Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Song of the Week 1

Angels Fall First - Nightwish - 1997

Since I've been extra pre-occupied with music lately, I thought it would be fun to try another feature here. I was never able to post a picture every day, but let's see if I can post something at least once a week. Seeing as I have around 360-ish CDs, I thought it would be fun to post one track from each record I have. Let's see how consistent I can be.

To celebrate my new favorite band (along with Depeche Mode), here is Beauty and the Beast from Angels Fall First by Nightwish. Nightwish is a Finnish band, this was their debut album, 1997.

Beauty and the Beast - Angels Fall First - Nightwish

Remember the first dance we shared?
Recall the night you melted my ugliness away?
The night you left with a kiss so kind
Only a scent of beauty left behind

Ah, dear friend I remember the night
The moon and the dreams we shared
Your trembling paw in my hand
Dreaming of that northern land
Touching me with a kiss of a beast

I know my dreams are made of you
Of you and only for you
Your ocean pulls me under
Your voice tears me asunder
Love me before the last petal falls

As a world without a glance
Of the ocean's fair expanse
Such the world would be
If no love did flow in thee
But as my heart is occupied
Your love to me now has to die
Forgive me, I need more than you can offer me

Didn't you read the tale
Where happily ever after was to kiss a frog?
Don't you know this tale
In which all I ever wanted
I'll never have
For who could ever learn to love a beast?

However cold the wind and rain
I'll be there to ease up your pain
However cruel the mirrors of sin
Remember, beauty is found within

Forever shall the wolf in me desire the sheep in you... 


Marissa said...

I really like the lyrics.
I'm not sure how I feel about the male singer. The female singer is fantastic, and it feels like the male doesn't even come close to her caliber. I guess that could be the point of the song, but it detracted from my enjoyment of the song.

Of course, you know me. Play it 10 more times, and I'll start singing along, soon.

ryanlb said...

Oh, that's a good point, I probably should have mentioned it.

The male singer in this song is the guy who writes all the music, he also is the keyboard player in the band.

He doesn't like the way he sings, so after their first album the bassist took over male vocal duties, and he does sound better.