Song of the Week: Dio: The Last in Line

Dio: The Last in Line

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Ronnie James Dio was the ultimate metal legend. From fronting bands such as Rainbow and Black Sabbath to his amazing solo career, he always put out quality material while dealing with a turnstile of musicians. His second solo album, “The Last in Line,” had many greats tracks, but none better than the title track. The track was written by Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio.

Downstait covered, featuring Sahaj Ticotin, for their album “With You in Mind” as tribute to Ronnie James Dio after his passing. The song was also covered by Tenacious D for the “Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life” tribute album.

Dio: The Last in Line

The Last in Line Lyrics

We’re the ship without a storm
The cold without the warm
Light inside the darkness
That it needs, yeah

We’re a laugh without tear
The hope without the fear
We are coming, home

We’re off to the witch
We may never, never, never, come home
But the magic that we’ll feel
Is worth the lifetime

We’re all born upon the cross
We’re the throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way is down

We don’t come alone
We are fire, we are stone
We’re the hand that writes
Then quickly moves away

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the last in line, yeah
We’re the last in line

Two eyes from the east
It’s the angel or the beast
And the answer lies
Between the good and bad

We search for the truth
We could die upon the tooth
But the thrill of just the chase
Is worth the pain

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the last in line, yeah
We’re the last in line, oh

Yeah, we’re off to the witch
We may never, never, never come home
But the magic that we’ll feel
Is worth a lifetime

We’re all born upon the cross
You know we’re the throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way to go is down

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the last in line, oh
We’re the last in line
See how we shine

We’re the last in
We’re the last in
We’re the last in
We’re the last in
We’re the last in
We’re the first in line, oh

We’re a ship without a storm
We’re the cold inside the warm
We’re the laugh without tear
We’re the smile without the mirror

We’re the last in line
We’re the last in line
We’re the last in line
See how we shine
We’re the last in line