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We seduce the dark with pain and rapture
Like two ships that pass in the night
You and I, a whore and a bashful sailor
Welcome to a sunrise of a dirty mind

All you love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

The Dark, created to hide the innocent white, the lust of night
Eyes so bright, seductive lies
Crimson masquerade where I merely played my part
Poison dart of desire

All you love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

Choose a bride
Tonight a fantasy for a zombie
Hurt me, I love to suffer
Your harem's a dream for free

Suck from us and live forever
Rotten beauty
Will haunt you for a lifetime

Come with me underwater
And drown to despise me no more
Unholy, unworthy
My night is a dream for free

All you love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night

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    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    I don't know what was tuomas's intention when he wrote the song, however it reflects the way i felt when i entered a purely sexual relationship with a man i was in love with... Yes there's lust, yes there's burning desire, but there is also suffering... It really reflects this duality between love and sex...
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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 7:24 am
    I forgot to to say, that at this show where i was attempted to be recruted as a groupie, that even when i told them how old i was, they did not care. They just told me that protection would be used, and they would make sure i would not get pregnant. And at the time, i hadn't even had my first kiss yet! It upset me so bad that i burst into tears and literally ran away. I know that tuomas would never do anything like that, and i am pretty sure that this only happens with him occasinaly. I realize that my previous posts seemed to be kind of hard on tuomas, and i didn't mean for it to be. His lyrics and music have touched me so deeply. I was a singer and keyboardist in a band from the ages 18-28, and i only stopped because i had a child. And i had decided that that was not something that i would persue again. But when i discovered nightwish, it made me realize what a hole leaving behind my music had left in me. I recently started a new band. We are not performing yet because we are still in the process of writing songs and getting used to working together. But tuomas gave me an incredible gift my re-awakening my music in me. I don't want to be famous or go on tour or anything like that. All i would like is to make some cds, and perform mostly locally. I wish i could tell him how happy he has made me!
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 4:19 am
    Then again, he seems to have no problem with calling these women whores, which to me is a double standard. I have read several interviews with him where he has confesses to having low self-esteem, and encounters like this could not possibly help that problem. I'm not saying he should get a swell head or anything, but he has no reason to have low self esteem. Why can't he see how special he is and deserving of real love mystifys me. I know there are probably a million women out there who would jump at the chance to show him real true love, having nothing to do with his status. And maybe the groupie part bothers me because i had a bad experience once. My very first metal show i went to, i was in the front row, and one of to roadies led me backstage to tell me that one of the band members wanted to have sex with me. I won't say which band because they are still popular. I was only 14 at the time!!! I am now 35, and i have never had sex with someone i wasn't in love with. Maybe it's a girl thing. But like you said, maybe this makes him feel even lonlier (i have a feeling that he is a very lonely persom), and perhaps this helps him write. Sometimes i feel that he intentionally seeks out lonliness.
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 6:08 am
    I beileive that this song is about how toumas sometimes "spends time" with groupies. I get the feeling that he feels guilty abou it but at the same time i think he draws inspiration from these experiences. I could be wrong. Just a theory

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