Come wet a widow's eye
Cover the night with your love
Dry the rain from my beaten face
Drink the wine, the red sweet taste of mine

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
'Til you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

For me
For you
Time devours precious beauty
With me
With you
In war for the love of you
For me
For you
Time devours precious beauty
With me
With you
Tonight, any dream will do

Not a world but your fine grace
Seduction in sleepwalker's land
November dressed in May on your face
Holding us now, the love-cropper's hand

Come cover me with you
Come cover, come cover me now

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
'Til you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

Come cover me with you
Come cover, come cover me now


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Come Cover Me Lyrics as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    'wet a widow's eye' is from shakespeare sonnet 9, which is about marriage. 'Dry the rain from my beaten face' is also from shakespeares sonnet 34 ,which is kinda about being betrayed. I do think this song is about love, but maybe thats just my naive wishful thinking :) either way, its still a great song.

    vampyrieon February 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    tarja or whoever this song is about fell deeply in love with someone and is asking this person to be with her, and to fall deeply in love with her, because she will be very happy with him

    Alucardaon December 22, 2004   Link
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    haven't read all the others, so this might have been said. could it be about a relationship ending due to an affair? from quote "Young love must/Live twice only for us" is the new beginning for them after the incident. "Time devours passion's beauty" that could be the reason for the affair, their love faded over time. Or maybe there was no affair and they are trying to prevent it from happening "In war for the love of you" this could mean she suspects he is being unfaithful.

    Tuomas is a genius. I'm probably wrong with this, but he is a god.

    LeumeDarkreignon June 19, 2009   Link
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    I'd like to think this song is about love/lust happy stuff... But it has sinister undertones that just creep me out a little... "wet a widow's eye" "beaten face"

    Xcepticon June 11, 2006   Link
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    its more like:

    this girl was in a relationship with this one guy and even though she really loved him and all that, it just didn't work out and the realtionship ended.

    but she never got over it and all she wants now is for him to leave the new girl that he's with now, ( in war for the love of you)

    and to come back to her. (young love must/ live twice only for us)

    black angelon June 18, 2006   Link
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    I think it's about rekindling the romance in an old relationship where all passion has died.

    hotsoupwomanon January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    just like every other nightwish song, this is a good one...beautiful :)

    sleeping_sun07on March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    I absolutely love the soft beginning, the flute adds an atmospheric opening to it, good song!

    angrygoatmanon March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    i love this song! talk about sexual undertones. i don't know, but if you look at this part of the chorus:

    Come COVER ME WITH YOU for the thrill till you will TAKE ME IN

    though it's just a part of the song, it tells a lot especially being the chorus and judging that this was written by Tuomas and Emppu,who are men, hmmmm till you will take me in is something! or maybe it's just me being green. ^_^

    amagon December 22, 2007   Link
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    It's about a romance that has died.

    i.love.NIGHTWISHon December 27, 2007   Link

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