"The Nameless One" as written by and Michael Poulsen....
Wake up baby and taste the dirt
We're six feet under and still in love
The day has come
We belong with the living dead of the night
The day has come
We belong with the living dead of the night

Hear the outlaw ghoul and his cane
Crashing our casket to find his way
The day has come
We belong with the living dead of the night

Hold on to me baby
His bony hands will do you no harm
It say in the cards we lost our soul to the nameless one

Wake up my darlings your time is up
Follow my riders into the dark
The day has come
We belong with the living dead of the night

Hold on to me baby
His bony hands will do you no harm
It says in the cards we lost our soul to the nameless one

Long time ago
You called upon the tombstones
Gambling with your soul for nothing
And now you're walking through the valley of the death

But see how beautiful you are
Skinny blue and grey in love
You'll walk among the outlaw bandits
Until you meet the nameless one

Hold on to me baby
His bony hands will do you no harm
It said in the cards we lost our soul to the nameless one

Hold on to me baby
His bony hands will do you no harm
It said in the cards we lost our soul to the nameless one

The day has finally come


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"The Nameless One" as written by Michael Poulsen

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    General CommentPoulsen says of ‘The Nameless One,’ “It’s a song that’s going to continue on the next album, lyrically it will continue. It’s about this young couple who was flirting around with spiritual forces. They played some cards where they somehow invoke some spirits from the 1800s — they came in contact with some tombstones from the 1800s and they actually end up selling their own souls to the nameless one and they have no idea who the nameless one is.”

    The vocalist continues, “The next thing that happens is that they wake up in a coffin and they hear someone banging on the top of the coffin and it’s the outlaw who is crushing the coffin and pulls them up and says, ‘You lost your soul to the nameless one and my duty is to take you to the nameless one. Follow me and my riders into the dark.’”

    Poulsen concludes, “That’s what the song is about, this couple waking up in the 1800s because they’ve been flirting with spiritual cards and they end up, by mistake, selling their souls to the nameless one and the next story or the next album is going to be about who is the nameless one and what does he want with that couple?”
    JoySorrowon January 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI am thinking that it was inspired by Stephen Kings Dark Tower series. The nameless gunslinger. :)
    joshuadwlon November 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWow, I feel very nerdy for coming up with this explanation of the song, but I think it's about a lich-lord and two of his subjects. A lich is a special type of undead creature that voluntarily gave up his natural life for immortality. Lich's unlike other undead are very intelligent, sometimes inhumanly so, and often command legions of lesser undead. Look at the Wikipedia page for an explanation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    There are at least 3 main characters in this song. There is the "outlaw bandit" (who I think is also the the "nameless one", and I think that this guy is the lich-lord). The other two characters are the deceased couple that are in love. Anyway, I think that the dead couple are being called back to life (undeath) to serve the nameless one, (the lich-lord/outlaw bandit). Normally, zombies don't experience love, but during this current undead craze, it's not unheard of.

    Of course symbolically, this song explores love, and alternative lifestyles (this sounds like I'm describing homsexuality, but that's not my intent).
    Convergenceon June 28, 2013   Link

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