"Sleeping Sun" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen....
The sun is sleeping quietly
Once upon a century
Wistful oceans calm and red
Ardent caresses laid to rest

For my dreams I hold my life
For wishes I behold my night
The truth at the end of time
Losing faith makes a crime

I wish for this night-time
To last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea

Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you

Sorrow has a human heart
From my god it will depart
I'd sail before a thousand moons
Never finding where to go

Two hundred twenty-two days of light
Will be desired by a night
A moment for the poet's play
Until there's nothing left to say

I wish for this night-time
To last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea

Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you

I wish for this night-time
To last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea

Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Sleeping Sun" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General Commenti just leave the earth...
    amiron May 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSleeping Sun was launched on 11th of August 1999, the same day with the solar eclipse which occured in part of Europe and Asia that year.

    The videoclip itself figures Tarja singing while some scenes show a solar eclipse.

    Now if you take the exact verses which contain "222" you have:
    222 days of light will be desired by the night.

    coincidence or not, there are exactly 222 days starting 1st of January till August 10th inclusive. - valid for non-leap years.
    vherneston May 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA beautiful way to leave the earth for a few minutes...a true song for all the escapists and wayfarers out there.
    NemoForevermoreon May 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's without a doubt, Nightwish's most emotional song, it's so beautiful, all your emotions, be they good or bad just come out when you listen to it...
    binnion January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter listening to Slipknot, static x. KSE mudvayne CHimaira and I'm officially rocked .. any step further I would lose my sanity ... the song brings me back to my senses straight awaY... NW ROCKS////
    Anyone noticed how eatheral Tarja is ... kinda freaky when you stare into her eyes.. has that freaky supernatural tone attached to it ... shivers..... ( even if its on one of NW's vids)
    SlipMudSwitchLogicon February 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me feel like im floating. like im beaneath the same moon. it also makes me incredibly lonely for not having a signifcant other...
    dead_girls_danceon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti listen to this song, close my eyes and dream. It's simply beautifull, the voice, the music, just perfect like lot of nightwish's songs!
    pauluxon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this song is beautiful... Just dreaming away into an everlasting night.
    Kworbon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir best one!
    LeChuckon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song as well. my first listen i couldnt do anything but listen to tarja over and over for 2 hours straight. but one thing has always puzzled me...

    what is the significance of 222? a third of 666? i thought that first but it seemed too immature. does anyone know this?
    wickedeston December 02, 2004   Link

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