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Nemo
Nightwish Lyrics


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This is me, for forever
One of the lost ones
The one without a name
Without an honest heart as compass

This is me, for forever
One without a name
These lines the last endeavor
To find the missing lifeline

Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything

My flower, withered between
The pages two and three
The once and forever bloom gone with my sins

Walk the dark path
Sleep with angels
Call the past for help
Touch me with your love
And reveal to me my true name

Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh, how I wish to dream again
Once and for all
And all for once
Nemo my name forevermore

Nemo sailing home
Nemo letting go

Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh, how I wish to dream again
Once and for all
And all for once
Nemo, my name forevermore

Name for evermore

Overall Meaning

The song "Nemo" by Nightwish explores the theme of identity and the search for one's true self. The lyrics depict a protagonist who feels lost and nameless, without an honest heart as a compass. The first verse emphasizes this feeling of lostness as the singer is described as one of the lost ones, with no name to call their own. The second verse suggests that the singer is searching for a missing lifeline, tying into the idea of finding one's true identity as a way of feeling complete.


In the chorus, the singer expresses a desire for soothing rain and to be able to dream again. The metaphor of rain is often used in literature as a symbol of renewal and cleansing, implying that the singer feels weighed down by the struggles of life and is seeking a form of release. The bridge of the song shifts the focus to a withered flower, which could symbolize the loss of innocence or the passage of time. The singer then calls upon angels and the past for help, before receiving the touch of love that finally reveals their true name to them.


The final chorus of the song repeats the desire for soothing rain and the ability to dream again. The song ends with the repetition of the singer's newly revealed name, "Nemo," which is Latin for "nobody." This suggests that the singer has finally found their true identity but realizes that their search for meaning is ongoing.


Line by Line Meaning

This is me, for forever
This is who I am, this is my identity, this is how I'll always be


One of the lost ones
I am one among many who feel lost in life, with no clear purpose or direction


The one without a name
I feel anonymous and insignificant, as though I am not seen or heard by others


Without an honest heart as compass
I am unsure of my emotions and motivations, and I lack a true sense of morality


These lines the last endeavor
These are my final attempts to express myself, to find meaning and purpose


To find the missing lifeline
To discover what has been missing in my life that would give me a sense of stability and direction


My flower, withered between the pages two and three
My hopes and dreams were once alive, but have been forgotten or abandoned, lost between the pages of time


Walk the dark path
I must navigate through challenging and uncertain times, and I cannot see the way clearly


Sleep with angels
I seek comfort and security from spiritual protection and guidance


Call the past for help
I look to my history and experiences to guide me through my present struggles


Touch me with your love
I need to feel loved and supported by those around me, to give me hope and strength


And reveal to me my true name
Help me discover who I truly am, my purpose and identity


Once and for all, and all for once
This is my final plea, my last effort to find meaning and direction in my life


Nemo my name forevermore
Nemo is the name that represents who I truly am, and who I will always be




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@LuisMartinez-ln4em

[Verse 1]
This is me for forever
One of the lost ones
The one without a name
Without an honest heart as compass
This is me for forever
One without a name
These lines the last endeavor
To find the missing lifeline

[Chorus 1]
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything

[Verse 2]
My flower, withered between
The pages two and three
The once and forever bloom gone with my sins
Walk the dark path
Sleep with angels
Call the past for help
Touch me with your love
And reveal to me my true name

[Chorus 2]
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh, how I wish to dream again
Once and for all
And all for once
Nemo my name forevermore

[Bridge]
Nemo sailing home
Nemo letting go

[Chorus 2]
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
All I I wish to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything
Oh, how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh, how I wish to dream again
Once and for all
And all for once
Nemo my name forevermore

[Outro]
My name forevermore



@OreadNYC

Oh, how I wish for soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything

Oh, how I wish for soothing rain
Oh, how I wish to dream again
Once and for all and all for once
Nemo my name forevermore.

These lyrics seem so simple at first and yet at the same time they are incredibly profound and especially when put to music from Nightwish. Anyone who's ever experienced episodes of depression or who has witnessed a loved one (family member or friend) go through them understands this desperation only too well because it's not only the depressed person who suffers but also those who see his or her suffering and yet no matter how much they might want to cannot alleviate his or her anguish.



@josialmeida8315

Português
Este sou eu para todo o sempre
Um dos perdidos
Aquele sem nome
Sem um coração honesto como bússola
Este sou eu para todo o sempre
Um sem um nome
Estas linhas são o último esforço
Para encontrar a perdida linha da vida

Oh, como eu desejo uma chuva suave
Tudo o que eu quero é sonhar novamente
Meu coração amoroso perdido na escuridão
Por esperança, eu daria tudo o que eu tenho

Minha flor, murcha entre
As páginas dois e três
O florescer único e eterno
Se foi com meus pecados
Ande pelo caminho escuro, durma com os anjos
Peça ajuda ao passado
Toque-me com seu amor
E revele para mim meu nome verdadeiro

Oh, como eu desejo uma chuva suave
Tudo o que eu quero é sonhar novamente
Meu coração amoroso perdido nas trevas
Por esperança, eu daria tudo que eu tenho
Oh, como eu desejo uma chuva suave
Oh, como eu quero sonhar novamente
De uma vez por todas e tudo de uma vez
Ninguém, meu nome para todo o sempre

Ninguém, navegando para casa
Ninguém, deixando ir

Oh, como eu desejo uma chuva suave
Tudo o que eu quero é sonhar novamente
Meu coração amoroso perdido nas trevas
Por esperança, eu daria tudo que eu tenho
Oh, como eu desejo uma chuva suave
Oh, como eu quero sonhar novamente
De uma vez por todas e tudo de uma vez
Ninguém, meu nome para todo o sempre
Meu nome para todo o sempre



All comments from YouTube:

@endhunter569

Weird thing about the name, Nemo means nobody, put nobody into a translator for Latin and you get “neminem”, put in finding nobody (neminem inventum) and you get “one was found”. The story of nemo oddly enough is being found.

@thebasskid9543

I swear Nemo was the name of a famous sailor

@kuroganekaze

@@thebasskid9543 Captain Nemo of the Nautilus (I think is the name), from "10000 leagues under the sea".

@Xenoprophet

Little Nemo in Dreamland, look it up

@kaio.34

Nemo isnt the fish?

@Mariia-wx7xm

@@kaio.34 “Not the fish! I cannot believe how everyone seems to be convinced it's that. Nemo, which is Latin for "nobody," has nothing to do with the Disney film. It revolves around the feelings I have from time to time. I feel nameless and do not know who I am or where I will go. I only know my past and I long to be back there. The song is about being lost, not knowing where to go or what to do, yet desperate for everything in life. That’s not always me, but when I wrote Nemo, that's the way I felt. Now I feel better. “
(Translated from German)

— Tuomas Holopainen, Underground Empire interview

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@sudhanshupandey3829

Irrespective of any genre, this has to be one of the best songs ever written.

@AngelAffinity18

Nghtwish is the only band that can make me cry. This and Ghost love score, just sends shivers down my spine!

@christopherbernal5977

I made a cover of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-yWnsCyQso

@christianmetal4723

Same for me. Puts the hair on my arms straight up. Tarja really has the perfect voice for this song.

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