"Night Crawler" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
Howling winds keep screaming round
And the rain comes pouring down
Doors are locked and bolted now
As the thing crawls into town

Straight out of hell
One of a kind
Stalking his victim
Don't look behind you

Nightcrawler
Beware the beast in black
Nightcrawler
You know he's coming back
Night Crawler

Sanctuary is being sought
Whispered prayers a last resort
Homing in its' cry distorts
Terror struck they know they're caught

Straight out of hell
One of a kind
Stalking his victim
Don't look behind you

Nightcrawler
Beware the beast in black
Nightcrawler
You know he's coming back
Night Crawler

As night is falling
The end is drawing near
They'll hear
Their last rites echo on the wind

Huddled in the cellar
Fear caught in their eyes
Daring not to move or breathe
As the creature cries
Fingernails start scratching
On the outside wall
Clawing at the windows
"Come to me" it calls
Atmosphere's electric
As it now descend the stairs

Hiding in the darkness
Is so futile from its glare
Death comes in an instant
As they hoped it would
Souls ascend to heaven
While it feasts on flesh and blood


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Night Crawler" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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  • +1
    General CommentNight Crawler has no relation with X-men character. It is merely called NIGHT crawler because well...

    Hiding in the darkness
    Is so futile from its glare
    Death comes in an instant
    As they hoped it would
    Souls ascend to heaven
    While it feasts on flesh and blood

    HE IS THE BEAST IN BLACK.
    Black_Sabathon January 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this the coolest song of all time? No. But it's pretty frigging close.
    Weasealon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent track, very cool live
    manalishi007on September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, good song. Perhaps this song is about the character "Nightcrawler" from X-Men? That's what I think. Also, I remember a line in Metal Meltdown that says "Something's coming, in the night"
    Fragfeston June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Souls ascend to heaven
    While it feasts on flesh and blood"

    These lines give me a sadistically pleasant feeling:D
    FallenDramonon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHorribly underrated.
    Anilandon December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA fictional monster, right? I mean, that's what pretty much Priest's lyrics are about, right? Fantasy stuff. Anyway the song kicks a ton of ass.
    ShortRoundon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, last verse kicks ass. Another good track on Painkiller.
    Blackenedon December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is pretty eerie lyrics , but it kix ass, wonder if it was inspired by something
    maidenforceon August 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis song could be about a rapist. After all, a night crawler is a worm, which is a phallic symbol.
    RadkeMaidenon August 15, 2010   Link

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