Nightrider Lyrics - Electric Light Orchestra

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I remember somewhere in the rain,
The faces of the passers-by,
Staring faces broken blinds,
I recall the situation clearly standing in a crowded car,
I can feel the need in me.

Hold on, nightrider baby,
Hold on you're a nightrider,
Riding the night, searching for what is gone,
Never reaching the end, so you must travel on.

I still see that vision of delight,
While cruising on the black of night,
But she keeps a step ahead,
Looking out the corner of her world,
Nobody ever knows a girl, who once lived along this way.

CHORUS: Repeat

Desolation degradation row,
Don't let the feeling show,
She's a ten a penny dream,
Faces with no name and no address,
Keep staring in on my distress, but she kills me with her smile.

CHORUS : Repeat

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Nightrider, am I | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/29/11

Sometime in the space of June 12 2011 to June 24, 2011, I became "Nightrider." It was an innocent enough game started by a friend, where we all chose nicknames and then he formally announced us as those names. After a moment of thought, I decided I was Nightrider. Yes, after this song, of course. I was already 10538 (as decided on February 1, 2011) but why not add to the collection of ELO nicknames? So somehow, I became the Nightrider, riding the night and searching for what is gone. I kept riding, searching, never finding what I was looking for. I showed my friend the song, and asked him if he could see why I was the Nightrider. Sadly, he too could see what I'd become: 10538 Nightrider, a fugitive from the self-designed prison inside my heart. But I'm happy as a fugitive - my quantum box isn't a good place to be. Love is more important than preserving yourself from heartbreak. Hurt is inevitable, but in the meantime, I can ride through the day and through the night, in search of the ever-elusive Sky......, who one day might turn around and smile back. 10538 Nightrider is alive and well, not planning on falling down to the rocks in the bay. Love is powerful, sustaining, and carries us all through the night but it's hard, painful, and full of potholes and pitfalls. However, the journey's well worth the scars. Sky......,if you can hear me, listen: you can't make the sun rise or set but you can dance in it's light all day. And when night comes, I'll be there, too, dancing in the forest under the moon.

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