"Beauty Of The Beast" as written by and Mark Andrew/mac Lean Holmes....
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
So aware,
What should be lost is there

I fear I will never find anyone
I know my greatest pain is yet to come
Will we find each other in the dark
My long lost love


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


Christabel

"Oh, sweet Christabel. Share with me your poem.
For I know now, I'm a puppet on this silent stage show.
I'm but a poet who failed his best play.
A Dead Boy, who failed to write an ending
To each of his poems."


Lyrics submitted by Equilan, edited by JohnDiFool2, Cyndane, Ruzovy, Phonejack, Alneon, 425, OceanSoul221

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionOk some muppet has replced the Beauty OF the Beast lyrics with those of Beauty AND the Beast. Here are the right ones (from darklyrics.com)

    [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
    So aware,
    What should be lost is there

    I fear I will never find anyone
    I know my greatest pain is yet to come
    Will we find each other in the dark
    My long lost love

    [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 a 1000 saints
    Sharing the same hell with me

    Sanest choice in this insane world...
    Beware the beast but enjoy the feast he offers

    [Christabel]

    "Oh, sweet Christabel. Share with me your poem.
    For I know now, I'm a puppet on this silent stage show.
    I'm but a poet who failed his best play.
    A Dead Boy, who failed to write an ending
    To each of his poems."
    EdenScreamon December 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so awesome!! One of my favorites. It's absolutely beautiful.
    kandyon November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the finally of the album Century Child which has a central theme about the lost of innocence and the search for a lost love. Both themes return in this song.

    Part 1 describes the loning for that lost love and how he finds her again, still having the same feelings for her like he had in the past.

    In chronical order, the 2nd part of the song goes back to the time before the 1st part. It discribes his search for the long lost love, the memories he had of her that kept him going, but it also contains a reflextion of his past life. He tries to explain how hard his life has been and he tries to justify his lost of innocence.

    Sanest choice in the insane world:
    Beware the beast but beware the feast he offers

    with this he tries to say "In this sinful world we have no other choice than join in with the rest and just try to keep as sane as possible in our hearts and minds."

    The 3rd part is named Christabel, a girl's name (his lovers name I presume). The name itself means "beautiful christian"/"beautiful faithfull".. So naming his lover Christabel means that she is a pure, angelic figure in his mind.
    This part of the song are his last words to her. He asks for forgiveness since he feels like he failt her.

    For I know now, I'm a puppet on this silent stage show.

    "I was just a tool of the system, someone who went along with the rest"

    I'm but a poet who failed his best play.

    "I failed in what I thought I could do best" or "I failed in live"

    A Dead Boy, who failed to write an ending
    To each of his poems.

    The Dead Boy is synomonous to his lost innocent.

    Concluding we can say its about him, seeing himself as a Beast, since he went along with this sinfull world etc. and she was the only one who saw his inner beauty.
    So it's defintely a love song about losing and finding back the only one who ever seemed to really understand you.
    SnowballInExtremumon April 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song refers to the poem ' Christabel ' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    He couldn't finish this poem as said in the song
    --> 'A Dead Boy, who failed to write an ending to each of his poems'

    Samuel suffered from an opium addiction and couldn't complete his poems.
    railbansheeon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song about love that is not returned, or maybe love that ended. A real masterpiece, and extremely good for a song longer than 10 minutes.
    Kworbon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, such a beautiful song....
    pesmergaon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is possably my favorite song by nightwish, such an excelent song.

    btw, its 'Beware the beast but ENJOY the feast he offers' :)

    Yeah, I think its about a lost love, especially looking at the poem at the end.
    Koijuon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, its so epic. it beats ghost love score any day. it seems quite personal to tuomas when you listen to the lyrics. long lost love is my fave bit og the song & is very emotional.
    angels_fall_firston June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "beware the beast but enjoy the feast he offers"

    Which describes me in relationships quite well actually...I'm a bastard, so you have to watch out for that, but I can still show you a good time XD
    TheDarkJayon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason I associate this song with a war criminal, or at least someone put into the circumstances where he would have to do horrible things. I like how the song can be genderless...well, the line "beware the beast but enjoy the feast he offers." could identify the narrator as Tuomas.

    To me, this is a deathbed song, because the narrator states "I wish I had one more night to live". He fears going down into hell for what he's done, what he hasn't done, and feels his life's work has been futile.
    sheela_lon November 15, 2007   Link

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