"Dead Boy's Poem (feat. Sam Hardwick)" as written by and Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen....
Born from silence, silence full of it
A perfect concert my best friend
So much to live for, so much to die for
If only my heart had a home

Sing what you can't say
Forget what you can't play
Hasten to drown into beautiful eyes
Walk within my poetry, this dying music
My love letter to nobody

Never sigh for better world
It's already composed, played and told
Every thought the music I write
Everything a wish for the night

Wrote for the eclipse, wrote for the virgin
Died for the beauty the one in the garden
Created a kingdom, reached for the wisdom
Failed in becoming a god

Never sigh

"If you read this line, remember not the hand that wrote it
Remember only the verse, songmaker's cry, the one without tears
For I've given this its strength and it has become my only strength.
Comforting home, mother's lap, chance for immortality
Where being wanted became a thrill I never knew
The sweet piano writing down my life"

"Teach me passion for I fear it's gone
Show me love, hold the lorn
So much more I wanted to give to the ones who love me
I'm sorry
Time will tell (this bitter farewell)
I live no more to shame nor me nor you

And you, I wish I didn't feel for you anymore"

A lonely soul, an ocean soul


Lyrics submitted by Fistan, edited by nicbst, kitastorm

"Dead Boys Poem" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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    General CommentI think this song ia about a young boy who is abused, or at least misunderstood. He never has anyone to talk to, so he puts all his thoughts and feelings down in song. The song becomes his best friend, and he puts all his strength into it, so it can give him the strength he needs to get through life. The song shows all the parts of his soul. Eventually, he tries to make his life better, but no matter what he does, he could never get back to the childlike innocence he used to have. So he tries to learn and he reaches for wisdom, but things are just too much, and the right choice unclear. He can't be God. And he says that people shouldn't sigh and wish for a better world, because the world's song, with all its different parts, has already been written and done. He is doing much the same thing, only for himself. During the spoken part (in quotation marks), he tells people not to remember "him", the silent, misunderstood boy, but the song that iss his soul. Deep down, he wants to be loved, to sit on his mother's lap and feel his heart has a home. He could live forever in that. But instead, he wrote his life and soul on the piano. Since he can't get his wish, and can't fix the problems in his life and the world, he has no passion for anything. He cares about the world, and people, but feels he is wasting air since he has no love, no passion, and nothing to give. He is like the ocean -- necessary but often abused and misunderstood, and terribly, terribly lonely.
    thanatopsisazraelison June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is simply wonderful...it blew me away...
    darque_wytchon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a really sad song... :( The lyrics speak for themselves.
    Kworbon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really really SAD song... It makes me cry and wonder why... It's just good
    bluestarstruckon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest nightwish song ever... seriously
    bandit8463on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song...
    no words can explain how wonderful it is...
    rainbow00on June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song that got me into Nightwish. Supreb.
    Idanon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*applauds thanatopsisazraelis for the wonderful description* Can't be put better.
    LaDiabloon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, awesome description, man. Seriously, the description alone was moving. lol
    Alshinon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is a very sad song indeed and there is much truth in it-there are lots of orphans who havent got a mother's lap to sit on and they havent got anything at all
    Alucardaon December 20, 2004   Link

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