The title track to Saxon's sixth album, "Crusader" is about the Christian soldiers who invaded Islamic lands in the 12th Century.
"It's what we used to learn at school," Saxon lead singer Biff Byford told Songfacts
. "We used to read about the Crusades back in the day, Richard the Lionheart, and all these figures that obviously weren't as fantastic as people make out they are.
It's a song written from a young boy's point of view, watching the knights and soldiers leave for crusade, basically. And that's what it's about. It's a third-person song, and he wants to go with the knights and his father or his uncles who are going off to the crusade, and he can't because he's too young. That's the idea behind the song."