“Fear the Rider”

Fear the Rider
lyrics by Aaron Levitz, Jason Amelio and Dan Flores,
inspired by a poem by Michael Davis
music by The Velveteen

Fear the rider in the dark
hunting in the lonely park.
Keep a tight grip on your rein
and venture not through his domain.

Fear the rider in the dark.
Heed this warning. Disembark.
Should you wish your head remain,
you’ll watch your neck now, Mr. Crane.

Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Doo doo doo.
Doot doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Doo doo doo.

You’re gonna die now. Off with your head
You’re gonna die now. Soon you’ll be dead.
You shoulda listened to what we said, and now you’re gonna be dead.

And now the horseman is coming for you.
It’s time to bid your head adieu.
You should have listened to what was true,
and now it sure does suck to be you.

Fear the rider in the dark.
Take advice without remark.
Though your valor, I applaud,
he’ll see right through your brave facade.

Fear the rider in the dark.
certain to snuff out your spark.
Riding like an angry god.
He’s coming for you, Ichabod.

Dobba dop bo. Dobba doo tay.
Dobba dop boo; lobba doo zay!
Dooba dee do. Lobba doo tay.
Dobba dee do, lobba doo zay!
Dobba zeego. Zeego budoww.
Eyba zay bo, zigaboo dow.
Doh bah beego. Zigaboo dow.
Go bae’t! Baae daae daae.

(instrumental break)

Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Duh doo doo.
Doot doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Duh duh duh.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Duh duh duh.
Doot doo. Doo-do doot doot doo.
Doo. Doo-do doot doot doo. Duh duh duh.

Fear the rider in the dark
hunting in the lonely park.
Keep a tight grip on your rein
and venture not through his domain.

Fear the rider in the dark.
Heed this warning. Disembark.
Should you wish your head remain,
you’ll watch your neck now, Mr. Crane.

(overlapping)
You’re gonna die now.
Off with your head
Fear the rider in the dark.
You’re gonna die now.
Soon you’ll be dead.
Take advice without remark.
You shoulda listened
to what we said,
Though your valor, I applaud,
and now you’re gonna be dead. he’ll see right through
your brave facade.
And now the horseman
is coming for you.
Fear the rider in the dark.
It’s time to bid
your head adieu.
certain to snuff out your spark.
You should have listened
to what was true,
Riding like an angry god.
and now it sure
does suck to be you.
He’s coming for you, Ichabod.
…sure does suck to be you. …coming for you, Ichabod.
…sure does suck to be you. …coming for you, Ichabod.
…it sure does suck to be you. …coming for you, Ichabod.

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