Tracks

01. Black Diamond
02. The Kiss Of Judas
03. Forever Free
04. Before The Winter
05. Legions
06. The Abyss Of Your Eyes
07. Holy Light
08. Paradise
09. Coming Home
10. Visions- Southern Cross
11. Black Diamond Demo Version



01. Black Diamond

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Again I see you standing there watching me
Your gaze, those eyes are tantalizing openly
Inviting me to get close to you
Can't help myself
There's fascination in the air

I try to fight this strong sensation
But there's no chance to escape from this temptation
Feels like I've known you before
Repeating phrases
But I yearn for something more

I know I can't stay by your side forever
But I know I won't forget your beauty
My black diamond


02. The Kiss Of Judas

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
I hear footsteps closing in
I recognize them from my early days
The times are different the image remains the same
Repeating backflashes remembering the name

Approaching visions of things I can't recall
A familiar smile awakes the pain

Unkept promises
The night awaits
The act of confidence
The kiss of Judas
I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas
Haunts me once again

In your private chamber you're all alone
The well earned silver pieces falling to the floor
The flame of the candle casting movement to the wall
Your eyes filled with guilt keep staring at the door

Approaching visions of things I can´t recall
A familiar smile awakes the pain

Unkept promises
The night awaits
The act of confidence
The kiss of Judas
I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas
Haunts me once again


03. Forever Free

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
They try to give me answers
To questions I´ve never asked
I'll have no part in their conspiracy
I guess I am the kind of
Guy that will never stray
The thing I need is privacy

Some guiding, depriving
Misleading and combining
They're watching our every move

They can try to bind our arms
But they can't chain our minds or hearts
We will keep our faith inside our souls
And never let it go - we are forever free

You see them making headlines
New pictures tell old stories
Explaining what they have said and done
Media's new illusion
Creating more confusion
But I know that they'll soon be gone

Some guiding, depriving
Misleading and combining
They're watching our every move

They can try to bind our arms
But they can't chain our minds or hearts
We will keep our faith inside our souls
And never let it go - we are forever free


04. Before The Winter

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Before the summer turns to winter
Before the dreams will turn to snow
I see the yellow leaves are falling
And soon I know I have to go

But I'll be back before the summer
Next year you're in my arms again
The winter breeze will send my message
It will keep you warm until then

The path to home is long and winding
I'll keep the flame alive for you until I am back
You and I will walk that road together
I'll show that all the dreams are true
If you only let them be before the winter

Before the summer turns to winter
Before the dreams will turn to snow
I see the yellow leaves are falling
And soon I know I have to go

The path to home is long and winding
I'll keep the flame alive for you until I am back
You and I will walk that road together
I'll show that all the dreams are true
If you only let them be before the winter


05. Legions

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Far in the core of the earth
First it was given birth
We heard the call the message was so clear
The tracks were laid for the future to come

Sons and daughters of the Rising Sun
The armies in Europe here we come
We run like the wind we play from the heart
Now we are here together we sing

Faster than light, higher than the sky
Tonight we're together again
We never give up and never give in
Stronger than steel we're the Legions of the Twilight

We survived the hard times
Never accepted the lies
You run like the wind you sing from the heart
Now that we're here together we'll sing

Faster than light, higher than the sky
Tonight we're together again
We never give up and never give in
Stronger than steel we're the Legions of the Twilight

When we have to go back home again
We´ll keep the memories we gained inside our hearts

Faster than light, higher than the sky
Tonight we're together again
We never give up and never give in
Stronger than steel we're the Legions of the Twilight

Raise your hands for us!


06. The Abyss Of Your Eyes

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
I feel like I'm drowning
Trying to catch my breath
Don't know what is happening
There's no sense of time

Deep underneath my skin
Feeling the pain within
Hear my cry
I feel drawn towards you
Can't resist
I don't know why

My life is changing
I cannot recall

Where I've been before
The abyss of your eyes
Meaning so much more
Am I losing my mind

The sun isn't shining
But your eyes light my way
I've found what I've been searching for
My love won't go astray

Deep underneath my skin
Feeling the pain within
Hear my cry
I feel drawn towards you
Can't resist
I don't know why

My life is changing
I cannot recall

Where I've been before
The abyss of your eyes
Meaning so much more
Am I lost

So many years my drifting heart has wandered around
Don't turn on me, won't you stay by my side

Where I've been before
The abyss of your eyes
Meaning so much more
Am I losing my mind


07. Holy Light

Music by Timo Tolkki
[Instrumental]


08. Paradise

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Paradise

Late at night I find myself again
Wondering and watching TV
I can't believe what is on the screen
Something that I wouldn't care to see

Many rare species will perish soon
And we will be short on food
Why do we have to be so selfish
We've got to change our attitude

I know that I am not
The only one that's worried
Why don't we all
Wake up, and realize

Like the birds in the sky
We are flying so high
Without making anykind of sacrifice
We've got so little time
To undo this crime
Or we'll lose our paradise

It seems to me that there's no sense at all
Nobody cares it's always the same
Mother nature's crying out in pain
We are the ones to blame

I know that I am not
The only one that's worried
Why don't we all
Wake up, and realize

Like the birds in the sky
We are flying so high
Without making anykind of sacrifice
We've got so little time
To undo this crime
Or we'll lose our paradise


09. Coming Home

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Coming Home
I wake up in the morning
So far away from home
Trying to make it through the day
Many miles are between us
I'm sending my love
From this payphone

Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

Without you I am like
A ship without its sails
Calling the wind to save me
I'd climb the highest mountain
I'd cross the seven seas
Just to see you smile again

All the trust that was built along the years
Is coming back to stay
I know, just look ahead
The road is free - I'm coming home

With every stem I'm closer to home
When I'm back you won't be alone
Soon I'll see the familiar door before my eyes
And you

Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
All the bad times are behind
The road is, the road is free, and I'm coming home


10. Visions- Southern Cross

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Visions- Southern Cross

I have seen the future of mankind
The wisdom of my prophecies you'll find
Follow the truth and be careful
Are we the last?
Hundred years has passed what have we done
Inconceivable damage under the sun
I think it's too late to change the man
We are the last

World keeps turning while people yearn for more
Mother nature is crying for a change
Time will come when we all must pay for what
We have done, are you prepared for that?

As we are reaching the end
Of the century there's message we can send
Be strong and bold and never lose your mind
Cause we are the last

World keeps turning while people yearn for more
Mother nature is crying for a change
Time will come when we all must pay for what
We have done, are you prepared for that?

The signs of the end I see
Let them hear my voice in every corner of the world
Take heed of the warnings that I give
I have seen the southern cross forming in the sky

There shall be heard in the air the noise of weapons
And in the same year the divines shall be enemies
They shall unjustly put down the holy laws
And by thunder and war true believers shall die
(Nostradamus: Century IV:43)

For forty years the rainbow shall not appear
For forty years it shall be seen every day
The parched earth shall wax drier every day
And a great flood when it shall appear
(Nostradamus: Century I:17)

After us the road goes on forever
Many changes lie along the path
That´s the price we pay for our selfishness
We are headed for the end

From the skies shall come the powerful kind
Before and after the Mars reigns at will
Not far from the great age of Millenium
Buried ones shall come out of their graves
(Nostradamus: Century X:72,74)

When the comet tears out the sky
You and I must die
After all this the time will come for the chosen ones
To rise from their graves to be free again

The beast is gone forever there´s no more pain
Instead so many things for us to attain
The sun is shining brightly after the rain
The land is green and full of life again

The sorrows wiped away now
It´s time to smile
And learn from the past
Together we will try

Twenty years of reign of the moon having past
Seven thousand years another shall hold his monarchy
When the sun shall resume his days past
Then is fulfilled and ends my prophecy
(Nostradamus: Century I:48)


11. Black Diamond Demo Version

Music & lyrics by Timo Tolkki
Tonight I try to find out in secrecy
I see, I feel what will be my destiny
I feel the blood in my veins
I cannot stop it
I've just got to let it run

Alright, I'll fight for what I have to inherit
To stay alive and so close to be buried
Under the dust I've never settled down
And a windy day to choke me until I'm dead

I will keep in mind what I have seen and learned
Then I might avoid my dreams turn into
A black diamond.