SINGLES / THE SEER

Released on December 1st, 2008
Lead Vocals and Backing Vocals Tarja Turunen
Drums Earl Harvin
Bass Doug Wimbish
Electric Guitar Alex Scholpp
Keyboards and Programming Torsten Stenzel
Cello & Electric Cello Martin Tillman
Acoustig Guitars Kiko Loureiro
Piano Izumi Kawakatsu
Ambient Music Design & Electronic Arrangements Mel Wesson
Orchestral and Choir Arrangements composed by James Dooley and performed by the Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
Artwork by Dirk Rudolph
Photos by Jens Boldt, Toni Härkönen
Make Up and Hair by Heidi Reponen
Produced and recorded by Daniel Presley by Golden Gate Management GmbH
Executive Producer Daniel Presley for Vertigo Berlin /
Universal Music Domestic Division a division of Universal Music GmbH
Mixed by Slamm Andrews at Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica, USA
Recording Engineer Doug Cook
Assistant Mix Engineer Matt Ward
Additional Recording Engineer Dani Castelar, Noel Zancanella, Thiago Bianchi, Helge Van Dyk, Felix Gauder, Milan Jilek
Orchestra & Choir Assitant Recording Engineer Cenda Kottzmann
Recorded at Grouse Lodge Studios, Westmeath, Ireland | Can del Sol, Ibiza, Spain | The Village, Los Angeles, USA | Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic | Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland | Fusão Estúdios, Sao Paulo, Brazil | Sound Development AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Mastered by Louie Teran at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, USA
Personal Manager Marcelo Cabuli for NEMS Enterprises SRL
The Seer featuring Doro Pesch
Additional Mix Production by Tarja & Mic
Mixed by Toby Wright assisted by James Musshorn at Resonate Recording Studios, Burbank, USA

Live Recordings at Kuusankoski
Engineered by Pete Knuutinen & Antti Rintamäki
Assistant Mix Engineer Matt Ward
Recorded at Sami Hyypä Areena, Kuusankoski, Finland (live on the 08.12.2007)
Live Recordings at Kuusankoski mixed and mastered by Vincent Sorg
Live band in Kuusankoski:
Lead Vocals: Tarja Turunen
Drums: Mike Terrana
Bass & Backing Vocals: Doug Wimbish
Electric & Acoustic Guitars: Alex Scholpp
Electric & Acoustic Guitars: Toni Turunen
Keyboards & Backing Vocals: Maria Ilmoniemi
Cello: Max Lilja, Markus Hoiti

The Seer 

Written by Alexander Komlew

I cut my heart, a gift to you

You leave salt in my wound

You are inside my wall of thoughts

But in yours I'm unknown

My desperation finds a book of heroes gone

Legends tell about a saviour wise and strong

I'm burning at the stake of love, the flames get tall

And in my anguish he's the last resort to call

And suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

Nothing to fear

Nothing to fear

Why is it called Elysian Fields

When love builds only grief?

All your agony and pain

Stays the same till you see

That destination shows you legends long extinct

Rumours are told about a hero kind and skilled

I'm burning at love's stake and that's the end I feel

But suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

As he longs to speak to me

I realize the reflection while listening

His words mend all my wounds, cause he is me

My seer lives inside of me

When suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

Nothing to fear

My seer is near

There's nothing to fear

My seer is near

My seer is near

Lost Northern Star
Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

Legend says that when grief overpowers happiness
the northern star loses its light and falls down on earth
where thee become a man.
One person alone can help.
I'm the one who leaves shadows in you room at night:
I'm the reason you're listening enlightening your eyes.
When Pan meets Apollo down with the sin
they will send tears of angels though kindness won't win.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.

Where the calm fields of snow become one with the sky
I am there; I am waiting as time passes by
I set up the weather to suit how you feel
Drop rain down with wishes, build grace out of steel

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Sending dream flakes your way.
painting pictures to help you each day.
Yet you don't know I'm there.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

The Reign

Written by Adrian Dimitri Andrew Zagoritis, Thorsten Stenzel, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

I see the waves of sand

Big free

Another land

Dreams within dreams

You are alive

They gave me their wings

I spread them wide

I'll move on

to another place

from my memories

unmade

I'll hold on

and my heart will find you there

love will shine free

Forever

Sun flames

And moons glow

Timeless the tides will flow

What will I face what will be mine

Fortune and fate

The other side

Die Alive

Written by Anders Wollbeck, Hanne Sorvaag, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Open up the night

Led by just a feeling

All around is light

Everything is healing

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away I live my days

Every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Overwhelming love

Heaven's just a feeling

Singing in my blood

Keeping me from kneeling

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away I live my days

Every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Die Alive

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away

I live my days every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Boy and The Ghost

Written by Jessika Lundstrom, Anine Stang, Alexander Jonsson, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen

The streets are empty, inside it's warm
His hands are shaking, they locked the door
A voice is calling asking to get in

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a gentle heart
To lead him through the dark
When his dreams are running wild

Boy and the ghost, fire's not burning
The lights went out, the lights went out

Big family dinner, the untold tale
Their eyes are sparkling on his frozen face
Angel's calling asking to get in

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a gentle heart
To lead him through the dark
When there's nowhere left to fall

Boy and the ghost, his eyes are burning
The lights went out, the dream is on

Wake up, wake up, there's an angel in the snow
Look up, look up, it's a frightened dead boy
With so much hate, such bad dreams
He could have seen the toy's the key
But no one saw, no one saw

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a bleeding heart
To lead him through the dark

Boy and the ghost

Despero, solitas, debilis, desolo
Despero, solitas, debilis, desolo

When there's nowhere left to fall
Nowhere to hide, his silence is hurting
Inside it's cold, sleep or die
Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide

His light went out

Calling Grace

Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

In the dark

Captured in his frozen heart

Colours fade into grey

She tried so hard

Every word was torn apart

Shot her down with poison darts

Her tears made her swim beneath the sea

She's free

Calling grace

She'll never fall again

Love remains in her

Softly

Her inner voice has learned to speak

Following her dreams

Her tears made a swim beneath the see

She's free

Calling grace

She'll never fall again

Love remains in her

Calling grace

She will rise again

Sacrifice the saints

Still love remains…

Lost Northern Star
Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

Legend says that when grief overpowers happiness
the northern star loses its light and falls down on earth
where thee become a man.
One person alone can help.
I'm the one who leaves shadows in you room at night:
I'm the reason you're listening enlightening your eyes.
When Pan meets Apollo down with the sin
they will send tears of angels though kindness won't win.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.

Where the calm fields of snow become one with the sky
I am there; I am waiting as time passes by
I set up the weather to suit how you feel
Drop rain down with wishes, build grace out of steel

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Sending dream flakes your way.
painting pictures to help you each day.
Yet you don't know I'm there.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Damned And Divine

Written by Adrian Dimitri Andrew Zagoritis, Thorsten Stenzel, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

It won't help if you wait for me.

I'm a slave to the dark.

I know I'm not a saint, you see.

The dawn is when it starts.

Feel the shadow of my oblivion

hoping mercy would show her face

on the road to your own perdition

in the coal-blackened rain.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

As the wind takes me away from you

before the morning light.

My sins are fading into view

I'm so weary deep inside

Feel the shadow of my oblivion

hoping mercy would show her face

on the road to your own perdition

I may see you again.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

Every single dawn I die again.

You Would Have Loved This

Music & Lyrics: Cori Connors

The winter left her blanket here this morning
A soft and gentle coverlet of white
Unfolded in the shadows of the dawn
It sparkled in the early morning light

You would have loved this
You would have loved this
This was your favorite time of day

The greenery is laid across the mantle
And ornaments are hanging on the tree
And cradled in the windowsill's a candle
A beacon in the night to call you back to me

You would have loved this
You always loved this
I know you loved this time of year

And though I understand
One day again I'll see you
I long to touch your hand,
Hear your voice, feel you

You would have loved this
You always loved this
Oh, how you loved.

Our Great Divide

Written by Anders Wollbeck, Hanne Sorvaag, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Dark blue sea, calling me.

Songs of waves, keep me safe.

Sky's so deep, there's no end

the moon still asleep, the bed of stars for me

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?

Open your heart, to close our great divide.

Distant prayers, carved in stone.

The silent words they will still be heard.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?

Open your heart, to close our great divide.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

So I just float with the tide through the night I pass you by.

Open my heart, to close our great divide.

Ciaran's Well

Written by Alex Scholpp, Michelle Leonard, Doug Wimbish, Tarja Turunen

Misty cold nights

You'll hear her sigh

And sing bittersweet lullabies

For years she prayed

The saints would cast

a spell for the

forest to let her go

She sings

She dreams

She prays

The black old well

Holds ancient tales

And makes all wishes come true

So throw your dream

Into the dark

And Blue will come for you

She sings

She dreams

She prays

She sings

She plays

She stays

Your safe with me

Come to me and bathe

In these sacred, holy waters

Cleanse your soul and mind

I will take your grief away

I will release you from pain

The saints will watch over you

Salvations near

Breath in life my dear

Enough

Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

Ego selfish prima donna

Dancing in your poisoned cage

Thinking that your conscience's clearer

If you drink your dreams away

Feed your anger to the devil

In yourself built wishing well

Take a swim in muddy waters

All the dirt will leave a trail

Had enough symphonies of sorrow

Be so brave and weep me away

Masterpiece of treachery

Built a wall and made me crumble

Just because I am in love

Don't you lie, that you kept all

Those are toys that you have got

Smash the mirror of the version

Keep the dagger that you made

Mirror, mirror, is there someone

Who can make your day today

Had enough symphonies of sorrow

Be so brave and weep me away

Had enough symphonies of sorrow

Be so brave and weep me away

Masterpiece of treachery

Kept my thoughts buried in a box

When it's shut, I still kept it locked

You draw a play written with my blood

Went ahead just to feed the lot

Had enough symphonies of sorrow

Be so brave and weep me away

Had enough symphonies of agony

Be so brave and weep me away

Masterpiece of treachery

The Seer 

Written by Alexander Komlew

I cut my heart, a gift to you

You leave salt in my wound

You are inside my wall of thoughts

But in yours I'm unknown

My desperation finds a book of heroes gone

Legends tell about a saviour wise and strong

I'm burning at the stake of love, the flames get tall

And in my anguish he's the last resort to call

And suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

Nothing to fear

Nothing to fear

Why is it called Elysian Fields

When love builds only grief?

All your agony and pain

Stays the same till you see

That destination shows you legends long extinct

Rumours are told about a hero kind and skilled

I'm burning at love's stake and that's the end I feel

But suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

As he longs to speak to me

I realize the reflection while listening

His words mend all my wounds, cause he is me

My seer lives inside of me

When suddenly my seer is on my side

Bringing love while forgetting his pride

In his eyes I see there'll be better times along my way

Nothing to fear

My seer is near

There's nothing to fear

My seer is near

My seer is near

Lost Northern Star
Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

Legend says that when grief overpowers happiness
the northern star loses its light and falls down on earth
where thee become a man.
One person alone can help.
I'm the one who leaves shadows in you room at night:
I'm the reason you're listening enlightening your eyes.
When Pan meets Apollo down with the sin
they will send tears of angels though kindness won't win.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.

Where the calm fields of snow become one with the sky
I am there; I am waiting as time passes by
I set up the weather to suit how you feel
Drop rain down with wishes, build grace out of steel

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Sending dream flakes your way.
painting pictures to help you each day.
Yet you don't know I'm there.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Wisdom of Wind

Music by Jeff Rona, Lyrics by Lisa Gerrard

Blue skies, rivers of gold

Bring to my heart

The stories of old

I remember the way to begin

Lead by all my grace

And a brave hand of peace

The air will lift us our hearts a gift as

We feel the release

The breaking of dawn

I see the wind and the breeze

Will carry us home

Joining us all in unified love

The sweetness of peace

More precious than gold,

The tender compassion

That gives elation as we behold

Break of dawn is coming,

With wisdom, wind and breeze,

Touching on the seas.

So here in our hearts

lay way to our home

Where all will find comfort,

Blue skies, rivers of gold

Sweetness of peace

More precious than gold,

The tender compassion

That gives elation as we behold

Break of dawn is coming,

With wisdom, wind and breeze,

Touching on the seas.

So here in our hearts

lay way to our home

all will find comfort,

Blue skies, rivers of pure gold

The Reign

Written by Adrian Dimitri Andrew Zagoritis, Thorsten Stenzel, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

I see the waves of sand

Big free

Another land

Dreams within dreams

You are alive

They gave me their wings

I spread them wide

I'll move on

to another place

from my memories

unmade

I'll hold on

and my heart will find you there

love will shine free

Forever

Sun flames

And moons glow

Timeless the tides will flow

What will I face what will be mine

Fortune and fate

The other side

Die Alive

Written by Anders Wollbeck, Hanne Sorvaag, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Open up the night

Led by just a feeling

All around is light

Everything is healing

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away I live my days

Every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Overwhelming love

Heaven's just a feeling

Singing in my blood

Keeping me from kneeling

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away I live my days

Every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Die Alive

No more fate and no more mystery

Even as time falls away

I live my days every moment and its memory

Not only to survive: to die alive

Boy and The Ghost

Written by Jessika Lundstrom, Anine Stang, Alexander Jonsson, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen

The streets are empty, inside it's warm
His hands are shaking, they locked the door
A voice is calling asking to get in

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a gentle heart
To lead him through the dark
When his dreams are running wild

Boy and the ghost, fire's not burning
The lights went out, the lights went out

Big family dinner, the untold tale
Their eyes are sparkling on his frozen face
Angel's calling asking to get in

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a gentle heart
To lead him through the dark
When there's nowhere left to fall

Boy and the ghost, his eyes are burning
The lights went out, the dream is on

Wake up, wake up, there's an angel in the snow
Look up, look up, it's a frightened dead boy
With so much hate, such bad dreams
He could have seen the toy's the key
But no one saw, no one saw

All he wanted was a toy
All he needed was a bleeding heart
To lead him through the dark

Boy and the ghost

Despero, solitas, debilis, desolo
Despero, solitas, debilis, desolo

When there's nowhere left to fall
Nowhere to hide, his silence is hurting
Inside it's cold, sleep or die
Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide

His light went out

Calling Grace

Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

In the dark

Captured in his frozen heart

Colours fade into grey

She tried so hard

Every word was torn apart

Shot her down with poison darts

Her tears made her swim beneath the sea

She's free

Calling grace

She'll never fall again

Love remains in her

Softly

Her inner voice has learned to speak

Following her dreams

Her tears made a swim beneath the see

She's free

Calling grace

She'll never fall again

Love remains in her

Calling grace

She will rise again

Sacrifice the saints

Still love remains…

Lost Northern Star
Written by Kiko Masbaum, Michelle Leonard, Tarja Turunen

Legend says that when grief overpowers happiness
the northern star loses its light and falls down on earth
where thee become a man.
One person alone can help.
I'm the one who leaves shadows in you room at night:
I'm the reason you're listening enlightening your eyes.
When Pan meets Apollo down with the sin
they will send tears of angels though kindness won't win.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.

Where the calm fields of snow become one with the sky
I am there; I am waiting as time passes by
I set up the weather to suit how you feel
Drop rain down with wishes, build grace out of steel

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Sending dream flakes your way.
painting pictures to help you each day.
Yet you don't know I'm there.

Lost northern star
Buried in sorrow,
I'll guard your mind.
Let demons howl outside.
My soul burns.

Damned And Divine

Written by Adrian Dimitri Andrew Zagoritis, Thorsten Stenzel, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen

It won't help if you wait for me.

I'm a slave to the dark.

I know I'm not a saint, you see.

The dawn is when it starts.

Feel the shadow of my oblivion

hoping mercy would show her face

on the road to your own perdition

in the coal-blackened rain.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

As the wind takes me away from you

before the morning light.

My sins are fading into view

I'm so weary deep inside

Feel the shadow of my oblivion

hoping mercy would show her face

on the road to your own perdition

I may see you again.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

Frozen in time yearning forbidden wishes.

Damned and divine.

Scars of my broken kisses.

What will follow if tomorrow's blind?

My eternal night.

Every single dawn I die again.

You Would Have Loved This

Music & Lyrics: Cori Connors

The winter left her blanket here this morning
A soft and gentle coverlet of white
Unfolded in the shadows of the dawn
It sparkled in the early morning light

You would have loved this
You would have loved this
This was your favorite time of day

The greenery is laid across the mantle
And ornaments are hanging on the tree
And cradled in the windowsill's a candle
A beacon in the night to call you back to me

You would have loved this
You always loved this
I know you loved this time of year

And though I understand
One day again I'll see you
I long to touch your hand,
Hear your voice, feel you

You would have loved this
You always loved this
Oh, how you loved.

Our Great Divide

Written by Anders Wollbeck, Hanne Sorvaag, Mattias Lindblom, Tarja Turunen

Dark blue sea, calling me.

Songs of waves, keep me safe.

Sky's so deep, there's no end

the moon still asleep, the bed of stars for me

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?

Open your heart, to close our great divide.

Distant prayers, carved in stone.

The silent words they will still be heard.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?

Open your heart, to close our great divide.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?

I fall apart.

You bleed for me.

So I just float with the tide through the night I pass you by.

Open my heart, to close our great divide.

Ciaran's Well

Written by Alex Scholpp, Michelle Leonard, Doug Wimbish, Tarja Turunen

Misty cold nights

You'll hear her sigh

And sing bittersweet lullabies

For years she prayed

The saints would cast

a spell for the

forest to let her go

She sings

She dreams

She prays

The black old well

Holds ancient tales

And makes all wishes come true

So throw your dream

Into the dark

And Blue will come for you

She sings

She dreams

She prays

She sings

She plays

She stays

Your safe with me

Come to me and bathe

In these sacred, holy waters

Cleanse your soul and mind

I will take your grief away

I will release you from pain

The saints will watch over you

Salvations near

Breath in life my dear