Ronnie Rising Medley

Written by Blackmore/Dio/Powell

Includes excerpts of A LIGHT IN THE BLACK, TAROT WOMAN, STARGAZER and KILL THE KING

I don't wanna go
Something tells me no, no, no, no
But traces in the sand
The lines inside my hand say go, go, go

        Beware of a place
        A smile on a bright shiny face
        I'll never return, how do you know

        Tarot woman
        I don't know
        I don't know
        I don't know

She can take you there
The entrance to the fair, my, my, my
Ride the carousel
Cast a magic spell, you can fly, fly, fly

        Beware of a place
        A smile on a bright shiny face
        I'll never return, how do you know

        Tarot woman
        I don't know
        I don't know
        I don't know

High noon
Oh I'd sell my soul for water
Nine years' worth
Of breakin' my back
There's no sun in the shadow of the wizard
See how he glides
Why he's lighter than air
Oh I see his face

        Where is your star
        Is it far, is it far, is it far
        When do we leave
        I believe, I believe, yes, I believe

        In the heat and the rain
        With whips and chains
        Just to see him fly
        So many die

        We built a tower of stone
        With our flesh and bone
        Just to see him fly
        Don't know why

Now where do we go..

Danger, danger the Queen's about to kill
There's a stranger, stranger and life about to spill
Oh no move away from 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
        Kill the king, yeah
        Strike him down

Power, power happens every day
Power, devour all along the way
Oh no, move away from harm
I need a spell and a charm
And fly like the wind
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

        Kill the king
        Strike him down

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

        Kill the king
        Tear him down
        Kill the king
        Got to take his crown

Appeared on these releases

Cover Info

"Ronnie Rising" is a four-song medley of songs written by Rainbow.

"A Light in the Black," "Tarot Woman" and "Stargazer" were all originally released in 1976 on the Rising album. "Kill the King" was originally released in 1978 on the Long Live Rock 'N' Roll album.

Rainbow - Rising

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll

Live Performances

“Ronnie Rising Medley” has never been performed live