ALBUMS / THE SHADOW SELF

“THE SHADOW SELF“

earMUSIC– 0210857EMU – Jewelcase
earMUSIC – 0211070EMU – Digipack (Special Edition)
NEMS – NEMS 482 – Digipack
Avalon – MICP11307 – Jewelcase (Japanese Edition)

TSS 3

Bonus DVD (Special Edition only)
1. Interview
2. Official Video Clips for “No Bitter End” & “Innocence”

“THE SHADOW SELF“ (LP)

earMUSIC – 0211071EMU – Vinyl (Black & White)
earMUSIC – 0208797ERE – Digital

“THE SHADOW SELF“ (Boxset)

EarMusic – 0211069EMU – Digipack

TSS 5

+ 7” vinyl + CD “No Bitter End” single, 7” vinyl + CD “Innocence” single,  picture frame, 3x postcards, posters and t-shirt

SINGLES

“INNOCENCE”

“NO BITTER END”

“DEMONS IN YOU”

Released on August 5th, 2016
Lead & backing vocals: Tarja 1-12 | Alissa White-Gluz 2 | Toni Turunen 8
Drums: Fernando Scarcella 1,5,7 | Chad Smith: 2,3,11 | Mike Terrana 4,6,8,9,10,11,12
Electric & Acoustic guitars: Alex Scholpp 1,3,4,6,7,9,10,12 | Julian Barrett 2,5,8,11 | Tim Palmer 3,10,12
String guitars: Jim Dooley 6
Bass: Kevin Chown 1,2,3,5 | Doug Wimbish 4,7,8,9,11 | Alex Scholpp 10,12
Acoustic bass: Kevin Chown 6
Keyboards: Anders Wollbeck 1,7 | Tarja 2 | Christian Kretschmar 3,4,5,8,11 | Guillermo de Medio 4,6,9,10 | Tim Palmer 1,3,4
Programming: Atli Örvarsson 8 | Jetro Vainio 11 | Christian Kretschmar 11
Piano: Izumi Kawakatsu 1 | Tarja 4,6
Cello: Max Lilja 3
Backing vocals: Toni Turunen 6
Druken Rats: 7
Sea organ MIC 7
Ambient music design: Jim Dooley 9 | Mel Wesson 11
EDM: Torsten Stenzel 12
Orchestral & choir arrangements composer: Jim Dooley 1,4,5,6,7,9,11
Recording Engineers: Jetro Vainio, Mario Altamirano, Torsten Stenzel, Daniel Willy, Charlie Waymire at Studio El Pie, Argentina | Stardust II, Antigua & Barbuda | Stardust, Finland | Magnifico Studios, USA | V. R Studio, Finland | Ultimate Studios INC, USA | La Nave de Oseberg, Argentina | Innocence Piano recordings and editing by Alexander Krull ar Mastersound Studio, Germany and several other locations in the world
Produced by Tarja & MIC
Additional Production & Mixed by Tim Palmer at ’62 Studios
Co-produced by Alex Scholpp 3
Drums & bass recordings co-produced by Kevin Chown 2, 3
Mastering Engineer: Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound
Executive A&R consultant earMUSIC & Tarja: Daniel Pieper
Executive producers: Marcelo Cabuli & Tarja Turunen for NEMS Enterprises SRL
Photographs by Eugenio Mazzinghi
Digital Enhancement by Ricardo Pasin
Make up & Hair: Maia Rohrer
Artwork by Büro Drik Rudolph

Innocence
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

You're not alone below the moon
All of us wait, for moment's gone too soon
You and me, breathe, to ignore the reason
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Stay close to me
Everything you knew
Left with the wind
In times like this we do
You and me, breathe, to ignore the feeling
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Demons in You
Written by Julian Barrett, Erik Nyholm, Alex Jonson, Christel Sundberg, Tarja Turunen

Endless
My war to reason
Falling to pieces
When I could see now understand
Empty
My fears of treason
Trying to blind me
The brightest void is sucking me in.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Chaos
In isolation
Your only truth
What we can hear no one can understand
Madness
In desperation
A burst of anger
The shadow self is taking over.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

No Bitter End
Written by Alex Scholpp, Matias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen, Daniel Pieper

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Desire is a flame alive
When dreams are far away
Open up your inner eye
Let hope save the day.

She will fall all over you
Like a rain, shine the new
And will make the path for you to take
Till the end, walk you through.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Suddenly, mysteriously
How brave worlds are born
They cut away the misery
For hearts to find home.

To be there with all you need
And nothing left to prove
Take a chance, oh, but never leave
Know it all starts with you.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Blackout the sun
Hold on, don't run...

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Love to Hate
Written by Erik Nyholm, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Made of stone
Behind the walls
A heart afraid of breaking.

Shades of fear
Stained your life
A child afraid of waking.

Numb with in
The sadness won’t find you.

No return
No way home
You’re burning all the bridges.

Stories told
I’ve read your book
Where anger writes the pages.

Search within
The empty words
The answers you’ll find at the end.

Who do you think you are?
I gave you the stars
You made them fall from the sky
So this is my goodbye.

Swimming in the scarlet rain
Far away
Far away.

Embracing a thousand blades
Flies away
Far away.

Breaking the cage, run against the flames
Distrust and bitterness
It dies today
Lose your rage, save what stills remains
Despair and loneliness
Why you love to hate?

Washed the pain
Time in vain, thinking of tomorrow
Dust of shame
No more rain
Brush away my sorrow.

Supremacy
Written by Matthew Bellamy

Wake to see
Your true emancipation is a fantasy
Policies
Have risen up and overcome the brave

Greatness dies
Unsung and lost, invisible to history
Embedded spies
Brainwashing our children to be mean

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy
Supremacy

The Living End
Written by Johnny Andrews, Tarja Turunen

Is the song that's forever
There's no need to surrender

Here with you now
Lights in the air
Devoted
No yesterday
Dying to live this moment

Growing stronger, taking over

Truth in your eyes,
See through my heart
It's open
Make me believe
Gives life to the path I've chosen

Blind desire, reaching higher

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Sounds like colours raining down
Burning up the night

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Diva
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

We can laugh at it now
I don’t mind all the burning daggers
Piercing me, shaping me
Turning the blade on you.

I revealed my escape
Sweetest mutiny, ship was sinking
Deeper and deeper and deeper
On top of you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

When you chiseled your scene
So delusional, almost got me
Started to question my sanity
cos of you.

I’ve been tasting the salt
Couldn’t stand all the rats on board
I walked down the plank as the curtains fell down on you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Eagle Eye
Written by Pauli Rantasalmi, Tarja Turunen

I've been to the end of earth, the waters, end of sky
I've circled the mountains, the forests, across the nights
Over the land that I have seen
Where the wind swept my heart clean

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Love like a dancing fire, untamed, blazing high
The power to dwell as one, unchained, will not die
When you have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Over the land that we have seen
Where the wind swept our hearts clean
When we have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

Eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Undertaker
Written by Atli Örvarsson, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Bring out your dead
I’ll bury them all
Leave them with me.

Dress them in silk
Black as the night
Where no one can see.

Paint them with dirt
Shallow their graves
Silent their names.

Swallowed by earth
Written in dust
Killing the fame.

How did they die?
Oh the despair
So many lost.

Original sin
Gone in thin air
That is the cost.

No one recalls
All that is left
Nameless farewell.

Minding the fall
Cover the theft
Welcome to hell.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below, forever, oh how sad.

Covered with thorns
Knocking the wood
Scratching the lid.

Legends are born
Without fine jewels
Here I forbid.

Walk amongst you
Sing to your sweet
Dark lullabies.

Giving you rest
Tainting your dreams
Cover your eyes.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below forever, oh so sad.

Calling From The Wild
Written by Alex Scholpp, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

See the world as one
Find what grows from stone
Roam our circle, come home.

On my ocean, are you shadowing me?
Breaking surface to connect again
For a moment, I can feel what you feel
So clear, and I’m with you again.

In my air, I feel you covering me
Out of trust, you gave the power to them
And if only they could see what you see
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more
Stand for
Freedom

Calling from the wild side
For life
Reason

There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

From my trees I know you’re following me
Through the wind I hear you speaking of love
And a message that I want to believe
That we forgot and now I’m with you again
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more,
One more,
There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

Too Many
Written by Guillermo de Medio, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

She couldn’t see the world within her hands,
So beautiful
Noone could hear the silence calling her.

Missed forever, wonder why
Close and far, as you and I
Like ice flowers trapped in time.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

He couldn’t heal the broken memories
A sacrifice
No one could read the silence in his eyes.

Just a canvas in the sky
Perfect sunset long denied
Spirit’s flying
Birds that cease their wanderlust
Fall.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time

I could reach the sun
I could touch the stars
And you’d stay
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey...

Innocence
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

You're not alone below the moon
All of us wait, for moment's gone too soon
You and me, breathe, to ignore the reason
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Stay close to me
Everything you knew
Left with the wind
In times like this we do
You and me, breathe, to ignore the feeling
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Demons in You
Written by Julian Barrett, Erik Nyholm, Alex Jonson, Christel Sundberg, Tarja Turunen

Endless
My war to reason
Falling to pieces
When I could see now understand
Empty
My fears of treason
Trying to blind me
The brightest void is sucking me in.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Chaos
In isolation
Your only truth
What we can hear no one can understand
Madness
In desperation
A burst of anger
The shadow self is taking over.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

No Bitter End
Written by Alex Scholpp, Matias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen, Daniel Pieper

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Desire is a flame alive
When dreams are far away
Open up your inner eye
Let hope save the day.

She will fall all over you
Like a rain, shine the new
And will make the path for you to take
Till the end, walk you through.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Suddenly, mysteriously
How brave worlds are born
They cut away the misery
For hearts to find home.

To be there with all you need
And nothing left to prove
Take a chance, oh, but never leave
Know it all starts with you.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Blackout the sun
Hold on, don't run...

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Love to Hate
Written by Erik Nyholm, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Made of stone
Behind the walls
A heart afraid of breaking.

Shades of fear
Stained your life
A child afraid of waking.

Numb with in
The sadness won’t find you.

No return
No way home
You’re burning all the bridges.

Stories told
I’ve read your book
Where anger writes the pages.

Search within
The empty words
The answers you’ll find at the end.

Who do you think you are?
I gave you the stars
You made them fall from the sky
So this is my goodbye.

Swimming in the scarlet rain
Far away
Far away.

Embracing a thousand blades
Flies away
Far away.

Breaking the cage, run against the flames
Distrust and bitterness
It dies today
Lose your rage, save what stills remains
Despair and loneliness
Why you love to hate?

Washed the pain
Time in vain, thinking of tomorrow
Dust of shame
No more rain
Brush away my sorrow.

Supremacy
Written by Matthew Bellamy

Wake to see
Your true emancipation is a fantasy
Policies
Have risen up and overcome the brave

Greatness dies
Unsung and lost, invisible to history
Embedded spies
Brainwashing our children to be mean

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy
Supremacy

The Living End
Written by Johnny Andrews, Tarja Turunen

Is the song that's forever
There's no need to surrender

Here with you now
Lights in the air
Devoted
No yesterday
Dying to live this moment

Growing stronger, taking over

Truth in your eyes,
See through my heart
It's open
Make me believe
Gives life to the path I've chosen

Blind desire, reaching higher

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Sounds like colours raining down
Burning up the night

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Diva
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

We can laugh at it now
I don’t mind all the burning daggers
Piercing me, shaping me
Turning the blade on you.

I revealed my escape
Sweetest mutiny, ship was sinking
Deeper and deeper and deeper
On top of you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

When you chiseled your scene
So delusional, almost got me
Started to question my sanity
cos of you.

I’ve been tasting the salt
Couldn’t stand all the rats on board
I walked down the plank as the curtains fell down on you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Eagle Eye
Written by Pauli Rantasalmi, Tarja Turunen

I've been to the end of earth, the waters, end of sky
I've circled the mountains, the forests, across the nights
Over the land that I have seen
Where the wind swept my heart clean

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Love like a dancing fire, untamed, blazing high
The power to dwell as one, unchained, will not die
When you have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Over the land that we have seen
Where the wind swept our hearts clean
When we have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

Eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Undertaker
Written by Atli Örvarsson, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Bring out your dead
I’ll bury them all
Leave them with me.

Dress them in silk
Black as the night
Where no one can see.

Paint them with dirt
Shallow their graves
Silent their names.

Swallowed by earth
Written in dust
Killing the fame.

How did they die?
Oh the despair
So many lost.

Original sin
Gone in thin air
That is the cost.

No one recalls
All that is left
Nameless farewell.

Minding the fall
Cover the theft
Welcome to hell.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below, forever, oh how sad.

Covered with thorns
Knocking the wood
Scratching the lid.

Legends are born
Without fine jewels
Here I forbid.

Walk amongst you
Sing to your sweet
Dark lullabies.

Giving you rest
Tainting your dreams
Cover your eyes.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below forever, oh so sad.

Calling From The Wild
Written by Alex Scholpp, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

See the world as one
Find what grows from stone
Roam our circle, come home.

On my ocean, are you shadowing me?
Breaking surface to connect again
For a moment, I can feel what you feel
So clear, and I’m with you again.

In my air, I feel you covering me
Out of trust, you gave the power to them
And if only they could see what you see
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more
Stand for
Freedom

Calling from the wild side
For life
Reason

There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

From my trees I know you’re following me
Through the wind I hear you speaking of love
And a message that I want to believe
That we forgot and now I’m with you again
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more,
One more,
There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

Too Many
Written by Guillermo de Medio, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

She couldn’t see the world within her hands,
So beautiful
Noone could hear the silence calling her.

Missed forever, wonder why
Close and far, as you and I
Like ice flowers trapped in time.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

He couldn’t heal the broken memories
A sacrifice
No one could read the silence in his eyes.

Just a canvas in the sky
Perfect sunset long denied
Spirit’s flying
Birds that cease their wanderlust
Fall.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time

I could reach the sun
I could touch the stars
And you’d stay
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey...

Innocence
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

You're not alone below the moon
All of us wait, for moment's gone too soon
You and me, breathe, to ignore the reason
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Stay close to me
Everything you knew
Left with the wind
In times like this we do
You and me, breathe, to ignore the feeling
Freedom, scream again

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Inside of me, doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Love break into my innocence
Innocence, innocence, innocence
Innocence, innocence

Demons in You
Written by Julian Barrett, Erik Nyholm, Alex Jonson, Christel Sundberg, Tarja Turunen

Endless
My war to reason
Falling to pieces
When I could see now understand
Empty
My fears of treason
Trying to blind me
The brightest void is sucking me in.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Chaos
In isolation
Your only truth
What we can hear no one can understand
Madness
In desperation
A burst of anger
The shadow self is taking over.

Like a million geysers still asleep
Demons in you.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

Lost in the light
Eternal seek for Paradise
Scared to loose the fight
With what’s in me
Found another side,
The darkest thoughts,
The deepest sea
Where sun and moon arise
It’s me.

No Bitter End
Written by Alex Scholpp, Matias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen, Daniel Pieper

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Desire is a flame alive
When dreams are far away
Open up your inner eye
Let hope save the day.

She will fall all over you
Like a rain, shine the new
And will make the path for you to take
Till the end, walk you through.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Suddenly, mysteriously
How brave worlds are born
They cut away the misery
For hearts to find home.

To be there with all you need
And nothing left to prove
Take a chance, oh, but never leave
Know it all starts with you.

Time won't wait
Lead your fate
Never let go.

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

There's a road for everyone
Cos every heart's the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change.

Blackout the sun
Hold on, don't run...

Blackout the sun
Light nowhere
Tell me you don't need it anymore
No bitter end.

Hold on, don't run
Forever stay yourself
The one that you defend
No bitter end.

Love to Hate
Written by Erik Nyholm, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Made of stone
Behind the walls
A heart afraid of breaking.

Shades of fear
Stained your life
A child afraid of waking.

Numb with in
The sadness won’t find you.

No return
No way home
You’re burning all the bridges.

Stories told
I’ve read your book
Where anger writes the pages.

Search within
The empty words
The answers you’ll find at the end.

Who do you think you are?
I gave you the stars
You made them fall from the sky
So this is my goodbye.

Swimming in the scarlet rain
Far away
Far away.

Embracing a thousand blades
Flies away
Far away.

Breaking the cage, run against the flames
Distrust and bitterness
It dies today
Lose your rage, save what stills remains
Despair and loneliness
Why you love to hate?

Washed the pain
Time in vain, thinking of tomorrow
Dust of shame
No more rain
Brush away my sorrow.

Supremacy
Written by Matthew Bellamy

Wake to see
Your true emancipation is a fantasy
Policies
Have risen up and overcome the brave

Greatness dies
Unsung and lost, invisible to history
Embedded spies
Brainwashing our children to be mean

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy

You don't have long
I am on to you
The time, it has come to destroy

Your supremacy
Supremacy

The Living End
Written by Johnny Andrews, Tarja Turunen

Is the song that's forever
There's no need to surrender

Here with you now
Lights in the air
Devoted
No yesterday
Dying to live this moment

Growing stronger, taking over

Truth in your eyes,
See through my heart
It's open
Make me believe
Gives life to the path I've chosen

Blind desire, reaching higher

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Sounds like colours raining down
Burning up the night

Is the song that's forever in the flame within
The living end
There's no need to surrender, I will sing with it
The living end

Diva
Written by Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

We can laugh at it now
I don’t mind all the burning daggers
Piercing me, shaping me
Turning the blade on you.

I revealed my escape
Sweetest mutiny, ship was sinking
Deeper and deeper and deeper
On top of you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

When you chiseled your scene
So delusional, almost got me
Started to question my sanity
cos of you.

I’ve been tasting the salt
Couldn’t stand all the rats on board
I walked down the plank as the curtains fell down on you.

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Oh, how does it feel?
Now when there’s no way out
You married your own hell
Couldn’t get out of your own mind.

Now I have the key
Out of the downwards spiraling conspiracy
Just look at me
Just look at...

Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Just look at
Diva, Diva, Diva, Diva!

Eagle Eye
Written by Pauli Rantasalmi, Tarja Turunen

I've been to the end of earth, the waters, end of sky
I've circled the mountains, the forests, across the nights
Over the land that I have seen
Where the wind swept my heart clean

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Love like a dancing fire, untamed, blazing high
The power to dwell as one, unchained, will not die
When you have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Over the land that we have seen
Where the wind swept our hearts clean
When we have burned so deep within
Rest the ashes, then begin

Eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

I found a way to feel alive
Leaving behind your eagle eye

Undertaker
Written by Atli Örvarsson, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Bring out your dead
I’ll bury them all
Leave them with me.

Dress them in silk
Black as the night
Where no one can see.

Paint them with dirt
Shallow their graves
Silent their names.

Swallowed by earth
Written in dust
Killing the fame.

How did they die?
Oh the despair
So many lost.

Original sin
Gone in thin air
That is the cost.

No one recalls
All that is left
Nameless farewell.

Minding the fall
Cover the theft
Welcome to hell.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below, forever, oh how sad.

Covered with thorns
Knocking the wood
Scratching the lid.

Legends are born
Without fine jewels
Here I forbid.

Walk amongst you
Sing to your sweet
Dark lullabies.

Giving you rest
Tainting your dreams
Cover your eyes.

Meet your maker, ring your bells in vain
Undertaker, I am why you came
Feed your life with every need you have
And down below forever, oh so sad.

Calling From The Wild
Written by Alex Scholpp, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

See the world as one
Find what grows from stone
Roam our circle, come home.

On my ocean, are you shadowing me?
Breaking surface to connect again
For a moment, I can feel what you feel
So clear, and I’m with you again.

In my air, I feel you covering me
Out of trust, you gave the power to them
And if only they could see what you see
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more
Stand for
Freedom

Calling from the wild side
For life
Reason

There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

From my trees I know you’re following me
Through the wind I hear you speaking of love
And a message that I want to believe
That we forgot and now I’m with you again
Wind and love never hide
Into the sky.

One more,
One more,
There’s no life, without a dream
No power strong enough to hold it back
In a never ending stream
See the world as one
Listen to the call and stand for…
One more,
One more,
One more.

Too Many
Written by Guillermo de Medio, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

She couldn’t see the world within her hands,
So beautiful
Noone could hear the silence calling her.

Missed forever, wonder why
Close and far, as you and I
Like ice flowers trapped in time.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey.

He couldn’t heal the broken memories
A sacrifice
No one could read the silence in his eyes.

Just a canvas in the sky
Perfect sunset long denied
Spirit’s flying
Birds that cease their wanderlust
Fall.

What if I could rescue us
If I could fight back life
Break my pride
For a moment in time

I could reach the sun
I could touch the stars
And you’d stay
For a moment in time.

Many too many
Living their fears
Only few won’t fade away.

Not too many
Facing their tears
When sunrise outshines the grey...