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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
Repeat verse 1



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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 10:18 am
    A man that once had a normal, somewhat meaningful lifestyle until someone offered some drugs. By drugs i mean the hard ones, the kind of stuff that makes your skin fall off your body but it feels fantastic. The trip has gone off the hinges at this point. They now are close to death.
  • belakorgod
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    belakorgodAug 28, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    This is a legendary song, but it is completelty indecipherable! What are you going on about Ronnie? If I'm honest I don't mind, I still like the lyrics and I think this is a heavy metal classic.

    Also, I think it's a terrible injustice that the Killswitch Engage cover of this seems to get more attention than the original!
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    UnregisteredMay 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    I personally think It's about a righteous man who gets swayed away from the straight and narrow and corrupts himself to popular culture around him. This explains that if a man is holy and diving means he must sinking so he must be sinking into his more earthly lifestyle that many other people live around the world.
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 2:24 am
    Its about drugs maybe... Diving to deep into a drug that youve been taught is bad (unclean)but it makes you feel good and opens yours eyes to things you cant see sober... Makes you feel closer to god or the holy...? Idk just a guess

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