"Juliet" as written by and Toni Kakko....
These are my final lines,
I've lived all my nine lives,
My nights are over, cannot feel your heart anymore

I lived only trough you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
I do not want to die,
But no more can I love you!

How hard it is to understand
My wish to die hand in hand?
This night's like a dream
You will be the last thing I will see

I hold your hand, close my eyes all I love finally dies
Drank the poison most foul with you
But why do you smile?

Don't smile
Don't you smile
You're supposed Wither away with me, so, Juliette
Please don't smile
I'm paralyzed and you are still alive.

Life is but a long, sad game
Lifeless souls, avoiding shame
Two dead swans is all what we need
To pave the winding memory lane.

No hellos, no bad goodbyes
Wailing, distant, silent cries
You can live with my pain,
It's your own you cannot take?

You played the game and lost,
I wonder how you can,
Hold the cards for a dead man

The light and the clarity
Welcome change for the life in the darkness,
Sea of my sanity

Lost in the vanity
All I ever wanted, to be lost in you,
My burden, the hatred

My own reality
Mirrors and smoke
The final truth unfolds

Your reality
Mirrors my hopes,
Where you will need me

They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
I'm a restless soul, I'll make the best ghost
All things good end into a

Minute of silence!
I get myself in line
One minute of silence
To face my own demise
One minute of silence
This is not what I signed for
One minute of silence
You double-crossing, filthy whore

I sit with someone in the dark
I'm so afraid to see it's me again
You had a change of heart,
Now we're all getting hurt

Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to my life again
Walk with me, every curve, every bend
This promenade that seems to come to an end

You know what you meant to me,
Emptied the room in your life that I paid for
When I lost my sanity
I made a mess I am now here to clean

It is too late to regret anything tonight
After what has come to light
You have played me for a fool, for all this time?
The story may rewrite itself after I'm gone
One more breath, the day will dawn

How hard it is to understand
My wish to die hand in hand?
These wounds stay open all night long,
You are the last thing I will see

I lived only by you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
My sole reason to die, for
There's no life without you

These are my final lines, I've used all my nine lives,
My life is over, cannot feel your heart anymore

I lived only by you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
Have no reason to live,
I can't feel the love anymore

This is, the end
Why?
You're closing my eyes


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"Juliet" as written by Toni Kakko

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    My InterpretationTo me, this is a Romeo and Juliet gone wrong. There are allusions to the play - The name Juliet, the poison that he drank at the end of the play when he thought she was dead (From the poison she drank herself to stop her heart from beating for a while, to fool her parents). If Juliet had decided not to drink the poison that actually killed her, he survived a few more moments, and she didn't really love him (Possibly for killing her cousin), this would fit perfectly. Which would make Tony the anti-Shakespeare. xD

    But yeah, even if it seems to fit, somewhat, into the Calebverse, I like to think of it as the way described above. Let's walk through this.

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    '"These are my final lines,
    I've lived all my nine lives,
    My nights are over, cannot feel your heart anymore"'

    Lines are spoken in plays. Not songs, traditionally. This, coupled with the title, made me think of Romeo and Juliet the first time I heard the song. After that, the nine lives - Romeo fought with the opposing clan many times, and survived, he wasn't given a death sentence by the king for fighting in Verona streets, as promised (Was exiled, instead), and had plenty of other good luck. He's used them all up, and luck has caught up to him. The nights would be referring to the nights he was able to sneak into Juliet's room at night, and stay with her until the morning. And he cannot feel her heart anymore because of the poison the Friar gave to her to fool her parents so she could get out of marrying Paris.

    'I lived only trough you,
    My scar, my heart, my truth,
    I do not want to die,
    But no more can I love you!!!

    How hard it is to understand
    My wish to die hand in hand?
    This night's like a dream
    You will be the last thing I will see'

    Shakespeare's works were always over-exaggerated. Romeo, for example, lived only for Rosaline, until he saw Juliet, and then he was head-over-heels for her. He lived only for her; she was his everything. This is where it gets interesting - Romeo no longer loves Juliet. Maybe because she died before him, and he cannot forgive that.

    He then goes on to explain he wanted to die hand in hand with her, and now he's accepting the next-best thing. He's killing himself, and she's the last thing he will ever see. This is good enough for him; it has to be, because she's already dead.

    'I hold your hand, close my eyes all I love finally dies
    Drank the poison most foul with you...
    But why do you smile?

    ...Don't smile
    Don't you smile
    You're supposed Wither away with me, so, Juliette
    Please don't smile
    I'm paralysed and you are still alive.'

    He holds her hand as he dies (Which I believe actually happened in the Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet) after drinking the poison ('Most foul') that was meant to kill him. She wakes up from her poison-induced coma at this time, smiling to see him, or more likely to see him dying. He's sad that she's smiling, because he's going to die without her. He's paralyzed - can't move - and she's smiling to see him die (A possible motive for this is that he killed her cousin, and she's getting revenge).

    At this point, Romeo goes into a coma of his own before he dies, reflecting on things. He focuses on how sad life is, and about how everyone's really alone. I think he's felt betrayed at this point, and has started to wallow in self-pity.

    'No hellos, no bad goodbyes
    Wailing, distant, silent cries
    You can live with my pain,
    It's your own you cannot take?

    You played the game and lost,
    I wonder how you can,
    Hold the cards for a dead man'

    At this point, Juliet regrets what she has done, and is considering taking her own life. She's still confused about whether she loved her cousin or Romeo more. That's the 'Wailing, distant, silent cries' that Romeo hears as he is unconscious. In his mind, he is now lashing out at her for what she's done.

    'The light and the clarity
    Welcome change for the life in the darkness,
    Sea of my sanity...

    Lost in the vanity...
    All I ever wanted; to be lost in you,
    My burden, the hatred...

    My own reality...
    Mirrors and smoke
    The final truth unfolds

    ...Your reality...
    Mirrors my hopes,
    Where you will need me...'

    As he gets closer to death, Romeo's mind clears up. He sees the light that is often talked about before someone dies, and it gives him clarity. His mind was foggy after first losing consciousness, and he hated it. It seemed like an eternity because of his internal battle to comprehend what was happening, and now he finally has his light. Now he's getting lost in the Euphoria of the light (Lost in the vanity), and he is going over his life with Juliet.

    After this, he begins to realize what is happening once more with Juliet - His own life is ended (Mirrors and smoke; he's lost in it once more), and begins to understand the truth of everything that has happened. He hopes Juliet will regret what she did, which is covered in the next section, where her reality mirrors his hopes - She will need him. During this time, she is considering killing herself once more.

    'They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
    They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
    I'm a restless soul, I'll make the best ghost
    All things good end into a...'

    Romeo thinks he and Juliet will never be found (After all, this whole scene takes place in her family tomb). Because of what she has done to him, he cannot rest in peace, and will become a ghost, haunting the place for as long as possible.

    'Minute of silence!
    - I get myself in line
    One minute of silence
    - To face my own demise
    One minute of silence
    - This is not what I signed for...
    One minute of silence
    - You double-crossing, filthy whore...'

    He's beginning to accept that he's really going to die, and nothing can save him. He lashes out at Juliet once more for what she did to him, and probably regrets ever meeting her (This is not what I signed for).

    'I sit with someone in the dark
    I'm so afraid to see it's me again...
    You had a change of heart,
    Now we're all getting hurt...

    Ladies and gentlemen,
    Welcome to my life again
    Walk with me, every curve, every bend
    This promenade that seems to come to an end'

    He's sitting in the dark tomb with Juliet, or he's in his mind once more. I get confused about this part. The 'You had a change of heart' refers to her, but when he addresses the 'Ladies and Gentlemen,' he is obviously talking to himself. Probably about his friend who died, or Tybalt, whom he killed. He is walking with them in death as he is about to pass over to the afterlife.

    'You know what you meant to me,
    Emptied the room in your life that I paid for
    When I lost my sanity
    I made a mess I am now here to clean

    It is too late to regret anything tonight
    After what has come to light
    ...You have played me for a fool, for all this time?
    The story may rewrite itself after I'm gone
    One more breath, the day will dawn'

    At this point, Romeo is wanting to make amends for whatever he did to anger Juliet (I made a mess now I am here to clean - the actual sung words). He knows it's too late to regret anything, confirms that Juliet was playing him, and predicts the story will be rewritten (Maybe this is pre-Shakespeare; the real story of Romeo and Juliet). Romeo has one more breath in him before he dies for good.

    'How hard it is to understand
    My wish to die hand in hand?
    These wounds stay open all night long,
    You are the last thing I will see...

    I lived only by you,
    My scar, my heart, my truth,
    My sole reason to die... for
    There's no life without you

    These are my final lines, I've used all my nine lives,
    My life is over, cannot feel your heart anymore

    I lived only by you,
    My scar, my heart, my truth,
    Have no reason to live,
    I can't feel the love anymore...'

    Romeo goes over everything once more in his head, coming to terms with everything that has happened, and almost happily passing over the threshold to the afterlife...

    'This is... the end... Why...?
    You're closing my eyes... '

    Like a real human, Romeo questions his death once more, and Juliet closes his eyes. He then dies peacefully.

    The only thing left out completely is whether or not Juliet killed herself as well. In Shakespeare's play, she did, but Romeo was already dead. He had no way of knowing that. It could also be that she went on to live her life, and Shakespeare's version wasn't entirely accurate. The story was rewritten after Romeo died, that is.
    RyuheiAoion October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaha, that would be kinda funny, but it actually is part of the Caleb saga. Though I unfortunately don't know where it was, I read an interview with Tony on some German site, where he confirms that. Yet it seems to me that there are still too many parts missing to recollect the whole story, so I hope we will get to hear more about it in future Albums. :)

    Also, now I've listened more often and more closely to the song, I think I took some things a bit too literal in my first post. Meanwhile I think "poison" could be a metaphor meaning "love". Furthermore I now believe this song is to be put after "Don't Say a Word". The situation could be like that: After he's got hold of her he is very angry and threatens to kill her ("Don't Say a Word"), but then somehow she calms him down (or he, for he is kinda shizophrenic, calms down by himself) and then, in this song, recollects the story for himself, how he lived for her, how they broke up an how she didn't suffer from it the much he did (I like Kitchoua's thesis on that).
    Picajoon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI find RyuheiAoi's analysis very intriguing and accurate, that may be totally it... however, didn't Tony Kakko himself confirmed that Juliet is the end in the Caleb saga?? when first hearing the song I was thinking too about Romeo and Juliet, and a rewriting in a very twisted way of the song (with the details that RyuheiAoi brilliantly explained), but we're supposed to think this all fits with the Caleb saga...

    Anyway, I may like the Romeo/Juliet thing gone wrong better, 'cause as a final to the saga it shows that Caleb is a bit unstable and silly... really, the songs would go like this then:

    CALEB - The boy is born and stuff happens and he turns into an emotional wreck
    THE END OF THIS CHAPTER - "You left me, now I found you out, I'm going to kill you"
    DON'T SAY A WORD - "Unlike last time, now I am REALLY going to kill you"
    JULIET - "I changed my mind once again, let's die together by poisoning each other". "Ok, you first". "Ok..... no, wait, WTF, why are you sm......." X___X
    TimeWeaveron October 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn "Don't Say a Word," Caleb says, "I read the book about a man, a love, a woman, how they died." Maybe he read Romeo and Juliet and decided to emulate what happened there. It's possible the woman's name isn't even really Juliet, but he just calls her that because he's crazy and he's convinced himself by this point that they are Romeo and Juliet.
    DKeat80433on October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this might fit in the caleb saga, kinda between caleb and the end of this chapter
    Vazerrekon September 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery interesting thought, I didn't figure out for myself but now you said this I am perfectly with you. This could be about how he discovers that she doesn't love him anymore. The story might be that he wanted her to die with him, she agreed to be freed of him and his obsession and let him drink the poison while she didn't. When he figures out he calls her a whore and begins to hate her, which explains pretty much why in the end he is going to kill her in "don't say a word".
    Yet, if that was the story, there are still missing a few parts. Why did he survive? How does he get caught (for in "the end of this chapter" it says: "The promise they made, I should keep?
    Make sure that we would never meet", which I assume was a judgement)?
    Picajoon September 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think this is the last song in the story. So fist Caleb, then end of this chapter, don't say a word and finally juliet.

    During "don't say a word" he tries to kill her (maybe he stabbed her or poisoned her) after which he commits suicide (as he wants to die togeter with her). "Juliet" then describes the stalkers death ("These are my final lines, I've used all my nine lives").

    I'm currently wondering whether the girl survives: some things seem to point to her surviving ("But why do you smile?", "You're closing my eyes..." which seems to indicate she isn't dead whereas the staler is) while others point to her death ("My life is over, cannot feel your heart anymore")

    I don't see how the "You had a change of heart, Now we're all getting hurt..." would fit into this though...
    cloudslayeron September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the end. First Caleb, then "The end" were he finaly finds her back, then "Don't say" where he express his anger and tells how he's going to kill her. In Juliet, it seems that Caleb didn't kill her in Don't say a word, not yet. I'd say that Caleb is accusing her of "killing him" because when she left him, he felt like he had no reason to live on, while her was going away, smiling.

    "You're supposed Wither away with me, so, Juliette
    Please don't smile
    I'm paralysed and you are still alive."

    To me, those lines means that he expecteed her to "die" with him when they separated, to suffer like him.
    kitchoua_temboon September 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree completly with this being the "true" end to the caleb saga. the others told the story and this is the final period of his life. (lol, period pun)

    if it's not, then it's romeo & Juliett if juleitt was a coninving little whore OR romeo was a dissilusionned stalker.

    either way great song. Check out the orchestral version if your able.
    evilMoWon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAssuming the story continues in every album, starting in Silence with The End of this Chapter, then we're missing a song in Winterhearts Guild
    plus we never really heard much about the first days of his love
    maybe The Misery could tell this part, or Last Drop Falls...
    just a thought
    =P
    konall012on October 04, 2009   Link

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