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“Fly to a dream,

Far across the sea,

All the burdens gone,

Open the chest once more…”

                                           Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish)

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My mother is a great enemy of computer games. My brother plays all the time, all kind of games. My father spends also some time behind the computer. Well,  me too. You know mothers… they get crazy about stuff sometimes…

But what surprised me was that recently she sent me a song to hear and enjoy. It turned out that it is a soundtrack of The Elder Scrolls Morrowind (the melody first appeared there) and reused in Skyrim. The particular combination is a mixture between the main theme of both games – Morrowing and Skyrim. It is a female cover with lyrics and acoustic sound. We both with my mother got captured by the music and how magical it sounds. She thought it is from a movie and was totally surprised to find out that it is from a game.

I can’t stop listening to the song. The melody is so overwhelming, so powerful and the same time so gentle and sad. I am writing and deleting all over again sentence after sentence, as the melody leaves me with not much words, and anything I write today sounds not worth it. So I leave you guys to hear yourself what lies beneath this song.

The artist appears to be Malukah. To me the vocal fit perfectly. Great voice! If you’re interested you can visit her website: www.malukah.com

Amazing job!

The Dragonborn Comes

Our Hero, our Hero claims a warrior’s heart
I tell you, I tell you the Dragonborn comes
With a voice wielding power of the ancient Nord Art
Believe, believe the Dragonborn comes
It’s an end to the evil, of all Skyrim’s foes
Beware, beware the Dragonborn comes
For the darkness has passed and the legend yet grows
You’ll know, you’ll know the Dragonborn’s come.

(Morrowind)

(Sons of Skyrim)

Dovahkiin Dovahkiin
Naal ok zin los vahriin
wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal

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I have never planned making a blog about something in particular. But the love I bear to a band (for me THE Band) is influencing me in many ways and about many topics I share here. Therefore, I cannot just skip quite big event about this band, which happened today.

I guess you know already – I am talking about Nightwish and their separation with Anette Olzon. If I have to be honest, I was with mixed feelings about it. I have never accepted Anette as a really fitting into the band (as vision, behavior and voice). This does NOT mean that I am negative towards her – on a contrary I love her songs with The Rasmus and with Pain. And before someone decides to jump on me and say that I have to live with Nightwish without Tarja Turunen and stop complaining, etc – don’t worry, I am fine with this fact, missing the old days a bit and curious about what is yet to come. However, I never thought Anette bears the drama which Nightwish has in their music and somehow she did not express the songs the way a man could really feel them. After all this, I should be happy, I guess. Maybe I am in a way, but the 2 albums with her were also amazing (as the old ones), I cannot know how would they sound with someone else. And here comes the question which brings the bitterness: who is going to replace her? Floor Jansen will finish the tour with the band. This is an interesting decision, no doubt there would be great shows. Floor is an amazing singer. But on another hand, I would not be happy to see her taking the place too. She has her own charm, her own path and uniqueness. I think this collaboration could work well for the tour mainly. I am looking forward to see records from these shows – it would be something which would be remembered!

And still, who is coming to replace Tarja and Anette? This is a very open question and the answer doesn’t look like coming soon. I am hoping for the best, but expecting also the worse. Hehe. May be Mr. Holopainen would surprise us with another lady with dramatic voice and fitting appearance (I am talking about style which fits to the bands’ music and style, not beauty queen; her job would be to sing, not to be a fashion model). Or may be he would surprise with something which nobody expected and totally in another direction where the people would have what to discuss and argue for 7 more years. Or may be all this is a marketing trick?

Time will show…

Now it is time for some music… as a goodbye and Good Luck to Anette:

PS: Just sharing my personal opinion as a fan for many years.

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There are so many things poisoning our lives. You never know when the ugly truth will show up on your door and there will be no chance to choose – what’s next. As long as we have the choice we have to follow the bright and beautiful. Because after that we regret the missed chances. Every time dark takes over, we have to try not to drown without inhaling, but to come back above the water, to continue dreaming and to face the new beautiful things which are coming there for us. Because they wait somewhere, just around the corner. And they wait until we find them. And we have to have the urge to search and to feel the pleasure and happiness of finding what was there for you. People do not like changes. But changes bring fresh air in our lives. Do not let the dark thoughts to conquer.

The song was written some years ago by Tuomas Holopainen about a boy who died from cancer. The spoken words in the song are actually his own words, with his own voice. I was always amazed about the strength to say:

[I would just like to think that, it’s not why it happened to me. But why was I saved? What else can I do now?]

Pain, go away!

Oh, how easy people waste their time to regret about past event, not depending on them, and to ask for so long time “Why me???”

 

Nightwish – Higher than hope

Time it took the most of me
And left me with no key
To unlock the chest of remedy
Mother, the pain ain’t hurting me
But the love that I feel
When you hold me near

The hopes were high
The choirs were vast
Now my dreams are left to live through you

Red Sun rising
Drown without inhaling
Within, the dark holds hard

Passiontide
An angel by my side
But no Christ to end this war
To deliver my soul from the sword
Hope has shown me a scenery
Paradise poetry
With first snow I’ll be gone

The hopes were high
The choirs were vast
Now my dreams are left to live through you

Red Sun rising
Drown without inhaling
Within, the dark holds hard
Red Sun rising
Curtain falling
Higher than hope my cure lies

[I would just like to think that, it’s not why it happened to me. But why was I saved? What else can I do now?]

Your death saved me

[Being in the dark about something, I can’t even tell you how scary it is. You don’t know what’s inside; you don’t know what’s going to happen to you. The best way to put somebody at ease is to inform them, even if it’s the grim truth.]

Red Sun rising
Drown without inhaling
Within, the dark holds hard
Red Sun rising
Curtain falling
Higher than hope my cure lies

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Sometimes there is something small and ordinary in people’s life, but this small thing means a lot for them. I have already wrote quite some times about Nightwish and their music and their influence over me. Magic created with notes, drowing beauty in your mind with the sounds and amazingly emotional compositions.

Finally I had the pleasure to get even closer to these emotions. Live in front of me – Tuomas Hollopainen, Marco Hietala, Erno “Emppu” Vuorinen, Jukka Nevalainen, Anette Olzon!

This was a night to remember!

PS: I do not owe the rights of the songs/videos/lyrics. They are used only with an entertainment purpose.

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Although the song is a cover, Tuomas Holopainen proved once more that he is a great composer with a great feeling how a song would sound incredibly beautiful. This is what had happened with this one. I can not stop listening to it! Enjoy!

“The Heart Asks Pleasure First”

Silent night surrounding me
On the shore of wistful sea
A kindest heart made me believe
The world as I wish it to be

Wind in the wheat
Kiss by a hearth
Little hideaways for a lonely heart

Cast away in beauty’s gloom
The good in me, the child within
A cruelest heart made me forget
The world as I wish it to be

Home inside, but lost for life
Human heart longing for love
Slave to the toil, this mortal coil
The strife, the suffering, the void

Wind in the wheat
Kiss by a hearth
A dead calm winter morn,
Morning birds, and a smile of a stranger

Frozen moments in time
Little hideaways, the marrow of life
Little hideaways for a lonely heart

Wind in the wheat
Kiss by a hearth
Little hideaways for a lonely heart

Silent night surrounding me
On the shore of wistful sea
A kindest heart made me believe
The world as I wish it to be.

lyrics by: http://www.karaoke-lyrics.net/lyrics/nightwish/the-heart-asks-pleasure-first-138553

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Memories

I was too young when first listened to that song to understand what it is about. I still don’t fully. Perhaps I am not that old. But…

Oh, memories… How precious they are… And how sweet is the pain for missing all those times when my heart was full of happiness, and how hard I would like them to go back… but… the path goes on, straight and forward…

Look, a new day has begun!

Daylight
See the dew on the sunflower
And a rose that is fading
Roses whither away
Like the sunflower
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
I am waiting for the day . . .

Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Daylight
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I musn’t give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me
It’s so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You’ll understand what happiness is

Look
A new day has begun

(Lyrics from: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/bestofbroadway-americanmusical/memory.htm)

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