

Look away from sea

I can take you anywhere.

Spend a vision with me

A chase with the wind.

Refrain II:

Move close to me

I can make you anyone

I think you're ready to see

The gates of Babylon

Chorus:

The power of what has been before

Rises to trap you within

A magic carpet ride a genie may be more

A city of heavenly sin

Sleep with the devil and then you must pay

Sleep with the devil the devil will take you away

Oh Gates of Babylon

You can see but you're blind

Someone turned the sun around

But you can see in your mind

The Gates of Babylon

Chorus:

You're riding the endless caravan

Bonded and sold as a slade

A sabre dance removing all the veils

Getting as good as you gave

Sleep with the devil and then you must pay

Sleep with the devil the devil will take you away

Refrain I

Refrain II

Chorus:

The power of what has been before

Rises to trap you within

A magic carpet ride a genie may be more

A city of heavenly sin

Sleep with the devil and then you must pay

Sleep with the devil the devil will take you away

Black Gates of Babylon

The devil is me

And I'm holding the key

To the gates of sweet hell

Babylon

SIDE TWO

Kill The King


(Blackmore/Dio/Powell)

Danger, danger the Queen's about to kill

There's a 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

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the King

Tear him down

Chorus:

Kill the King

Strike him down

Power, power it happens every day

Power, devour all a long the way

Oh no move me out of harm

I need a spell and a charm

Fly like the wind

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the King

Treason, treason, the spectre 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

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Chorus:

Kill the King

Tear him down

Kill the King

Got to take him crown

Chorus:

Kill the King

He'll role no more

Strike him dead

The people roar

Kill the King

Take his dead

Down, down, down, down

Oh, kill, oh, kill, oh, oh

The Shed


(Subtle)(Blackmore/Dio/Powell)

I'm like a freight train

Feelin' no pain

I never turn back one track

Better step aside

Like a shot gun

I'm really someone

You'll feel my heat wave

Won't save anyone near to me

Chorus:

I'm steel

So come and try to bend me if you can

I don't feel

Before you know it it's over

Get out of my way

I'm street walking

No reputation

You better quick run

Cause I got no time I'll climb

All over you

You need a strong hand

To be a mean man

You've got to think fast

I'll last longer than you could I know

Chorus:

I'm steel

So come and try to bend me if you can

I don't feel

Before you know it it's over

Out of my way

I'm street walking

I'm a wild cat

Don't need to prove that

I'm always howlin' prowlin'

Stalkin' my prey

It could be your night

To feel the dog bite

And hear the slashing, crashin'

Tearin' inside of you

Chorus:

I'm steel

So come and try to break me if you can

Like a wheel

About to roll you over

Get out my way

I'm street walkin'

Sensitive To Light


(Blackmore/Dio)

I was feeling rather good

Should've touched some wood

Here she comes again

Reachin' out to bend my ear

She's worth another look

All the time it took

Pleasin' to the eye

How can I just disappear

It ain't clear

She's a bright and shining star

But I just must be sensitive to light

Oh I just might

I could have let her in

Give her just a spin

Let her think it's love

Better rise above it all

She's knockin' at the door

Seem to want some more

Never gets the clue

What am I to do she's fall

And she might call

She's a bright and shining star

But I just must be sensitive to light

She could dome well

I can always tell

She's ready for the kill

But I think that I will go

Sure I'm gonna see

Something just for me

Till it comes alone

When it's feeling wrong I'll know

Gotta take it slow

She's a bright and shining star

But I just must be sensitive to light

She's a bright and blazing star

But I just must be sensitive to light

Rainbow Eyes


(Blackmore/Dio)

She's been gone since yesterday

Oh I didn't care

Never cered for yesterdays

Fancies in the air

Chorus:

No sighs or mysteries

She lay golden in the sun

No broken harmonies

But I've lost my way

She had rainbow eyes

Rainbow eyes, rainbow eyes,

Love should be a simple blend

A wispering on the shore

No clever word you can't defend

They lead to never more

Chorus:

Rainbow eyes,rainbow eyes

Summer nights are colder now

They taken down the fayre

All the lights have died somehow

Or were they ever there

Chorus:

_______

They've taken down the fair.

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