What the heck do the lyrics for Dio's "Holy Diver" mean?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I've always wondered, since I've never been able to come up with even a far-fetched interpretation of them. Do they even mean anything, or is it just a collection of phrases that sound good? Because it's a really cool song. [​IMG]

    Oh, here they are by the way:

    Holy Diver
    You've been down too long in the midnight sea
    Oh what's becoming of me

    Ride the tiger
    You can see his stripes but you know he's clean
    Oh don't you see what I mean

    Gotta get away
    Holy Diver

    Shiny diamonds
    Like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue
    Something is coming for you

    Race for the morning
    You can hide in the sun 'till you see the light
    Oh we will pray it's all right

    Gotta get away-get away

    Between the velvet lies
    There's a truth that's hard as steel
    The vision never dies
    Life's a never ending wheel

    Holy Diver
    You're the star of the masquerade
    No need to look so afraid

    Jump on the tiger
    You can feel his heart but you know he's mean
    Some light can never be seen

    /Mike
     
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    It's either about Dragons or Cocaine [​IMG]

    Look Out!!!! m/
     
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    I don't know. I heard one of his most recent tracks (something about a spider) and I thought it rocked! I saw DIO on the Sacred Heart tour in the 80's and he puts on a terrific show.
    Marc
     
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    It's about . .. a diver ... that's .. like ... really holy ... and stuff ... DIO ROCKS!


    Just kidding. Cool song, no idea what it's about.[​IMG]
     
  7. Kirk Gunn

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    With the reference to stripes that are clean, hiding from the sun, shiny diamonds, velvet lies and a truth that's hard as steel - gotta be Cocaine.
     
  8. MickeS

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    Kirk, that's a good theory, better than anyone I could think of. [​IMG]

    If not cocaine, then at least some form of drug addiction.
     
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    "You're too old to ROCK! No more Rockin' for youuuu..
    We're takin' you to a home...but we will sing a song about youuuu...
    And we will make sure that your very well taken care of...You'll tell us secrets that you've learned!
    OH! Your sauce will mix with ours...and we'll make a good goulash baby!
    Dio..Time to go..
    You must give your cape & scepter..TO ME!! (and a smaller one for KG)
    GO!
    GO!
    DIO!!
    DIOOOOOO!!!


    I already knew the lyrics.
     
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    When you guys have worked out the meaning of the lyrics, could you start on a cure for the common cold? It should be a breeze after this.
     
  14. Wayne Bundrick

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    Forget the meaning of the Dio lyrics. Ponder the "Your sauce will mix with ours" lyric.
     
  15. Kevin M

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    Well according to this photo from The D's site it seems "God" has a good sense of humor.

    (Before anyone gets offended, Dio basically means God)
     

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