Amazing how close these are, especially thematically. Another reminder of how great and ignored some of Bruce's solo stuff was. He keeps trying to redo it in Iron Maiden in less good form. Darkside of Aquarius is on of my favorite tracks of his too.



The first hellrider came
On wings of plenty in the dark
Poured out his poison
And he blew away his mark
The fascist from the east is coming
Mothers, hide your sons

The second hellrider came
From the flaming seas and molten sands
Pipers playing Hell's commands
Poured out his poison
With his promises of promised lands
blackened tongues of lying leaders

Here come the riders
As the wheel of dharma's is running out of time
Here come the riders
As the wheel of time is running out of time

The third hellrider came
Teaching brothers to kill brother man
And the fourth hellrider waits
On an acid trip for an acid world
Wars of old religious fools and superstitious men
Throws some scary Tarot cards and...

Here come the riders
As the wheel of time is running out of time
Here come the riders
As the revolution's stepping into time
The Darkside of Aquarius
Has robbed us of our souls and minds
Here come the riders
As the wheel of time is running out of time





Across a painted desert lies a train of vagabonds
All that’s left of what we were it’s what we have become
Once our empires glorious but now the empire’s gone
The dead gave us the time to live and now our time is done

Now we are victorious we’ve become our slaves
A land of hope and glory building graveyards for the brave

Have you seen the writing on the wall
Have you seen that writing
Can you see the riders on the storm
Can you see them riding