Nightwish - Bless the Child Lyrics

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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.
I 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
and the Ocean Soul's
nothing but a name...

The Child bless thee
and keep thee forever.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Bless the Child
  • 2 End of All Hope
  • 3 Dead to the World
  • 4 Ever Dream
  • 5 Slaying the Dreamer
  • 6 Forever Yours
  • 7 Ocean Soul
  • 8 Feel for You
  • 9 The Phantom of the Opera
  • 10 Beauty of the Beast


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen, Jukka Antero Nevalainen, Marko Tapani Hietala, Riku-Jussi Niemi, Tero Kalle Sakari Kinnunen, Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Veijo Tapio Laine
    album: Track 1 in album Century Child
    release date: 2002-6-24
    popularity : 171 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Symphonic Rock/Heavy Metal
    length: 6:13
    producer: Riku Niemi and Veijo Laine
    conductor: Riku Niemi
    orchestra: Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
    arranger: Riku Niemi and Veijo Laine
    guest: Sam Hardwick
    additional engineer: Terhi Kallio
    additional guest percussion: Mongo Aaltonen
    composer: Tuomas Holopainen
    orchestrator: Riku Niemi, Veijo Laine
    lyricist: Tuomas Holopainen
    Album Information
    label: Spinefarm Records
    country(area): Finland
    format: CD
    barcode: 0440018459252
    script: Latin