"Wish I Had an Angel" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes 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 `n 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
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


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"Wish I Had an Angel" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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  • +2
    General CommentMarco's shouting:

    Greatest thrill
    Not to kill
    But to have the prize of the night
    Hypocrite
    Wannabe friend
    13th disciple who betrayed me for nothing!
    unlearnthetruthon June 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThiis song is about freedom from the bounds of sexual restrictions that our christian society forces to us. The very idea of "innocennce", all this old lies will burn like angel's wings.

    Where is my angel of lust? :)

    P.S. To understand metal lyrics you must have a broad view of things and the capacity to see deeper. If it is tired for your mind to think and you can't understand the "stupid" lyrics of metal there are many "artists" around that have plain and simple lyrics about trendy issues that need no brain at all.
    Aegipanon January 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI wish I had an angel
    For one moment of love
    I wish I had your angel tonight
    (The start of the song is a conversation between two love rivals here one of them has already lost and is telling the winner that he wishes he could have someone to love just for moment even... then proceeds to tell him I wish I had your (lover/Girl) 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
    (They are once again having a conversation one of them start by saying its was night and or the day was ending I decided to let myself be guided by sin instead of innocence your going to hate me but I have already fallen to deep to fall any further prepare yourself this night will hurt you like it never has before)


    Old loves they die hard
    Old lies they die harder
    (Here is and easy explanation continuing from the last verse he explains Old loves are hard to kill old lies you tell yourself and others are even harder to kill)

    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
    (Here is in the story the guy is talking to the girl telling her I wish I could have you just once even... I wish I could have my way with you before you do anything with anyone else he is telling her I know its just lust and that this will be a sin after this you will no longer be innocent thus (burning angel wings to dust) he tells her I wish to have you tonight)

    I`m going down so frail `n cruel
    Drunken disguise changes all the rules
    (The guy is talking to his friend/love rival now telling him I know what I did was wrong but I was drunk I had no idea what I was doing)

    Old loves they die hard
    Old lies they die harder
    (Here he once again explains I was in love with her first and old loves are hard to get rid of or kill he also explains that old lies are even harder to kill)

    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
    (He tells his friend/rival I wish I had your girl I still do just once more … I wish I had her one more time I'm in love with this lust and I want to take her down with me)

    Greatest thrill
    Not to kill
    But to have the prize of the night
    Hypocrite
    Wannabe friend
    13th disciple who betrayed me for nothing!
    (Here the Rival finally speaks up he tells him you did this for the trill of doing it you didn't want to kill me you wanted to make me suffer you hypocrite you pretended to be my friend only so you could get with her you betrayed me yet you still couldn't get your way she will never love you)

    Last dance, first kiss
    Your touch my bliss
    Beauty always comes with dark thoughts
    (Here is the guy thinking alone now and with nothing gained he thinks of the things he could have had and thinks should have been his he thinks of the first kiss the last dance and being with the girl the he thinks beauty always is accompanied by dark and evil intentions)

    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
    (here is the guy storming out telling him I still want her and I'm not giving up)
    LRES17on June 22, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI first heard this song on Launch. At first I was like "Oh God...Nightwish..." then I listened to the whole thing, and was blown away. I went out and bought the CD the following paycheck.
    tranquil_furyon November 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell since this is songmeanings not bashthesongifyoudonlikeit.com why don't we talk abpout the meanings if you don't like it don't comment. I think it could be about her trying to find life.
    Gurbul26on January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, quiff, I think you must be listening to a different album than the rest of us! This album is fantastic - looking forward to hearing some of the tracks live in February 2005.
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish I had an angel for one moment of love
    I wish I had your angel, your words of Mary undone

    Should read: your virgin mary undone
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPrepare to hate me for when I may
    This night will hurt you like never before

    Should read: prepare to hate me fall when I may
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome can disguise [changes, all of the rules]

    Should read: drunken disguise changes all of the rules
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment[Marco shouting, indistinct]

    This is: Greatest thrill, not to kill, but to have the prize of the night, hypocrite, wannabe friend, 13th disciple who betrayed me for nothing
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link

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