Black Sabbath - Neon Knights (Official Music Video)




"Neon Knights" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath from 1980's Heaven and Hell, their first album with American vocalist Ronnie James Dio.ç


"Neon Knights" was the last song written by the band for the Heaven and Hell album. It was quickly written and recorded at Studio Ferber in Paris during January 1980 simply to fill time on the album's first side. The lyrics were written by Ronnie James Dio. It is the only song on Heaven and Hell to definitely feature songwriting input from bassist Geezer Butler, the band's main lyricist during the Ozzy Osbourne era.


Butler was absent for most of the songwriting process due personal issues as well as his own uncertainty as to whether he wanted to remain in the band. Dio occasionally performed the song during their live shows. The venue and date of the live version of "Children of the Sea" is not specified. The song reached number 22 on the UK charts, but failed to chart in the US or anywhere else.





Lyrics



Oh no, here it comes again

Can't remember when we came so close to love before

Hold on, good things never last

Nothing's in the past, it always seems to come again

Again and again, again and again, and again


Cry out to legions of the brave

Time again to save us from the jackals of the street

Ride out, protectors of the realm

Captain's at the helm, sail across the sea of lights


Circles and rings, dragons and kings

Weaving a charm and a spell

Blessed by the night, holy and bright

Called by the toll of the bell


Bloodied angels fast descending

Moving on a never-bending light

Phantom figures free forever

Out of shadows, shining ever-bright


Neon Knights!

Neon Knights!

All right!


Cry out to legions of the brave

Time again to save us from the jackals of the street

Ride out, protectors of the realm

Captain's at the helm, sail across the sea of lights

Again and again, again and again, and again


Neon Knights!

Neon Knights!

Neon Knights!

All right!