The Legend of Nightfall

Lyric ©1993 by Mickey Zucker Reichert
Music ©1998 by Steve Macdonald


A demon wakens with the night, 1
Reviling sun and all things bright.
Evil's friend and virtue's foe-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Eyes darker than the midnight shade, 1
Teeth sharper than the headsman's blade.
When he smiles a cold wind blows-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

When shadows fall and sunlight breaks, 1
What Nightfall touches, Nightfall takes.
Lives and silver, maids in bows-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

A demon cruel; a monster stark, 2
Grim moonlight, deepest dark.
Nightmares come to those who doze-
In darkness where old Nightfall goes.

Nightfall laughs, and death's ax falls. 1
Hell opens wide and swallows all.
He rules the depths where no light shows-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Lock up your children after dark, 1
Lest Nightfall find an easy mark.
For safety ends at twilight's close-
And darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Razor claws and fiery eyes, 2
Leathern wings to cleave the skies.
His soul within stark midnight froze-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Counting years like grains of sand. 1
Countless fall beneath his hand.
Time, his minion; night, his clothes-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Birthed within the black abyss, 2
His silent gift, a deadly kiss.
Gone before the rooster crows-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

Wolves and bats and beasts of night, 1
Spirits black that flee the light,
Cringed in fear when he arose-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

He feeds on elders and children, 2
On soldiers, kings, and beggarmen.
He never stops and never slows-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

The Evil One, the demon blight 1
Who hides in day and stalks the night.
He steals the stars and drags them low-
Darkness comes where Nightfall goes.

 

Copyright ©2003 Steve Macdonald