Nightwish

Sacrament of Wilderness tracks

Lyrics

1. NIGHTWISH - SACRAMENT OF WILDERNESS

Naked in midwinter magic
Lies an angel in the snow
The frozen figure crossed by tracks of wolves
An encounter symbolic yet truthful
With a hungry choir of wolves
An agreement immemorial to be born

Dulcet elvenharps from a dryad forest
Accompany all charming tunes
Of a sacrament by a campfire
A promise between the tameless
And the one with a tool
Tonight the journey from a cave begins

I want to hunt with the tameless heart
I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar
We will honor the angel in the snow
We will make the streams for our children flow

Wrapped in furs beneath the northern lights
From my cave I watch the land untamed
And wonder if some becoming season
Will make the angel melt in shame

I want to hunt with the tameless heart
I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar
We will honor the angel in the snow
We will make the streams for our children flow

I want to hunt with the tameless heart
I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar
We will honor the angel in the snow
We will make the streams for our children flow




2. ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW - BURNING FLAMES' EMBRACE

Walking towards the night... The flames once burnt inside
Back then I was alive when the fire walked by my side
The screaming fire burnt the leaves of mine
And left the ashes of divine
All the leaves contained my name
The shadows took them and carried away

Firewalk, I want to feel it again...
Dance on the flames, does it feel the same?
Tears of blood, they burn my face...
I want to feel the burning flames' embrace

The cold night freezing up my sins,
The memories of ice burn my skin
But I see the flames of gold dancing
And the last one of the leaves is still burning
Now all the ashes contain my name I'm one with the dark, I've lost the flame
My unleashed thoughts flying
To the distant land of dreams...
And disappear in the sand

Emptiness has filled my heart...
I see a blaze but it's much too far
I try to reach for it, it's calling my name...
I know it's my fire with its warm embrace
Like a frozen flower covered with ice,
My soul is cold and ready to die
This holy secret turned to a sacred lie
I followed it and lost my guide




3. DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED - THE CROW AND THE WARRIOR

Once in the silence of the woods
In the shadows of a crescent moon

The eyes scan the beautiful nocturne
The ears enjoy silent songs
"i have seen things and heard talks
Thy eyes are blind and ears deaf to

Words carried in the nightly breeze
Images in the autumnal grass"
Once in the silence of the woods
Under the spiral of oaken branches

Breathing slowly, heart pounding weakly
Shadows floating towards his eyes

"I have heard thee come since the moon was full
The owls knew what thou knew not
Oh thee children, thee almighty creatures
Ignorant are thee of thy width of knowledge

Under question should thou place thy concepts
Of Ubermensch and Untermensch
For man has never, and will never even be positioned

Hath the words of the crow
Vanished with the echo into the night
Descended dark shadows
And covered the eyes

No sorrow felt the old crow
The secrets he revealed would remain as such