"Restless" as written by Robert Westerholt, Sharon J. Den Adel and Martijn Westerholt....
She embraced with a smile
As she opened the door
A cold wind blows
It puts a chill into her heart

You have taken away the trust
You're the ghost haunting through her heart
Past and present are one in her head
You're the ghost haunting through her heart

Take my hand as I wonder through
All my life I gave to you
Take my hand as I wonder through
All my love I gave to you

You have taken away the trust
You're the ghost haunting through her heart

Take my hand as I wonder through
All my life I gave to you
Take my hand as I wonder through
All my love I gave to you


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"Restless" as written by Robert Westerholt Martijn Westerholt

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  • +2
    General CommentTHIS.SONG.IS.INCREDIBLE.

    when i hear it, i feel like i'm traveling through a misty tube that sucks you in (LOL) and you want to get to the person in there who's sort of unreachable and ghost-like, and you know it could cost your life.

    i LOOOOOVE the piano intro and the part before the last chorus when she sings the "lylyly..."

    i don't know. actually, i think all wt songs have some really emazing element in them, but this song just beats them all for me. it's just....haunting. weird. love that stuff.
    purplestatementon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is the second WT song I heard. (After Angels) I discovered it by accident, but it does seem like an Amy-type song, somehow.
    whoami13on April 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it sounds like Amy Lee at all. Amy writes about more real stuff and WT is more 'fantasy' (not that it's a bad thing). This is more of a haunting-fantasy song whereas Evanescence has more straightforward meanings to songs. Either way, I love it.
    duckywuckyon April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. Definately my favourite WT song, and probably in my top 5 ever.
    DelmetorJunkieon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm... can i ask what the go is with this song? I love evanescence and i downloaded sum evanescence songs and this was under evanescence...i listened to it and i was like "what the...?"
    I'm so glad they put it under the wrong name tho cos i probably wouldnt know wt otherwise... this song rocks i love it!!!
    Amylisciouson December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely not amy lee but a gorgeous song... i get the feeling of someone being lost in giving herself entirely to someone, ie "take my hand as i wander through all of my life i gave to you" being so devoted to someone that you need them or your life is nothing...
    titania098on January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like to think of it as a woman who loved someone and thought she would be with them forever, but they left her. In her psychotic lonely misery all she thinks about is her past with him and these memories becomes her world (the present). I think she's singing to him how much she really needs her lover still, and that she wants to show him how much it's affected her, and she's reminding him how entirely she loves him as she always did.
    Emariion June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalot of WT's songs centre on betrayal. Only this song seems to revolve around somone else (You're the ghost haunting through her heart" Perhaps a double betrayal, looking back and wondering if it was worth it. Worth it or not, she cannot deny that she needed and still needs him.
    perpetual_songbirdon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMFG how can you even think amy lee sings this song!
    ~Izabel~on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey seem to also label the songs as being by Nightwish not just Evanscenceouldn't be surprised to see some labeled as Lacuna Coil.
    Sammy_Girlon March 14, 2007   Link

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