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Nightwish – Weak Fantasy

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

These stories given to us all
Are filled with sacrifice and robes of lust
Dissonant choirs and downcast eyes
Self-hood of a condescending ape

Behold the crown of a heavenly spy
Forged in blood of those who defy
Kiss the ring, praise and sing
He loves you dwelling in fear and sin

Fear is a choice you embrace

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale

Pick your author from à la carte fantasy
Filled with suffering and slavery
You live only for the days to come
Shoveling trash of the upper caste

Smiling mouth in a rotting head
Sucking dry the teat of the scared
A storytelling breed we are
A starving crew with show-off toys

Fear is a choice you embrace

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale

From words into war of the worlds
This one we forsake with scorn
From lies the strength of our love
Mother’s milk laced with poison for this newborn

Wake up child, I have a story to tell
Once upon a time

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale

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Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

Come on; hop on; let’s take a ride
Come and meet the travelers who came to town
They have a tale from the past to tell
From the great dark between the stars

We are a special speck of dust
A fleeting moment on an ark
A celebration, a rest haven of life

Lay on a field of green with mother Eve
With father pine reaching high
Look at yourself in the eyes of aye-aye
Unfolding rendezvous

Deep into the past
Follow the aeon path
Greet a blade of grass
Every endless form most beautiful
Alive, aware, in awe
Before the grandeur of it all
Our floating pale blue ark
Of endless forms most beautiful

Beyond aeons we take a ride
Welcoming the shrew that survived
To see the Tiktaalik
Take her first walk; witness the birth of flight

Deeper down in Panthalassa
A eukaryote finds her way
We return to the very first one
Greet the one we’ll soon become

Lay on a field of green with mother Eve
With father by reaching high
Look at yourself in the eyes of aye-aye
Unfolding rendezvous

Deep into the past
Follow the eon path
Greet a blade of grass
Every endless form most beautiful

Alive, aware, in awe
Before the grandeur of it all
Our floating pale blue ark
Of endless forms most beautiful

Deep into the past
Follow the eon path
Greet a blade of grass
Every endless form most beautiful

Alive, aware, in awe
Before the grandeur of it all
Our floating pale blue ark
Of endless forms most beautiful

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Nightwish – Shudder Before The Beautiful

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

“The deepest solace lies in understanding
This ancient unseen stream
A shudder before the beautiful”

Awake, Oceanborn
Behold this force
Bring the outside in
Explode the self to epiphany

The very core of life
The soaring high of truth and light

The music of this awe
Deep silence between the notes
Deafens me with endless love
This vagrant island Earth
A pilgrim shining bright
We are shuddering before the beautiful
Before the plentiful
We, the voyagers

Tales from the seas
Cathedral of green

The very core of life
The soaring high of truth and light

The music of this awe
Deep silence between the notes
Deafens me with endless love
This vagrant island Earth
A pilgrim shining bright
We are shuddering before the beautiful
Before the plentiful
We’re the voyagers

The unkown,
The grand show,
The choir of the stars
Interstellar theatre play,
The nebulae curtain falls
Imagination,
Evolution,
A species from the vale
Walks in wonder in search of the source of the tale

The music of this awe
Deep silence between the notes
Deafens me with endless love
This vagrant island Earth
A pilgrim shining bright
We are shuddering before the beautiful
Before the plentiful
We, the voyagers

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Nightwish – The Greatest Show On Earth

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

I. Four Point Six

Archaean horizon
The first sunrise
On a pristine Gaea
Opus perfectum
Somewhere there, us sleeping

“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries
We have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet
Sparkling with color, bountiful with life
Within decades we must close our eyes again
Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief
Time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe
And how we have come to wake up in it?”

II. Life

The cosmic law of gravity
Pulled the newborns around a fire
A careless, cold infinity
In every vast direction
Lonely farer in the Goldilocks zone
She has a tale to tell
From the stellar nursery into a carbon feast
Enter LUCA

The tapestry of chemistry
There’s a writing in the garden
Leading us to the mother of all

We are one
We are the universe
Forbears of what will be scions of the Devonian sea
Aeons pass, writing the tale of us all
A day-to-day new opening
For the greatest show on Earth

Ion channels
Welcoming the outside world to the stuff of stars
Bedding the tree of a biological holy
Enter life

The tapestry of chemistry
There’s a writing in the garden
Leading us to the mother of all

We are one
We are the universe
Forbears of what will be scions of the Devonian sea
Aeons pass, writing the tale of us all
A day-to-day new opening
For the greatest show on Earth

We are here to care for the garden
The wonder of, birth of, every form most beautiful
Every form most beautiful

We are one
We are the universe
Forbears of what will be scions of the Devonian sea
Aeons pass, writing the tale of us all
A day-to-day new opening
For the greatest show on Earth

III. The Toolmaker

After a billion years
The show is still here
Not a single one of your fathers died young
The handy travelers out of Africa
Little Lucy of the Afar

Gave birth to fantasy
To idolatry
To self destructive weaponry

Enter the god of gaps
Deep within the past
Atavistic dread of the hunted

Enter Ionia
The cradle of thought
The architecture of understanding
The human lust to feel so exceptional
To rule the Earth

Hunger for shiny rocks
For giant mushroom clouds
The will to do just as you’d be done by
Enter history
The grand finale
Enter ratkind

Man, he took his time in the sun
Had a dream to understand
A single grain of sand
He gave birth to poetry
But one day’ll cease to be
Greet the last light of the library

Man, he took his time in the sun
Had a dream to understand
A single grain of sand
He gave birth to poetry
But one day’ll cease to be
Greet the last light of the library

Man, he took his time in the sun
Had a dream to understand
A single grain of sand
He gave birth to poetry
But one day’ll cease to be
Greet the last light of the library

We were here!
We were here!
We were here!
We were here!

IV. The Understanding

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.
Most people are never going to die because
they are never going to be born.
The potential people who could have been here
in my place but who will in fact never see the
light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara.
Certainly those unborn ghosts include
greater poets than Keats,
scientists greater than Newton.
We know this because the set of possible
people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds
the set of actual people.
In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I,
in our ordinariness, that are here.
We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth
against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable
return to that prior state from which
the vast majority have never stirred?”

“There is grandeur in this view of life,
with its several powers,
having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one.
And that whilst this planet has gone cycling on
according to the fixed law of gravity,
from so simple a beginning
endless forms most beautiful and
most wonderful have been,
and are being, evolved.”

V. Sea-Worn Driftwood

(Instrumental)

Live @ Ratina Stadion, Tampere, Finland 2015
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Nightwish – How’s The Heart

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

We see a mother with no child
We meet a stranger poor, exiled
How’s the heart while it still beats?
Asks a no-one
Another John Doe

Sorrow hides well in your shell
A fellow man with hurt to spare
Dear one
Here I am to share the fear
An act of kindness
Without an amen

How’s the heart
Underneath the silence?
How’s the one
Drowning in the mire?
Let us sound a human paean
Come in, the fire’s warm
Burn the rope and dance some more

We met where the cliff greets the sea
Shared a story, took the leap
Rose up rooted, hid a note
You know where
You’ve been there

Now there’s one who came from me
A child of light, another tale
Dear one
Night will come but not to stay
Why?
The answer’s in the

How’s the heart
Underneath the silence?
How’s the one
Drowning in the mire?
Let us sound a human paean
Come in, the fire’s warm
Burn the rope and dance some more

Fair winds my love
Fly towards the calm
Fly utterly lost
Towards a beating heart

How is that heart
Underneath the silence?
How is the one
Drowning in the mire?
Let us sound a human paean
Come on in, the fire’s warm
Dull the blade and dance some more

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