"Whoever Brings the Night" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes/vuorinen Holopainen....
We seduce the dark with pain and rapture
Like two ships that pass in the night
You and I, a whore and a bashful sailor
Welcome to a sunrise of a dirty mind

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

The dark, created to hide the innocent white, the lust of night
Eyes so bright, seductive lies
Crimson masquerade where I merely played my part
Poison dart of desire

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

Choose a bride tonight
A fantasy for a zombie
Hurt me, I love to suffer
Your harems are dreams for free

Enter
Suck form us and live for ever
Rotten beauty
Will haunt you for a lifetime

Come with me on underwater
And drown to despise me no more
Unholy, unworthy
My night is a dream for free

All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night
All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one

Whoever brings the night
Whoever brings the night


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"Whoever Brings the Night" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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  • +2
    General CommentIf you have the booklet from the original Dark Passion Play CD you know that there is a picture which shows us sluts in a Harem, so this song is about this "brides for one night", about the dark, seductive way of their unreal love, and about how they kill her "bashful" victims/punters (I don't know the right word,sry) after seducing them. I think the narrator wants to appeal to one's conscience, he writes the most about the unreal love, about the pain and how the people's beauty gets rotten after a time. I think this song is very good (the lyrics are by Emppu, the lyrics by Tuomas) and can be related to not only to Harems, but to the global society or to many countries, just my opinion.
    LastoftheWildson October 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNicely said LastoftheWilds! *claps*
    I'm glad someone is at least looking at the official booklet. I have it right here, next to me. ^^ It's my bible. lol
    WormJuiceon October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is (in my opinion) reminiscent of the Succubus. For those who don't know, a Succubus is a demonic creature that takes the shape of a woman, sometimes portrayed as a half demon or a winged demoness (and usually very violent or dark a creature). The succubus would seduce her victim, have their fun with them, and then kill the victim and take their soul.
    That's basically the idea of the song; people believe in a fake love or go to something that they think is beautiful, but really they just set themselves up for sadness and failure. It can link not only to brothels or prostitutes, but even just a regular love life that never worked out; some people really do feel broken hearted or that they've lost something important when they lose love. It's quite an interesting song.
    Greenflameon January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this great song yet?! This song kicks ass... Nightwish rocks!

    -Nightwish Fan
    Xcepticon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActual Lyrics:

    We seduce the dark with pain and rapture
    Like two ships that pass in the night
    You and I, a whore and a bashful sailor
    Welcome to a sunrise of a dirty mind

    All you love is a lie
    You one-night butterfly
    Hurt me, be the one
    Whoever brings the night

    The Dark, created to hide the innocent white, the lust of night
    Eyes so bright, seductive lies
    Crimson masquerade where I merely played my part
    Poison dart of desire

    All you love is a lie
    You one-night butterfly
    Hurt me, be the one
    Whoever brings the night

    Choose a bride
    Tonight a fantasy for a zombie
    Hurt me, I love to suffer
    Your harem`s a dream for free

    Enter
    Suck from us and live forever
    Rotten beauty
    Will haunt you for a lifetime

    Come with me underwater
    And drown to despise me no more
    Unholy, unworthy
    My night is a dream for free

    All you love is a lie
    You one-night butterfly
    Hurt me, be the one
    Whoever brings the night
    Satakielion September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic lyrics
    P30on October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song curiously reminds me of She is my sin, as if "the Bride too dear(...)" had became less shy...
    Anyway, a great seductive song.
    One little advice: bring together Cadence of her last breath and this one, and you'll get an great energizer!
    shura22on December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti recommand everyone who liked this song to read the book "eleven minutes" by Paulo Coelho. it was actually the only way i could understand the lyrics...
    noufion December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like its about prostitutes.
    [Service to busy]on May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first two lines of the chorus are so nicely done. At first I wasn't a big fan of a lot of Dark Passion Play, but it's grown on me...this song and For The Heart I Once Had, especially.
    rhuesteron May 28, 2008   Link

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