Nightwish Lyrics, Dark Passion Play

I dont want this to degenerate into some cheesy lyrics site, but there currently seems to be an unsatisfied demand for the lyrics of the latest Nightwish album, Dark Passion Play. So far, Ive transcribed The Poet and the Pendulum, Amaranth and Cadence of her Last Breath from the promo CD.

The real lyrics have been released by Nightwish, but I will keep my interpretations for historical reasons.

  • The Poet and the Pendulum Lyrics
  • Amaranth Lyrics
  • Cadence of her Last Breath Lyrics
  • Bye Bye, Beautiful Lyrics
  • Whoever Brings the Night Lyrics
  • Sahara Lyrics
  • Seven Days to the Wolves Lyrics
  • Meadows of Heaven Lyrics
  • For the Heart I Once Had Lyrics

Nightwish The Poet and the Pendulum Lyrics

The end
The songwriters dead
The blade fell upon him
Taking him to the white land of empathica, of innocence
The poet ??? meadows of heaven

The dreamer and the wine
Poet without a rhyme
A widow writer, torn apart by chains of Hell
One last perfect verse
Yet still the same old song
Oh Christ, how I hate what I have become
Take me home

Get away, run away, fly away
Lead me astray, to dreamers hideaway
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
Forgive me, I have but two faces
One for the world,
One for God, save me
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world

My home was there at last, these meadows of heaven
The venture filled days more with every smiling face
Please, no more words
Those from a seventh hell
No more, please, tell me once my heart goes by
Take me home

Get away, run away, fly away
Lead me astray, to dreamers hideaway
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
Forgive me, I have but two faces
One for the world,
One for God, save me
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
Whore for this cold world
Whore for this cold world

Sparkle, a scenery
With childish lies, I fall
With beauty underneath
The end, Im free
Tuck me in
Beneath the blue
Beneath the great
Beneath the ray
One night reigns a journey in time
See them, the light

On the shore he sat and hoped
Under the same belief
Blue sky, the light chose you
Shows you hope

Im afraid, so afraid, of being raped
Again and again and again
I know I will die alone, but loved
You live long enough to hear the sounds of chaos
Long enough to find yourself screaming
And if you want
Live long enough to see your friends betray you
Years have I been stripped unto this altar
Now I only have three minutes left to live
I just wish the tide would catch me first
And give me a death
As I hoped for

??? Drum the ride up, Christ
Join in Hell and fantasize
The whole world would it take to ???
??? run away
Everyone must bury their own
The victim buried their heart under stone
???
???

The morning dawn upon this altar
Remains of the dark passion play
Performed by his friends without shame
Screaming on his curse ???

Get away, run away, fly away
Lead me astray, to dreamers hideaway
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
Forgive me, I have but two faces
One for the world,
One for God, save me
I cannot cry cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
the whore for this cold world
the whore for this cold world

Today, in the year of our Lord, 2005
Tuomas was called from the cares of the world
To stop crying at the end of this beautiful day
The music he wrote, at the long pain, about silence
He was found, walking, dead, with a smile on his face
And one thousand pages of erased text

Save me

Theyve stilled my sun, your life
Oh, when did you become so cold?
The blade will keep on descending
All you need is to feel my love
Search for beauty, find your shore
Try to save the love them all, bleed no more
You have such oceans within
In the end, I will always love you

Nightwish Amaranth Lyrics

Baptized with a perfect name
The doubting one by heart
Alone without himself

War between him and the day
Need someone to blame
In the end, little he can do alone

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one
The never-fading rain in your heart
The tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one
The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Apart from the wandering pack
In this brief flight of time we reach
For the ones, whoever dare

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one
The never-fading rain in your heart
The tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one
The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Reaching, searching for something untouched
Hearing voices of the never-fading calling

Caress the one
The never-fading rain in your heart
The tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one
The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Nightwish Cadence of her Last Breath Lyrics

Running for her life
The dark rain from her eyes still falls
Her taking butterfly
Chose a dark day to live
Save one breath for me

Alone and longing for
The cadence of her last breath

Why do I miss someone I never met
Her ??? me bating breath I await
Seawinds brought her to me
A butterfly, May one day
Miracle of life
And all the poetry in the world
Finally makes sense to me
Save one death for me

Alone and longing for
Run away, run away, run away, run away
The cadence of her last breath

The terrestrial, thats not life
Drink her beauty
Feel her last breath

Sometimes a dream turns into a greed

Alone and longing for
Run away, run away, run away, run away
The cadence of her last breath
Alone and longing for
Run away, run away, run away, run away
The cadence of her last breath

Update: Another one, Bye bye, Beautyful

Nightwish Bye Bye, Beautiful Lyrics

Finally the hills are without eyes
They are tired of painting a dead mans face
Red with their own blood
They used to love having so much to lose
Blink your eyes just once and see everything in ruins

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, dont you see?
You chose the long road, but well be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Die die, beautiful

Think of those ???
??? for the blinded siblings wanting the dying hearth
Lose around a choking heart eternally torn apart
So toll now the funeral bell

No need to die
??? lie

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, dont you see?
You chose the long road, but well be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Die die, beautiful

Bye bye, beautiful
Die die, beautiful

Its not the tree that forsakes the flower
Not the flower that forsakes the tree
Some day Ill learn to love this dance
???

How blind can you be, dont you see?
How blind can you be, dont you see?
How blind can you be, dont you see
That the ???

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, dont you see?
You chose the long road, but well be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Die die, beautiful

Bye bye, beautiful
Die die, die die

Another update, Whoever Brings the Night:

Nightwish Whoever Brings the Night Lyrics

We seduce the dark with pain
And try to lie to ships that pass in the night
You and I, a whore and a bashful sailor
Welcome to a sunrise of a dirty mind

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

The dark dream to hide the innocence
Why the last of night?
Im so bright, seductive lies
Crimson maquerade where I merely played my part
Poisoned art of desire

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

Choose a bride tonight
A fantasy for the sorry
Hurt me, I love to suffer
Your harems are dreams for free

???

Come with me on the water
And drown to despise me no more
Unholy, unworthy
My night is a dream for free

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night
Whoever brings the night

And now the little weird Sahara:

Nightwish Sahara Lyrics

My twilight of a dark queen
It goes through night light
As he feels the curse of gods
The pharaoh strike

One-thousand-one nights Ive seen
The philosopher and the queen

Ancient ??? mariner in a sea of sand
The journey-beauty is doomed to die for

One-thousand-one nights Ive seen
The philosopher and the queen

???

Heaven has a darkened face
Hearings of sorry ???
The dreams caravan ???
He might cross the ways

???
As the stride slowly turn to leash the fear

One-thousand-one nights Ive seen
The philosopher and the queen

One-thousand-one nights Ive seen
The philosopher and the queen

One-thousand-one nights Ive seen

Ive transcribed a bit of Seven Days to the Wolves now. Also found out that its called Seven days of the wolves in some places, e.g. last.fm, but that just contradicts the lyrics too much.

Nightwish Seven Days to the Wolves Lyrics

The wolves, my love will come
Taking us from where dust once ???
Is there life before a death?
Do we long too much at the never-land

Howl! Seven days to the wolves
Where will we be when they come?
Seven days to the poison
And a place in Heaven
Theyre going near us Time growing near as
They come to take us

This is my church of choice
Lost ??? in lost sacrifice
For the rest, I have to say to you
I will dream like a god
And suffer like all the dead children

Howl! Seven days to the wolves
Where will we be when they come?
Seven days to the poison
And a place in Heaven
Theyre going near us Time growing near as
They come to take us

This is where heroes and cowards are ??? part ways

Light the fire, feast
Chase the ghost, give in
Take the road less traveled
Leave by, leave the city of fools
Turn every poet loose

Howl! Seven days to the wolves
Where will we be when they come?
Seven days to the poison
And a place in Heaven
Theyre going near us Time growing near as
They come to take us

Howl! Seven days to the wolves
Where will we be when they come?
Seven days to the poison
And a place in Heaven
Theyre going near us Time growing near as
They come to take us

Hero
Coward
???

The slowest and the least good of the songs on Dark Passion Play, perhaps the worst of Nightwish ever (except The Carpenter):

Nightwish Meadows of Heaven Lyrics

I close my eyes, the lantern dies
The scent of awakening, wild honey and dew
Childhood games, woods and lakes
Streams of silver, toys of olden days

Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven

Lands of wonder and of hidden treasures
In the meadow of life, my acre of Heaven
A five-year-old winter heart in a place called home
Sailing the waves of past

Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven

Rocking chair without a dreamer
A wood and a spring without laughter?
Sandbox without toy soldiers
Yuletide without the flight
Dream down for her

Flowers wither, treasures stay hidden
Until I see the first star-fall
I fall asleep and see it all
Mothers care and colour of the kites

Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven

Cavalry contributed with a draft of the lyrics for For the Heart I Once Had. Yet another slow (and thereby boring) song.

Nightwish For the Heart I Once Had

Heaven today is far away
To a place I once called home
Heart of a child ???
As another love grows cold

Once my heart beat to the
Rhythm of the falling snow
Like there below the river now flows
A stream on mounds of magic snow

For the heart Ill never have
For the child forever gone
The music flows because it loves
For the heart I once had

??? today ???
To understand the weight of the world
Faded and torn ???
My weak and hoping heart

For the child, for the night
For the heart I once had
I believe I have foreseen
Everything I could ever be

For the heart Ill never have
For the child forever gone
The music flows because it loves
For the heart I once had

Time will not heal a dead boys
Time will kill

For the heart Ill never have
For the child forever gone
The music flows because it loves
For the heart I once had

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