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nightwish – bless the child lyrics


“bless the child”

“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.
a 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
think of me long enough to make a memory
come bless the child one more time

how can i ever feel again?
given the chance would i return?

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

“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 & ocean soul’s nothing but a name…

the child bless thee & keep thee forever”