"The Siren" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen and Marco Hietala....
A lady with a violin playing to the seals
Hearken to the sound of calling

Who tied my hands to the wheel?
The zodiac turns over me
(Come to me)
Somewhere there my fate revealed
I hear but how will I see

I tied myself to the wheel
The winds talk to my sails, not me
(Come to me)
Somewhere there my fate revealed
I hear but how will I see


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"The Siren" as written by Marco Hietala Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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  • +2
    General CommentIn this song Marco is Odysseyus and Tarja is the Siren. She sings the beginning part describing the siren and saying: "Hearken to the sound of calling".

    Then Marco sings the rest and says stuff like "who tied my hand to the wheel?" and all while he's singing, Tarja is singing in this luring, seductive voice and saying "come to me". It's pretty cool.
    lalabunnon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about sirens of the sea (mermaids) who tempt seafarers into the water. The man in the boat ties himself to the wheel so as not to be lured.
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's ancient Greek, Chornic, not Egyptian =o)
    AsItBeganon August 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy fav part...the voilins
    leiwaon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats not all the lyrics.
    angels_fall_firston March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lady with a violin playing to the seals
    Hearken to the sound of calling

    'who tied my hand to the wheel?
    the zodiac turns over me
    (come to me)
    somewhere there my fate revealed i hear but how will i see?'

    'i tied myself to the wheel
    the winds talk to my sails not me
    (come to me)
    somewhere there my fate revealed
    i hear but how will i see?'


    marco sings alot of the song and tarja seems to do her little cool opera thing all the way through. it rocks!
    angels_fall_firston March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMagical song!!!
    clearly pure fantasy lyrics, talking about the mythological creatures called sirens.. ^^ just stating obvious :D
    ^^on June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the weird egyptian tones ^_^
    Chronicon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is based off of Homer's "The Odyssey"

    The Sirens were a creature that was half human, half bird that sang so wonderful, that men would be drawn to their voices sending them overboard and to their death.

    Odysseyus had his men put wax in their ears and he told them to tie himself to the wheel. He also told them to not untie him when they went oast the island.

    When they passed the Island of the Sirens, Odysseyus repeatedly told his crew to untie him so he could view The Sirens...But the crew denied his requests...
    str1ngcheeseon March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song was made only for one simple reason: Showing off! ^^

    It's amazing, but I think there's not a deeper meaning in it. "We do it, because we can do it!" (And no one else does. ;) )
    Neithanon April 04, 2006   Link

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