Beware of night for we all know he's loose again
Behind him lies the eyes of mercy and despair
Forever living out his nightmare comes to life
From hell this spell will find its way to you
Tonight
Tonight

A thousand cries are heard, they echo in the wind
And still the rider will unleash his chosen sin
The victims of his rage are soldiers of his mind
His scream will heed the call of those who stand behind

The nightrider sails away
The nightrider sails yeah

By day the rider will have vanished from all eyes
Seen from within the only answer to him lies
But as the rays of light begin to fade away
The rider will return to carry out his stay

The nightrider sails away
The nightrider sails yeah

Beware of the night
Beware of the night
Beware of the night
Oh god, beware of the night


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Nightrider song meanings
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    General CommentIf we go by the idea that the whole album is a concept album (which the video for Queen of the Reich hints to), then this song tells about some sort of troop of shock - while there are few lyrics and one can wonder if they serve a purpose in the story of such a short album (where every second is important), there are a few underlying themes to find out:

    - this song reinforces the mood of this Reich. The Nightrider (which is possibly a collective name for a whole army) instills fear and uncertainty.
    - He is afraid of nothing, and will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal - which he is always eager to take on, it seems (The Nightrider sails away, indicating a long voyage). People have reason to dread him; they are powerless against him.
    - Finally, his work is always done perfectly (By day the rider will have vanished from their eyes...). Resisting against him only delays the inevitable.

    We could link this song to Queen of the Reich - in the beginning of that track, it is said that the Queen can come and take you away in the dead of the night... what if it wasn't the Queen doing the job, but the Nightrider?
    -> However, the song is very vague on this. Judging from this vagueness, it is entirely possible that the Nightrider does not work for the Queen but for himself - he is friend and foe at the same time.


    And remember... beware of the night.
    Dereckon March 16, 2013   Link

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