"While Your Lips Are Still Red" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen....
Sweet little words made for silence not talk
Young heart for love not heartache
Dark hair for catching the wind
Not to veil the sight of a cold world

Kiss while your lips are still red
While he's still silent
Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
Hold another hand while the hand's still without a tool
Drown into eyes while they're still blind
Love while the night still hides the withering dawn

First day of love never comes back
A passionate hour's never a wasted one
The violin, the poet's hand
Every thawing heart plays your theme with care

Kiss while your lips are still red
While he's still silent
Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
Hold another hand while the hand's still without a tool
Drown into eyes while they're still blind
Love while the night still hides the withering dawn

Kiss while your lips are still red
While he's still silent
Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
Hold another hand while the hand's still without a tool
Drown into eyes while they're still blind
Love while the night still hides the withering dawn


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"While Your Lips Are Still Red" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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  • +3
    General CommentI don't think it's about death at all. It's about falling in love while you're young, before life happens and you don't have the time anymore.

    Like this one song I read from a comic book (Fushigi Yugi:Genbu Kaiden) and it said: "Life is brief maiden, fall in love before the crimson bloom fades from your lips"

    Same concept. Kiss, while your lips are still red. While you're still young.

    "Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled"
    Still innocent, virginal. Unveiled or unclothed.

    "Hold another hand while the hand`s still without a tool"
    Tool being a metaphor for a job or instrament for a job. Like a briefcase even. So hold hands while you're still kids and have the time to.

    "Drown into eyes while they`re still blind"
    Look into each other eyes while you still only have sights for each other. Blind-Innocent. Not yet seeing the world.

    "Love while the night still hides the withering dawn"
    Night time is party time, in the day you have to get up for work.
    Shindereraon March 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFound the official lyrics, evidently Jarmo posted them...

    Sweet little words made for silence
    Not talk
    Young heart for love
    Not heartache
    Dark hair for catching the wind
    Not to veil the sight of a cold world

    Kiss while your lips are still red
    While he`s still silent
    Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
    Hold another hand while the hand`s still without a tool
    Drown into eyes while they`re still blind
    Love while the night still hides the withering dawn

    First day of love never comes back
    A passionate hour`s never a wasted one
    The violin, the poet`s hand,
    Every thawing heart plays your theme with care

    Kiss while your lips are still red
    While he`s still silent
    Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
    Hold another hand while the hand`s still without a tool
    Drown into eyes while they`re still blind
    Love while the night still hides the withering dawn
    Satakielion August 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Marco's voice on this song. The song is the theme for the upcoming movie Leiksa! and seems to be a warning of the 'life is short, live while you can' variety.

    Just a question, but are the actual lyrics "Unveiled on another hair"? 'Cause I've always heard "Unveiled, hold another hand"...
    Satakielion August 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe nicest song of nightwish after Tarja got fired.Impressive how Marco changed his vocals for the song.very different of his usual raucous ones and still awesome..:)
    vampiratornhearton October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about first love, and to tell someone you love them before they're gone. I've learned this lesson in my life. 'Kiss while your lips are still red', tell someone you love them before they die, before they're gone. It's about young love and first love, simply as that.
    ixithegreaton November 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about loving while you still can, while the person you love is still around, etc. "While your lips are still red" might be referencing how when someone dies their lips turn blue.
    DixieJon November 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about getting that kiss you want while you still can before death comes and takes away the redness and life in their lips. I love this song. It makes me so sad but somehow not.
    Deladeuson January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. :)
    Tegzon July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea Satakieli, yet it wouldn't make sense to say hair lol.
    nightwishtragedyon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.
    Night Sanctuaryon February 02, 2008   Link

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