"Bless The Child" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen....
I was born amidst the purple waterfalls
I was weak, yet not unblessed
Dead to the world
Alive for the journey
One night I dreamt a white rose withering
A newborn drowning a lifetime loneliness
I dreamt all my future. Relived my past
I witnessed the beauty of the beast

Where have all the feelings gone?
Why has all the laughter ceased?

Why am I loved only when I'm gone?
Gone back in time to bless the child

How can I ever feel again?
Given the chance would I return?

Why am I loved only when I'm gone?
Gone back in time to bless the child
Think of me long enough to make a memory
Come bless the child one more time

I've never felt so alone in my life
As I drank from a cup which was counting my time
There's a poison drop in this cup of man
To drink it is to follow the left hand path

Why am I loved only when I'm gone?
Gone back in time to bless the child
Think of me long enough to make a memory
Come bless the child one more time

Think of me long enough to make a memory
Come bless the child one more time

Where have all the feelings gone?
Why is the deadliest sin,
To love as I loved you?
Now unblessed, homesick in time,
Soon to be freed from care, from human pain
My tale is the most bitter truth
Time pays us but with earth & dust
And a dark, silent grave.
Remember, my child
Without innocence the cross is only iron,
Hope is only an illusion
And the ocean soul's
Nothing but a name

The child bless thee
And keep thee forever

Lyrics submitted by Equilan

"Bless the Child" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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  • +3
    General CommentThe intro to this song must be one of the most beautiful ever and then when it enters into the drum beat and gains power it is wonderful. i wish it had a few more twists and turns in the rest of the song though.
    Lailseaxon June 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Leekonghian's interpretation is more accurate, as an evidence Nightwish made the Gethsemane song...
    DarkPrometheuson April 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's a good interpretation, but one thing that no one seems to have commented on; the song fades away perfectly into End of all Hope, which to me states that the two songs are connected to each other somehow, as if the story is either continuing or being told from two viewpoints. I do agree with most of the interpretations in this song here, but I think to understand it perfectly we need to consider both songs together rather than seperately.
    Greenflameon April 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think Toumas is using Jesus as a metaphor. He does not seem to be very religious and Nightwish is not a Christian band. This is especially evident in the song Gethsemane.
    Armon May 06, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaningthe cross is only iron,
    hope is only an illusion

    I think that this songs said that Religions have not value, and stones in the grave is just stone,nothing more. I like this.

    Gone back in time to bless the child
    Time pays us but with earth & dust
    and a dark, silent grave.

    and said that time flows fastly all will die,and will return to the earth and not to the god just said the religions lol
    evangelos1on April 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be my one of favourite songs off this album. I know it's about death, the person dying.
    Nightwishon July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a meek young dying child who believes they are loved. The child misses all of their life when they were living more and not say hospitalized or qarintined. And it brings up that great old point of becoming famous after you're dead e.g. Bethoven. And that means more than you think, when you die people only remember the good times. And it seems to be a prayer, or plea for love if only once more. The part where they bring up "human pain" implies the freedom of the soulf rom the body after death, an ascension to a higher level of existence...freedon from this pain. And then once again the "ocean soul" bit, which seems to be brought up in many songs, seemingly aout a soul lost at sea and forgotten like the sea itself, there but not recognized. And then a last plea for love, then fading away to death.
    vampirella666on December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe album is amazing
    blackliston March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow beautiful.
    al`on April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentVampirella thats a great interpretation of the song

    This has to be one of the greatest Nightwish songs, the introduction is so powerful and just amazing :)
    VampirexXxHearton July 27, 2005   Link

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