Amaranth
Nightwish Lyrics


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Baptized with the perfect name
The doubting one by heart
Alone, without himself

War between him and the day
Need someone to blame
In the end, little he can do alone
You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one
The Never-Fading rain
In your heart
To tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one
The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Apart from the wandering pack
In this brief flight of time
We reach for the ones, whoever dare

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one
The Never-Fading rain
In your heart
To tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one
The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Reaching, searching
For something untouched
Hearing voices of the Never-Fading calling

Caress the one
The Never-Fading rain
In your heart
To tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one




The hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Nightwish's Amaranth seem to be about a person who is struggling to find their place in the world. The first stanza describes this person as "Baptized with the perfect name," suggesting that they were given a name that should have set them on a certain path in life, but they are instead "The doubting one by heart." This person is alone, but at war with themselves and the world around them. They need someone to blame for their troubles, but in the end, they can only rely on themselves.


The chorus speaks to the idea of belief and receiving. The singer is urged to "Caress the one / The Never-Fading rain / In your heart / To tears of snow-white sorrow" and "Caress the one / The hiding amaranth / In a land of the daybreak." The Never-Fading rain and hiding amaranth are metaphors for something pure and untouched, something that can be believed in and received. The tears of snow-white sorrow suggest that this belief is a painful one, but it is still important to hold onto.


The final stanza continues this theme of searching for something untouched, and hearing the voices of the Never-Fading calling. Overall, the song seems to be about the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life, and the importance of believing in something, even if it is painful to do so.


Line by Line Meaning

Baptized with the perfect name
Starting with a perfect beginning


The doubting one by heart
Feeling doubtful in one's heart despite the perfect start


Alone, without himself
Feeling lost and disconnected from oneself


War between him and the day
Struggling to find one's place and purpose in the world


Need someone to blame
Looking for someone to hold responsible for the struggles and doubts


In the end, little he can do alone
Realizing that one cannot overcome everything on their own


You believe but what you see
Understanding that one's beliefs are based on what they perceive and experience


You receive but what you give
Receiving only what one puts out into the world


Caress the one
Embracing and cherishing


The Never-Fading rain
Eternal love and hope


In your heart
Deeply within oneself


To tears of snow-white sorrow
Expressing deep and pure sadness


The hiding amaranth
The elusive and rare beauty


In a land of the daybreak
In a world full of promise and potential


Apart from the wandering pack
Standing out from the crowd


In this brief flight of time
In the fleeting moments of life


We reach for the ones, whoever dare
Seeking connection with those who dare to believe and dream


Reaching, searching
Continuing the pursuit of love and beauty


For something untouched
For something that has yet to be discovered or experienced


Hearing voices of the Never-Fading calling
Feeling the pull of eternal love and hope




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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@jollientje

"Amaranth"

Baptized with a perfect name
The doubting one by heart
Alone without himself

War between him and the day
Need someone to blame
In the end, little he can do alone

You believe but what you see?
You receive but what you give?

Caress the one, the never-fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Apart from the wandering pack
In this brief flight of time we reach
For the ones, whoever dare

You believe but what you see?
You receive but what you give?

Caress the one, the never-fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak [x2]

Reaching, searching for something untouched
Hearing voices of the never-fading calling
Calling [x2]

Caress the one, the never-fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak [x2]

Daybreak!



@rogo420

Tekst piosenki:

Baptised with a perfect name
The doubting one by heart
Alone without himself

War between him and the day
Need someone to blame
In the end, little he can do alone

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one, the Never-Fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Apart from the wandering pack
In this brief flight of time we reach
For the ones, whoever dare

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one, the Never-Fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak

Reaching, searching for something untouched
Hearing voices of the Never-Fading calling

Caress the one, the Never-Fading
Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
In a land of the daybreak



All comments from YouTube:

@_stxtchxs_5160

Some people like Anette, some might prefer Tarja or Floor. But deep inside we all know Marco was the true queen of nightwish

@curveiscurve3703

Yes officer, this comment... It's
beautiful.

@mikeira

Yes!! Love his voice

@HK-gm8pe

heh , I love Marco...just saw them sharing stage with Tarja some years ago, people in the public were in tears, I cant even imagine Nightwish without Marco ...but then again in the first I didnt imagine it without Tarja either :D I hope that Marc is not leaving permanently

@minathompson818

You got me, that is sooo true, haha 😂🤣😂

@NitroX0918

Yeah

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@willmarquardt5208

This chorus is f'n addictive. I can't stop listening to it. Don't want to stop listening to it. What a great hook

@punxsutawneyphil3944

True.

@DJSPYROOF

If you like that part, try "baracuda - where is the love" 😉

@pintex666

true me also

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