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Darkness and frost are starting to reach
The heart of this land with a cold disease
Sleep now for a while before the storm awakes
And one day it will reward you for the burden of wait
The roots go deep into the frozen dead ground
Listen to the land of snow, it makes no sound
For ages searching the warmth of the sun
If it never finds me, I can die as one

Time will go on and we are drifting away in the night
I've been searching so long, but I will find you even if it takes my whole life
But tonight I feel so alone and I know that you are forever gone...
Oh time, don't fade away when I need you here, oh please don't leave me now

TIME!
Time! Fades away!
When time fades away!
And I'll never be the same...

Time! Time! Time! Time!

You want so much from me - I feel nothing but grief and despair
How can I make you feel again - All my dreams are just visions I can't bear
You want something that I can't give - I cannot keep living in this bitter dream
And I don't care anymore
It feels like my life is ending

Oh, another year gone by...
But nothing has changed in my life...
And time goes on forever and ever...
And it waits for no one...

Time will go on and we are drifting away in the night
I've been searching so long, but I will find you even if it takes my whole life
But tonight I feel so alone and I know that you are forever gone...
Oh time, don't fade away when I need you here, oh please don't leave me now
Oh please don't leave me now...

Time fades away...
And I fade away...
And I'll never be the same...

TIME! Fades away!
When time fades away!
And I'll never feel the same
And I fade away!
When time fades away!
And I'll never feel the same...


Lyrics submitted by Skoobasteve24, edited by SMUSER17421948

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    My InterpretationI'm not sure when this song was actually written but it seems to me to be a metaphor for the production of the album. It took 6 years to push out just half the album due to endless technical and personal problems. It may have been a little over ambitious as well with the enormous virtual orchestra necessitating the mixing of 1500 audio tracks into a single album.

    The lyrics seem sound like they describe the writers block that Jari had talked about experiencing during production. One line, "I've been searching so long, but I will find you even if it takes my whole life" implies that he'll fight tooth and nail to his deathbed to finish this album, even at the cost of countless years that "Time" will never give back. The chorus closes on him begging Time not to leave him as he isn't finished yet.
    ThisSongIsAboutLoveon January 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationSomeone that has lived a regretful and wasted life.
    DerCapon February 25, 2015   Link

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