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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@guirickstudio

lyrics
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 forever more
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 forever more
My name forever more



All comments from YouTube:

@francinetschernakow1489

My dad really loved Nightwish, especially this song. So we played it at his funeral at maximum volume last year. Hope he still rocks in heaven when I‘m listening to this masterpiece!

@jonatasviana3948

🖤

@duduauu

🤘😔

@alexisault4444

I'm sorry to hear that about your Dad. I recently lost my mother who was my best friend. This song hits on a powerful note.

@Fenrir3000

My deepest regrets. Your father must have been a man of high standarts. Hopefully you are well awake. I lost my grandmother recently and she loved that song too. She was my guide and thought me the beauty of nature and everyone within. Hopefully our ancestors rock together now

@brennonhemsworth6315

Best song ever brother

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@Mr_Sak_

It's 2024 and this is still one of the most iconic Nightwish songs!

@lizanderson9

20 years old this year, and still kicks a$$!!

@labernich

Tarja for ever.....

@fenteflushkinfentefhluhovi7178

I would call this composition:"save the glaciers of Greenland!" And the clip matches

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