Slaying the Dreamer
Nightwish Lyrics


I'm a priest for the poorest sacrifice
I'm but a raft in a sea of sorrow and greed
You bathed in my wine
Drank from my cup, mocked my rhyme
Your slit tongues licked my aching wounds

Put a stake through my heart!
And drag me into sunlight
So awake for your greed
As you're slaying the dreamer

Swansong for the Wish of Night
God it hurts, give a name to the pain
Our primrose path to hell is growing weed

Blame me, it's me
Coward, a good for nothing scapegoat
Dumb kid, living a dream
Romantic only on paper

Tell me why you took all that was mine!
Stay as you lay don't lead me astray!

Wake up, mow the weed
You'd be nothing without me
Take my life if you have the heart to die

You bastards tainted my tool
Raped my words, played me a fool
Gather your precious glitter and leave me be
The Great Ones are all dead
And I'm tired, too

I truly hate you all!

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: E. VUORINEN, J. NEVALAINEN, M. HIETALA, T. HOLOPAINEN, T. KINNUNEN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Esra Ezgi Uyar

I’m a priest for the poorest sacrifice
I’m but a raft in a sea of sorrow and greed
You bathed in my wine
Drank from my cup, mocked my rhyme
Your slit tongues licked my aching wounds

Put a stake through my heart!
And drag me into sunlight
So awake for your greed
As you’re slaying the dreamer

Swansong for the Wish of Night
God it hurts, give a name to the pain
Our primrose path to hell is growing weed

Blame me, it’s me
Coward, a good-for-nothing scapegoat
Dumb kid, living a dream
Romantic only on paper

Tell me why you took all that was mine!
Stay as you lay - don’t lead me astray!

Wake up, mow the weed
You’d be nothing without me
Take my life if you have the heart to die

You bastards tainted my tool
Raped my words, played me a fool
Gather your precious glitter and leave me be
The Great Ones are all dead
And I’m tired, too

I truly hate you all!



All comments from YouTube:

Cortland Johansen

I'm just commenting to show Emppu some love. Dude is very underrated

Мария Чумаченко

When I was 11 yo I was in love with Emppu, even called my white hamster with his name 😍

Daredevil1985

Totally agree, when I met him at a meet and greet I told I think he’s a great guitar player.

Hiigara

He's a fucking legend

M2 Duebbie

Rather than underrated, more overshadowed by equally talented, more obvious bandmates. Thankfully, you can see that they all respect and appreciate one another, and when the comments convo is about guitar technique and performance, Empuu's chops and talent are sung!!

stubones

He’s incredible.

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Floor Jansen

Just a couple of weeks until release! Enjoy!!

Jude Misura

I love the that you commented on your own bands video. To you and the rest of Nightwish, thank you for the beauty that is your music

Patricia Alves

It's good that Floor is back to saving this song.

Sylvie Deroo

Floor,all of you guys #talent power!!🤘💯🔥❤️🙏

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