Nightwish – “Romanticide” Live at Wacken Open Air 2013

This official live footage, filmed their performance held at the Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany on 3 August, 2013, is taken from Nightwish’s live CD/Blur-ray “Showtime, Storytime” (Nuclear Blast, 2013).

* Sound source is available on iTunes.

Nightwish is a melodic heavy metal band with female vocal from Kitee, Finland formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. Floor Jansen is the 3rd singer replaced 2nd vocalist Anette Olzon in 2012. Nightwish is the most successful Finnish band worldwide, selling more than 8.5 million records and receiving more than 60 gold and platinum awards.

Lineup

  • Tuomas Holopainen – Keyboards
  • Emppu Vuorinen – Guitars
  • Jukka Nevalainen – Drums
  • Marco Hietala – Bass guitar, Vocals
  • Troy Donockley – Uilleann pipes, Flutes
  • Floor Jansen – Vocals

Lyrics

Godlove and rest my soul
With this sundown neverending
The feel is gone yet you ain’t gonna see me fail
I am the decadence of your world
I am an eider covered in oil
Happy hunting, you double-faced carnivore

Tell me why
No heart to cry
Hang me high

The music is dead, the amen is said
The kiss of faith is what I beg
A loving heart ‘n soul for sale

Tell me why…

Leave me be
And cease to tell me how to feel
To grieve, to shield myself from evil
Leave me be
Od of lies is killing me
Romanticide
Till love do me part

See me ruined by my own creations

Leave me be…

Dead Boy’s alive but without sense
I need a near-death experience
Heart once bold
Now turned to stone
Perfection my messenger from hell

Wine turns to water
Campfires freeze, loveletters burn
Romance is lost
Lord, let me be wrong in this pain

Temporary pain, eternal shame
To take part in this devil’s chess game
Spit on me, let go, get rid of me
And try to survive your stupidity
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Written by Tuomas Holopainen, Marco Hietala
© Nuclear Blast Records

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