"Swanheart" as written by and Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen....
All those beautiful people
I want to have them all
All those porcelain models
If only I could make them fall

Be my heart a well of love
Flowing free so far above

A wintry eve
Once upon a tale
An Ugly Duckling
Lost in a verse
Of a sparrows carol
Dreaming the stars

Be my heart a well of love
Flowing free so far above

In my world
Love is for poets
Never the famous balcony scene
Just a dying faith
On the heaven's gate

Crystal pond awaits the lorn
Tonight another morn for the lonely one is born


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"Swanheart" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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    General Commenti L.O.v.E. this song! i agree with most the interpretations. i think it's about a person who's very beautiful on the inside but not so pretty on the outside, struggling to find true love. she wants to be loved but thinks love doesn't really exist, it's only for poets n writers n movies. in the real world the looks are the thing that really matters. no matter how beautiful she is from the inside, the pretty people are the ones who get the attention.
    mennaon March 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStrange name for a song but wow what a song it is. "Just a dying faith, On a heaven's gate" is a great line. Everyone knows the tale of the ugly duckling. Toumas puts his own spin on it, like he does so succefully with tons of his other lyrics.
    [Service to busy]on May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Nightwish. Thanks to a colleague of mine who suggested that I should listen to them some day. I'm glad I did... I love this song, love it's poetry, Tarja's voice makes this song unforgettable and it reminds me of someone I have liked for quite a while now...
    elven_princesson December 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. the lines
    'in my world love is for poets, never the famous balcony scene'
    is so sad.
    angels_fall_firston March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI *love* this song
    FaerieDuston March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so 'hauntingly' beautiful...
    MidnightEcstasyon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe imagery this song conjures up is just.. wow. Amazing.
    Cho0xy21on May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love nightwish, especially their oceanborn album. They're just so imaginative and creative! I think that the love is only for poets verse could be interpreted as in her world, love is only a thing in books, and it's never a real sacrifice, and the love dies quickly because it's not true love. I love it. It sounded serene when it said "If only I could make them fall" when the lyric was kind of bitter in a way. I agree that the person's kind of vulnerable and open about their love and their heart is open.
    dark ivoryon December 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song just reminds of the main character in the movie: the perfume. though im convinced that tuomas didnt mean to writ about him, he draw a character that looks exactly alike, an ugly duckling who's always searching for love, for a beautiful felling... he envies all those people who can just live freely (wanting to make them fall)... he does seem psychotic in this verse...
    a really gr8 song. i recommand to everyone who likes it to read or watch the movie: the perfume, story of a murderer.
    noufion February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti L.O.v.E. this song! i agree with most the interpretations. i think it's about a person who's very beautiful on the inside but not so pretty on the outside, struggling to find true love. she wants to be loved but thinks love doesn't really exist, it's only for poets n writers n movies. in the real world the looks are the thing that really matters. no matter how beautiful she is from the inside, the pretty people are the ones who get the attention.
    mennaon March 25, 2009   Link

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