Fan Song: “Dawn of the Third Day”

ParkerFebruary 16th, 2014 by Parker

Dawn of the Third Day Zelda Parody SongFans of the Zelda series and country music are in for a treat. Youtuber Nathan Smith has posted a song that combines the soulful tone of the country genre with lyrics full of iconic Zelda imagery. Titled “Dawn of the Third Day,” it can be heard in its entirety after the jump.

Smith posted his fan-made music video on his NateWantsToBattle channel on Thursday. Surrounded by a field of grass, he proves his skills as a vocalist, guitarist and ocarina-player in a performance that is both emotionally moving and fun to listen to.

Although described as a parody by the artist, “Dawn of the Third Day” manages to paint a touching relationship between Link and Princess Zelda. It brings to heart the powerful emotions inherent in the series while doing it in a playful manner. With lyrics like “She hookshots straight to me heart,” the song could have relied completely on cheesy flavor, but Smith is able to infuse it with real sentimental power.

It never fails to amaze me how passionate fans of the Zelda games can get when expressing their love for the series. It truly goes to show that Zelda games are something more than mere entertainment; they’re works of art that inspire creative expression.

Tell us what you think of this heartfelt Zelda-inspired love song in the comments below.

Source: YouTube

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  • The Velocirapture

    NateWantsToBattle is amazing!

    • StationaryBomb

      XD When I saw you post first I felt like “NO I WANTED TO HAVE A FIRST COMMENT THAT ISN’T (first trololololol)” anyways, this guy is really good I love to see people do this kind of stuff :P

      • UltimateTankOP

        I’ve often wondered why people post “FIRST!” comments. All it does is make everyone hate you.

        • TheHylianPixels

          Probably because those people are hopeless idiots and need to feel that they have actually accomplished something. Oh, wait, I’ve said first before… Well at least I cleverly say them :)

          • Ivysaur Man

            1st replying to 3rd replying to 1st about how 1st is pointless.

          • TheHylianPixels

            I believe it goes “1st replying to 3rd replying to 2nd replying to…man, that’s confusing. But not more confusing than this!(sorry, I can’t post the pic for some reason)

          • Zoltier853

            So. Dang. Confusing. So technically, it didn’t come from anywhere. I heard that this Song of Storms thing is something called a bootstrap paradox.

  • StationaryBomb

    Fan works, parodies, crafts, etc. I love to see them all. There needs to be more people like this :P Their work is amazing.

  • Blunter Fees


  • OcarinaPlayerOfTime

    There can only be one Ocarina Player! And that is…. nate….

  • TheMightyDekuWarrior

    Not a fan of country music, but this is great. I’d like to see lyrical Zelda music done in this style! Maybe some done on the Banjo would be cool, Miyamoto would like that.

    • TheMightyDekuWarrior
      • UltimateTankOP

        The saw is now my favourite musical instrument.

        • TheMightyDekuWarrior

          The chainsaw would have sounded more pretty.

          • awesome zelda

            its sounds similar to the wind and those howling stones in twilight princess! I just want to know how they found out the saw makes that noise!

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            I’d like to have one just to play it creepily in a hallway to scare people, or in some woods, because… I’m like that. :/

            But, yeah. It does sound like the Howling Stones. They just need a wolf.

  • awesome zelda

    That was amazing and beautiful! :D I loved the ocarina part now I just have to find someone to sing that to me…… :)

    • sanskrit vagina

      good luck

  • DarkHylianInterloper

    Man that was awesome! I’m not a huge fan of country but that was catchy (and no it’s not just because it’s Zelda related….well maybe a little).

  • It’s a me link

    Wait a minute if it’s the dawn of the third day won’t the moon have already fallen
    Jk it was a great song

    • Essence Of The Triforce

      The Moon fell on the night of the third day.

      • It’s a me link

        Oh yea I guess so but still it’s a theory a GAME
        Yea this jokes overused

        • Essence Of The Triforce

          Haha okay.

    • Linkfan99

      But the Moon falls on the dawn of the fourth day, doesn’t it? Right before the fourth day starts, that is. Yeah, I remember seeing “Dawn of the Third Day — 24 Hours Remain” several times throughout the game.

    • The Master Sword

      … No, Link has 3 days to save Termina, meaning that the moon falls on the 4th day.

  • Cross EMS

    Oh look, one of my favorite Youtubers did another cool video.

    • zeldamonsuperwholock origami

      Nice sharingan.

  • The Legend of Link

    NateWantsToBattle is one of my favorite youtubers.

  • BalladOfZelda

    I love this song! Nate is awesome, so it’s cool to see him on the website! :D

  • Majorasmask12

    People say I look like him :/

  • Kieroni

    Hmm.. I normally dislike fan songs, even done by people by amazing voices, but this one really is amazing! ^^

  • 2bmc

    uhmm… Im singing “FORR YOOUUUUU FORR YOUUUUU baby I’m not moving on yaddayadda.”
    In all honesty, this is one of the more brutal pieces of fan work I’ve seen. Sure you can make the argument that he’s making his own expression of the series, but it is extremely shallow, and the music just sounds like he changed that song above ^ to cheesy Zelda lyrics.

    • Graham

      He actually made a parody of that song with zelda stuff. this however is an original song.

  • Goldie


  • NiteHood

    Has anyone here seen Princess of Destiny? It’s another song about The Legend of Zelda that this girl plays on her ukulele. It’s pretty cool, check it out: