A little background: I had the extremely good fortune to have the greatest part-time job possible during most of my years in college - playing in a band. Unfortunately, my senior year I was forced to take a "real" job which, besides being more distracting from my coursework than gigging, also utterly sucked. Dio's music, particularly the then-new album Holy Diver, helped keep me sane enough to graduate. This song was written at that time, inspired by and intentionally reminiscent of the style of that album.
Special thanks to Tim Wilhelm for playing lead guitar on this track.