ALBUMS / LEFT IN THE DARK

Released on July 4th, 2014
Lead and backing vocals: Tarja
Drums: Mike Terrana 4,6,7,8,10
Electric guitars: Alex Scholpp 4,6,10 | Julian Barrett 7,8 |Mel Wesson 7
Acoustic guitar: Alex Scholpp 6, Julian Barrett 2,9
Bass: Doug Wimbish 7,10 | Kevin Chown 4,6,8 | Peter Barrett 2,9
Keyboards: Christian Kretschmar 4,6,8 | Mel Wesson 7 | Bart Hendrickson 10 | Torsten Stenzel 5
Acoustic cello & cello FSX: Caroline Lavelle 7
Percussion: Luis Conte 10
Piano: Tarja 5
Duduk: Saro Danielian 10
Toy Piano: Anders Wollbeck 3
Orchestral & Choir Arrangements composer: Jim Dooley 6,7,8 | Bart Dendrickson 10
Ambient music design: Mel Wesson 7
Programming: Mel Wesson 7 | Bart Hendrickson 10
Recording engineer: Jetro Vainio at Estudio El Pie, Buenos Aires | Mario Altamirano at Estudio El Pie & Estudio Panda, Buenos Aires | Torsten Stenzel at Stardust II, Antigua & Barbuda | Daniel Willy at Magnifico Studios, Thousand Oaks California
Assistant engineers: Martin Muscatello | José Maradei
Executive A&R Consultant earMUSIC & Tarja: Daniel Pieper
Produced by Tarja & MIC
Additional Production & Mixed by Tim Palmer at 62 Studios
Co-Produced by Julian Barret 2,8,9 | Jim Dooley 7
2,9 mixed by Julian “Parsons” Barrett
Original Demos Recorded and Produced by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Jhonny Andrews, Torsten Stenzel & Tarja Turunen
Mastering Engineer: Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound
Executive Producer: Marcelo Cabuli for NEMS Enterprises SRL
Photographs by Poras Chaudhary
Cover Artwork by Mikoláš Gál
Backcover Artwork by Predrag Milosevic
Original Artwork by Büro Dirk Rudolph
Layout by Alexander Mertsch at Groothuis.de
Tarja’s clothes by Nordenfeldt
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"Victim Of Ritual"

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Black eyes and hardly breathing

When there's no light

You sacrifice

Alone amongst the living

You lost the fight before the fall

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical

Victim of Ritual

Cynical, critical

Victim of ritual

She's a killer, killer

She's a killer, killer

Cold eyes for every sin

They tried to hide in thin disguise

Denied your soul from singing

Her darkest night, the night you died

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical

Victim of Ritual

Cynical, critical

Victim of ritual

She's a killer, killer

She's a killer, killer

Pandemonium, where's your heart from?

Pandemonium, where's your heart from?

"500 Letters"

Written by Jhonny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 letters, words like scars no one can see

It felt so innocent, a childish game
lines of poetry without a name
waves of paranoia washed upon the page
and soon obsession turned to rage

Why do you love me?
Why do you want to hurt me?

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 weapons I can't take it anymore
500 letters, words like scars no one can see
500 secrets, slowly killing me

At the mercy of a violent hand
drawing images in my head
I can't escape the way I feel inside
in every shadow just a breath behind

Why do you love me?
Why do you want to hurt me?

They found the final letter lying by his side
A smile was on his face, cold as ice
One last message written only for me
Now you won't forget
"I'll see you in your dreams"

"Lucid Dreamer"

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Memoria, Gloria one last time with you
The feeling remains the same
But I just walk through
The story of forgotten fields I ran with you
To them it's the same
A game, the shame, I leave you

Gloria, Memoria

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You're out of air
Memoria no one hurts like you
Nothing to loose
And all I hear is silence
I’m not afraid I’m living with colour every day
The moment is now, you’re far away to find me

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

"Never Enough"

Written by Johnny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

Life in bloom
The sweetest season
Warm embrace gave me the meaning

Another time
A cross to carry
Cruel fac¸ade imaginary

I don't belong

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

A childish game
A search for reason
Coldest day when I stopped believing
Another war
My endless laughter
Storyline is all they're after

I don't belong

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,

(never enough)

(never enough)
(never enough)
(never, never, never enough)

"Mystique Voyage"

Written by Tarja Turunen

Welcome to my Mystique Voyage
An inner trip to fantasy, freedom and love
A conquest of fear, lonesomeness and dislike
Welcome to my world

Do you see them flying?
Signs are never lying
Journey to the East will show
What the Seven Wonders know

Live without finding
Search without learning
When I faced the endless sea
All mysteries reveal

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Where the breeze is welcoming me
Home will always be.

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

Uusi aamu koittaa
My Mystique Voyage
Tuuli purtta soittaa
Haaveet kauas kuljettaa

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

"Into the Sun"

Written by Steve van Velvet, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Dream against the flow
Let your garden grow
Over land and water
Feel your borders

Walking right into the sun
No fear of the ending
Find new beginning
Over another lonely star

Walking right into the sun

All my sweetest doors
Let them help you out
My emotion
Parted ocean

Walking right into the sun
Don't fear the ending
Find the beginning
Over another lonely star
Brighter than who you are
Walking right into the sun

"Neverlight"

Written by Jesper Strömblad, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Neverlight
into the shadow of my darker side
where no one finds me
How I die?
Is when you save me
Are you terrified enough to watch me go?
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don't let my inside fall apart
a prison I don't need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

Neverlight, forever after in eternal light
I fall to pieces

Did I lie?
To form a proposition
Cast aside in my condition now
Oh, I
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don't let my inside fall apart
a prison I don't need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

So far away from me

"Until Silence"

Written by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen, Markus Kaarlonen & Tarja Turunen

When just a light remains
Daring dark returns like echo waves
I hope I'm not too late
For this final twist of fate

Once grief has passed me by
The pantomime of time comes healing
Feel mockery caressing me
Now that yesterday is burning free

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

I saw our memories die
Thought our dreams had lost their meaning
But dreams still in my heart
Are painting colours in the dark

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know our love will go on
Till silence says goodbye

"Medusa"

Written by Bart Hendrickson, Angela Heldmann & Tarja Turunen

Come to see me
I will show you
The island of the roses

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Close your eyes and leave the empty grail
Taste the sweet wine from my lips
Face your virgin bride without a veil
And I will forgive you all your sins

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for you to see will be my eyes

A beautiful evil cursed with heart of stone
Feed my hunger with your kiss
Taking a life tonight is mine alone
Give me a luscious sigh of bliss

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for me to see will be your eyes

Come to see me
You will find my
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will call you
The daughter of the darkness

Come to see me
You can call me
The daughter of the darkness

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Come to see me
You will find my / I will find your
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will have you suffer in perfection

"Victim Of Ritual"

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Black eyes and hardly breathing

When there's no light

You sacrifice

Alone amongst the living

You lost the fight before the fall

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical

Victim of Ritual

Cynical, critical

Victim of ritual

She's a killer, killer

She's a killer, killer

Cold eyes for every sin

They tried to hide in thin disguise

Denied your soul from singing

Her darkest night, the night you died

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical

Victim of Ritual

Cynical, critical

Victim of ritual

She's a killer, killer

She's a killer, killer

Pandemonium, where's your heart from?

Pandemonium, where's your heart from?

"500 Letters"

Written by Jhonny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 letters, words like scars no one can see

It felt so innocent, a childish game
lines of poetry without a name
waves of paranoia washed upon the page
and soon obsession turned to rage

Why do you love me?
Why do you want to hurt me?

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 weapons I can't take it anymore
500 letters, words like scars no one can see
500 secrets, slowly killing me

At the mercy of a violent hand
drawing images in my head
I can't escape the way I feel inside
in every shadow just a breath behind

Why do you love me?
Why do you want to hurt me?

They found the final letter lying by his side
A smile was on his face, cold as ice
One last message written only for me
Now you won't forget
"I'll see you in your dreams"

"Lucid Dreamer"

Written by Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Memoria, Gloria one last time with you
The feeling remains the same
But I just walk through
The story of forgotten fields I ran with you
To them it's the same
A game, the shame, I leave you

Gloria, Memoria

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You're out of air
Memoria no one hurts like you
Nothing to loose
And all I hear is silence
I’m not afraid I’m living with colour every day
The moment is now, you’re far away to find me

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer

"Never Enough"

Written by Johnny Lee Andrews & Tarja Turunen

Life in bloom
The sweetest season
Warm embrace gave me the meaning

Another time
A cross to carry
Cruel fac¸ade imaginary

I don't belong

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

A childish game
A search for reason
Coldest day when I stopped believing
Another war
My endless laughter
Storyline is all they're after

I don't belong

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

There's no going back
What we used to be
There's no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,

(never enough)

(never enough)
(never enough)
(never, never, never enough)

"Mystique Voyage"

Written by Tarja Turunen

Welcome to my Mystique Voyage
An inner trip to fantasy, freedom and love
A conquest of fear, lonesomeness and dislike
Welcome to my world

Do you see them flying?
Signs are never lying
Journey to the East will show
What the Seven Wonders know

Live without finding
Search without learning
When I faced the endless sea
All mysteries reveal

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Where the breeze is welcoming me
Home will always be.

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

Uusi aamu koittaa
My Mystique Voyage
Tuuli purtta soittaa
Haaveet kauas kuljettaa

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

"Into the Sun"

Written by Steve van Velvet, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Dream against the flow
Let your garden grow
Over land and water
Feel your borders

Walking right into the sun
No fear of the ending
Find new beginning
Over another lonely star

Walking right into the sun

All my sweetest doors
Let them help you out
My emotion
Parted ocean

Walking right into the sun
Don't fear the ending
Find the beginning
Over another lonely star
Brighter than who you are
Walking right into the sun

"Neverlight"

Written by Jesper Strömblad, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck & Tarja Turunen

Neverlight
into the shadow of my darker side
where no one finds me
How I die?
Is when you save me
Are you terrified enough to watch me go?
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don't let my inside fall apart
a prison I don't need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

Neverlight, forever after in eternal light
I fall to pieces

Did I lie?
To form a proposition
Cast aside in my condition now
Oh, I
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don't let my inside fall apart
a prison I don't need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

So far away from me

"Until Silence"

Written by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen, Markus Kaarlonen & Tarja Turunen

When just a light remains
Daring dark returns like echo waves
I hope I'm not too late
For this final twist of fate

Once grief has passed me by
The pantomime of time comes healing
Feel mockery caressing me
Now that yesterday is burning free

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

I saw our memories die
Thought our dreams had lost their meaning
But dreams still in my heart
Are painting colours in the dark

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I'll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know our love will go on
Till silence says goodbye

"Medusa"

Written by Bart Hendrickson, Angela Heldmann & Tarja Turunen

Come to see me
I will show you
The island of the roses

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Close your eyes and leave the empty grail
Taste the sweet wine from my lips
Face your virgin bride without a veil
And I will forgive you all your sins

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for you to see will be my eyes

A beautiful evil cursed with heart of stone
Feed my hunger with your kiss
Taking a life tonight is mine alone
Give me a luscious sigh of bliss

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for me to see will be your eyes

Come to see me
You will find my
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will call you
The daughter of the darkness

Come to see me
You can call me
The daughter of the darkness

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Come to see me
You will find my / I will find your
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will have you suffer in perfection