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Oceanborn lyrics by Nightwish

1. Stargazers

A grand oasis in the vastness of gloom Child of dew-spangled cobweb Mother to the moon Constellations beholders of the 3rd vagrant Theater for the play of life Tragedienne of heavens Watching the eyes of the night Sailing the virgin oceans A planetride for the Mother and Child Floating upon the quiet hydrogen lakes In this ambrosial merry-go-round they will gaze Ephemereal life touched by a billion-year show Separating the poet from the woe Tragedienne of heavens Watching the eyes of the night Sailing the virgin oceans A planetride for the Mother and Child Oracle of the Delphian Domine Witness of Adam┤s frailty Seer of the master prophecy The stellar world her betrothed Wanderers in cosmic caravan Universal bond - The Starborn A son in the search for the truth Following the pages of Almagest Discovering the origin of dreams Stargazers ride through the ancient realms Tragedienne of heavens Watching the eyes of the night Sailing the virgin oceans A planetride for the Mother and Child

2. Gethsemane

Toll no bell for me Father But let this cup of suffering pass from me Send me no shepherd to heal my world But the Angel - the dream foretold Prayed more than thrice for You to see The wolf of loneliness in me ...not my own will but Yours be done... You wake up where┤s the tomb? Will Easter come, enter my room? The Lord weeps with me But my tears fall for you Another Beauty Loved by a Beast Another tale of infinite dreams Your eyes they were my paradise Your smile made my sun rise Forgive me for I don┤t know what I gain Alone in this garden of pain Enchantment has but one truth: I weep to have what I fear to lose You wake up where┤s the tomb Will Easter come, enter my room? The Lord weeps with me But my tears fall for you

3. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean

A snowy owl above the haunted waters Poet of ancient gods Cries to tell the neverending story Prophecy of becoming floods An aura of mystery surrounds her The lady in brightest white Soon the incarnate shall be born The Creator of the Night Deep dark is His Majesty┤s kingdom A portent of tomorrow┤s world There shall the liquid give Him power The red-eyed unborn lord Fatal embrace of the bloodred waters The cradle of infinite gloom The spell to master this Earth Carven on an infant┤s tomb

4. Sacrament Of Wilderness

Naked in midwinter magic Lies an angel in the snow The frozen figure crossed by tracks of wolves An encounter symbolic yet truthful With a hungry choir of wolves An agreement immemorial to be born Dulcet elvenharps from a dryad forest Accompany all charming tunes Of a sacrament by a campfire A promise between the tameless And the one with a tool Tonight the journey from a cave begins I want to hunt with the tameless heart I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar We will honor the angel in the snow We will make the streams for our children flow Wrapped in furs beneath the northern lights From my cave I watch the land untamed And wonder if some becoming season Will make the angel melt in shame I want to hunt with the tameless heart I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar We will honor the angel in the snow We will make the streams for our children flow

5. Passion And The Opera

Princess of lust Dignity put to dust A virginal sight Their apple to bite Drink from my thighs The rain of lies A sight so cursed Breasts which never nursed An Aphrodite for mortal souls Playing hide and seek in lecherous roles Their erotic hour my tearless weep Their satisfaction my infinite sleep Naked limbs reflecting from the moon I┤ll be there for you soon First wish for this night: Let me be your delight Body of a virgin Soul to the Devil┤s kin Your God is me In all that you see An Aphrodite for mortal souls Playing hide and seek in lecherous roles Their erotic hour my tearless weep Their satisfaction my infinite sleep

6. Swanheart

All those beautiful people I want to have them all All those porcelain models If only I could make them fall Be my heart a well of love Flowing free so far above A wintry eve Once upon a tale An Ugly Duckling Lost in a verse Of a sparrows carol Dreaming the stars Be my heart a well of love Flowing free so far above In my world Love is for poets Never the famous balcony scene Just a dying faith On the heaven┤s gate Crystal pond awaits the lorn Tonight another morn for the lonely one is born

7. Moondance

(instrumental)

8. The Riddler

Riddler Riddler ask me why The birds fly free on a mackerel sky Ask me whither goes the wind Whence the endless tick-tick stream begins Make me guess if the earth is flat or round Set a guessing if fantasies are unbound If tales aren┤t just for children to see That it┤s peace if sleep walks with me As you wish For kingdom come The one to know all the answers You think you dwell in wisdoms sea Still sweet ignorance is the key To a poet┤s paradise Challenge the Riddler and you will see... Riddler Riddler ask me why All mothers beneath the Earth and sky Hold their children┤s hands for a while Their hearts forever - yours and mine Make me wonder what┤s the meaning of life What┤s the use to be born and then die Make me guess who┤s the one Behind the mask of Father and Son As you wish For kingdom come The one to know all the answers You think you dwell in wisdoms sea Still sweet ignorance is the key To a poet┤s paradise Challenge the Riddler and you will see... For nature hates virginity I wish to be touched Not by the hands of where┤s and why┤s But by the Oceans┤ minds As you wish For kingdom come The one to know all the answers You think you dwell in wisdoms sea Still sweet ignorance is the key To a poet┤s paradise Challenge the Riddler and you will see...

9. The Pharaoh Sails To Orion

The Pharaoh Sails To Orion

10. Walking In The Air

We┤re walking in the air We┤re floating in the moonlit sky The people far below are sleeping as we fly I┤m holding very tight I┤m riding in the midnight blue I┤m finding I can fly so high above with you Far across the world The villages go by like trees The rivers and the hills The forests and the streams Children gaze open mouth Taken by surprise Nobody down below believes their eyes We┤re surfing in the air We┤re swimming in the frozen sky We┤re drifting over icy Mountains floating by Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep Arousing of a mighty monster from its sleep We┤re walking in the air We┤re floating in the midnight sky And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly

11. Sleeping Sun

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

12. Nightquest (Bonus Track)

Nightquest Born to the false world the wanderer Storyteller the pied piper On a quest for immortality Gathering a troop to find the fantasy Lead by a maid queen of the night Voice of angel such a divine sight An amazon to fight and cure This reality with her feline lure Patriotic to the promised land Of never-waking dream Nightquest a quest not for the past But for tomorrow to make it last Simply the best way to walk this life Hand in hand with a dreamer┤s mind Enter the realm don┤t stay awake The dreams remain they only break Forget the task enjoy the ride And follow us into the night A merry minstrel with his fingers fast Playing his lute charming every lass Joins the troop with a glitter in his eye ┤Shall I find fame - or shall I die?┤ Warrior with power along the path A hammerheart his gallantry to last Rhythm of sirens enemies take heed For in this war laws are in silent sleep Patriotic to the promised land Of never-waking dream Nightquest a quest not for the past... Come to the Elfland the eldest said In my guidance you shall not be afraid I am the mastermind the wizard to show the way... Nightquest a quest not for the past... First ones to walk this path of night Lady in black lady in white Followed by legions of night-time wanderers Guardians of the halls of heart When we from my homeland depart To challenge the gods of emptiness May the quest begin!

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