"She Is My Sin" as written by and Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen....
Take heed, dear heart
Once apart, she can touch nor me nor you
Dressed as one
A wolf will betray a lamb

Lead astray the gazers
The razors on your seducing skin
In the meadow of sinful thoughts
Every flower's perfect

To paradise with pleasure haunted by fear

A sin for him
Desire within
A burning veil
For the bride too dear for him
A sin for him
Desire within
Fall in love with your deep dark sin

I am the Fallen
You are what my sins enclose
Lust is not as creative
As its discovery

To paradise with pleasure haunted by fear

A sin for him

Bless me, undress me
Pick your prey in a wicked way
God I must confess
I do envy the sinners


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"She Is My Sin" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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  • +2
    General Commenttarja turunen (i think thats how you spell it?) is an amazingly talented woman. her vocals are some of the best i have ever heard, and i would know, ive been to many brodway plays, and hers surpasses all of them. these songs are beautifully written, and really make you feel something.
    IAmTheEvenstaron April 22, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst, to perhaps shed new light on several comments, remember that Tarja is only the voice of Nightwish, not the heart. Tuomas (a male) wrote the song. With this knowledge, seeing the picture through male eyes should not blind you due to the voice of a woman.
    The wolf betraying a lamb verse is a little hard to interperet, but I'm pretty sure its about anyone (guy or girl is irrelevant), attempting to fool someone else into bed.
    The person contemplating wearing the lambskin obviously had a conscience and did not go through with the seduction.(hence "God, I must confess I do envy the sinners..")
    aceticaon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the "bride too dear for him" necessarily has to be a person. It could also be about lost innocence in general. In fact, I think that's what it IS about. Innocence is the bride, the bride is innocence. Once separated from innocence you can't get it back.
    tigger2006on December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThinking more objectively, this song seems to be about a forbidden relationship between a nun and a priest.The lyrics are full of allusions.
    "In the meadow of sinful thoughts" is quite religious to begin with.
    "To paradise, with pleasure haunted by fear" so you engage in the act but it's bittersweet even though it feels like paradise.
    "A burning veil/For the bride too dear for him" think of 'taking the veil' which means a girl becoming a nun and she becomes a 'bride of Christ'.But it's a burning veil now, because of both burning desire which makes the veil a burden and the idea of hell.
    "Bless me, undress me" - 'Bless me Father, for I have sinned'.Think of the confessional.
    "Pick your prey in a wicked way" implies power abuse.
    "God I must confess..../.....I do envy the sinners" quite intended pun, here.The theme of confession again, but a sardonic one because it is not the sin she confesses, but rather the fact that she envies the sinners and is cheeky enough to say it now and it isn't to a priest this time, but to God in her mind, the reason for which might be that after what's been done, she doesn't really respect the agents of authority anymore, like she's done with it.
    Nem0on June 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor the bride too dear for him.........Tarja was Marchelos bride at the time.. the song is about her .. about his lust for her.. Only my opinion!
    Acanthaaaon May 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlust. thats all i'm getting,
    off the subject i was listening to this song and it inspired me to write this story, absolutely unrelated to the song meaning, the story was about this chick exhibiting anorexic/bullimic behaviour. she had been abused as a kid and as a result had gone insane she worshipped this chick called elvy who became her best friend then she woke up and found out elvy wasn't real, just a metaphor for her eating disorder, random i know! so as a tribute i called the story 'she is my sin'!
    xodiexon January 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me think of the Grigori, the angels who were intended to watch over the early earth but fell because of lusting for (and mating with) mortal women.

    This might just be because I saw the lyrics with "Fallen" capitalized in "I am the Fallen", but either way I think it seems like a pretty valid interpretation.

    EntropyofKuraon September 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "perfect" flowers could be referring to the botany definition of a perfect flower, which is a flower that is both male and female, rather than the usual definition of being without flaw. In that case, the lines would mean that sinful thoughts aren't confined to a certain gender and that both men and women feel lust.
    PandaMonium73on April 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone commented on this song? It's an awesome track. I'm not good at interpreting songs, so I have no idea what it means.
    element_Xon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I'm not too clear on the meaning either though.
    leo1on April 27, 2003   Link

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