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Rainbow lyrics

Album: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow [1975]

Tracks9
 01  Man on the Silver Mountain
 02  Self Portrait
 03  Black Sheep of the Family
 04  Catch the Rainbow
 05  Snake Charmer
 06  The Temple of the King
 07  If You Don't Like Rock & Roll
 08  Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
 09  Still I'm Sad
all Rainbow lyrics



Man on the Silver Mountain
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

* x 2

Just look at me and listen
I'm the man, the man, give you my hand
Come down with fire
Lift my spirit higher
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the night the light
The black and the white
The man on the silver mountainback to top
Self Portrait
Paint me a picture and hang it on your wall.
Color it dark where the lines must start to crawl.
Down, down, down.
Spin me around and around.
Draw me away to the night from the day.
Leave not a trace to be found.
Down, down.
Nothing is real but the way that I feel.
And I feel like going down, down, down, down,
Down, down, down, down, down.

Paint me a picture of eyes that never see,
With flashes of light that will burn for only me.
Hey, hey, hey, there's only the devil to pay.
I'm ready to go pull me down from below.
Give me a place I can lay.
Hey, hey.

Nothing is real but the way that I feel.
And I feel like going down, down, down, down,
Down, down, down, down!back to top
Black Sheep of the Family
I've got nothing in my head, got a floor for a bed.
My future's at the bottom of a teacup
I've got half a pair of shoes and no time to lose.
I'm wondering when I'm gonna wise up

So, fortune, shine your light on me and my nose,
Cause I need some security.
You get a little bad luck and it grows and it grows.
I'm the black sheep of the family.

I've got half a pound of rice, a beard full of lice,
Political retrogression.
I've got a pocket full of dust, and eating is a must
If you want to make a good impression.

So, fortune shine your light on me and my dog,
Cause we need some security.
While other folks are living high on the hog.
I'm the black sheep of the family.

Don't talk to me about society.
You got to play by the rules or pay the penalty.
Because there's nothing to choose between a handful of blues.
Double indemnity.

The whole world's wrong and my shadow's getting long.
I realize this song don't mean much.
I got an ache in my head. I want to go to bed.
Tomorrow I don't have to wake up.

So, wisdom shine your light on me and my knees.
It's true what they say about familiarity.
There's nothing good this way, it's true what they say!
I'm the black sheep of the familyback to top
Catch the Rainbow
When evening falls
She'll run to me
Like whispered dreams
Your eyes can't see
Soft and warm
She'll touch my face
A bed of straw
Against the lace

* we believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder
But life's not a wheel
With chains made of steel
So bless me come the dawn
Come the dawnback to top
Snake Charmer
Old hollow eyes got no ties
Walking by the light of the moon
A pair of shiny boots
With strings and flutes
Rising like a crazy balloom
Close your door
He's on the loose
Here he comes
No hope for you
Ooh snake charmer

Hey mystery man
What's your plan
I've got to tell the world
To beware you don't care
He'll hipnotise you
And tell you lies
He's hiding at the top of the stairs
Close your door
I see him coming out
There's no hope for you
Ooh snake charmer
Snake charmer

Hey fancy face
Got no place
Living from a hole in the ground
Old sparkle eyes
He never cries
One step ahead of the hounds
Close your door
He's on his way
He's coming out of the shadows now
There's no hope for you
Ooh snake charmer
Snake charmer

Old hollow eyes
Got no ties
Play your strings and flutes
Mystery man what's your plan
Snake charmer
He'll harm yerback to top
The Temple of the King
One day, in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to ring,
It meant the time had come for one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the circle he stands,
Searching, seeking.
With just one touch of his trembling hand,
The answer will be found.
Daylight waits while the old man sings,
Heaven help me!
And then like the rush of a thousand wings,
It shines upon the one.
And the day has just begun.

One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to sing
It meant the time had come for the one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the people he stands,
Seeing, feeling.
With just a wave of the strong right hand, he's gone
To the temple of the king.

Far from the circle, at the edge of the world,
He's hoping, wondering.
Thinking back on the stories he's heard of
What he's going to see.
There, in the middle of a circle it lies.
Heaven help me!
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found.

Back with the people in the circle he stands,
Giving, feeling.
With just one touch of a strong right hand, they know
Of the temple and the king.back to top
If You Don't Like Rock & Roll
You'd never know there was some music playing
Until you talked your way inside the door
And then a sound like rolling thunder
Begins to push you right thru' the floor
And there's a great white sign
With big black letters
That just about explains it all
If you don't like rock'n'roll } 3 times
Then it's too late now
Well it's too late now

Of course there was the usual lady
And she was dressed the way the stories tell
So bein' cool I made a move to grab her
But you could see she read the story well
And then she wipped out a card
With big black letters
That just about explained it all
Well if you don't like rock'n'roll
If you don't like rock'n'roll
Well if you don't like rock'n'roll
Then you're too late now
Well you're too late nowback to top
Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
It's only been an hour
Since he locked her in the tower
The time has come
He must be undone
By the morning

Many times before
The tyrant's opened up the door
Then someone cries
Still we close our eyes
Not again

Meet me when the sun is in the western skies
The fighting must begin before another someone dies
Cross bows in the fire light
Greensleeves waving
Madman raving
Through the shattered night

Flames are getting higher
Make it leap unto the spire
Draw bright down
Cut it to the ground
We shall dance around the fire

No more night
We have seen the light
Let it shine on bright
Hang him higherback to top
Still I'm Sad
Version 1 (from stranger in us all)

See the stars come fallin' down the sky
Gently passing, they kiss your tear drops dry
See the wind come, softly blow
Your hair from your face
And the rain comes falling down
In it's crazy way
Still I'm sad

For myself my tears just fall in the dust
As I search in the night and find they're lost
See the wind come gently blow
Time into my heart
And the rain comes falling down
While we're apart
Still I'm sad

Version 2 (yardbirds' version? )

See the stars come joining down from the skies
Gently passing they kiss your tears when you cry
See the wind of summer blow your hair upon your head
See the rain, the falling rain, it's rain
Still I'm sad

Oh my flowers, my tears are falling two days
They are driving the night profound, they are lost
Flower, flower the wind is blowing
Time into my heart
When the wind blows hard, we are apart
Still I'm sad

Oh, oh, oh, oh, still I'm sad
Oh, oh, oh, oh, how I'm sadback to top
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