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End Of An Era lyrics by Nightwish

1. Dark Chest Of Wonders

Dark Chest of Wonders (Tuomas Holopainen) Once I had a dream And this is it Once there was a child´s dream One night the clock struck twelve The window open wide Once there was a child`s heart The age I learned to fly And took a step outside Once I knew all the tales It`s time to turn back time Follow the pale moonlight Once I wished for this night Faith brought me here It`s time to cut the rope and fly Fly to a dream Far across the sea All the burdens gone Open the chest once more Dark chest of wonders Seen through the eyes Of the one with pure heart Once so long ago The one in the Big Blue is what the world stole from me This night will bring him back to me Fly to a dream...

2. Planet Hell

Planet Hell (Tuomas Holopainen) Denying the lying A million children fighting For lives in strife For hope beyond the horizon A dead world A dark path Not even crossroads to choose from All the bloodred Carpets before me Behold this fair creation of God! My only wish to leave behind All the days of the Earth An everyday hell of my kingdom come The 1st rock thrown again Welcome to hell, little Saint Mother Gaia in slaughter Welcome to paradise, Soldier My 1st cry neverending All life is to fear for life You fool, you wanderer You challenged the gods and lost Save yourself a penny for the ferryman Save yourself and let them suffer In hope In love This world ain´t ready for The Ark Save yourself a penny for the ferryman Save yourself and let them suffer In hope In love Mankind works in mysterious ways Welcome down to my Planet Hell Save yourself...

3. Ever Dream

Ever Dream (Tuomas Holopainen) 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 Chorus: 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 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 Your beauty cascaded it on me In this white night fantasy

4. The Kinslayer

The Kinslayer (Indisponível) For whom the gun tolls for whom the prey weeps bow before a war call it religion Some wounds never heal some tears never will dry for the unkind cry for mankind Even the dead cry their only comfort kill your friend, I don`t care orchid kids, blinded stare Need to understand no need to forgive no truth no sense left to be followed Facing this unbearable fear like meeting an old friend ´Time to die, poor mates, you made me what I am´ In this world of a million religions everyone prays the sameway ´Your praying is in vain, it`ll all be over soon´ Father help me, save me a place by your side ´There is no god, our creed is but for ourselves´ ´Not a hero unless you die Our species eat the wounded ones´ Drunk with the blood of your victims I do feel your pity-wanting pain Lust for fame, a deadly game ´Run away with your impeccable kin´ Good wombs hath borne bad sons... Cursing, God, why ? Falling for every lie survivors` guilt in us forevermore 15 candles redeemers of this world dwell in hypocrisy how were we supposed to know ?

5. The Phantom Of The Opera

The Phantom Of The Opera (A. Lloyd Webber/T.Rice) 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. Sing once again with me our strange duet; My power over you grows stronger yet. I know you turn from me to glance behind, The phantom of the opera is there Inside your mind. Those who have seen your face Draw back in fear. I am the mask you wear, It´s me they hear. Your spirit and my voice in one combined; The phantom of the opera is here Inside my your mind. He´s there the phantom of the opera. Beware the phantom of the opera. In all your fantasies, you always knew That man and mystery Were both in you. And in this labyrinth where night is blind, The Phantom of the opera is here Inside my your mind. Sing, my angel of music! He´s there,the phantom of the opera!

6. The Siren

The Siren (Emppu Vourinen; Tuomas Holopainen) A lady with a violin Playing to the seals Heartken to the sound Of calling. Who tied my hands to the wheel The zodiac turns over me (come to me) Somewhere there my fate revealed I hear but how will I see? I tied myself to the wheel The winds talk to my sails, not me (come to me) Somewhere there my fate revealed I hear but how will I see?

7. Sleeping Sun

Sleeping Sun (Tuomas Holopainen) The sun is sleeping quietly Once upon a century Wistful oceans calm and red Ardent caresses laid to rest For my dreams I hold my life For wishes I behold my night The truth at the end of time Losing faith makes a crime I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you Sorrow has a human heart From my god it will depart I´d sail before a thousand moons Never finding where to go Two hundred twenty-two days of light Will be desired by a night A moment for the poet´s play Until there´s nothing left to say I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you

8. High Hopes (Pink Floyd Cover)

High Hopes (David Gilmour / Polly Samson) Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young In a world of magnets and miracles Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary The ringing of the division bell had begun Along the long road and on down the causeway Do they still meet there by the cut There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps Running before time took our dreams away Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground To a life consumed by slow decay The grass was greener The light was brighter With friends surrounded The nights of wonder Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again Dragged by the force of some inner tide At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world Encumbered forever by desire and ambition There´s a hunger still unsatisfied Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon though down this road we´ve been so many times The grass was greener The light was brighter The taste was sweeter The nights of wonder With friends surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river Forever and ever

9. Bless The Child

Bless The Child (Tuomas Holopainen) I was born amidst the purple waterfalls. I was weak, yet not unblessed. Dead to the world. Alive for the journey. One night I dreamt a white rose withering, a newborn drowning a lifetime loneliness. I dreamt all my future. Relived my past. A witnessed the beauty of the beast´ Where have all the feelings gone? Why has all the laughter ceased? Why am I loved only when I´m gone? Gone back in time to bless the child Think of me long enough to make a memory Come bless the child one more time How can I ever feel again? Given the chance would I return? I´ve never felt so alone in my life As I drank from a cup which was counting my time There´s a poison drop in this cup of Man To drink it is to follow the left hand path ´Where have all the feelings gone? Why is the deadliest sin - to love as I loved you? Now unblessed, homesick in time, soon to be freed from care, from human pain. My tale is the most bitter truth: Time pays us but with earth & dust, and a dark, silent grave. Remember, my child: Without innocence the cross is only iron, hope is only an illusion & Ocean Soul´s nothing but a name... The Child bless thee & keep thee forever

10. Wishmaster

Wishmaster Master! Apprentice! Heartborne, 7th Seeker Warrior! Disciple! In me the Wishmaster Elbereth Lorien A dreamy-eyed child staring into night On a journey to storyteller`s mind Whispers a wish speaks with the stars the words are silent inhim Distant sigh from a lonely heart ´I`ll be with you soon, my Shalafi´ Grey Havens my destiny Master!... Silvara Starbreeze Sla-Mori the one known only by Him To august realms, the sorcery within If you hear the call of arcane lore, Your world shall rest on Earth no more A maiden elf calling with her cunning song ´Meet me at the Inn of Last Home´ Heartborne will find the way! Master!... Wishmaster Crusade for Your will A child, dreamfinder The Apprentice becoming... Master!...

11. Slaying The Dreamer

Slaying The Dreamer (Tuomas Holopainen) I´m a priest for the poorest sacrifice I´m but a raft in a sea of sorrow, 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! 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!

12. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan

Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan (Tuomas Holopainen) Kerran vain haaveeni nähdä sain En pienuutta alla tähtien tuntenut Kerran sain kehtooni kalterit Vankina sieltä kirjettä kirjoitan Luojani, luoksesi, Anna minun tulla siksi, Miksi lapseni minua luulee Sinussa maailman kauneus, josta kuolema teki minusta taiteilijan Luojani, luoksesi, Anna minun tulla siksi, Miksi lapseni minua luulee Oman taivaan tänne loin Anna minun päästä pois Oman taivaan tänne loin Anna minun päästä pois

13. Nemo

Nemo (Tuomas Holopainen) This is me for forever One of the lost ones The one without a name Without an honest heart as compass This is me for forever One without a name These lines the last endeavor To find the missing lifeline Oh how i wish For soothing rain All i wish is to dream again My loving heart Lost in the dark For hope i´d give my everything My flower, withered between The pages two and three The once and forever bloom gone with my sins Walk the dark path Sleep with angels Call the past for help Touch me with your love And reveal to me my true name Oh how i wish For soothing rain All i wish is to dream again My loving heart Lost in the dark For hope i´d give my everything Oh how i wish For soothing rain Oh how i wish to dream again Once and for all And all for once Nemo my name forever more Nemo sailing home Nemo letting go Oh how i wish For soothing rain All i wish is to dream again My loving heart Lost in the dark For hope i`d give my everything Oh how i wish For soothing rain Oh how i wish to dream again Once and for all And all for once Nemo my name forever more My name forever more

14. Stone People

15. Creek Mary´s Blood

Creek Mary´s Blood (Tuomas Holopainen) Soon I will be here no more You´ll hear my tale through my blood Through my people and the eagle´s cry The bear within will never lay to rest Wandering on Horizon Road Following the trail of tears White man came Saw the blessed land We cared, you took You fought, we lost Not the war but an unfair fight Sceneries painted beautiful in blood Wandering on Horizon Road Following the trail of tears Once we were here Where we have lived since the world began Since time it self gave us this land Our souls will join again the wild Our home in peace ´n war ´n death Wandering on Horizon Road Following the trail of tears Once we were here Where we have lived since the world began Since time it self gave us this land... ´Hanhep iyuha mi ihanbla ohinni yelo Òn sunkmanitutankapi hena Sunkawakanpi watogha hena Oblaje t´ ankapi oihankesni hena T´ at´ epi kin asni kiyasni he Akantanhanpi iwankal Oblaye t´ anka kin Osicesni mitakuyepi òn Makoce kin wakan Wakan Tanka kin òn Miwicala ohinni - Hanhepi iyuha Kici - Anpetu iyuha kici yelo Mi yececa hehaka kin yelo, na Ni yececa sunkmanitutankapi Kin ka mikaga wowasaka isom Uncinpi tuweni nitaku keyas ta k´ u Unwakupi e´ cela e wiconi Wanji unmakainapi ta yelo Anpetu waste e wan olowan Le talowan winyam ta yelo Unwanagi pi lel e nita it´ okab o´ ta ye Untapi it´ okab o´ ta Na e kte ena òn hanska ohakap Ni itansni a´ u nita ni ihanke yelo´

16. Over The Hills And Far Away

Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore) They came for him one winter´s night Arrested, he was bound They said there´d been a robbery, His pistol had been found They marched to the station house, He waited for the dawn And as they led him to the dock, He knew that he´d been wronged ´you stand accused of robbery,´ He heard the bailiff say He knew without an alibi, Tomorrow´s light would mourn his freedom Over the hills and far away, For ten long years he´ll count the days Over the mountains and blue seas, A prisoner´s life for him there´ll be He knew that it would cost him dear, But yet he dare not say Where he´d been that fateful night, A secret it must stay He had to fight back tears of rage His heart beat like a drum For with the wife of his best friend, He spent his final night of freedom Over the hills and far away, He swears he will return one day Far from the mountains and blue seas, Back in her arms he swear he´ll be Over the hills and far away Over the hills and, Over the hills and, Over the hills and far away Each night within his prison cell, He looks out through the bars He reads the letters that she wrote One day he´ll know the taste of freedom Over the hills and far away, She prays he will return one day As sure as the rivers reach the seas, Back in his arms she swears she´ll be Over the hills and far away, He swears he will return one day Far from the mountains and blue seas Back in her arms is where he´ll be Over the hills and far away, She prays he will return one day As sure as the rivers reach the seas, Back in his arms is where she´ll be Over the hills, Over the hills and far away Over the hills, Over the hills and far away

17. Wish I Had An Angel

Wish I Had An Angel (Tuomas Holopainen) I wish I had an angel For one moment of love I wish I had your angel tonight Deep into a dying day I took a step outside An innocent heart Prepare to hate me fall when I may This night will hurt you like never before Old loves they die hard Old lies they die harder I wish I had an angel for one moment of love I wish I had your angel your Virgin Mary undone I´m in love with my lust Burning angel wings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight I´m going down so frail and cruel Drunken disguise changes all the rules Old loves they die hard Old lies they die harder I wish I had an angel for one moment of love I wish I had your angel, your Virgin Mary undone I´m in love with my lust Burning angel wings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight Greatest thrill Not to kill But to have the prize of the night O Hypocrite Wannabe friend 13th disciple who betrayed me for nothing! Last dance, first kiss Your touch, my bliss Beauty always comes with dark thoughts I wish I had an angel for one moment of love I wish I had your angel, your Virgin Mary undone I´m in love with my lust Burning angel wings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight I wish I had an angel

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