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Finally the hills are without eyes
They are tired of painting a dead man's face red
With their own blood

They used to love having so much to lose
Blink your eyes just once and see everything in ruins

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, don't you see?
You chose the long road, but we'll be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Bye bye beautiful

Jacob's ghost for the girl in white
Blindfold for the blind
Dead siblings walking the dying earth

Noose around a choking heart
Eternity torn apart
Slow toll now the funeral bells

"I need to die to feel alive”

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, don't you see?
You chose the long road, but we'll be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Bye bye beautiful

It’s not the tree that forsakes the flower
But the flower that forsakes the tree
Someday I’ll learn to love these scars
Still fresh from the red-hot blade of your words

...How blind can you be, don’t you see...
...that the gambler lost all he does not have...

Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, don’t you see?
You chose the long road but we’ll be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful
Bye bye, beautiful
bye bye, beautiful
Bye, bye, bye, bye



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  • 3rrak
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    3rrakJul 2, 2008 at 2:17 am
    this lyrics is obviously written for the women that was in the band but left because she was lost in her own world
    and this is true she left the band so they wrote this song for her
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    Psychot100Oct 11, 2009 at 6:21 am
    How cold is the revenge when the songwriter taunts the ex-member by say the following, "the gambler lost all that he does not have." I believe is the case where Tarja started to believe all the press clipping about her unsurpassable skill. However, Tuomas is reminding us that it could be Miley Cyrus as the lead it would still be Nightwish.
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    Ghost_Sgt1Jun 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Its not "I need to die to feel alive" its "No need to die to prove a lie"

    and i have to agree with 3rrak.
  • Vibeke
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    VibekeJul 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    they are so cruel to write this to our queen tarja... :( and they a re so wrong... tarja has made her life again and made everyone see she doesn´t need them
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    Embrace393Aug 28, 2008 at 2:44 am
    I don't really think marco wrote this song to tarja but he might over if he really cared about her that much?

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