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Once lyrics by Nightwish

1. Dark Chest Of Wonders

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 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 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 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

2. Wish I Had An Angel

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 angelwings 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 angelwings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight Greatest thrill Not to kill But to have the prize of the night 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 angelwings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight I wish I had an angel I wish I had an angel I wish I had an angel I wish I had an angel

3. Nemo

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 Id give my everything My flower withered between The pages 2 and 3 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 Id 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 forevermore 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 Id 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 forevermore Name forever more

4. Planet Hell

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 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

5. Creek Mary´s Blood

Soon I will be here no more You´ll hear the 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 itself gave us this land Our souls will join again the wild Our home in peace and war and death Wandering on Horizon Road Following the trail of tears Once we were here Where we have lived since the world began Since time itself gave us this land Wandering on Horizon Road Following the trail of tears Once we were here Where we have lived since the world began Since time itself gave us this land

6. The Siren

A lady with a violin playing to the seals Hearken 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. Dead Gardens

The story behind the painting I drew is already told No more tearstains on the pages of my diary Tired but unable to give up since I´m Responsible for the lives I saved The play is done The curtain´s down All the tales are told All the orchids gone Lost in my own world Now I care for dead gardens My song is little worth anymore Time to lay this weary pen aside The play is done The curtains down

8. Romanticide

Godlove and rest my soul With this sundown neverending The feel is gone yet you ain´t gonna see me fail I am the decadence of your world I am an eider covered in oil Happy hunting, you double-faced carnivore Tell me why No heart to cry Hang me high The music is dead, the amen is said The kiss of faith is what I beg A loving heart and soul for sale Tell me why No heart to cry Hang me high Leave me be And cease to tell me how to feel To grieve, to shield myself from evil Leave me be Od of lies is killing me Romanticide Till love do me part See me ruined by my own creations Leave me be And cease to tell me how to feel To grieve, to shield myself from evil Leave me be Od of lies is killing me Romanticide Till love do me part Dead Boy´s alive but without sense I need a near-death experience Heart once bold Now turned to stone Perfection my messenger from hell Wine turns to water Campfires freeze, loveletters burn Romance is lost Lord, let me be wrong in this pain Temporary pain, eternal shame To take part in this devil´s chess game Spit on me, let go, get rid of me And try to survive your stupidity

9. Ghost Love Score

We used to swim the same moonlight waters Oceans away from the wakeful day - My fall will be for you - My fall will be for you My love will be in you If you be the one to cut me I will bleed forever Scent of the sea before the waking of the world Brings me to thee Into the blue memory - My fall will be for you - My fall will be for you My love will be in you If you be the one to cut me I will bleed forever Into the blue memory A siren from the deep came to me Sang my name my longing Still I write my songs about that dream of mine Worth everything I may ever be The Child will be born again That siren carried him to me First of them true loves Singing on the shoulders of an angel Without care for love ´n loss Bring me home or leave me be My love in the dark heart of the night I have lost the path before me The one behind will lead me Take me Cure me Kill me Bring me home Every way Every day Just another loop in the hangman´s noose Take me, cure me, kill me, bring me home Every way, every day I keep on watching us sleep Relive the old sin of Adam and Eve Of you and me Forgive the adoring beast Redeem me into childhood Show me myself without the shell Like the advent of May I`ll be there when you say Time to never hold our love - My fall will be for you - My fall will be for you My love will be in you You were the one to cut me So I´ll bleed forever

10. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan

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

11. Higher Than Hope

Time it took the most of me And left me with no key To unlock the chest of remedy Mother, the pain ain´t hurting me But the love that I feel When you hold me near The hopes were high The choirs were vast Now my dreams are left to live through you Red Sun rising Drown without inhaling Within, the dark holds hard Passiontide An angel by my side But no Christ to end this war To deliver my soul from the sword Hope has shown me a scenery Paradise poetry With first snow I´ll be gone The hopes were high The choirs were vast Now my dreams are left to live through you Red Sun rising Drown without inhaling Within, the dark holds hard Red Sun rising Curtain falling Higher than hope my cure lies Your death saved me Red Sun rising Drown without inhaling Within, the dark holds hard Red Sun rising Curtain falling Higher than hope my cure lies Red Sun rising Drown without inhaling Within, the dark holds hard Red Sun rising Curtain falling Higher than hope my cure lies

12. White Night Fantasy (bonus track)

Enchantress came to me and said: Meet me at the lake tonight I hunmed this song to the white Through the shroud of snow I saw Paradise Peace No more lies Crestfallen soul Rest for this night Love is here Right here under my wings I dream of wolves with them I run For me she lengthened the night I am home I am in peace Crestfallen soul Rest for this night Love is here Right here under my wings

13. Live To Tell The Tala (bonus track)

A single grain can tip the scale Amidst the burden the scale will prevail Showing whats worth being here Storyteller by a hearth of stone A white little creature purring me My childhood kingdom gone in time The islands filling my mind with blue The one in speacial, heaven´s court All the joy unforgiven by this task An errant soul, homeless and foul All gone but the will to Live to tell the tale The days are filled with anxiety Frustration, one right note a day Where to find a perfect tune Just do the work and take a step back All the joy unforgiven by this task An errant soul, homeless and foul All gone but the will to Live to tell the tale Dark chambers of my mind Locked around the neck of my love None of you understand And it doesn´t matter To a broken marionette like me An errant soul, homeless and foul An errant soul, homeless and foul All gone but the will to Live to tell the tale Oh how I hate mykind Have it all Yet wish to die Not mykind but the kind as you are Saints in Cain´s mask I love you I just did

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