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Century Child lyrics by Nightwish

1. Bless The Child

2. End Of All Hope

It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith To end all the innocence To be someone like me This is the birth of all hope To have what I once had This life unforgiven It will end with a birth No will to wake for this morn To see another black rose born Deathbed is slowly covered with snow Angels, they fell first but I´m still here Alone as they are drawing near In heaven my masterpiece will finally be sung It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith To end all the innocence To be someone like me Wounded is the deer that leaps highest And my wound it cuts so deep Turn off the light and let me pull the plug It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith To end all the innocence To be someone like me This is the birth of all hope To have what I once had This life unforgiven It will end with a birth Mandylion without a face Deathwish without a prayer End of hope End of love End of time The rest is silence Mandylion without a face Deathwish without a prayer End of hope End of love End of time The rest is silence It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith To end all the innocence To be someone like me It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith End of all hope

3. Dead To The World

All the same take me away We´re dead to the world The child gave thought to the poet´s world Gave comfort to the Fallen (Heartfelt, lovelorn) Remaining, yet still uninvited Those words scented my soul (Lonely soul, Ocean soul) It´s not the monsters under your bed It is the Man next door That makes you fear, makes you cry, Makes you cry for the child All the wars are fought among those lonely men Unarmed, unscarred I don´t want to die a scarless man A lonely soul (Tell me now what to do) I studied silence to learn the music I joined the sinful to regain innocence Heaven queen, cover me In all that blue Little boy, such precious joy Is dead to the world Heaven queen, carry me Away from all pain All the same take me away We´re dead to the world Dead, silent, constant Yet always changing - My favorite view of this world As he died, he will return to die in me again Weaving the cloth, giving birth to the Century Child Who gave his life not for the world but for me Innocence reborn once more Heaven queen, cover me In all that blue Little boy, such precious joy Is dead to the world Heaven queen, carry me Away from all pain All the same take me away We´re dead to the world We´re dead to the world

4. Ever Dream

Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me Would you do it with me Heal the scars and change the stars Would you do it for me Turn loose the heaven within I´d take you away Castaway on a lonely day Bosom for a teary cheek My song can but borrow your grace Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me (Dream of me) Come out, come out wherever you are So lost in your sea Give in, give in for my touch For my taste for my lust Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me Your beauty cascaded on me In this white night fantasy Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me (Dream of me) Ever felt away with me Just once that all I need Entwined in finding you one day Ever felt away without me My love, it lies so deep Ever dream of me

5. Slaying The Dreamer

I´m a priest for the poorest sacrifice I´m but a raft in a sea of sorrow, of sorrow and greed You bathed in my wine Drank from my cup, mocked my rhyme Your slit tongues licked my aching wounds Put a stake through my heart! And drag me into sunlight So awake for your greed As you´re slaying the dreamer Swansong for the Wish of Night God it hurts, give a name to the pain Our primrose path to hell is growing weed Put a stake through my heart! And drag me into sunlight So awake for your greed As you´re slaying the dreamer Blame me, it´s me Coward, a good-for-nothing scapegoat Dumb kid, living a dream Romantic only on paper Tell me why you took all that was mine! Stay as you lay - don´t lead me astray! Tell me why you took all that was mine! Stay as you lay - don´t lead me astray! Wake up, mow the weed You´d be nothing without me Take my life if you have the heart to die You bastards tainted my tool Raped my words, played me a fool Gather your precious glitter and leave me be The Great Ones are all dead And I´m tired, too I truly hate you all!

6. Forever Yours

Fare thee well, little broken heart Downcast eyes, lifetime loneliness Whatever walks in my heart will walk alone Constant longing for the perfect soul Unwashed scenery forever gone Whatever walks in my heart will walk alone No love left in me No eyes to see the heaven beside me My time is yet to come So I´ll be forever yours

7. Ocean Soul

One more night To bear this nightmare What more do I have to say Crying for me was never worth a tear My lonely soul is only filled with fear Long hours of loneliness Between me and the sea Losing emotion Finding devotion Should I dress in white and search the sea As I always wished to be - one with the waves Ocean Soul Walking the tideline I hear your name Is angels wispering Something so beautiful it hurts I only wished to become something beautiful Through my music, through my silent devotion Losing emotion Finding devotion Should I dress in white and search the sea As I always wished to be - one with the waves Ocean Soul Losing emotion Finding devotion Should I dress in white and search the sea As I always wished to be - one with the waves Ocean Soul

8. Feel For You

You were my first love The earth moving under me Bedroom scent, beauty ardent Distant shiver, heaven sent I´m the snow on your lips The freezing taste, the silvery sip I´m the breath on your hair The endless nightmare, devil´s lair Only so many times I can say I long for you The lily among the thorns The prey among the wolves Someday, I will feed a snake Drink her venom, stay awake With time all pain will fade Through your memory I will wade Barely cold in her grave Barely warm in my bed Settling for a draw tonight Puppet girl, your strings are mine Barely cold in her grave Barely warm in my bed Settling for a draw tonight Puppet girl, your strings are mine This one is for you, for you Only for you Just give in to it, never think again I feel for you This one is for you, for you Only for you Just give in to it, never think again I feel for you This one is for you, for you Only for you Just give in to it, never think again I feel for you

9. The Phantom Of The Opera

Tarja: In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came That voice which calls to me and speaks my name And do I dream again? For now I find The Phantom of the Opera is here - Inside my mind Marco: Sing once again with me our strange duet My power over you grows stronger yet And though you turn from me to glance behind The Phantom of the Opera is there - inside your mind Tarja: Those who have seen your face Draw back in fear I am the mask you wear Marco: It´s me they hear. Both: Your/my spirit and your/my voice in one combined The Phantom of the Opera is here/there inside my/your mind Tarja: He´s there, the Phantom of the Opera Beware the Phantom of the Opera Marco: In all your fantasies you always knew that man and mystery Tarja: Were both in you Both: And in this labyrinth where night is blind The Phantom of the Opera is there/here inside your/my mind Marco: Sing my angel of music! Tarja: He´s there The Phantom of the Opera

10. Beauty Of The Beast

1. Long Lost Love Trees have dropped their leaves, Clouds their waters All this burden is killing me Distance is covering your way, Tears your memory All this beauty is killing me Oh, do you care, I still feel for you Oh so aware, What should be lost is there I fear I will never, never find anyone I know my greatest pain is yet to come Will we find each other in the dark My long lost love Oh, do you care, I still feel for you Oh so aware, What should be lost is there Oh, do you care, I still feel for you Oh so aware, What should be lost is there 2. One More Night To Live Safely away from the world In a dream, timeless domain A child, dreamy eyed, Mother´s mirror, father´s pride I wish I could come back to you Once again feel the rain Falling inside me Cleaning all that I´ve become My home is far but the rest it lies so close With my long lost love under the black rose You told I had the eyes of a wolf Search them and find the beauty of the beast All of my songs can only be composed of the greatest of pains Every single verse can only be born of the greatest of wishes I wish I had one more night to live A saint blessed me, drank me deeply Spitting out the misery in me Still a sinner rapes 1000 saints Sharing the same hell with me Sanest choice in the insane world: Beware the beast but enjoy the feast he offers Sanest choice in the insane world: Beware the beast but enjoy the feast he offers All of my songs can only be composed of the greatest of pains Every single verse can only be born of the greatest of wishes I wish I had one more night to live 3. Christabel

11. Lagoon (Bonus Track)

Lagoon Imagine a perfect beach Without a mermaid Imagine a perfect hideaway Without a time Ocean Soul Imagine a perfect Eden Without a friend without a serpent Ocean Soul Lonely Soul ´Feeling lonely and content at the same time, I believe, is a rare kind of happiness´ Ocean Soul Lonely Soul

12. The Wayfahrer (Bonus Track)

The Wayfarer (Released on the single ´Ever Dream´ and the japanese version of ´Century Child´.) I went into the wilderness with Uncle Walt I discovered the wild Learning to suck all the experience Seeing the world through cradle´s bars The wild blessed me with an errant mind Showing the way for the ultimate lore I went around the world, beyond the wild Finding my home from an ocean shore Wayfarer, heartlander What if I only had One more night to live Home is where the way is My road goes on forever One more voyage to go Dead to the world Alive for the journey

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