"Silver Rider" as written by and Mimi J. Parker George Alan Sparhawk....
At times I see you
You silver rider
Sometimes your voice is not enough

Your face in windows
Outside forever
Nobody dreamed you'd save the world
Nobody dreamed you'd save the world

La la la la etc

The march is over
The great destroyer
She passes through you like a knife

Oh take me with you
You silver rider
Sometimes you voice is not enough
Sometimes your voice is not enough

La la la etc



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"Silver Rider" as written by Mimi J. Parker George Alan Sparhawk

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    General Commentbeautyful
    candysayson April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what Low means, but this song speaks to me of God. There are times in life when I need more than just His voice, when I long to go with Him because even prayer won't let me fully commune the way I want to with Him.

    I only own two of their albums, this one and The Things We Lost in the Fire, so I don't know if Low does this a lot, but this song quotes its melody from Closer on the other album (...hold me closer than that). They both share a common motif of unfulfillment. I think they use the same melody to encode those same feelings into the current song.
    uneducated_noviceon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what Low means, but this song speaks to me of God. There are times in life when I need more than just His voice, when I long to go with Him because even prayer won't let me fully commune the way I want to with Him.

    I only own two of their albums, this one and The Things We Lost in the Fire, so I don't know if Low does this a lot, but this song quotes its melody from Closer on the other album (...hold me closer than that). They both share a common motif of unfulfillment. I think they use the same melody to encode those same feelings into the current song.
    uneducated_noviceon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song speaks obviously about a clash between Galactus and his long-time loyal servant, the Silver Surfer. Galactus (the Great Destroyer) wants to obliterate the Earth, and sends the Silver Surfer to our planet to act as a spearhead. Despite his initial loyalty to Galactus, the Surfer changes his mind (because his love for the human race) and tries to stop him. Galactus 'passes through him like a knife', but still the Silver Surfer somehow manages to save the world, something that, given the tremendous threat posed by the cosmic power of Galactus, 'nobody dreamed'.

    The song is a mourn to the Surfer, who is gone.
    circuitryon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCircuitry - yes, but surely you realize the Silver Surfer is a barely-disguised Christ figure?
    Quisquillosoon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthehe, tis true.
    tony the tiger would say GRRRREAT SONG and then kick someone in the head slowly headbanging to it durng the loud parts
    doylekmon March 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgreat song...
    workingironon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe galactus theory occurred to me too, and I had forgotten the detail about the Silver Surfer saving the world in the original comic book. That part makes sense, but there's plenty of the song that it doesn't explain. For example, in "The great destroyer / she passes through you like a knife", the great destroyer would be Galactus, but Galactus was male.

    I also think it's more than a coincidence that the sung vocals sound so much like:
    "Nobody dreamed you'd say the word / love, love, love"
    That's the way I always heard it, and I was surprised to read different lyrics here. Maybe there's a double meaning. The "say the word / love" version suggests an ordinary human relationship. Maybe the "silver rider" is an old person with gray hair. In that case, the great destroyer would be Time, or Death ("the march is over"). Time and Death aren't usually represented as female either though.
    myfuturepaston September 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAlan has said that Silver Rider is a song about a Duluth superhero... This was in 2006 or 2007 at the Fourth Fest at Park Point, before it was moved to the Bayfront Festival Park.
    revaaronon March 07, 2014   Link

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