Tracks

01. My Queen Of Winter
02. More Than Friends
03. Oceans Of Regret
04. Gather The Faithful
05. Into The Blue
06. Dawn Of Solace
07. Thorn In My Side
08. Morpheus In A Masquerade
09. Stolen Waters
11. Elegantly Broken



01. My Queen Of Winter

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
When the darkness has grown strong,
And the nights they feel so long.
Like the sun has slept too long just waiting winter's waning.

Blow out the candle and unleash the night,
Open the door let the cold inside.
My heart you have captured, don't shatter my rapture
Don't leave all my dreams to decay.

All of my life I've been waiting for someone,
To share all my kingdom with me.
The silence unbroken, words left unspoken,
Sign across my heart your name
My Queen of Winter, this is where you reign.

You are the daughter of the warm summer breeze,
I am the firstborn of winter, the chill in your spine
And the howl in the night, I am the frost in your heart.

Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, You're never gonna give up.
How could you feel love if you cannot hate.
How could you feel joy without pain.

All of my life I've been waiting for someone,
To share all my kingdom with me.
The silence unbroken, words left unspoken,
Sign across my heart your name.
My Queen of Winter this is where you reign.

Sleep can be eternal underneath the veil of stars,
The caress of the first snow feels so soothing on our scars.
Stay forever here beside me, Slumber peacefully.
Through the years my heart will belong to you,
And you belong to me.

All of my life I've been waiting for someone,
To share all my kingdom with me.
The silence unbroken, words left unspoken,
Sign across my heart your name.
My Queen of Winter, this is where you reign.


02. More Than Friends

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
We're more than friends, we are like lovers
Two souls in one, Forever entwined
I feel with your skin you live off my heartbeat
Warm me within while tending my wounds

Miles still divide, the distance between us
Keeps growing still And hope is a lie
And every night we share the same dream
That's where we hide, You and I

You have always been much more than friend to me
And I could never hope to find another one
Now the time is right, Just tell me what to sacrifice For you tonight

Wake me with a sound of your heartbeat through silence
If I'm an Offering good enough for you
Or let me slumber deeper and deeper
Forever I'm waiting for you

Would you hate me if I crossed that line
From wanting to why, Alone I'm tonight
Tell me if I'm alive or just breathing
For I cast no shadow when I'm alone

You have always been much more than a friend to me
You were always much so more than a friend should be

Wake me with a sound of your heartbeat through silence
If I'm an Offering good enough for you
Or let me slumber deeper and deeper
Forever I'm waiting for you
Just call my name and I'll be there
Forever I'm waiting for you

You have always been much more than a friend to me
You were always so much more than a friend should be

Wake me with a sound of your heartbeat through silence
If I'm an Offering good enough for you
Or let me slumber deeper and deeper
Forever I'm waiting for you

Wake me with a sound of your heartbeat through silence
If I'm an Offering good enough for you
Or let me slumber deeper and deeper
Forever I'm waiting for you


03. Oceans Of Regret

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
A twisted sense of irony in the way your constant
Lack of sympathy has turned me so hopeless, so heartless
Gethsemane open for me tonight, I'll pray for the last time.
For you and for me and our ordinary lives, ordinary lies.
My pain, redefined like an unwelcome guest arrives just to remind me.

I'm there for you if you'd still want me to, for after all I'm yours to keep.
Just come to me, I'm waiting with my wounds wide open.

Pour your salt into these wounds and watch me crawl.
Tell me to take it like a man, show me my place,
Hurt me just because you can.

Though now it hurts like hell it is better to feel just something else
Than live in that uncertainty, so tell me now, how was he and tell me was he worth it
An ounce of peace is all I want,
A solemn haven for the torn and tired one, downcast wayward son.
Can't crawl out of my hole, So I'll make it my home,
While wise enough to dig no more.

Trying to wash off the pain stain, don't fill my heart with your disdain.
Why can't you see, a leap without faith is what you ask of me.

You pour your salt into my wounds and watch me crawl.
Tell me to take it like a man, show me my place,
Hurt me just because you can.

Take me in then tell me you hate me,
Breathe with me, make love to me Until I bleed.
How does it feel to know that you can break me?

And I guess I'd forgive if I would not look weak
And I knew that you'd give yourself to me
Though the wound is too deep I would give everything
If I could just be the object of your desire

Silently you stood there before me
Violently unveiling your sin and your deceit
You said to me "Love is only beautiful when it bleeds"

Pour your salt into these wounds and watch me crawl
Tell me to take it like a man, show me my place
Hurt me just because you can


04. Gather The Faithful

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
[Instrumental]


05. Into The Blue

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Once long ago I was young and naive
I dared to hope and I dared to dream
Once long ago lights were brighter for me
This world was mine to keep

I travelled so far, defying the dark
Just to see where this road leads
My foolish heart, unbroken, unscarred, was whole
And then there was you

Once long ago I felt lost without you
And life had left me high and dry
Once long ago didn't know what to do
Alone inside my mind

So far away from where I'm today
No one could reach my heart
Until day my darkness fade away
And into the blue

Out of the darkness and into the blue
Still broken and scarred, but I'm over you
For every scar and every tear that falls
Means I'm healing

Where are you now, are you thinking of me
When you look into mirror what do you see
The burden you bear and the secret you keep
Reminding you endlessly

I've been broken for a while
But I'm not missing you

Out of the darkness and into the blue
Still broken and scarred, but I'm over you
For every scar and every tear that falls
Means I'm healing


06. Dawn Of Solace

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Call me when the smoke from the bridges burning
Gets in your eyes and you need someone
To take the blame
Once more, like you've done before

So when you need a scapegoat
Just place the blame on me
I never asked to be anyone's hero
I never asked to carry the torch

I'm here for you to crucify
Waiting for your lies to stain me once more
So let me take that cross from you
I'll bear it like I always do

Out of the night and into the light
Where I swear my allegiance
I'll stand by your side and
I will ease your sorrow and grief

Your burden I bear, your pain I will share
To you I will surrender
But in the end I know I'll have the last laugh

I'll smile at the dawn of solace
And laugh on the reckoning day

Once more the fools will return to parade you
And love you until they'll hate you
For what you've become
And you'll call me

But I am overburdened
And I can take no more
I am more tired than ever before
And all that I want is to settle the score

Deep in the night I'll hide from the light
Where I swore my allegiance
Won't stand by your side
And I won't ease your sorrow or pain

No burden to bear, I've suffered my share
Now darkness feels so tender
And in the end I know I'll have the last laugh

I'll smile at the dawn of solace
And laugh on the reckoning day
And dream, if only for a moment
For we are of a dying kind

You used to break me, rape me, hate me
'Til there was nothing left Worth saving
My heart is cold and growing colder
Now be a man, just wake me when it's over

Deep in the night I'll hide from the light
Where I swore my allegiance
Won't stand by your side
And I won't ease your sorrow or pain

No burden to bear, I've suffered my share
Now darkness feels so tender
And in the end I know I'll have the last laugh

I'll smile at the dawn of solace
And laugh on the reckoning day
And dream, if only for a moment
For we are of a dying kind


07. Thorn In My Side

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
I did not hear the warning, I did not see the signs
You're the master of illusion, you're the devil in disguise
Temptress in lace and leather, you made me lose control
One sinful night and I just lost my heart and lost my soul

I was the one to hold you, but not the only one
I hear you say you're sorry hut some things cannot be undone
I tried so hard to forgive, tried so hard to forget
I tried to understand but it s too late to make amends

Don't come here asking for forgiveness for the things you've done
Don't point your finger at me because you're the fallen one

Thorn in my side, forever haunting me
You're my fantasy for the night, please stay here close to me
I'll play the clown, you strike me down again

Still searching for my pieces, still so out of control
One piece is always missing and I don't know how to fill that hole
Still I don't know the answer, or what the question is
Don't know how we got here but I don't want it to end like this

Thorn in my side, forever haunting me
You're my fantasy for the night, please stay here close to me
I'll play the clown you strike me down again

Still I want to touch you, still I long to hold you
Still I need to feel you right here by my side

And still I cannot have you, still you are too wild and free.
And still I cannot accept that you are not meant for me

Thorn in my side, forever haunting me
You're my fantasy for the night, please stay here close to me

Still I want to touch you, still I long to hold you
Still I need to feel you right here by my side


08. Morpheus In A Masquerade

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
One more night, one more before I shall wither and die
Grant me just one more life, one more, I need it to make this thing right
The more that I gave the less I received, it's all for them and none for me
I am unworthy to be sacrificed, I'm such a tragic comic

Doing the dance and singing the songs
I'm Morpheus in a masquerade
The orchard of sins I have held deep within
I will burn down for you

One more night for me to turn into what I've portrayed
Call me by my true name one more time, one more before it's too late
It's not their ovations that I so adore, it's your shrine I kneel before
You were my beginning and you'll be my end, my lover and my friend

There in the dark you have always been wailing
Waiting for me to return back home
Hold on to me when the ballroom has emptied
Last cadence faded

Dark is the road that now lies before me
Twisting the path to that empty house where
Evil lurks in every darkened room just waiting for you

Liars and the martyrs, I've got dreams to auction
Devil can you hear me, I've got souls to sell
Sinner or a Saint - for me it's all the same
I have grown so tired of this masquerade

My ray of hope, where are you now when I need you the most
You are the Child of love, and you are all I've been longing for

Let your morning fail upon me, let the nighttime fade away
Bestow on me forgiveness and let me live for another day
On this ground I've made my bed, and in it I will lay
Born at evenfall, now old and gray

I'm Morpheus please dance with me, as always you can take the lead and
Guide me through the waltz of life, sailing through the seas of night
I'm Morpheus please caress me, hold my heart too weak to beat
For I'm not sure I want to see what you're going to show to me tonight

A silhouette of a broken man standing by the shoreline
He turns around and I can see it's me
Standing where the ocean touched the sand
This little boy has grown to be a man, let me be the best I can

Take me where the clouds caress the horizon
Where all I'll hear is whisper of the wind
A mothers womb, a soothing song once more
And the star I used to wish upon, so long ago

One moment, unbroken, my heart will be wide open
For someone, for no one, cast to the wind my ashes

Here I stand, naked and ashamed, I've been stripped down to the bone
The emperors new clothes that no one here can see, yet no one cares to say
But it's good enough for me, abandoned and forsaken by my
Imaginary friends
They all leave me alone so I can I doubt my existence
For in the end I don't even know who I am

I've shifted shape so many times I've forgotten which one's mine
So sick and tired of being sick and tired
My quest for immortality has made me so much more human that
I ever wished to be
My love, save me


09. Stolen Waters

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
My Lady of Pain, I always come without a warning
And tear your little heart apart
Every mistake and every tear that's ever fallen
Each and every one wears my name

Don't place your hopes on me for I'm going to let you down
I am better left alone, please leave my loneliness unbroken

The charm of stolen waters
A virgin heart on the palm of my hand
My only true redeemer
The only thing I still can feel

Keep your distance, don't come too close or I will hurt you
Even though I don't want to

(just run...)

So hard to make a stand when all I'd ever ask for
Still leaves this hunger unsatisfied
Still I miss the morning dew, still I crave for the warming sun
Temptation too powerful, it breaks my will and leaves me chained

The charm of stolen waters
A virgin heart on the palm of my hand
One fragile passing moment
Just one more dream that did not last

Her angel wings now broken
I've become the face of misery
Door to her heart too open
In silence I just watch her bleed

Innocent stare, young heart so unaware
Falling for every tie, you will be mine tonight
Naked and tied, stripped of all pride
Betrayal of hearts in frail moonlight

Hold me closer, pray that this night's never over
Fear me, so near me. I am so close yet so far away

Don't place your hopes on me for I'm going to let you down
I am better left alone, please leave my loneliness unbroken
The charm of stolen waters
A virgin heart on the palm of my hand
One fragile passing moment Just one more dream that did not last

Her angel wings now broken
I've become the face of misery
Door to her heart too open
In silence I just watched her bleed


11. Elegantly Broken

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Silence is broken
Empty words arc licking the layers of sin from our skin
We realize happy endings are not for everyone, they're not for us
Break of dawn let us lay down our arms
In the end of the day we can savour our loss
But I never stopped trying and I never said I wasn't up for

A little bit of pain
A little bit of longing
Little bit of love to come our way
A little bit of fear
A little bit of hate
Little hope for the hopeless

A little bit of rain
A little bit of thunder
Little broken smile at the end of our day
A little stormy cloud
A little bit of wind
To breathe life into lifeless

You were always so much stronger than me
And now your pain has made you beautiful
But inside your armour is your heart still open, for here I stand
Still trapped in my solitary shell
Reaching out to you with my aching thoughts
Hear me now, please don't tell me that you are too proud for

A little bit of pain
A little bit of longing
Little bit of love to come our way
A little bit of fear
A little bit of hate
Little hope for the hopeless

A little bit of rain
A little bit of thunder
Little broken smile at the end of our day
A little stormy cloud
A little bit of wind
To breathe life into lifeless

Just give yourself to me
Together we will be
So elegantly broken