A Christian hymn from a singer converted to Muslim.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
"Rainbow in the Dark" was the second single released by heavy metal band Dio, appearing on their 1983 LP, Holy Diver.
Ronnie James Dio said in a 2005 interview that he was displeased with the song, considering it to sound too much like pop music. He said that after the recording was finished he took a razor blade and declared his intention to destroy the tape. However, the other members of the band talked him out of it. Despite Ronnie's thoughts about the song, he still thanked the band for talking him out of it.
In a VH1 documentary, Dio also stated that the lyrics reflected his feelings after leaving Black Sabbath, as he felt alone and rejected, hence a "Rainbow in the Dark". It should also be noted that the title may refer to Dio's other band, Rainbow.