"Night Comes Down" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
In the last rays of the setting sun
And the past days, that's where our memories run
And all of those times
Still race through my mind
I'm shattered inside to find

When the night comes down
And I'm here all alone
When the night comes down
There's nowhere to go

Call me and I'll wait till the summer
You never understood
That I'll wait forever
For love that's only good
As the light starts to dim
The fear closes in
And the nightmares begin

When the night comes down
And I'm here all alone
When the night comes down
And there's no place to go

Oh no you won't be there tomorrow
Oh no say it isn't true
I can't take this pain and sorrow
Oh can't you see my heart is broken in two

Oh, say I'm trying inside to fight

When the night comes down
And I'm here all alone
When the night comes down
And there's no place to go


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"Night Comes Down" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentBeautiful song. My 2nd fave off Defenders Of The Faith next to The Sentinel.

    I like the distant scream behind the chorus - it's subtle but quite effective.
    minihatson February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a great example of priest's ability to create wonderfully emotional soundscapes. This song draws me in every time. This song is one of the gems that only real priest fans know about, and where thier respect for priest comes from. Most people don't know anything besides "You've got another thing comin'" and don't look any deeper into priest's music before calling them a crappy band. I think the comercially successful preist tracks are probally the weakest in thier catalogue. Songs like this are what has kept me faithful to the band for 20 years.
    Cowboytrevon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe I'm the first to comment about this song on this site in a decade!
    Anyway, have always loved this song, very emotional. Don't really have an "inside interpretation" of what it's about other than there does seem to be a general feeling of deep loneliness and despair about it both in the lyrics, singing and in the music itself. Oh, about the line written, "Oh, say I'm trying inside to fight" after the guitar solo: I think that is incorrect, unless of course it's coming from the album lyric sleeve. I believe he's repeating the same line at the end of the first verse only with the slight change of putting an "Ooh" on it so it's "Ohhhh, shattered inside, to find." That just makes a WHOLE lot more sense to me than the other line IMO. I think the lyrics may have been transcribed by ear and that was just a simple mistake - again, just my opinion, not trying to start an argument here. Anyway, I really think the boys were at the top of their game here and did a brilliant job of making an emotional statement through this song.
    SPV01on March 24, 2016   Link

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