STEVE GOLDBY'S HEAVY METAL CHRONICLES
A SPECIAL SEVEN FROM RONNIE JAMES DIO
16th May 2011
Some things will never die and will last forever. The lover of life's not a sinner. The ending is just a beginner. The closer you get to the meaning. The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming.
Seven. It would be easy to select seventy great Ronnie James Dio tracks. Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion. For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life. Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer.
Some things are true and always will be, forever. The world is full of Kings and Queens, who blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's Heaven and Hell, oh well. And they'll tell you black is really white, the moon is just the sun at night, and when you walk in golden halls, you get to keep the gold that falls.
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."
When A Woman Cries
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."
"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?"
Lonely Is The Word
"There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it."
Rainbow In The Dark
"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."
Children Of The Sea
"When words are both true and kind, they can change our world."
Love Is All
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
All quotes in speech marks by Buddha circa 411-483 BCE. Black Sabbath's 'Heaven and Hell' lyrics, as used in the first three paragraphs written by Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.