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Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain



"Man on the Silver Mountain" is the first single by Rainbow and the first track of their debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Written by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and singer Ronnie James Dio, this song is, as Dio said, "a semi-religious one, a man on the silver mountain is a kind of God figure everyone is crying out to".


This track became one of Rainbow's best-known tracks and was also a live favourite for any Rainbow line-up, and also the band Dio. The words "The man on the silver mountain Ronnie James Dio" are inscribed on his grave.



Lyrics



I'm a wheel, I'm a wheel

I can roll, I can feel

And you can't stop me turning

Cause I'm the sun, I'm the sun

I can move, I can run

But you'll never stop me burning

Come down with fire

Lift my spirit higher

Someone's screaming my name

Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain

I'm the man on the silver mountain

I'm the day, I'm the day

I can show you the way

And look, I'm right beside you

I'm the night, I'm the night

I'm the dark and the light

With eyes that see inside you

Come down with fire

Lift my spirit higher

Someone's screaming my name

Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain

I'm the man on the silver mountain

Come down with fire

And lift my spirit higher

Someone's screaming my name

Come and make me holy again

Well, I can help you, you know I can

I'm the man on the silver mountain

I'm the man on the silver mountain

Just look at me and listen

I'm the man, the man, give you my hand

I'm the man on the silver mountain

Come down with fire

And lift your spirit higher

I'm the man on the mountain

The man on the silver mountain

I'm the night, the light

The black and the white

The man on the silver mountain



Songwriters: Ritchie Blackmore / Ronnie Dio

Man On The Silver Mountain lyrics © Purple Mgt. Ltd., Owl Music Ltd., Owl Music, Armchair Music, Purple (usa) Music Inc



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