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Killswitch Engage – Holy Diver lyrics

Yeah! (yeah)

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 (yeah)

(That!)

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 (yeah)

Holy Diver
You've been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what's becoming of me (no, yeah)

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-get away
Gotta get away-get away (yeah)
Holy Diver
Soul survivor
Your a queen
Stuck in the middle coming down to you
Now holy diver (holy diver)



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  • shamroksoldier
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    shamroksoldier
    The meaning of this song is basically the effects of heroine. Being "down to long in the midnight sea" is obviously a reference to heroine. "Shiny diamonds like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue" is the glossy look someone's eyes get when they're high, and black and blue is the black heroine going into his blue veins. The repetition of "what's becoming of me", getting away and "jumping" or "riding" the tiger, which is a metaphor to the wild ride you get while on the drug, are all feelings one might feel when on the drugs. This song is not an Athiest ballad about "holy diving" into a religion, nor is it a fable about a hero. It is simply about a man's internal struggle with heroine and that he can be better than that.
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    First of all, these lyrics have been wrongly attributed. This is a Dio song. Second of all, there is no reason to assume it is about heroin... yes, it is a possible interpretation, but a cliche one. Dio said the tiger represents strength and the stripes represent impurities in an interview, and that essentially you shouldn't judge one by what you see on the outside. I couldn't find any more than that from Dio himself. The music video depicts a warrior on a quest but... you know... metal. Personally, I'm not sure the song is supposed to have some cohesive message as a whole. Not all songs do. Great metal lyrics, though.
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