Nightwish - Angels Fall First lyrics


01. Life Revisited

Music by Ynleborgaz
Lyrics by Nattetale
A journey through damnation.
It grows within me, breathes within me.
A dark plague which has risen in my mind.
Nothingness, emptiness and total desolation.
The pain grows day by day.
My mind screams for silence
"unleash the pain, set it free and let your life be shallowed by the eternal darkness.
Join us in our common solitude" it whispers to me.
"And we will conquer our inner demons" deep, deep within it is, and it is waiting in a never-ending nap
blood, so rare, so unique in the right surroundings.
It flows so uniquely down the sides of the tub
a beautiful sight in the eyes of the beholder.
Of me.
Nothing was ever more pure than this
the pain within rises as the darkness embraces me.
"It had to be done. And so it was", yes so it was
the eternal darkness sets me free and unleashes my inner demon.
Life revisited in my true form
set your mind free, set it free and join me in an early death

01. Elvenpath

Music by Nightwish
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen
(In the sheltering shade of the forest
Calling coming in silence
Accompanied only by the full moon
Howling of a night wolf
And the path under my bare feet...
...The Elvenpath)

Hearing music from the deepest forest
Songs as a seduction of sirens
The elf-folk is calling me

Tapio, Bear-king, Ruler of the forest
Mielikki, Bluecloak, Healer of the ill and sad
Open the gate and let me follow the uncarven path

The way to the lands
Where as a hero I stand
The path where Beauty met the Beast
It's the honesty of these worlds
Ruled by magic and mighty swords
That makes my soul long for the past

The moonwitch took me to a ride on a broomstick
Introduced me to her old friend home gnome
Told me to keep the sauna warm for him

At the grove I met the rest - the folk of my fantasies
Bilbo, Sparhawk, goblins and pixies
Snowman, Willow, trolls and the seven dwarves
The path goes forever on

The way to the lands
Where as a hero I stand
The path where Beauty met the Beast
It's the honesty of these worlds
Ruled by magic and mighty swords
That makes my soul long for the past

("Long ago, in the early years of the Second
Age the great Elven-smiths forged rings of

As I return to my room
And as sleep takes me by my hand
Madrigals from the woods
Carry me to neverland
In this spellbound night
The world's an elvish sight
In this spellbound night
The world's an elvish sight

("But then the Dark Lord learned the craft of
ring-making, and made the Master Ring.")

02. Fooling The Weak

Music by Ynleborgaz
Lyrics by Nattetale
Why do I live in a world which is not real?
Liquid swords of death. Depths of solitude. Nights of pure hatred. Hours of self mutilation
Why do I let my mind caress me like this?
Liquid swords of death. Depths of solitude. Nights of pure hatred. Hours of self mutilation
How can I let this slip through my suspicious mind?
I do not care about your opinions anymore. They mean nothing to me.
A reckless past catching up to me... and for what?
I demand answers, and they are not hard to find
This tormenting reality makes you dream of things you can never have, or will ever live to see
Life is so obscene, it fools the weak. It lets you dream eternally.
It sickens me and it pisses me off
I for one want to dream eternally, to see the injustice. To control my life and my situation
Solutions are rare and the answer lies in death. Death hails the courageous
Calling from beyond the cut of this blade. I need only to flick my wrist and the escape is at hand

02. Beauty And The Beast

Music by Nightwish
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen
Remember the first dance we shared?
Recall the night you melted my ugliness away?
The night you left with a kiss so kind
Only a send of beauty left behind

Ah dear friend I remember the night
The moon and the dreams we shared
Your trembling paw in my hand
Dreaming of that northern land
Touching me with a kiss of a beast

I know my dreams are made of you
Of you and only for you
Your ocean pulls me under
Your voice tears me asunder
Love me before the last petal falls

As a world without a glance
Of the ocean's fair expanse
Such the world would be
If no love did flow in thee
But as my heart is occupied
Your love for me now has to die
Forgive me I need more than you can offer me

Didn't you read the tale
Where happily ever after was to kiss a frog?
Don't you know this tale
In which all I ever wanted
I'll never have
For who could ever learn to love a beast?

However cold the wind and rain
I'll be there to ease your pain
However cruel the mirrors of sin
Remember beauty is found within

... Forever shall the wolf in me desire the sheep in you...

03. The Carpenter

Music by Nightwish
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen
Who are you? Man condemned to shine a salvation
Throughout the centuries

Why? Was the wine of the grail
Too sour for man to drink

The carpenter
Carved his anchor
On the dying souls of mankind
On the tomb of this unknown soldier
Lay the tools of the one who for us had died
Tools of the carpenter

The one they lick
The same old sick
Dream of their precious saviour

Kiss them deep
And make them weep
Over promises of eternal peace

The carpenter...

I hear you
Through the symphonic voices of nature
The purity I could never doubt
They tell me to lie on the grass
And observe my saviour
The one crucified to the chirping of birds

The carpenter...

04. Einsam

Hör auf zu jammern, lass die Tränen sein
Dich so zu sehen, macht dich für mich nur hässlich und klein
Der Kummer sitzt zwar tief, doch es hat keinen Zweck
Das sagst du dir jeden Tag

Die Anrufe, sie spenden dir nur kurzen Trost
Hab' dein Schiff in einen tiefen Abgrund gelotst
Jeder Blick durchs Zimmer bleibt an meinem Bild verharrt
Und ist wie zu Eis erstarrt
Und ist wie zu Eis erstarrt

Bist du einsam
Ist es das, was du willst?
Ist es das, was du fühlst?
Wenn du nicht bei mir bist
Fühlst du dich einsam?
Frisst es dich auf jede Nacht?
Hat es dich um den Schlaf gebracht
Die Angst mich zu verlier'n?
Die Angst mich (zu verlier'n)

Manchmal kommen Wut und der Hass in dir auf
Du weißt, ich war nicht ehrlich, hab' deine Liebe verkauft
Doch du bist zu feige, um dich aus dem Dreck zu ziehen
Denn ich in dir hinterließ

Ob ich g'rade an dich denke, geht dir durch den Kopf
Du hasst dich zwar dafür, doch du hoffst
Du hängst an jedem Strohhalm und das mach dich krank
Und für mich völlig uninteressant
Und für mich völlig uninteressant

Bist du einsam
Ist es das, was du willst?
Ist es das, was du fühlst?
Wenn du nicht bei mir bist
Fühlst du dich einsam?
Frisst es dich auf jede Nacht?
Hat es dich um den Schlaf gebracht
Die Angst mich zu verlier'n?
Die Angst mich

Ich bin doch der Böse
Ich hab' dich verlassen
Dich ins tiefe Tal
Deiner Tränen dich entlassen
Ich sollte jetzt leiden
Mir die Augen ausheulen
Doch das ist nur ein Traum
Wach auf, es ist nicht echt

Mir geht es gut
Und du?
Du fühlst dich schlecht?
Ist das Leben nicht ungerecht?

Bist du einsam?
Ist es das, was du willst?
Ist es das, was du fühlst?
Wenn du nicht bei mir bist
Fühlst du dich einsam?
Frisst es dich auf jede Nacht?
(Jede Nacht)
Hat es dich um den Schlaf gebracht
Die Angst mich zu verlier'n?
Die Angst mich

Ist es das, was du willst?
Was du willst
Ist es das, was du fühlst?
Die Angst mich zu verlier'n
Die Angst mich zu verlier'n

Hör auf zu jammern
Hör auf zu jammern
Lass die Tränen sein

05. Angels Fall First

An angelface smiles to me
Under a headline of tragedy
That smile used to give me warmth
Farewell - no words to say
beside the cross on your grave
and those forever burning candles

Needed elsewhere
to remind us of the shortness of our time
Tears laid for them
Tears of love, tears of fear
Bury my dreams, dig up my sorrows
Oh, Lord why
the angels fall first

Not relieved by thougts of Shangri-La
Nor enlightened by lessons of Christ
I'll never understand the meaning of the right
Ignorance lead me into the light

[Repeat chorus]

Sing me a song
of your beauty
of your kingdom
Let the melodies of your harps
caress those whom we still need

Yesterday we shook hands
My friend
Today a moonbeam lightens my path
My guardian

06. Tutankhamen

As the sun sets beyond the pyramids
To greet me with its rays
I place my hand on my forehead
To see your chariots' flames

Watch me kneel before you
Hear the cats meowing in the temple
They yearn the milk you cascaded
As I yearn that promised treasure

Treasure of
I am the one it is
Take me with you
through the stargate
To the valley of the kings

Sacrifice me
And let me be your queen
Take me
Tonight and always
We'll breed to fill all earth

Three milleniums it took me to guard your rest
Your slumber in mighty Phoenix's nest
But tonight the darkness in the tomb has perished
For Carter has come to free my beloved

[Repeat chorus]

07. Nymphomaniac Fantasia

The scent of a woman was not mine...

Welcome home, darling
Did you miss me?
Wish to dwell in dear love?

Touch my milklike skin
Feel the ocean
Lick my deepest
Hear the starry choir

Rip off this lace
that keeps me imprisoned
But beware the enchantment
for my eroticism is your oblivion

Old love lies deep, you said
Deeper shall be the wound between your legs

08. 24 Year Party Dungeon

Back in the mid 80's, Mr Fritzl had a plan
With bricks and mortar, build a cell fit for his daughter
No room to stand, no need she'll be on her back mostly
Prepare for winky, it's coming for you and it bears a tash

On holiday, he suns himself in Eastern-Asia
He's calm as fuck, he knows the screams and pain will go unhear

She'll see, his evil pee-pee
See, his evil pee-pee

In-my-basement-you-won't-find-her-she's- -semen-deep-inside-her-i-can't-think-how..-i-could-be-kinder

Wet against her will, TIGHT!

Hello Lizzy lets get busy, want some jizzy?
Spunk! Joseph!

Joseph, Fritzl, Fritzl, He is nice, Joe, Fritzl

She'll see, his evil pee-pee
See, his evil pee-pee

24 Year party dungeon, 24 house of fun
Find dead babies in the oven, mutant children starved of sun.

First i plant my inbred seed, then i go to K-F-fucking C


I eat chicken when i pump her fud, i love chicken, yum yum nice
Zinger tower gives me the power, to deflower my own kids

09. Lappi (Lapland)

Music by Nightwish
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen
1. Erämaajärvi

Kautta erämaajärven
matkaa kulkuri yksinäinen
Näkee lammella joutsenparven
vapauttaan itkevän

Kaipuu menneisyyteen
kiirii ilmassa huutoina kotkien
Ikijärveltä turvatulta
käy matka vuorten taa

2. Witchdrums


3. This Moment Is Eternity

Day possesses no key here
Where moon sheds the cold twilight
This moment is eternity

Land of beauty
Cold and cruel
Fjeld chants echoing
Reflecting the melancholy

Trust the wind
Trust the fire
Call for the hermit
The hermit of the night

Land of raven
Land of bear
Land of eagle
And wolverine

Dismal are the mirrors of a wolf

4. Etiäinen


10. Vesilahden Veräjillä

Music by Nightwish
Kasvoi kerran kaunis lapsi
Niin yleni ukon poika
Kirmu kiivas kassapäine
Vesilahen vallasmiesi
Nelivuosna nelisteli
Paimenkoiral' kulleroitti
Viisivuosna hevon päällä
Uju yli kaakilan lahden

Saapu kirmun kotomaille
Miehenalum majasille
Hunnun herra ristimiesi
Kumartaja ristin kjesun
Hunnun herra puhu paljo
Luikutteli lorujansa
Saarnojansa sepitteli
Unkasi ukon omnia

Sep'moli liikaa kirmuselle
Vesilahen valtiaalle
Suurel' sotipäällikölle
Miekkajalle mahtavalle
Kirmu viisas vallitsija
Laitto säilöihin soturit
Vangitsihe hunnun herran
Kiinni köytti kiesun koion

Kirmu näin sanoiski virkki
Hunnun herralle huhuili
"Jätä uskos llity meihim
Mikäli mielit vielä elää!"
Pelänny ei hunnun herra
Vielä viipy vaitonaisna
Kirmun puolesta rukoili
Vaikka puuhun naulittaisi

Sakaselän Naulinkaril'
Hunnun herra unohettiin
Miettinmähän tuumimahan
Kuollako vai eikö kuolla
Yöhyellä pimiällä
Kirjokannel kuutamolla
Tuli apu tovereilta
Kiesun kuvan kumartajilta

Hilja-neito kiesulainen
Oli apu hunnun herran
Lapsi kiinni lautassansa
Saapu kovalle karille
Helja-neito hiljaa hiipi
Ohi kävi vartijoitten
Vapautti hunnun herran
Kerilahen salasaunaan

Kiroeli kirmu plajo
Kunnei nähny vihulaista
Saaressansa satimessa
Sakaselän naulinkaril'
"Miksen korja kuolettanu
Tappotyötta en tohtinu
Henkeä vieny hunnun herralt
Kuristanu kalantilaista?"

Kiinni saatiin hunnun herra
Jälleen jäihe satimehen
Tällä kertaa ainaiseksi
Iäks ikikuunaiseksi
Hunnun herran käety lähti
Kourat irtos' repimällä
Torsot verta hyrskähteli

Kiristivät kourantyngät
Raual polttivat valtimot
Siihen suistu hunnun herra
Väsy vanhus vaivaamasta
Kirmun töitä kauhisteltiin
Teko pääty tarinoiksi
Noissa maissa messäsissä
Vesilahen veräjillä

10. Magic Man

The smell of a feast was in the air
And street merchants everywhere
In the caverns brave men told stories
Of mystic lands and magic glories

In his flowing robes he stood, high above the crowd
Cold blue eyes on fire, stared confident and proud
He raised his hands to the sky, and brought lots of power down
His deeds brought victory and we stole the kings crown

In the shadows of the morning light
The soldiers rest from a day's long fight
And 'round the campfire tall tales are told
Of mystical wonders and days of old

High up top the mountain
His words reached us all
"I am the chosen one and must answer their call"
On a winged chariot of fire, he travelled across the planes
To an unknown destiny and there he still remains

He was a magic man
Nothing could stand in his way
Be warned disbelievers
Of the powers of yesterday
He was a magic man
Holy fighter in an ancient war
Only light in the darkness shining forever more.

Shining, forever more...he was a magic man,
A light in the darkness, shining, shining forever more
The powers of yesterday, nothing can stand in his way
He was a magic man...

11. Empty Room

Music by Mordab

11. Welcome to Hel


11. A Return To The Sea

Music & lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen
A star falls down from the darkened sky
Where new worlds born and die
Kingdom Animalia watches its approaching glow
What it means is soon to be known

Beneath the lovely birch honeymakers build their nest in peace
On the savannah a lion licks a wounded gnu
To honor this moment even the heavens cease
Giant spiders learn how to swim
With whales they form a united kin

Snakes say hello to the rats on the ground
In the meadows play merrily the fox and the hound

Trilobite & Anymalocharis
The prey and the hunter
Survival of the fittest
Fall of Man

Seadrops foam all empty human skulls
Those on the shores of Atlantis
Darwin's resurrection is witnessed
By turtles he used to play with

Healed and happy She oversees
The Mother
The tyrant's return to the sea