The Dark Element - The Dark Element lyrics



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01. The Dark Element

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
She lives in me
And she lives in you, it is true
It's in our nature

So let her burn

An old ritual
Our corruption perpetual
Flesh is always weak

So let her speak

"Follow me, your dead heart queen
One more time into the fray"

Decadent, dissonant, eloquent
The dark element, permanent
In our hearts it always burns

Primitive, chemical, beautiful
The dark element, permanent
She's inside of us all - Dark Element

Don't starve at the feast
The world is yours, give in to the beast
Claim what you deserve

Just let her serve

A crucible so suitable
Desire irrefutable

Decadent, dissonant, eloquent
The dark element, permanent
In our hearts it always burns

Primitive, chemical, beautiful
The dark element, permanent
She's inside of us all - Dark Element

Just one life, just one try
So play to win or not at all
Embrace the dark, let it in your heart
Take the world, it's all for you

Decadent, dissonant, eloquent
The dark element, permanent
In our hearts it always burns

Primitive, chemical, beautiful
The dark element, permanent
She's inside of us all - Dark Element

02. My Sweet Mystery

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
I remember your song
That no one else could ever know
A melody just for me
An echo of eternity

Bring me back days of race
Take me back where I belong
To our garden of dreams
Where you are lying next to me

Here where the darkest of roses bloom
I have always been waiting for you
So let's dance like we once used to

I would give it all, I would give all for you
All I ever was, everything I am for you
Come to me, be my ghost reverie

I would give it all, I would give it all for one kiss
For a moment of bliss, going down in history
With my sweet mystery

Give me a chance to become
Someone you could want again
Give a chance to become
Someone you could love again

I will do what it takes
Through aeons in oblivion
I will watch, I will wait
For time I sonly trivial

Here where the darkest of roses bloom
I will always be waiting for you
To love me like you once used to

I would give it all, I would give all for you
All I ever was, everything I am for you
Come to me, be my ghost reverie

I would give it all, I would give it all for one kiss
For a moment of bliss, going down in history
With my sweet mystery

If the roads we walk have demons beneath
I'll be your guard, your sword and your shield
While feathers of angels rain from heavens
I'm the avenger and the sentinel
You're exceptional, I'm expendable

I would give it all, I would give all for you
All I ever was, everything I am for you
Come to me, be my ghost reverie

I would give it all, I would give it all for one kiss
For a moment of bliss, going down in history
With my sweet mystery

03. Last Good Day

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Our days are all numbered
And years are but a few…

What would you do if you knew
Today's your last good day
If you knew "the best is yet to come"
Just is no longer true

Say what you have to say
Do what you have to do and do it now
Find all the little things you lost
Among the useless other things

Live for yourself and love yourself
Be always proud of who you are
Leave no regrets, you live but once
And this could be the last good day

Do you ever think and wonder
What you'll leave behind
Will you leave in love and laugther
Leave here with a smile

Say what you have to say
Do what you have to do and do it now
Find all the little things you lost
Among the useless other things

Live for yourself and love yourself
Be always proud of who you are
Leave no regrets, you live but once
And this could be the last good day

Our days are all numbered
And years are but a few…

Say what you have to say
Do what you have to do and do it now
Find all the little things you lost
Among the useless other things

Live for yourself and love yourself
Be always proud of who you are
Leave no regrets, you live but once
And this could be the last good day

What would you do if you knew
Today's your last good day
If you knew "the best is yet to come"
Just is no longer true

04. Here's To You

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Hi, if you're reading this then I'm not fine
I guess I'm writing just to clear my mind
And I would never want to be the spectre at your feast

Last night while I was lying in the gutter wondering why
And all the people were just passing me by
You were the only thing that kept me holding on

So here's to you
For being right from the start
So here's to you
I hope you find in your heart

The strength to forget who I was
And in the end I hope you won't hate me
I'll leave you with this, I will miss you everyday
But I won't write you again

I, I always thought that I was larger than life
I always thought that I would never say die
But I think you know fro me it never rains but pours

And ow that all is gone I finally get the joke
The irony of being the worst of all
And I can tell it hurts to see the joke's on me

So here's to you
For being right from the start
So here's to you
I hope you find in your heart

The strength to forget who I was
And in the end I hope you won't hate me
I'll leave you with this, I will miss you everyday
But I won't write you again

Long gone are now
All the days of wine and roses
"once upon a time" is a cliché
I don't wanna use right now

Not a prince for the princess
Not a man for the maiden
Not a story for the ages
I am but the boring truth

So here's to you
For being right from the start
So here's to you
I hope you find in your heart

So here's to you
For being right from the start
So here's to you
I hope you find in your heart

The strength to forget who I was
And in the end I hope you won't hate me
I'll leave you with this, I will miss you everyday
But I won't write you again

05. Someone You Used To Know

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
It's ok if you don't wanna talk right now
I know you have a lot of thing to do
I can wait if you don't have the time right now
It's alright, I've got nowhere else to be

Tell me who you want me to be
For it seems the real me
Is not enough to make you happy
Tell me so I can become someone else

For you I could be a lifeboat
Could be a scapegoat
Be what you need

I know that for you
I could be a no one
Could be just someone
You used to know

It's ok if you don't wanna meet tonight
I've got my wine and I can live in hope
The hour's growing late and I don't wanna fight
Foul and bitter words have never helped no one

Still I wonder what it is that you see
Is she such a beauty
Whom against I just can't compete
Tell me so I can become just like her

For you I can be a mother
I can be a lover
Be what you need
I know that for you
I could be a no one
Could be just someone
You used to know

Since you left I haven't even washed the sheets
Or the scent of your perfume from my skin
It's ok, I know you don't like promises
Still I play the game impossible tow in

For you I can be an angel
I can be a virgin
Can be a whore

So tell me for you
Am I just a no one
Am I just someone
You used to know

06. Dead To Me

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
I used to love you once long ago
I opened my door and gave you a home
You were my cairn and you were my creed
My everything or at least so I thought

Something died on the day that you left me
Melodies, memories and my dreams
Something left, something came, something darker
Someone let the cold inside

You ate my bread and drank form my well
I dressed you in silk, sold all I could sell
So I could keep your heart satisfied
But every time you just asked me for more

Deeper down to the hole where you made me
To the vortex of pain that will stain me
I won't drown, I won't lie, I won't die here
I will fight, I will rise again

I won't write you and ode nor confession
Not a song but a war declaration
Story told from the dawn of creation
Symphony with a grim orchestration

You were the harlot of my heart
Like a fool I played my part
But now you're hanging on your cross
And I am banging in the nails

You're no one
Mean nothing
You're worthless
Dead to me

Years they have passed and I'm over you
I've licked all my wounds and forged me anew
I wish I could say I wish you the best, it isn't true
I won't forgive, won't forget

I won't write you and ode nor confession
Not a song but a war declaration
Story told from the dawn of creation
Symphony with a grim orchestration

You were the harlot of my heart
Like a fool I played my part
But now you're hanging on your cross
And I am banging in the nails

You're no one
Mean nothing
You're worthless
Dead to me

07. Halo

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
You think you're the jewel of creation
You think that this world is for you
The sun it should shine 'cause you say so
The stream it should bend to your will

Your hopes are the hopes of the foolish
Your dreams are the dreams of the past
The history teaches you nothing
And that you have, it won't last

Where is your halo
Where is your dignity
Tell me how low can you go
No one can scrape off
The rust from your crown
Where is your halo now?

Your children will hate you forever
Your graces they faded so fast
You've fallen so far form what was your throne
Despised now wherever you go

I can't see your halo
Where is your dignity
Tell me how low can you go
Halo has faded and vanity shows
Where is your crown, where is your

Halo where is your dignity
Tell me how low can you go
Halo has faded and vanity showy
Where is your crown, where is your

Halo where is your dignity
Tell me how low can you go
Halo has faded and vanity showy
Where is your crown, where is your

08. I Cannot Raise The Dead

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
I've been wasting away
Like the Christ on the cross
And I can take no more

Was I too dumb to give up
Or too proud to give in
Don't even care no more

But I'm not here to raise the dead
Hang myself in every word that you said
I'm not here to share your bed

There are things to forgive
There are things to forget
There are thing I regret

And all the things that I did
All the things that I said
Are better left for dead

And I'm not here to raise the dead
Hang myself in every word that was said
If you want I'll take the blame
'cause dreams get guried everyday

Now there is rose on our grave and the colours have faded
So why should we try to hold on
We're like dust in the wind, we are memory jaded
So say what you will, say what you will for

I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead
I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead

In a time before us
We were both someone else
And we can be again

We both let wrong one in
To keep the right one out
And now we're both without

So let's not try to raise the dead
Hang ourselves in all the words that were said long ago
If you want I'll take the blame
For dreams get buried everyday

Now there is rose on our grave and the colours have faded
So why should we try to hold on
We're like dust in the wind, we are memory jaded
So say what you will, say what you will for

I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead
I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead

Now there is rose on our grave and the colours have faded
So why should we try to hold on
We're like dust in the wind, we are memory jaded
So say what you will, say what you will for

There is rose on our grave and the colours have faded
So why should we try to hold on
We're like dust in the wind, we are memory jaded
So say what you will, say what you will for

I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead
I cannot raise the dead, no
I cannot raise the dead

09. The Ghost And The Reaper

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
Here the stars no longer shine
And bitter is the wine
That flows between my lips
In our garden that withered so fast

Two roses, red and white
The princess and the knight
We'll always be here
We will be waiting for
Now and forevermore

We are the Eden's curse
For better and for worse
For you left for your ghost
And I am the reaper of souls

The pyres burning bright
Flames reaching for the sky
Now you are gone but
I'll write the eulogy for you

Cold is the stream
Colder my blood and
Cold is the night
Colder your heart

Lifeless in my arms
Fallen for my charms

Dark tale of a dark love
Poetry of poison
The ghost and the reaper

Grim verse from a grim soul
History of heartless
The dream and the dreamer

Sour words form a sour heart
Hollow and so hopeless
The scream and the screamer

Dead oaths from our dead lips fallen
So lifeless, so silent

Now let's take our final bow
And let the curtain fall
The stage will fade to black
A life that will never come back

A dark emporium
Of even darker dreams
Where nothing's what it seems
But the shadows they call you

Cold is the stream
Colder my blood and
Cold is the night
Colder your heart

Lifeless in my arms
Fallen for my charms

Dark tale of a dark love
Poetry of poison
The ghost and the reaper

Grim verse from a grim soul
History of heartless
The dream and the dreamer

Sour words form a sour heart
Hollow and so hopeless
The scream and the screamer

Dead oaths from our dead lips fallen
So lifeless, so silent

Would you please pour holy water on me
For all that I want is to join with the sea
I wanna go where the ocean caresses the virgin shore
For once more

Dark tale of a dark love
Poetry of poison
The ghost and the reaper

Grim verse from a grim soul
History of heartless
The dream and the dreamer

Sour words form a sour heart
Hollow and so hopeless
The scream and the screamer

Dead oaths from our dead lips fallen
So lifeless, so silent

10. Heaven Of Your Heart

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
If we met today what would you have to say
If anything at all
Would you come to me
Come asking where you know me from

And if I'd ask for you to come with me
When the music fades away
Would you smile at me while saying
"Yes, but not today"

It's funny how two strangers in time
Got lost in a moment
One perfect single night in our lives
The stars did align

In the heaven of your heart
Even silence was a friend of mine
On the meadows of our love we would run
And we would never fade away

But the fault was in our stars
And some things are not meant to last
And only pictures on our walls in our halls
Remind me of the years we shared somewhere
And I'm still there…

If we met today would I be wise
And do things differently
Or would I waste away
The best days I will ever see

For each and every moment we shared
Don't think I'm not grateful
Amazing for how long you stood by
All my imperfections

In the heaven of your heart
Even silence was a friend of mine
On the meadows of our love we would run
And we would never fade away

But the fault was in our stars
And some things are not meant to last
And only pictures on our walls in our halls
Remind me of the years we shared somewhere
And I'm still there…

11. Only One Who Knows Me

Music & lyrics by Jani Liimatainen
If hell is empty and all demons are truly here
If sky is falling and the rivers have all run dry
I will not falter, I will never stray and I won't be afraid

When all is said and done and all of my songs been sung
When I'm no longer beautiful nor reckless or young
When stage has emptied and the crowds have gone for good
I'm coming home

Like tired old wave I will be crashing right on your shore
Just like I did before
Like rising tide I will arrive and there I will lie
By your side forever

You are the only one
The only one who knows me
You are the only one
Always the only one

You are the only one
The only one who knows me
You are the only one
Always the only one

The fame will fade and all the word will forget about me
But it's alright, I got more than I could ever ask
We had our fun, a shining moment in the sun
The devil and i

I have my faults, I have been sinning, been sinned against
Places to be, people to meet, I guess that was my defence
Ten thousand sunsets I have seen and maybe more
Now I'm coming home

Like tired old wave I will be crashing right on your shore
Just like I did before
Like rising tide I will arrive and there I will lie
By your side forever

You are the only one
The only one who knows me
You are the only one
Always the only one

You are the only one
The only one who knows me
You are the only one
Always the only one