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Angels Fall First lyrics by Nightwish

1. Elvenpath

(In the sheltering shade of the forest Calling calming silence Accompanied only by the full moon The 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 Elvenpath It´s the honesty of these worlds Ruled by magic and mighty swords That makes my soul long for the past Elvenpath 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 Elvenpath It´s the honesty of these worlds Ruled by magic and mighty swords That makes my soul long for the past Elvenpath 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

2. Beauty And The Beast

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...

3. The Carpenter

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...

4. Astral Romance

A nocturnal concerto Candlelight whispers me where to go Hymn of gathering stars as my guide As I wander on this path of the night Embroidery of the stars Undress my feelings for this earth Send me your salva to heal my scars And let this nakedness me my birth Macrocosm poured its powers on me And the hopes of this world I now must leave The nightwish I sent you centuries ago Has been heard by those Who dwelled in a woe The distance of our bridal bed Await for me to be dead Dust of the galaxies take my hand Lead me to my beloved´s land Departed by the guillotine of death I received a letter from the depth The dream of my lover it carried inside Caressed by the sharpest knife I asked you to be my wife Rays of the setting sun Were my tears wept upon promises undone Come to me Make me believe to you and your love again Above the universe Beneath the Great Eye I shall desire you forevermore

5. 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 your 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 thoughts of Shangri-La Nor enlightened by the lessons of Christ I´ll never understand the meaning of the right Ignorance lead me into the light Needed elsewhere... 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

6. Tutankhamen

As the sun sets beyond the pyramid 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 for the milk you cascaded As I yearn your promised treasure Treasure of Tutankhamen I am the one it is Take me with you Through the stargate To the valley of the kings Sacrifice me Tutankhamen And let me be your queen Take me Tonight and always We´ll breed to fill all earth Three millenniums 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 Treasure of Tutankhamen I am the one it is Take me with you Through the stargate To the valley of the kings Sacrifice me Tutankhamen And let me be your queen Take me Tonight and always We´ll breed to fill all earth

7. 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 of the enchantment For my eroticism is oblivion Old love lies deep you said Deeper shall be the wound between your legs

8. Know Why The Nightingale Sings

What does the free fall feel like? Asks the boy with a spark in his eye Know why the nightingale sings Is the answer to everything Taking a step to the world unbound Spinning my fantasies all around Freed from the gravital leash I swear the heaven´s in my reach Dancing with the spirit of the air In this ocean so so open and fair Making love to the gods above On my maiden voyage so bold Landing safely to the blue lagoon Don´t know if this is the earth or the moon Joy of living is no more a mask The Eden I found will forever last Migrating with the geese My soul has finally found peace Doesn´t matter that man has no wings As long as I hear the nightingale sing...

9. Lappi (Lapland)

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 (Instrumental) 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 (Instrumental)

10. Once Upon A Troubadour (Bonus Track)

Once Upon A Troubador A lonely bard wandering across the lands am I Singing dancing finding answers to every why The taverns are full and one crosses my path, too I just might reward myself with a beer or two This inn the place of many romantic tales On the loft women offer their sales But my eyes they catch a girl beat by everyone A slave she is but for me a rose undone Hear me sing Watch me dance Play that lute of thine And share with me this dance As she danced my eyes began to shine There she was the maiden so divine How could I approach her with my outlook so poor Her beauty being much more than I could endure So I asked if I could sing a chanson With a language of ancient and of lore Gathered the men around us me and the girl in rags Soon were the melodies heard by everyone Hear us sing Watch us dance Sing with us this tale With a clap of hands The stories long-forgotten we still know Performing our skills wherever we go I end my story as I receive a kiss From my girl the dearest Beatrice Hear us sing Watch us dance Sing with us the tales Which the music will keep alive

11. A Return To The Sea (Bonus Track)

A Return To The Sea (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

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