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“IN THE RAW“

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“IN THE RAW” (LP)

earMUSIC – TBC – Vinyl (Black)
earMUSIC – TBC – Vinyl (Yellow)

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Tracklist

Side A
1.Dead Promises (with Björn “Speed” Strid)
2.Goodbye Stranger (with Cristina Scabbia)

Side B
3.Tears In Rain
4.Railroads
5.You And I

Side C
6.The Golden Chamber :Awaken / Loputon yö / Alchemy
7.Spirits Of The Sea

Side D
8.Silent Masquerade
9.Serene
10.Shadow Play

“IN THE RAW” (BOXSET)

earMUSIC – TBC – Digipack

ITR-3_web
ITR-4_web

Tracklist

1.Dead Promises (with Björn “Speed” Strid)
2.Goodbye Stranger (with Cristina Scabbia)
3.Tears In Rain
4.Railroads
5.You And I
6.The Golden Chamber : Awaken / Loputon yö / Alchemy
7.Spirits Of The Sea
8.Silent Masquerade (with Tommy Karevik)
9.Serene
10.Shadow Play

Extra Raw – Bonus CD

Tracklist:

1. Dead Promises (Single Version)
2. Spirits Of The Sea (Carlinhos Percussion Mix)
3. Railroads (Demo)
4. Goodbye Stranger (Solo Version)
5. You And I (Band Version)
6. Spirits Of The Sea (Bartly’s Water Remix)
7. Silent Masquerade (Solo Version)

Also includes:

  • 2LP Picture Disc
  • 3 photo cards
  • 64-page photo book in vinyl size

SINGLES

“DEAD PROMISES”

“RAIL ROADS”

“TEARS IN RAIN”

Released on August 30th, 2019
Lead & backing vocals: Tarja 1-10 | Björn “Speed” Strid 1 | Cristina Scabbia 2 | Tommy Karevik 8
Additional vocals: Alex Scholpp 3
Spoken voice: Tim Palmer 8
Drums: Timm Schreiner 1,2,3,4,8,9,10
Drums Programming: Alex Scholpp 1,2 | Julian Barrett 1,2,3,4,8,9,10 | Bart Hendrickson 7
Electric guitars: Alex Scholpp 1,2,3,4,7,9 | Julian Barrett 3,7,8,10 | Tim Palmer 1,2,3,10
Bass: Kevin Chown 2,10 | Doug Wimbish 4 | Alex Scholpp 1,3,7,9 | Peter Barrett 8
Keyboards: Anders Wollbeck 9 | Alex Scholpp 2 | Christian Kretschmar 1,8 | Johnny Andrews 3 | Tim Palmer 2 | Erik Nyholm 4 | Bart Hendrickson 7 | James Dooley 6
Programming: James Dooley 6 | Bart Hendrickson 7 | Anders Wollbeck 9
Piano: Tarja 5,10
Percussion: Carlinhos Brown 7 | Thiago Pugas 7 | Tim Palmer 2,3
Ambient music design: Jim Dooley 6 | Bart Hendrickson 7
Orchestral & choir arrangements composer: Jim Dooley 4,5,6,8,9,10 | Bart Hendrickson 7
Recording Engineers: Julian Barrett at Stardust III, Marbella | Drums recorded by Bernhard Hahn at TinRoof Studios/Stuttgart | Cristina’s vocals recorded by Marco Coti Zelati
Produced by Tarja & MIC
Additional Production & Mixed by Tim Palmer at ‘62 Studios, Assisted by Travis Kennedy
Co-produced by Johnny Andrews 3 | Julian Barrett 8,10
Mastering Engineer: Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound
Photography & Digital Enhancement: Tim Tronckoe
Make up & Hair: Heidi Reponen
Nails: Mijas Natural
Artwork: jekyll & hyde – jeh.it
Art Direction: Tarja & MIC | jekyll & hyde – jeh.it
Executive Producers: Max Vaccaro, Anja Obersteller & Isabelle Albrecht for earMUSIC
Tarja’s clothes designed by Nordenfeldt & tailored by Sirja Tiilikainen
Tarja uses Nordenfeldt Designs | Beyerdynamic Microphones and Headphones | New Rock Boots & Shoes
Album Recorded and Mixed with Genelec Studio Monitors

Dead Promises
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Why have you wasted the time drown in hideous nights?
Oh! Why have you woken the thoughts of a paranoid mind?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under,
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
I’m still here where you belong
Stop running from the truth

Dead promises
I can’t change what you believe
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Why can’t you see that your powers will weaken and fall?
Oh! Why you seem to forget what you make us recall?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Goodbye Stranger
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Let it go, let it go!
Why crave to hold your breath?
Take it slow, take it slow
There is no life in death
It is time, it is time
to leave the past behind and face yourself alone
In the raw

Is it so, is it so
you can’t trust your wings
Who will know? Who will know?
What tomorrow brings
When you risk it all
You’ll get a
chance to kill the pain

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Can you see? Can you see?
Your ill resistance break
Let it be, let it be
What was asleep is awake
Carry on, carry on
Your solitary quest
The journey once started
will never rest

How it feels, how it feels
For you to breath again
Keep it real, keep it real
The rush of gold in your veins
When you risked it all,
you got the chance,
the pain is gone

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Tears In Rain
Written by Johnny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

Dominos fall 
in a house that's empty 
Still of the silence
is deafening 
Not even a trace, 
our existence erased
by this quiet game 

I wish I could feel,
but I can't remember
What was forever
is never more 
There's no monuments
just the fading sense
of what came before 

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
all of it washed away
like tears in rain

A voice in my head
now it must be madness
Haunting the halls
everywhere I go
The pictures replaced
with a different face
one that I don't know 

How could the memories be so real
We move on, but the time won't heal 
So I give what I get
just before I forget
how our fates we're sealed

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain

I will write
another storyline
The circle of love will shine,
we’ll share the daylight wishing for the nights
First time
When I met your eyes,
sublime
The last paradise
We’ve seen our
Shangri-la,
but for now

We are gone 
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears In rain

Railroads

Written by Erik Nyholm & Tarja Turunen

Hard to believe in, strikes like a bad sin 
Life without meaning, is no life at all  
Dreaming victorious, death to be glorious  
Conquering new worlds further than before 

The violin player in her red gown 
cuts the strings to life while golden  
feathered keys are struggling 
through the lightning path in black and white 
Frozen tiger statues round us,  
Arbeit macht frei never back
Your eyes without a face chasing the medals in disguise 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past  
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light 

Facing the darkness, escaping that madness  
I traveled a long way to find out what is near  

Rings of fire, monastery, 
laurel wreath, the bells of glory  
Eagle rising, camels fading,
ancient martial arts we are floating
Spiral keeps on round and round
deep into the swamp we are boating
Latin veritas and Ichiban sharing the sky 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past 
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light

You And I

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Michael Zlanabitnig & Tarja Turunen

In silence and the darkness speaks again

of a pain that never ends,

but it will cos I’m here still, I forgot

We can be stronger than sin

I used up every doubt to let you in

And this time out of light

I see everything

It’s how you make me breathe at night when I’m feeling small

How you break it down when I’m against the wall

Now I learn how a heart can ache

When the levee breaks

and what it takes

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

To every part of me that can’t let go

In all forgiveness, I forgive it all

and I break if I ache,

but then you know me

It’s how you get me calm when the world’s running up my veins,

when the pressure is high, driving me insane

Carry me through when I fall again

How you stay the same

I let it rain

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

When I can see the moon it’s crystal clear

A wish for everything can’t disappear

and I will

cos I’m here still

Just forgot

You and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

Wherever we are drip, drip

Just like rain

The Golden Chamber

Written by Jim Michael Dooley & Tarja Turunen

On paikka missä aika on lakkaamaton    

Siel’ unelmissa yö on loputon 

Kuin palan taivasta sain syliini kanssasi sun 

Katosi usvaan katkeruus kadotetun 

Spirits Of The Sea

Dedicated to the crew of ARA San Juan

Written by Bart K Hendrickson & Tarja Turunen

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

I watched you go at wave-beaten shore where wind stood still 
Felt grey and cold the moment you went away from me 
Now dreams are sleeping with your quiet destiny 
Underway to dwell the longer on your memory 

Meet me at the hour of dawn  
Think of us after you’re gone  
Wait for me at the edge of the sky  
Promise me our love won’t die 
Fear of men no longer lives 
Let the sunlight dry our tears  
I'll go 

The Ashrays chanting with their velvet silver hair  
Nocturnal, luring choirs will live to tell the tale 
The quest of overwhelming fortune came to an end 
Burning inside of us remain their eternal flames  

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

Silent Masquerade

Written by Julian Barrett & Tarja Turunen

Red arises in the sky of Sunday morning  
Washing the face of the mountain by the sea  
I am the present without knowledge, without warning  
The child in me will never cease to be  

Is not the future we see,  
endless daze of fantasies  
The ocean whispering me  
time really doesn’t exist  

Now I’m drifting away,  
imprisoned by our memories 
Love was just a word until you gave it meaning  

Go on and find the prince of crime  
Temptation keeps you satisfied, 
distort your sight 
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade  

Leave me as victim of your lies  
Salvation cannot help you hide 
Won’t hear me cry  
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade 

No one can tell the games that we play will last forever  
No matter we tried, we never got a chance

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Serene

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

I’m gonna capture the silence,

dress up in your fear    

and harbor your ocean    

Surrender nothing to violence   

My promise is dear 

from now ’til it’s over 

I am the face in the mirror 

telling you all will turn out right 

In every step of the way 

I follow your lead into the night    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly 

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see

Everything’s serene 

There are so many confusions

to read in as signs

I’ll stop all the madness

I will dissolve the illusions

I’ll give you my time

So you take it slowly    

I am the face in your mirror

I’m telling you, all will turn out fine   

With every step of the way

I’ll battle them all, across the line    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see    

Everything’s serene

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see   

Everything’s serene 

Serene          

Serene   

Shadow Play

Written by Tarja Turunen

Looking at the mirror, asking questions with old, weary eyes        

Once a girl who had no name dressed as an angel in disguise 

From the corner of her bedroom light illuminates   

crawling shadows, cut out silhouettes   

With the darkness, a dancing marionette 

Smiled away with such a beauty ever seen before    

Drowned by rain of thorns and petals falling at her curtain call   

This mortal coil year after year recalled a sad charade   

like a shadow play we can’t forget     

In the darkness, a crying marionette   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore     

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for

Alone, imprisoned by the echoes of the empty hall   

she made a deal with the enemy and let her fences fall 

From the dust she build a door to frame new memories                     

Once a shadow, dancing with her fears      

lights the darkness, now the puppeteer   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

There’s a world inside we are holding the keys     

One day at a time not trying to please 

Tell me of anything that is lasting forever   

You are your thoughts! 

What are we waiting for? 

Make me believe   

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose   

all I am living for         

Make me believe 

I must go on

Life is a warning   

Don’t want to risk it anymore 

Dead Promises
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Why have you wasted the time drown in hideous nights?
Oh! Why have you woken the thoughts of a paranoid mind?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under,
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
I’m still here where you belong
Stop running from the truth

Dead promises
I can’t change what you believe
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Why can’t you see that your powers will weaken and fall?
Oh! Why you seem to forget what you make us recall?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Goodbye Stranger
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Let it go, let it go!
Why crave to hold your breath?
Take it slow, take it slow
There is no life in death
It is time, it is time
to leave the past behind and face yourself alone
In the raw

Is it so, is it so
you can’t trust your wings
Who will know? Who will know?
What tomorrow brings
When you risk it all
You’ll get a
chance to kill the pain

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Can you see? Can you see?
Your ill resistance break
Let it be, let it be
What was asleep is awake
Carry on, carry on
Your solitary quest
The journey once started
will never rest

How it feels, how it feels
For you to breath again
Keep it real, keep it real
The rush of gold in your veins
When you risked it all,
you got the chance,
the pain is gone

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Tears In Rain
Written by Johnny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

Dominos fall 
in a house that's empty 
Still of the silence
is deafening 
Not even a trace, 
our existence erased
by this quiet game 

I wish I could feel,
but I can't remember
What was forever
is never more 
There's no monuments
just the fading sense
of what came before 

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
all of it washed away
like tears in rain

A voice in my head
now it must be madness
Haunting the halls
everywhere I go
The pictures replaced
with a different face
one that I don't know 

How could the memories be so real
We move on, but the time won't heal 
So I give what I get
just before I forget
how our fates we're sealed

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain

I will write
another storyline
The circle of love will shine,
we’ll share the daylight wishing for the nights
First time
When I met your eyes,
sublime
The last paradise
We’ve seen our
Shangri-la,
but for now

We are gone 
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears In rain

Railroads

Written by Erik Nyholm & Tarja Turunen

Hard to believe in, strikes like a bad sin 
Life without meaning, is no life at all  
Dreaming victorious, death to be glorious  
Conquering new worlds further than before 

The violin player in her red gown 
cuts the strings to life while golden  
feathered keys are struggling 
through the lightning path in black and white 
Frozen tiger statues round us,  
Arbeit macht frei never back
Your eyes without a face chasing the medals in disguise 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past  
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light 

Facing the darkness, escaping that madness  
I traveled a long way to find out what is near  

Rings of fire, monastery, 
laurel wreath, the bells of glory  
Eagle rising, camels fading,
ancient martial arts we are floating
Spiral keeps on round and round
deep into the swamp we are boating
Latin veritas and Ichiban sharing the sky 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past 
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light

You And I

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Michael Zlanabitnig & Tarja Turunen

In silence and the darkness speaks again

of a pain that never ends,

but it will cos I’m here still, I forgot

We can be stronger than sin

I used up every doubt to let you in

And this time out of light

I see everything

It’s how you make me breathe at night when I’m feeling small

How you break it down when I’m against the wall

Now I learn how a heart can ache

When the levee breaks

and what it takes

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

To every part of me that can’t let go

In all forgiveness, I forgive it all

and I break if I ache,

but then you know me

It’s how you get me calm when the world’s running up my veins,

when the pressure is high, driving me insane

Carry me through when I fall again

How you stay the same

I let it rain

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

When I can see the moon it’s crystal clear

A wish for everything can’t disappear

and I will

cos I’m here still

Just forgot

You and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

Wherever we are drip, drip

Just like rain

The Golden Chamber

Written by Jim Michael Dooley & Tarja Turunen

On paikka missä aika on lakkaamaton    

Siel’ unelmissa yö on loputon 

Kuin palan taivasta sain syliini kanssasi sun 

Katosi usvaan katkeruus kadotetun 

Spirits Of The Sea

Dedicated to the crew of ARA San Juan

Written by Bart K Hendrickson & Tarja Turunen

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

I watched you go at wave-beaten shore where wind stood still 
Felt grey and cold the moment you went away from me 
Now dreams are sleeping with your quiet destiny 
Underway to dwell the longer on your memory 

Meet me at the hour of dawn  
Think of us after you’re gone  
Wait for me at the edge of the sky  
Promise me our love won’t die 
Fear of men no longer lives 
Let the sunlight dry our tears  
I'll go 

The Ashrays chanting with their velvet silver hair  
Nocturnal, luring choirs will live to tell the tale 
The quest of overwhelming fortune came to an end 
Burning inside of us remain their eternal flames  

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

Silent Masquerade

Written by Julian Barrett & Tarja Turunen

Red arises in the sky of Sunday morning  
Washing the face of the mountain by the sea  
I am the present without knowledge, without warning  
The child in me will never cease to be  

Is not the future we see,  
endless daze of fantasies  
The ocean whispering me  
time really doesn’t exist  

Now I’m drifting away,  
imprisoned by our memories 
Love was just a word until you gave it meaning  

Go on and find the prince of crime  
Temptation keeps you satisfied, 
distort your sight 
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade  

Leave me as victim of your lies  
Salvation cannot help you hide 
Won’t hear me cry  
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade 

No one can tell the games that we play will last forever  
No matter we tried, we never got a chance

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Serene

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

I’m gonna capture the silence,

dress up in your fear    

and harbor your ocean    

Surrender nothing to violence   

My promise is dear 

from now ’til it’s over 

I am the face in the mirror 

telling you all will turn out right 

In every step of the way 

I follow your lead into the night    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly 

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see

Everything’s serene 

There are so many confusions

to read in as signs

I’ll stop all the madness

I will dissolve the illusions

I’ll give you my time

So you take it slowly    

I am the face in your mirror

I’m telling you, all will turn out fine   

With every step of the way

I’ll battle them all, across the line    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see    

Everything’s serene

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see   

Everything’s serene 

Serene          

Serene   

Shadow Play

Written by Tarja Turunen

Looking at the mirror, asking questions with old, weary eyes        

Once a girl who had no name dressed as an angel in disguise 

From the corner of her bedroom light illuminates   

crawling shadows, cut out silhouettes   

With the darkness, a dancing marionette 

Smiled away with such a beauty ever seen before    

Drowned by rain of thorns and petals falling at her curtain call   

This mortal coil year after year recalled a sad charade   

like a shadow play we can’t forget     

In the darkness, a crying marionette   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore     

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for

Alone, imprisoned by the echoes of the empty hall   

she made a deal with the enemy and let her fences fall 

From the dust she build a door to frame new memories                     

Once a shadow, dancing with her fears      

lights the darkness, now the puppeteer   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

There’s a world inside we are holding the keys     

One day at a time not trying to please 

Tell me of anything that is lasting forever   

You are your thoughts! 

What are we waiting for? 

Make me believe   

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose   

all I am living for         

Make me believe 

I must go on

Life is a warning   

Don’t want to risk it anymore 

Dead Promises
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Why have you wasted the time drown in hideous nights?
Oh! Why have you woken the thoughts of a paranoid mind?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under,
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
I’m still here where you belong
Stop running from the truth

Dead promises
I can’t change what you believe
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Why can’t you see that your powers will weaken and fall?
Oh! Why you seem to forget what you make us recall?

I’ve seen the walls collapsing, breaking down, countless times
The one that keeps on pulling you under
do you know him at all?

Dead promises
Games you play will kill your dreams
Promises mean everything
Life won’t look back for you

Goodbye Stranger
Written by Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

Let it go, let it go!
Why crave to hold your breath?
Take it slow, take it slow
There is no life in death
It is time, it is time
to leave the past behind and face yourself alone
In the raw

Is it so, is it so
you can’t trust your wings
Who will know? Who will know?
What tomorrow brings
When you risk it all
You’ll get a
chance to kill the pain

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Can you see? Can you see?
Your ill resistance break
Let it be, let it be
What was asleep is awake
Carry on, carry on
Your solitary quest
The journey once started
will never rest

How it feels, how it feels
For you to breath again
Keep it real, keep it real
The rush of gold in your veins
When you risked it all,
you got the chance,
the pain is gone

I took the dust and gave my whole
I poured the gold into your soul
I found the beauty in the storm

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown

Going where the sun don’t shine at all
Diving through the darkest thoughts unknown
Free fall your heart, loose everything
Old things depart, skies opening
Goodbye stranger!

Tears In Rain
Written by Johnny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

Dominos fall 
in a house that's empty 
Still of the silence
is deafening 
Not even a trace, 
our existence erased
by this quiet game 

I wish I could feel,
but I can't remember
What was forever
is never more 
There's no monuments
just the fading sense
of what came before 

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
all of it washed away
like tears in rain

A voice in my head
now it must be madness
Haunting the halls
everywhere I go
The pictures replaced
with a different face
one that I don't know 

How could the memories be so real
We move on, but the time won't heal 
So I give what I get
just before I forget
how our fates we're sealed

We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain

I will write
another storyline
The circle of love will shine,
we’ll share the daylight wishing for the nights
First time
When I met your eyes,
sublime
The last paradise
We’ve seen our
Shangri-la,
but for now

We are gone 
Nothing of us remains
Like tears in rain
Who we are
All of it washed away
Like tears in rain
Like tears in rain
We are gone
Nothing of us remains
Like tears In rain

Railroads

Written by Erik Nyholm & Tarja Turunen

Hard to believe in, strikes like a bad sin 
Life without meaning, is no life at all  
Dreaming victorious, death to be glorious  
Conquering new worlds further than before 

The violin player in her red gown 
cuts the strings to life while golden  
feathered keys are struggling 
through the lightning path in black and white 
Frozen tiger statues round us,  
Arbeit macht frei never back
Your eyes without a face chasing the medals in disguise 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past  
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light 

Facing the darkness, escaping that madness  
I traveled a long way to find out what is near  

Rings of fire, monastery, 
laurel wreath, the bells of glory  
Eagle rising, camels fading,
ancient martial arts we are floating
Spiral keeps on round and round
deep into the swamp we are boating
Latin veritas and Ichiban sharing the sky 

Come show me the love that fills your heart 
You’ll see this moment will redeem the past 
and shine tomorrow railroads with your light

You And I

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Michael Zlanabitnig & Tarja Turunen

In silence and the darkness speaks again

of a pain that never ends,

but it will cos I’m here still, I forgot

We can be stronger than sin

I used up every doubt to let you in

And this time out of light

I see everything

It’s how you make me breathe at night when I’m feeling small

How you break it down when I’m against the wall

Now I learn how a heart can ache

When the levee breaks

and what it takes

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

To every part of me that can’t let go

In all forgiveness, I forgive it all

and I break if I ache,

but then you know me

It’s how you get me calm when the world’s running up my veins,

when the pressure is high, driving me insane

Carry me through when I fall again

How you stay the same

I let it rain

For you and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

When I can see the moon it’s crystal clear

A wish for everything can’t disappear

and I will

cos I’m here still

Just forgot

You and I

We fall apart to find the truth is

our love survives

When every missing part of you makes me wanna cry

For you and I

Can you feel the pain drip, drip

down like rain?

Wherever we are drip, drip

Just like rain

The Golden Chamber

Written by Jim Michael Dooley & Tarja Turunen

On paikka missä aika on lakkaamaton    

Siel’ unelmissa yö on loputon 

Kuin palan taivasta sain syliini kanssasi sun 

Katosi usvaan katkeruus kadotetun 

Spirits Of The Sea

Dedicated to the crew of ARA San Juan

Written by Bart K Hendrickson & Tarja Turunen

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

I watched you go at wave-beaten shore where wind stood still 
Felt grey and cold the moment you went away from me 
Now dreams are sleeping with your quiet destiny 
Underway to dwell the longer on your memory 

Meet me at the hour of dawn  
Think of us after you’re gone  
Wait for me at the edge of the sky  
Promise me our love won’t die 
Fear of men no longer lives 
Let the sunlight dry our tears  
I'll go 

The Ashrays chanting with their velvet silver hair  
Nocturnal, luring choirs will live to tell the tale 
The quest of overwhelming fortune came to an end 
Burning inside of us remain their eternal flames  

Never let them go 
Where the stars can’t reach, 
living infinite 
They’ll always know 
Kept in secrecy 
44 and me 
Spirits of the sea 
Never break their freedom in supreme tranquillity 
Seeking for truth 
My brothers of the blue

Silent Masquerade

Written by Julian Barrett & Tarja Turunen

Red arises in the sky of Sunday morning  
Washing the face of the mountain by the sea  
I am the present without knowledge, without warning  
The child in me will never cease to be  

Is not the future we see,  
endless daze of fantasies  
The ocean whispering me  
time really doesn’t exist  

Now I’m drifting away,  
imprisoned by our memories 
Love was just a word until you gave it meaning  

Go on and find the prince of crime  
Temptation keeps you satisfied, 
distort your sight 
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade  

Leave me as victim of your lies  
Salvation cannot help you hide 
Won’t hear me cry  
I suffocate 
in your silent masquerade 

No one can tell the games that we play will last forever  
No matter we tried, we never got a chance

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Go on and find the prince of crime   

Temptation keeps you satisfied,

distort your sight

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade   

Leave me as victim of your lies    

Salvation cannot help you hide

Won’t hear me cry    

I suffocate

in your silent masquerade

Serene

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Alex Scholpp & Tarja Turunen

I’m gonna capture the silence,

dress up in your fear    

and harbor your ocean    

Surrender nothing to violence   

My promise is dear 

from now ’til it’s over 

I am the face in the mirror 

telling you all will turn out right 

In every step of the way 

I follow your lead into the night    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly 

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see

Everything’s serene 

There are so many confusions

to read in as signs

I’ll stop all the madness

I will dissolve the illusions

I’ll give you my time

So you take it slowly    

I am the face in your mirror

I’m telling you, all will turn out fine   

With every step of the way

I’ll battle them all, across the line    

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you   

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see    

Everything’s serene

Dream high

and I’ll open up the sky

Stay true

It’s all inside of you

Black skies, light up diamonds in your eyes

and break through 

I live inside of you   

Just fly

Over the night

and you’ll soon wake up to see   

Everything’s serene 

Serene          

Serene   

Shadow Play

Written by Tarja Turunen

Looking at the mirror, asking questions with old, weary eyes        

Once a girl who had no name dressed as an angel in disguise 

From the corner of her bedroom light illuminates   

crawling shadows, cut out silhouettes   

With the darkness, a dancing marionette 

Smiled away with such a beauty ever seen before    

Drowned by rain of thorns and petals falling at her curtain call   

This mortal coil year after year recalled a sad charade   

like a shadow play we can’t forget     

In the darkness, a crying marionette   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore     

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for

Alone, imprisoned by the echoes of the empty hall   

she made a deal with the enemy and let her fences fall 

From the dust she build a door to frame new memories                     

Once a shadow, dancing with her fears      

lights the darkness, now the puppeteer   

Make me believe

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

There’s a world inside we are holding the keys     

One day at a time not trying to please 

Tell me of anything that is lasting forever   

You are your thoughts! 

What are we waiting for? 

Make me believe   

I must go on

Life is a warning

Don’t want to risk it anymore      

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose

all I am living for         

I want to leave

This place so wrong

It left me terrified to lose   

all I am living for         

Make me believe 

I must go on

Life is a warning   

Don’t want to risk it anymore