“The dreamer and the wine
Poet without a rhyme
A widowed writer torn apart by chains of hell

One last perfect verse
Is still the same old song
Oh Christ how I hate what I have become

Take me home

Get away, run away, fly away
Lead me astray to dreamer’s hideaway
I cannot cry ‘cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world
Forgive me
I have but two faces
One for the world
One for God
Save me
I cannot cry 'cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world”

Nightwish - The Poet And The Pendulum

The Last Amazing Grays by *Iribel

“The mystery of death before us
Soon every night can bring the light, and close my eyes
Sometimes life in here is too limited
Sometimes we don’t care at all

Time will change the familiar face
Brightest colors fade to gray
The fear is real, one winter’s day brings the clarity

I feel the time is catching up with us
How many days until its hunger is satisfied?
Living the final golden days
We are the last amazing grays
Hoping the young will lead the pack now

I can feel my heart is beating still
I can see you with my eyes, I still see
But I can’t run the way my children can
Can’t accept the helping hand, leave me
You are the strong one, trust in me
You must lead instead of me, now
There’s no time, don’t hesitate
Or you will also find your fate

In the eyes of every newborn, I see the future
Life is just a phase
I close my eyes and see them all here beside me
The last amazing grays”

Sonata Arctica - The Last Amazing Grays

Play Minstrel Play by *Iribel

Underneath the harvest moon
Where the ancient shadows will play and hide
With a ghostly tune and the devil’s pride

“Stranger” whispered all the town
Has he come to save us from Satan’s hand?
Leading them away to a foreign land

Play for me, minstrel, play
And take away our sorrows
Play for me, minstrel, play
And we’ll follow
Hear, listen, can you hear
The haunting melody surrounding you
Weaving a magic spell all around you

Danger hidden in his eyes
We should have seen it from far away
Wearing such a thin disguise in the light of day
He held the answer to our prayers
Yet it was too good to be
Proof before our very eyes, yet we could not see

Blackmore’s Night - Play Minstrel Play

Silent Waters by *Iribel

“A day’s light told me of my son’s fate
The sun showed the way, grim and severe
Pulled under the raging waters, my child
Sank in the drowning currents, my son

My strength is not enough, my powers failed me
I need the heavens help, I ask for thunder’s force
I plead for you oh lightning, forge an iron tool
A magic rake of dragging, a river for my son

God of fire bring your light
Forger of sun help me now
Guardian of the shore will sleep in your warmth
Lull the folk of cold water
Banish the serpents of the dark
To the river let me go and fetch my son away

A rake made of iron from the Gods of skies
The spirit of bright days sent me the sun
Cold troops of Tuoni can not stand in my way
Untouched I shall walk by the river of the night
My child
My son”

Amorphis - Silent Waters

Gravenimage by *Iribel

“We met that night when the sea ran high
And I craved for more of that near-love experience
Those who the music hath then joined together
Are now put asunder

Remember me when I lit the fire to keep us warm
On a cold winter morning
Now I pass through the moment
Can I still recognize a beautiful melody?

I play a note but hear no sound
Have I lost my love or the wings I found?
When I was young and eager to please anyone who had time

Needed to sing the very notes I heard
Had to stay in the shadows and seek for the loneliness
Nevertheless, the price was higher than I had realized
I was to live alone, ready to make the sacrifice
Was I in love with you?”

Sonata Arctica - Gravenimage

Skalds And Shadows by *Iribel

“Would you believe in a night like this?
A night like this when visions come true
Would you believe in a tale like this?
A lay of bliss, we’re praising the old lore
Come to the blazing fire and
See me in the Shadows, see me in the Shadows

Songs I will sing of runes and rings
Just hand me my harp and this night turns into myth
Nothing seems real, you soon will feel
The World we live in is another skald’s
Dream in the shadows, dream in the shadows

Blind Guardian - Skalds And Shadows

The Dream Is Alive by *Iribel

“A lifetime ago
With frozen eyes they closed the door
Suddenly I realized what locks are for
No trusting them anymore
Lights are out

Empty the stare, innocent and unaware
Dragged out from my home, my lair
Earmarked me, hurt me, burned me

The walls around me, eyes surround me
Feed my fear again
I must be freed or I will die
Before the harvest moon, my friend
I do not have another year in me
You’ve gotta set me free

The dream is alive, I can run up the hills every night
Go around and see another side of the tree
Freedom has a meaning for me, howl with me

The dream is alive, with the moon on the hills every night
Run around and see another side of the dream
Freedom has a meaning for me, you can’t tame me”

Sonata Arctica - The Cage

While Your Lips Are Still Red by *Iribel

Sweet little words made for silence
Not talk
Young heart for love
Not heartache
Dark hair for catching the wind
Not to veil the sight of a cold world

Kiss while your lips are still red
While he’s still silent
Rest while bosom is still untouched, unveiled
Hold another hand while the hand’s still without a tool
Drown into eyes while they’re still blind
Love while the night still hides the withering dawn

Nightwish - While Your Lips Are Still Red

The Great Pandemonium by *Iribel

“One more down by the brook of Babylon
One more down in accordance with my fate
One long drift across the lake of Avalon
One more trip that I must create

And my eyes sweep a shore
that was always there
A blood red line
Through the sonisphere
I can’t resolve where it’s coming from
I sense it’s the great pandemonium

One more, Just one more
Just one, Just one more day
One more day by the pits of hell
Just one more when even yesterday was too late
One more thought that i have to sow
One last trick that you can’t debate


On a silent shore
I confronted fear
I spoke to God
But he wasn’t there
The sun is down
And the war begun
Assemble the great pandemonium”

Kamelot - The Great Pandemonium

Sleepsong by *Iribel

Lay down your head and I’ll sing you a lullaby
Back to the years of loo-li lai-lay
And I’ll sing you to sleep and I’ll sing you tomorrow
Bless you with love for the road that you go

May you sail far to the far fields of fortune
With diamonds and pearls at your head and your feet
And may you need never to banish misfortune
May you find kindness in all that you meet

Secret Garden - Sleepsong