Rainbow: The Temple of the King Meaning
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The Temple of the King Lyrics
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the Year of the Fox,
When the bell began to ring,
It meant the time had come...
anonymous Jul 4th, 7:40pm report
It's Dark Souls lore. Strong young man of the rising Sun: Solaire. Temple of the King: Anor Londo. Great black bell: bells of awakening. That part about rush of a thousand wings: escape from Undead Asylum. Edge of the world: Dark Souls II first cutscene. You get it. Dark Souls keeping it real 1975
anonymous Dec 16th, 2019 12:29pm report
In an interview in 1975 with Jon Tiven: Blackmore has said that the song describes a spiritual journey to the mysterious Temple Of The King, where he finds his answer. Blackmore, who was into yoga long before it was trendy, said that he was watching a show called Yoga for Health when he got the idea for the song.
anonymous Jul 31st, 2019 7:06pm report
Strong young man: Christ
Tolling of the great black bell: calling for death
Thousand wings: many Angel's
The day has just begun: new afterlife started
Strong right hand: JC's power or Holy Spirit
anonymous Oct 30th, 2018 10:09pm report
It’s about the coming “king” who will build the third temple. It’s all about the time, his power & all that’s been written about him to be fulfilled!
anonymous Aug 17th, 2018 8:27am report
Its about facing and emerging victorious of any personal challenges or trials that the one faces in life. The temple of the king is the temple with-in or oneself in which the trial (testing times) is held. One goes in with "trembling hands" "fearful" and "seeing and Feeling" of what "people" will think of us and how things are going to go in the trail. But once it starts one becomes more powerful and gain an upper hand or a "strong right hand" as the trial progress. Finally the one ends up being the king of the temple upon emerging victorious in the trial.
Atleast that's what I get from it.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2018 4:43pm report
Maybe it's a depiction of an execution. A man is being executed in the middle of the circle, at dawn, at the edge of the death and the afterlife. There all answers will be found.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2018 2:49am report
It might be suggested that the meaning of this song might have something to do with the very old Chinese culture. Is this a viable idea to any ones knowledge?
anonymous May 5th, 2017 5:59pm report
year of the fox - It is said that a person born during the Year of the Fox delights in finding things out and telling others about them (about the sleeping giant)
tolling - luring
great - significant number
black bell - color & shape of army helmet
anonymous Apr 26th, 2017 4:12pm report
tolling = luring
great = many
black bell = shape and color of army helmet
year of the fox = season where people finding things out and telling others about them (the sleeping giant)
anonymous Apr 24th, 2017 4:19am report
The reference to the WW2 is smart althought I don't see it like this.
Dio used to write text about medieval and fantastics theme.
For me "the tolling of the great black bell" is a call to sacrifice for the strong young man (a countryman in Japan maybe !). Kind of imaginery ritual...
anonymous Apr 17th, 2017 4:56pm report
strong right hand - salute
thousand wings - tora tora planes
day has just began - first attack
lyrics repeated with all the same meaning
ww2 no other option but to go to that land because of that Hand.
anonymous Apr 26th, 2012 4:51pm report
It's about the Messiah. The Temple is spiritualism, and the King is God.
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