Michael Woodhead

RIDER OF THE SPACEWAYS

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1971, 2020

I'm the rider of the spaceways
I am master of my fate
I shall know when Life is fading
Understand majestic great

I can change the very patterns
Of the molecules of Man
Lest he come to his undoing
By the means of his own plan

I'm the rider of the spaceways
I am warlord of this world
I bring death to all usurpers
Of my throne of gold and pearl

I can handle any power
That is made by hand of Man
I am lord of all I survey
I am lord of all I scan

I'm the rider of the spaceways
All the planets bow to me
I have conquered every galaxy
From Earth to Martian sea

I hold sway o'er all the masses
And the throngs of alien life
But, though I am omnipotent
Still am I now faced with strife

I'm the rider of the spaceways
I have lost in one last war
To a pow'r that's even greater
In a place I'd not explored

For there dwells there lowly Mankind
Whom I struck with mantled glove
Still they held and persevered
With the pow'r that's known as Love

Song title inspired by Marvel Comics' 'The Silver Surfer'


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