When leaves have fallen
And skies turned to grey
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell
You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she's coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you'll be longing, nightingale
Come on just feel it
Don't you see it?
You better believe

When she embraces
Your heart turns to stone
She comes at night when you are all alone
And when she whispers
Your blood shall run cold
You better hide before she finds you

Whenever she is raging
She takes a life away
Haven't you seen?
Haven't you seen?
The ruins on our world

Whenever she is raging
She takes a life away
Haven't you seen?
Haven't you seen?
The ruins on our world

She covers the earth with a breathtaking cloak
The sun awakes and melts it away
The world now opens its eyes and sees
The dawning of the new day

On cold wings she's coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you'll be longing, nightingale
Come on just feel it
Don't you see it?
You better believe

Whenever she is raging
She takes a life away
Haven't you seen?
Haven't you seen?
The ruins on our world

Whenever she is raging
She takes a life away
Haven't you seen?
Haven't you seen?
The ruins on our world


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Ice Queen Lyrics as written by Rene J. Merkelbach Oscar C. Holleman

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    General Comment

    no one thinks that this song is about the story "Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson? Sometimes the story is even called "Ice Queen" as well (Very good story, by the way). He even has a story called "The Nightingale". The first time I heard this song, I thought immediatly about HCA. shrugs But maybe it's just my sister and I that think so.

    tranceasleepon July 05, 2005   Link
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    This song reminds me of the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia. It feels like it was written just for her! And i found an awesome video for her featuring this song: youtube.com/watch

    tigereyes8809on October 07, 2006   Link
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    A very great song! I think this was just a little story that they wrote and sang about. Great though! In a way, it sounds like what its like to hide.

    aceticaon April 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    OOH my favorite Within Temptation song. :)

    I think the song is some kind of fairytale about what causes winter.

    Armon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    then why did you even put sumthing down?? next time keep your opinions to yourself ... ok?

    ????_chrison October 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    theatre of tragedy maybe.....????...the gathering, some therion songs,

    sleeping_sun07on April 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    I think this is a song about the famous "Yuki onna" from japanese legends. A ghost from a woman who kill travellers lost in a frost land.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki-onna

    ludovic835on October 04, 2015   Link
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    General Comment

    im not sure, but i think this song is about time in general and how it creates and destroys.. btw this song is amasing...

    Sleepdanceron January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Another great song by Within Temptation. To me I think it's just like Arm said a fairytale about winter but personifies it giving it a human form. Kind of like a song about a female version of Jack Frost.

    Inverted-Shadowon March 05, 2005   Link
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    i love this band i love this song.. ppl just don't give this band enough credit and i feel bad that no one really knows about this band.. they're amazing!!

    Dark_Secret_Love666on April 10, 2005   Link

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